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Fort Lauderdale Tops For Gay Tourism

In what a local guesthouse owner labeled "a bit of sweet revenge" for local activists, readers of Out Traveler have named Fort Lauderdale the top resort destination for gay vacationers. Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitor’s Bureau CEO Nicki Grossman, who was instrumental in the removal of anti-gay Mayor Jim Naugle from Broward County's tourism board, said, "It’s a wonderful crown to wear, The bottom line is he [Naugle] was barking up the wrong tree.”

Grossman added, “He doesn’t know anything about marketing. We’ve repeatedly responded to his complaints about our advertising, and we’ve never scared off one single family from our destination. His words have scared them off, but our advertising has not."

Despite their opposition to Naugle's hate tactics, the Convention Bureau did remove its "Health and Fitness" listings from their gay tourism materials, deleting references to bathhouses.

(Via - Express Gay News.)

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