Disney World hosts LGBTQ+ conference amid DeSantis crackdown on rights

Hosting of Out and Equal Workplace summit is seen as response to governor’s fight against LGBTQ+ rights in Florida

Disney is pushing back against Florida’s rightwing Republican governor Ron DeSantis’s crackdown on LGBTQ+ rights by hosting a major LGBTQ+ conference.

The Out and Equal Workplace summit has touted itself as the “largest LGBTQ+ conference in the world” and draws more than 5,000 attendees annually. For the next two years, the Out & Equal non-profit which focuses on LGBTQ+ workplace equality will be held at Walt Disney World in Orlando, the Miami Herald reports.

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