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Same-sex orientation and wide-ranging gender identities and expressions are being depicted more often in social media, movies, and television. While a positive, unfortunately this often hides the fact that LGBTQIA+ individuals continue to battle for human rights, understanding, and acceptance — a struggle that varies considerably by country, region, and city. Our Human Rights Conference is structured to understand our challenges and share best practices that have produced progress and lasting change. The topics will embody the WorldPride Orlando 2026 theme of “Transformation through Diversity.”

The three-day Human Rights Conference will be held in the Pulse Museum, slated to be completed by 2026. This striking facility, close to the Pulse Memorial and Orlando Health Survivors Walk, will instill the sessions with a unique poignancy and inducement for positive action.

Accessibility

We are planning to use every tool possible to ensure maximum accessibility for those attending in-person, remotely, or who want to access the content at a later date. Efforts include:

  • Live Streaming of all plenary events with caption services & American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Easy-to-use mobile WorldPride Orlando 2026 app will be the source of complete digital information and allow participants to access all events
  • Virtual real-time translation service in our Networking Lounge for attendees to connect in multiple languages

Learning Enhancements

Life-long learning principles show that non-traditional methods can significantly enhance the understanding of sensitive and complex topics. To foster an even higher level of understanding from participants, the Human Rights Conference is committed to incorporating art, music, meditation, and faith practices into the content planned events.

Session topics will be determined by participants representing the Black, Indigenous, people of color, Latinx, and disabled communities. Final planning and topic details will also be based on the assistance of these communities.

We are committed to making the entire conference organic and interactive. Our goal is to make it different from traditional conferences that only use presenters giving one-way talks and presentations.

Pulse Museum Will Serve as the “Hub of Inclusion”

To accomplish our goals for inclusion, we will:

  • Create true networking spaces with the feel of a comfortable lounge
  • Partner with digital tech agencies to improve access and collaboration (mobile conference app, QR codes, software sharing tools)
  • Build a conference area that will become the hub of inclusivity/diversity, to include:
    • A central, circular space which will be created and sponsored by a conference partner
  • Offer real-time translation services available to network with others globally
  • Provide a space to showcase the urgent issues facing LGBTQIA+ people worldwide (with a focus on transgender people)
  • Invite keynote speakers including powerful celebrities, activists, and political leaders who are considered thought influencers
  • Develop sessions and panels focused on providing practical lessons that can be taken home and replicated in the local environment of the attendees
  • Plan a celebration-like opening ceremony to welcome all who attend and establish the inclusive conference hub
  • Incorporate the business district that surrounds the Pulse Museum (including the Memorial and Survivors Walk) into our Opening ceremony
  • Reach out to underrepresented groups and cultures to make sure their issues and experiences are represented in the conference proceedings
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