If you weren't in Orlando this past weekend for Big Boy Pride 2019 did you really have a weekend? I know one thing I'm getting my ticket for next year now because BAY-BEE. The body positive event was in its 9th year and each year the crowds, the venues and the MEN have gotten bigger.
Now you might be wondering what Big Boy Pride is. Well if the name isn't self explanatory enough for you here's what the creators Tony Brown and Jay Torrence said:
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, Tony Brown and Jay Torrence 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 relevant seminars to heighten education on health and personal issues, activities that will foster camaraderie and events that cultivate togetherness and pride in self and the collective Big Boy community.
Check out pics and videos from this years event and be sure to check them out next year!