To  our valued community,

Let’s get right to the point: today, we’re asking for your help. Please join our team of investors by participating in our Wefunder crowdfunding campaign (minimum investment: $100, approximately €85). The funds raised ( $140K+ to date, a heartfelt thank you to the 300+ participants!) will help misterb&b pass  this very difficult period, and vigorously bounce back as soon as travel resumes.

The Covid-19 coronavirus crisis hit us right when our growth was exceeding 20% per month, thanks to the addition of a large catalogue of LGBTQ-friendly hotels on our platform last December. Travel restrictions abruptly halted this growth, preventing us from reaching the break-even point and becoming profitable for the first time. For seven months now, misterb&b has been in hibernation mode with dramatic cost reductions, a hiring freeze, temporary unemployment, pay cuts, and the aid  of governmental and private relief funds.

Despite these efforts, and the partial return of our activity between June and September, we must admit that the months ahead are going to be extremely difficult. In our hearts, we do not believe that travel will resume for real before the summer of 2021. That’s nine  more months to go!

We hate to interrupt your day with this message, as we can imagine you have other things to read or do. But there you have it. If every person who opened this email, and could  afford it, joined our team of investors on WeFunder (minimum investment is $100, around €85), misterb&b could continue to thrive for years to come, and offer the entire LGBTQ travel community the opportunity to experience  a more welcoming world.

When we created misterb&b, many told us that it would never work, claiming  the “market” was too small. Yet, six years on misterb&b has grown to become the world’s largest LGBTQ-friendly accommodation booking site. Our teams (around twenty people currently) work tirelessly on a daily basis to offer you the best possible experience. By becoming an investor, you will show them how much their work means to you.

We imagine that most recipients will ignore this message. We just hope you take a minute to  think about the importance of a platform like ours in your life as an LGBTQ traveler. Imagine the next time you search for a LGBTQ-friendly stay, you realize that misterb&b no longer exists? This is not what we want, and we can imagine it’s not what you want either. We thank you all for your time and attention.

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Fort Lauderdale, welcome to Florida's LGBTQ capital!
Oct. 08 2016
by misterb&b

Fort Lauderdale, welcome to Florida's LGBTQ capital!
All pictures © Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau

30 minutes north of Miami, Fort Lauderdale is Florida's lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender capital! Ranked among the best places to live, work and play in the United States, Fort Lauderdale is also one of the gayest cities with over 100 gay-owned and operated establishments including hotels, resorts, bars, clubs, restaurants and shops located in the Wilton Manors area.

With a tropical climate (average yearly temperature: 24.2 ° C) and 40 kilometers of sandy beaches, Fort Lauderdale is also known as the "Venice of America" due to its canal system. It is a sun destination all year round, with temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean not dropping below 24 degrees.

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One beach particularly attracts the attention of gay travelers: the most popular gay beach in Fort Lauderdale is Sebastian Street Beach, the perfect place to spot sexy Floridan hunks!

All around Sebastian Beach are most of Fort Lauderdale all-gay resorts, the others being located in the city center or in Wilton Manors. Many resorts are "clothing optional" allowing you to enjoy a perfect holiday in the buff!

The local gay scene is very lively, day or night, particularly in Wilton Manors with a score of gay bars and clubs, restaurants, shops and even a couple of naughtier places.

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A must-do while staying in gay Fort Lauderdale is a visit to the World AIDS Museum, the first and only museum dedicated to the history of AIDS. Fort Lauderdale is also home to the Stonewall Museum & Archives, a place intended to preserve and share the growing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender culture.

Among the many gay events happening in Fort Lauderdale are two highlights: the Wilton Manors Stonewall Festival and Pride Fort Lauderdale. The first, each year in June comes with a big parade along Wilton Drive. The second happens usually in October, with a gay and lesbian film festival. In 2017, Pride Fort Lauderdale will be held exceptionally on the beach on February 26! Another event, Wicked Manors is a big gay festival that attracts around 20,000 people each year for Halloween.

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Fort Lauderdale is also the port of departure of some of the largest LGBTQ American cruises (Atlantis, RSVP or Olivia). If you embark on one of these giant ships, spend a few days in Fort Lauderdale before or after.

Dreaming of a sunny vacation in a 100% gay friendly environment? Fort Lauderdale is a diverse inclusive safe and welcoming destination for all members of the LGBTQ community (including the T for transgender), both for leisure or business trips.

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So prepare for your next stay in Fort Lauderdale and visit sunny.org/lgbtq-travel/

 

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Wherever you're headed, don't forget to add us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and share your travel pictures using the hashtag #ExperienceYourPride. We'll share the best pics with our global LGBTQ travel community! Share your host story or Local Tips about what to do in your city, and make a video to promote your listing. Interested? Then just email us at stories@misterbandb.com and we'll get back to you.

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