According to a report by the Tampa Bay Times, Disney World is slated to host the Out & Equal Workplace Summit this September. Out & Equal’s website says that the summit is “the largest LGBTQ+ conference in the world, with more than 5,000 attendees every year”. Out & Equal’s website does not list a location for their conference but has included a save the date for September 11-14, 2023. The Walt Disney Company is listed as a “titanium”-level sponsor of Out & Equal, which is the highest-level sponsor of the organization.
If the report from is correct, the Out & Equal Workplace Summit would directly follow the Destination D23 event which takes place from September 8-10, 2023. If Disney were to host the Out & Equal Workplace Summit, it could trigger Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is in a seemingly constant state of trying to wage culture wars in the state. Under former Disney CEO Bob Chapek, The Walt Disney Company committed to “standing up for the rights and safety of LGBTQ+ members of the Disney family, as well as the LGBTQ+ community in Florida and across the country”.
Under current CEO Bob Iger, The Walt Disney Company has not publically commented on the seemingly endless slate of Florida legislation that continues to target the LGBTQ+ community.
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This is great!!
Disney has held Gay Days and nobody cared. Why is this different? Again, Mike, you and your ignorant ilk missed the point of the legislation and drank the dumb kool aid.
Disney World does not host Gay Days, people attending Gay Days might go to a theme park on the same day, but Disney does not host them. That’s the difference between Gay Days and the Out & Equal Workplace Summit. Please let me know if you need further clarification or info
Disney was punished for lying about a law and vowing to use their special relationship with the state to influence an election. This failed … spectacularly. And now they face the consequences
“It has been described as the Don’t Say Gay act or as the Don’t Say Gay or Trans act by its opponents who oppose the act because it prohibits education about the LGBT community, LGBT history, LGBT rights, and same-sex marriage in early grades or in any manner deemed to be against state standards in all grades; harms children in the classroom; censors classroom discussion about LGBT families by the children of LGBT parents; censors classroom instruction about LGBT families by teachers; forces public schools to out LGBT children against their will to parents who are not accepting of their sexual orientation or gender identity; and erodes the financial resources of public schools by means of frivolous lawsuits by aggrieved parents.” – Wikipedia
Seems pretty clear to me what he and his supporters want. And now he wants to extend it to all school grades.