I live in Ft Laud. It's a great place to go. There will be a pre- party TBA ( I know where) make yourself familar with an area called Wilton Manors, it is an all gay community in Ft. Lauderdale. There is much to do. New Moon is the local girl bar. If you like a good drag show, the DQ's at LIPS are a definate plus! It is a dinner/ show, a little pricey but the food is good and the show is amazing. Bring lots of dollars to tip. Flip Flops is on the water, gay owned/friendly. Aruba's at the Pier is nice, has a pig roast on Thurs nights and live music. There is a free jazz concert the first Sunday of every month on the River at Los Olas, very gay friendly. The Depot is a gay bar on Fedral that has a pool and poker/ karaoke, cheap drinks, good food. You will find almost all the bars are girl friendly, even if considered a boy bar. Make sure you make it down to the Board Walk at Hollywood Beach. Great atmosphere, but is more family oriented. Most every where you go you will not have an issue being with your partner. There are water taxi's that can take you all the way to Miami, and plenty of Kyaking, beautiful beaches. You will fall in love with this place and have a great time. The weather will be wonderful!