I spoke Friday at The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA), held at Johnson & Wales University in North Miami to "increase people’s cultural intelligence across major ethnic, racial and cultural groups," according to the group.
The topic: "The Power of LGBT Employees and Guests" to "highlight best practices in addressing the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and guests."
Other speakers included Fred Sainz, vice president of communications at Human Rights Campaign (HRC); representatives of Kimpton Hotels, Coca-Cola, Burger King, McDonald's, Cracker Barrel and Steven Haas, owner of City Hall - The Restaurant on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami.
Click the photos to view a gallery from the event. Photos by STEVE ROTHAUS / Miami Herald Staff.