California’s largest gay and bisexual men of color vacation getaway is gearing up for its 6th Annual event in Palm Springs, California, May 4-6, 2012, during the Cinco De Mayo weekend.
Blatino Oasis producer Joe Hawkins said that his vision for the annual getaway has taken root. “Before this event, none of the annual gatherings targeting gay men of color worked in Palm Springs. Blatino Oasis has been the first to successfully bring gay men of color together on an annual basis, in Palm Springs and has grown to become the largest annual getaway event targeting gay men of color in California.” Hawkins said.
The city is starting to take notice. Last year the Palm Springs City Council presented Blatino Oasis with an official certificate of recognition welcoming the group and validating the positive economic impact that the event is having in the city.