Queer Talk Comes To Fort Lauderdale

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Tyler Oakley, a YouTube celebrity, is scheduled to make an appearance Thursday evening in South Florida.

Oakley, described by People Magazine as a “bespectacled online star,” will modeate “Queer Me Out” a new speaker series, June 29, at the W Fort Lauderdale. The topic is how nightlife shapes culture.

Oakley, 28, can also be described as a connoisseur of content creation. He, reportedly, met former U.S. President Barack Obama and created a video for former First Lady Michelle Obama. The Michigan native has podcasted in pajamas for slumber parties and was a contestant on the CBS television series “Amazing Race.”

Joining Oakley at the W Fort Lauderdale for a panel discussion is nightlife personality Susanne Bartsch and The Misshapes, a creative DJ collective. Cocktails start at 7 p.m. in the W’s Living Room overlooking Fort Lauderdale’s beaches and the Atlantic Ocean.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce released an email promoting “Queer Me Out” as a new global speaker series intended to celebrate the “extraordinary diversity of the LGBTQ community in support of the larger Marriott International #LoveTravels campaign.”

Oakley likes to use hashtags too. His newest video project deploys #ChosenFamily and presents stories of queer resilience. Thursday night’s program at the W is a private soiree. To receive an RSVP link contact the Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce at GoGayFortLauderdale.com or make reservations with the W at 954-414-8200.  

 


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