A message from the
Official Big Boy Pride Founders
the official Big boy pride 2020:
The Official Big Boy Pride 2020 Update:
It is with great disappointment that we have to bring the news to our Big Boy community that we will not be able to meet in person in 2020. The Official Big Boy Pride has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 event. Unfortunately, due to the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic, this was our last resort.
Despite some re-opening measures nationally and locally, there are still far too many uncertainties about the impact COVID-19 will have on travel and mass gatherings this October in Orlando, Florida. Accordingly, it is impossible to hold an event that would provide an experience the Big Boy community would find valuable and, at the same time, keep Participants safe. As of the release of this announcement: According to floridahealthcovid19.gov/frequently-asked-questions/, “All persons in Florida are encouraged to avoid congregating in groups larger than 10.”. Furthermore, hotels are currently only operational at limited capacity. We waited as long as we could before making this announcement, hoping for things to turn around and open up. We know that you must plan accordingly; in turn, we could hold out no longer. Paid participants who have any questions or concerns can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Boy Pride 2020 Paid Participants will receive credit for this year. Those who had secured lodging through The Official Big Boy Pride can rest assured that those credits will follow into 2021 as well. We will communicate more information as the planning committee meets and forges a new plan.
We thank everyone in the Big Boy Community, our vendors, and partners for their continued support while we all navigate these difficult times. We are determined to provide a valuable and safe event for the communities we serve, and we look forward to bringing the Big Boy community back together in 2021.
The Official Big Boy Pride History
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 and Jay 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.