John Castelli is a well-known figure in the LGBTQ+ community and business circles in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida. He is the CEO and president of Castelli Real Estate Services and has played a pivotal role in developing the LGBTQ+ scene in the region. As part of the Pride Month celebrations, Fort Lauderdale is honoring Castelli for his contributions to the community. He was instrumental in establishing the Copa, one of the first gay nightclubs in South Florida, and expanding it to Key West and Fire Island. Castelli reflects on the growth of Wilton Manors as a prominent gay community and discusses the challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community in real estate and business.