While much of Florida is mired in anti-LGBTQ hate, Orlando remains a welcoming oasis JENNY BLOCK | Contributing Writerjennyeblock@icloud.com I have long loved Florida.
My grandma lives there. Disney World is there. The beach is there. I’ve been there on too many trips to count. I am devastated about the current political climate there, which has gotten so bad for our LGBTQ community that Equality Florida has issued a travel warning suggesting that LGBTQ folks either not go to Florida or to be very, very careful if they do go.
Some people are responding by not going and suggesting that others do the same, boycotting by withholding their travel dollars.
I get that. But I personally have another method. I like to celebrate and visit the places that are doing it right in hopes that other areas will see the effect of their hateful behavior and rhetoric.