After pulling funding from the antigay Boy Scouts of America organization last month, gay champion Disney has signed on as a major sponsor of Family Outfest, a weeklong celebration for same-sex parents and their children.
The City of Orlando will be hosting the first-ever corporate-sponsored event catered to LGBT families and their children July 1-7 this year, which Disney will help fund alongside Hilton Hotels, Macy’s, and Nickelodeon.
Orlando is home to some of the world’s most popular family attractions including LegoLand Florida and the Walt Disney World Resort. Add the temperate climate and sunny US disposition, and it’s easy to see why Orlando is such a popular tourist destination, not just for families but for gay and straight individuals.
As a bonus to families looking to book OutFest, the discounted rates with Family Outfest mean families can save up to 50% in comparison to booking a reservation independently.
Way to go, Disney! Just try not to laugh when all the couples start showing up.