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A Place To Be Me...

A Place To Be Me...

It is very often in our culture that we are confronted with different aspects of what other people think about masculinity. This is a problematic dynamic for gay men who bear the brunt of being questioned for their masculinity or are forced to internalize self-sabotaging feelings about male bonding. We constantly feel like we have to be on guard and these conditions are especially traumatizing for those trying to find their niche in spaces governed by prevailing norms and conventions. It creates a feeling that there are little to no spaces where men can freely explore their identities without reproach or questioning.

Here at A Celebration of Friends, we recognize the importance of gay male bonding and embrace the courageous inclination to boast with bubbling pride about it. Our existence is a resistance to some waning, but still stubbornly dominant ways of thinking and by providing a safe, warm space for unfiltered expression of love is extremely valiant.

This is why we look forward to this summer’s vibrant gathering of men July 14th-17th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Orlando by Sea World.

There is nothing more joyous than being able to come together as one, hailing from different cultures, professions, and lifestyles in a space dedicated to a celebration of who we are- unbridled by social convention and restraints. Heed our recruitment call: inquire within and join us this summer!




Our yearly conventions are "Celebrations" of the mature gay man. We are a registered 501(c)4 non-profit organization.

ACOF MISSION STATEMENT: To provide warm, comfortable, safe and engaging gatherings recognizing and promoting self-worth, dignity, kindness and friendships within our senior population. To that end, we strive not only to host celebrations of our seniors, but family type reunions of our friends and brothers through supportive connections within our nationwide and international scope.


Our next A Celebration of Friends weekend will be held this July 14 - 17 of 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld located at 10100 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32821, USA. To reserve your hotel room at the 2016 Celebration please call +1-407-352-1100 or click here.

Celebration Registration: To book your entrance for the 2016 Celebration, click here.

Hotel Rooms: To reserve your hotel room at the 2016 Celebration, click here or call +1-407-352-1100.

2016 A Celebration of Friends

Our next A Celebration of Friends weekend will be held this July 14 - 17 of 2016. To book your entrance for the 2016 Celebration, click here

DoubleTree by Hilton at SeaWorld

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld 10100 International Dr.,
Orlando, FL 32821
Tel: +1-407-352-1100