If you're a big brother luva like me you won't want to miss the 6th annual Big Boy Pride being held in Orlando, Florida this year. The largest big boy event for men of color is back and bigger than ever this year with Special Guest Keke Wyatt hitting the stage along with a Foam Party, a Lip Sync Battle, a Swimwear contest, seminars, movies, poolside games and more.
So why a big boy pride in the first place? From their official website:
Big Boy Pride was born out of a need in the Big boy community. All of the other events for Big Boys and their supporters to attend are attached to other Pride events or holiday weekends. The men in the Big Boy community, as well as their admirers are so special that we deserve a weekend that is all our own - created just for us. During Spring Fling 2011, Jay Torrence and Tony Brown, recognized the magnitude of what had developed among the men in attendance and believed that the experience needed to be taken to the next level. Thus, big boy Pride was born.
Big Boy Pride is a four day event presented to foster the empowerment and togetherness of same gender loving larger men and those who support them.
Big Boy Pride is about brotherhood, self love and awareness, relationship building and elevating consciousness in the Big Boy community and the public at-large. There will be pool parties, group discussions, live entertainment, seminars, cocktail parties and lots of fun activities. We will present relevent seminars to heighten education on health and personal issues, activities that will foster camaraderie and evnts that cultivate togetherness and pride in self and the collective Big Boy community.
Big Boy Pride 2016, is all about coming together in the name of Brothahood, self-love, awareness and just having a great time. It is also our goal to create environments where you can build relationships, elevate consciousness in the community and network with others on a personal and professional level. This weekend in Orlando will be about fostering camaraderie and presenting events that cultivate togetherness and pride in self and the collective big boy community, which includes all those that support us.
Jay & Tony