Rebranded, rested and ready, another gay men’s group is heading to the Ramada Inn this weekend.
Formerly known as “Chubs in Paradise” the group now goes by the name “CCBoy.” Group spokesman David Dilts said the acronym stands for “Chubs, Chasers, Bears, Older, Younger.”
“It’s a broad community and we would like to provide an occasion where everyone is included and if someone didn’t prefer to identify himself as a ‘Chub’ it is ok,” said Dilts.
The group is entering its 10th year and making its second trip to the Ramada Inn Oakland Park Fort Lauderdale. Dilts said the Ramada has fully welcomed his group which has had issues of fat shaming by other hotels in the past.
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“We want chubby guys, hirsute gentlemen, elders or young guys who enjoy the company of any of those folks to feel welcome,” Dilts said. “In the same spirit, we lowered the price of registration and pool party tickets so income level would not limit participation either.”
The event is from March 2-5 and Rumors Bar & Grill in Wilton Manors has stepped up to assist with sponsorship as well as host a “belly contest.”
This is the second gay men’s group to take over the Ramada for a weekend affair. Last month, A Celebration of Friends held its January Jamboree at the hotel, raising thousands of dollars for local non-profits.