A Brony is an adult man who’s a fan of the movie My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, a cartoon reboot of the 1980’s My Little Pony children’s animated classic.
These men have found meaning in the values of the cartoon movie and the community that has built up around them.
Bronies want others to know they’re not pedophiles or otherwise any different from men who chug beer and build motorcycles. They describe themselves as being real men.
There’s a large online nation of Bronies and an annual BronyCon with thousands of attendees who dress up in costumes of their favorite characters.
It’s evolved from guys who like to watch a girl’s cartoon show to a group that fund-raise, volunteer and improve the lives of others.
They want you to know they’re a force for good and that Bronies aren’t who you think they are.
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