“A guy walks into a bear…”
Ryan Shea looks at the pressure gay men are under to conform to body standards, and the toll this is taking on them.
Ryan Shea wonders if it’s self-esteem, envy, bitterness, or something else dividing this community.
Singer-song Doug Strahm produces a country music video about a construction worker hesitant to come out.
Beset with body issues for much of his life, powerlifter N.C. Harrison found solace in the fact that the gay bear subculture not only accepted but openly admired men like him.
In the first of a series of posts about the objectification of the “ideal” male body, Oliver Lee Bateman examines the life and times of fitness entrepreneur Joe Weider.
An excerpt from Dennis Milam Bensie’s book, One Gay American.
When young males are without older men as guides to the natural world, it’s easy for them to be completely disconnected from nature.
In his search for an image, Christopher Banks found himself.
Gay pride is more than sex: it’s acceptance, diversity, and love.
“The ‘bear community’ is where I finally got comfortable just being a big, strong, hairy, burly guy with a beard.”
This is comment by NCH on the post “Bear Pride”
Friendly, diverse Bear culture includes geeks, men who dance ’round purses, men who like pie.
Ted Arcidi: I remember you, albeit dimly. Big brawny mid-carder. One of the few Wrestling Superstars action figures I didn’t have. “Mr. 705 bench press” (and a legitimate lift at that, Dino Bravo). You wrestled entire matches that consisted of nothing more than bear hugs and tests of strength. Putting aside the completely untalented Jeep […]