Fat or lack of it is seen by some as a political issue, some of whom see their overweight condition as a form of self-acceptance. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. Some bears place importance on presenting a clear masculine image and may disdain or shun men who exhibit effeminacy ,  while others consider acceptance and inclusiveness of all behavioural types to be an important value of the community. Bears on Bears: Interviews and Discussions. There are also social media websites and smartphone apps that market to men of the bear community. Many claim discrimination has increased within the bear community, as some men who self-identify as "bears" or "musclebears" do not welcome higher-bodyfat men see chub at their events.
Bear (gay culture)
Bear was held in , and the last was held in
Mature Bisex, hairy old man
Lesbian , gay , bisexual , and transgender LGBT slang. The term bear was popularized by Richard Bulger, who, along with his then partner Chris Nelson — , founded Bear Magazine in Retrieved 22 November Bear clubs often serve as social and sexual networks for their members, who can contribute to their local gay communities through fund-raising and other functions.