There’s less than a week left until #TCG19! While this is, of course, extremely exciting, it’s safe to say that trying to make it to as many events as possible, while also taking advantage of even a fraction of what Miami has to offer, can be a little overwhelming. This can be doubly so for folks who are unfamiliar with the terrain, for those with different access needs, and/or for those who are trying to engage mindfully with local businesses.
Allison Considine at American Theatre Magazine has put together a wonderful Miami guide, which you can check out here, that includes a comprehensive map of locations to check out.
We’ve also created an Access and Inclusion Map to address some of the needs which conference attendees may encounter. It includes safe spaces for LGBTQ folks, wheelchair accessible eatery options, and sanctuary and advocacy organizations for undocumented Americans, attractions for people traveling with children, as well as many other categories.
Even limiting ourselves to the immediate Downtown Miami area would still yield an staggering number of options; so, we encourage you to use some of the resources recommended below if you’d like to dive even deeper into a particular concern.
More info on “Open to All”
Launched in response to the recent ruling on the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case, The Open to All campaign aims to step in where legislation falls short and help protect consumers from discrimination.
As a nation, we decided long ago that when a business opens its doors to the public, it should be open to everyone on the same terms. But shockingly, many Americans still can’t be sure they will be treated equally when they seek goods or services from businesses in their local communities.
That’s why leading businesses, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP-LDF and others across the country are joining together to oppose discrimination and declare that they are Open to All. Because no one should be turned away from a business simply because of who they are.
“LGBTQ Owned/Friendly Businesses” on this map were sourced from the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the largest not-for-profit corporation in the county for gay and lesbian businesses. With membership comprised of close to 600 companies / businesses representing more than 1,200 members, the Chamber's mission is to promote a unified and thriving, gay and gay-friendly, business and professional community throughout Miami-Dade County.
For Even Deeper Dives
Search Resources for Businesses Owned by Women and People of Color