The magazine was the first lifestyle magazine for the bear community, offering an alternative from the beefcake and pornographic magazines in print. It offers T-shirts and other accessories as well as calendars and porn movies and magazines featuring bear icons, e. Many clubs are loosely organized social groups; others are modeled on leather biker -patch clubs, with a strict set of bylaws, membership requirements, and charities. In San Francisco in the s, any hairy man of whatever shape was referred to as a 'bear' until the term was appropriated by larger men, and other words had to be used to describe hairy other-shaped men such as otter slim , cub young bear on the way , or wolf hairy, medium build. Hidden categories: Articles with short description Commons category link is on Wikidata.
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Bear (gay culture)
The bear community consists primarily of gay or bisexual men. A bear contest is a feature at many bear events, a sort of masculine beauty pageant awarding titles and sashes often made of leather to winners. Bears on Bears: Interviews and Discussions.