I've arrived in Orlando for what is basically a business trip. I've been to the Orlando airport before to catch connecting flights, but this is the first time I've visited the city.
I've always wanted to visit Disney World, and when I was working at CAL is was something on my travel bucket list, ,but never got the chance to do so while I was an airline employee and had the ability to fly there.
I'm checked into my 17th floor Rosen Centre hotel room with a nice view of the Orlando Convention Center across the street and downtown Orlando in the distance. I also gleefully discovered I have a 7 Eleven less than a block away, so that means Slurpees will be destroyed on this trip
I'm getting ready for the first event of this year's 8th Annual LGBT Media Journalists Convening, which is an icebreaker reception at Mango's Tropical Cafe.
I alway enjoy getting to see and spend quality time with my TBLGQ media colleagues from across the nation. But this year's edition of LGBTMedia17 is happening at a time in which we have a so-called POTUS who seems to think it is okay to attack the media.
This convening is needed and even more necessary at a time when journalism is under attack. For those of us in Trans World who are in attedace, we're here at a time when not only our humanity and human rights are under assault, we had our 8th trans woman of 2017 murdered in Baltimore a mere 24 hours ago.
You can check out the action at the #LGBTMedia17 hashtag, our Facebook pages, and our various blogs and media stories.
And so ready to get my media learn on.