Orlando Celebrates “Big Boy Pride”

Author: , May 13th, 2018
Big Boy Pride

Photo: @only1bloo_23 | Instagram

One of the world’s smaller but more specific Pride celebrations came to Orlando, Florida, over the weekend. Big Boy Pride is the premier hangout for big guys of color each year.

Big Boy Pride is a party weekend organized by the Big Brothas Network – a social and networking not-for-profit organization aimed at ‘Urban debonair big men of color in the LGBT community and those who admire them.’

Co-organizers Tony Brown and Jay Torrence arranged the first Big Boy Pride in spring 2011. The men have continued to welcome big guys from around the US (and beyond). This year’s event ran 12-15 April at the Parliament House resort.

The theme? ‘A Deeper Love.’

By David Hudson – Full Story at Gay Star News

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Bears, Bears, Bears on Ice!

Author: , July 2nd, 2014

Bears on Ice - ReykjavikBEARS ON ICE is an annual event for bears and friends held in Reykjavik, Iceland in September.

It is a friendly social event, where you get to see a little bit of Iceland and have fun with like minded guys from all over the world.

September 4th-7th.

Full Story at Rainbow Tourism | Iceland Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

Bears Come Out to London

Author: , April 14th, 2014

London BearfestThe first London Bearfest, a week-long festival celebrating the ever growing international bear scene. Taking place across the capital between 18 – 26 May, it will bring together bears, cubs, otters & admirers from all over the world to enjoy a week of furry and chunky fun in this cosmopolitan city. Throughout the week we will be raising vital funds and awareness for our chosen charity The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation.

As well as major events, club nights & parties there will also be more intimate events, including restaurant outings, cabaret shows, sing a-longs and the ‘Big bear Bar Crawl’.

Kurt Hoffman, Artistic Director of London Bearfest 2014 comments: “I’m extremely excited and really proud to bring together the bear community with the very first London Bearfest being held in one of the greatest cities in the world.”

Authored By Kelly Riker – See the Full Story at Seasons of Pride

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Photos from the Texas Bear Round-Up

Author: , March 18th, 2014

The Dallas Voice has photos by Chuck Marcelo of the just-finished Texas bear Round-Up.

Texas Bear Round-Up

Photo by Chuck Marcelo

Authored By Chuck Marcelo – See the Full Story at The Dallas Voice

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Bear Essentials 18 Coming to Sydney in February

Author: , December 5th, 2013

Bare Essentials 18Bear Essentials 18 Festival – Bear Essentials is an internationally recognized and respected bear festival organized and delivered by the Harbour City Bears. It brings together the best of our local bear culture and offers it to the world in one of the best cities in the world, Sydney. in 2014 Bear Essentials offers 18 fantastic events over 10 fun and furry days – visit the website for more details: www.bearessentials.com.au.

This is our 18th Bear Essentials and in 2014 it’s going to be packed full of 18 amazing events over 10 days. We are bringing back all the festival favourites that everyone loves plus many more that you’re sure to enjoy.

The theme for this year’s festival is “Beartropolis”. It’s a clever and fun take on the world of superheroes and villains. We have plenty of adventures for festival goers to have a blast with with over 10 days, and for the festival we have renamed our city of Sydney as Beartropolis.

See the Full Story at Seasons of Pride

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Phurfest Growls Into Phoenix in May

Author: , April 4th, 2013

Phurfest 2013 LogoJoin the Bears of the West for Phurfest ‘Osos De Mayo,’ May 2-6th, 2013. Enjoy fun in the sun, a chance to meet new friends, and explore what Phoenix has to offer. Phoenix Phurfest has been around for 10 years.

The theme for Phurfest 2013 is Cinco de Mayo, a fiesta for bears and admirers to escape from the hum drum and break out into your favorite sombrero and party with some fellow ursus. During the past ten Phurfests, almost 2000 bears and buddies from over 10 countries have enjoyed the warmth and friendliness of our city.

See the Full Story at Gay Web Source

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Urban Bear Street Fair Coming to NYC in May

Author: , April 4th, 2013

Urban Bear NYC LogoJoin us for our 5th and biggest celebration out in the open and under the sun featuring some of NYC’s finest food trucks, artists & craftsmen, live entertainment, community groups, vendors and more. An afternoon of male bonding, New York style, just below the HighLine park in the heart of NYC’s Meat Packing district. With last years event hosting over 2,000 men–plus NYC’s only Pie Eating and Beer Belly contests–this is an afternoon not to be missed!

Celebrate Urban Bear Weekend with a night of hirsute hilarity from New York’s funniest furry fellows. From the team that brought you MAULED at Provincetown Bear Week, featuring Host Neil D’Bear Thornton (Mauled, HomoComicus), Frank Liotti (Law and Order SVU, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival), Marc Maietta (NY Underground Comedy Festival), Tim Dillon (Caroline’s on Broadway) and Jess Carpenter (Comedian Deconstruction, Bogey’s Comedy Series). This event sold out the last two years so get your tickets early!

See the Full Story at Gay Web Source

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Bear and Leather Events for April, 2013

Author: , April 3rd, 2013

Bears at the BeachInto the leather or bear scene? Gay Web Source has a list of leather and bear events in April:

Leather titles, Bear and Leather/Fetish Weekends

Smokeout 2013- Las Vegas, NV; Apr 4-7, 2013

Drenched Fur 9 – Erie, PA; Apr 4-7, 2013

Beyond Leather V and International Power Exchange – Fort Lauderdale FL; Apr 4-7, 2013

Leather Leadership Conference – Philadelphia, PA; Apr 11-13, 2014

Click the link above for the full list.

Tantalizing Taipei, Taiwan

Author: , April 1st, 2013

taiwanPlanning a trip to Taiwan, China’s island cousin? Passport Magazine has you covered, with details on visiting this Asian nation for gay travelers:

Bears lumber in packs down the streets of Taipei, Taiwan’s capital city. I watch from a sidewalk, snapping away with my trusty PowerShot camera. One of those bears, wearing a Hollister T-shirt, waves a furry paw at me, while with the other he clasps the hand of a grinning, lanky monkey.

Perhaps I should clarify what’s going on here. Despite Taiwan’s glorious greenery and nature, which cozies up against parts of the city, these are not real animals, this is the annual Taiwan LGBT Pride march, and “bears” are the dominant sub-species lately. Like most Asian gays today, they favor Hollister and Abercrombie. Similar to green handkerchiefs in Oscar Wilde’s era, these brands have become code for “I’m gay!” Bears maintain stocky, worked-out physiques with a belly, and as much facial hair as they can muster that’s neatly styled. As for “monkeys,” those are non-bears (e.g. twinks, gym bunnies, etc.) that admire bears.

Who knew they had Bears in Taiwan?

Smokeout 2013 Coming to Las Vegas Next Month

Author: , March 25th, 2013

Smokeout 2013Like bears and bikers and love Las Vegas? Have we got the event for you. GayWebSource reports:

SMOKEOUT is a fun-filled uncomplicated weekend in Las Vegas for cigar studs, bikers, leathermen, bears and friends from all over the world. No rigid program to follow with lots of time for being a tourist, enjoying a show, attending events or just relaxing and having a great time!

Visit the Smokeout 2013 website here – Smokeout 2013 runs from April 4th-7th.

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