http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...dlines-volusia

What started off as a grass-roots one-day event 15 years ago has turned into a weeklong gay vacation filled with theme parks, pool parties and a motorcycle run.

Gay Days, promoted by a for-profit organization headquartered in Orlando, has mushroomed into a worldwide retreat for the gay and lesbian community, attracting thousands of people from as far away as Japan.