Mission

OUTCOAST™ markets Florida’s Gulf Coast region as an LGBTQ inclusive place to VISIT, CELEBRATE, and LIVE in addition to providing travel, event, and relocation coneirge services.


Our Businesses

OUTCOAST is comprised of four main businesses: OUTCOAST.com, OUTCOAST Concierge, OUTCOAST Photography, and OUTCOAST Consulting.

OUTCOAST.com provides the complete advertising solution for companies interested in marketing their services and product offerings to Florida’s LGBTQ+ travel, event, and relocation clients. To learn more, click here.

OUTCOAST Concierge offers concierge services to LGBTQ visitors, event hosts, and relocatees.  From providing basic advice and guidance to hand-holding throughout the process, we make sure our clients have everything they need to enjoy a flawless vacation, celebration, or move to the region.

OUTCOAST Photography offers a variety of photography services, but our specialities include events, wedding, marketing images, and travel blogging. We also offer a variety of video services for events and marketing. Click here to view our online gallery and to inquire about rates.

OUTCOAST Consulting works on a strategic level with companies in a variety of ways. We speak at events on diversity and inclusion, work with corporations to roll out LGBTQ Employee Resource Groups, and advise on best marketing practices to create a brand that is LGBT-inclusive.

Read more about our OUTCOAST team on our Team page. Read More


What makes the LGBTQ+ community a Dream Market?*

  • 15 million U.S. adults identify as LGBT (6.8% of US population)
  • 3 million Americans live in same sex households.
  • 75% of gays and lesbians live in “Double Income No Kid” households.
  • 40% of LGBTQ consumers prefer companies that advertise to them.
  • 55% of LGBTQ consumers do business with and apply for jobs with companies committed to diversity.
  • 70% of LGBTQ adults pay a premium for LGBTQ-supportive businesses services

These numbers are significantly higher along Florida’s Gulf Coast!
*Source: Witeck‐Combs/Harris Interactive


Giving Back

With a strong commitment to supporting LGBT non-profits, OUTCOAST provides all area LGBT non-profits with a pro-bono partnership level in exchange for in-kind sponsorship and promotion. In addition, nonprofits receive referral bonuses! To learn more about becoming a non-profit partner and benefitting from our non-profit program, e-mail our sales team.


History

As an LGBT non-profit founder and speaker on living authentically and embracing uniqueness, Rachel Stevenson knows that sharing personal and community stories bridges divides, breaks down walls, and provides a platform for empathy, understanding, and openness, furthering equality.

After purchasing a home in Gulfport, Florida, Stevenson fell in love with the St. Petersburg/Tampa area.  The diversity of the people, beautiful gulf coast, and up and coming corporate community sparked creativity from within. Having run a successful LGBTQ business and community journal in Pennsylvania, Stevenson further explored sharing the stories of the Gulf Coast’s LGBTQ community and encouraging people to come to Florida to VISIT, CELEBRATE, and LIVE.

In 2017, OUTCOAST was born!