Bear with us

Urban Bear Weekend is upon us! Check out these local furry wild things. Click the pictures for more on each bear.

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Stephen, 40
Consultant
Matthew, 38
Online application designer

Habitat: Bergen City, New Jersey
Bear subspecies: Muscle bears.
Being a bear is...
Stephen: "It's being a part of a community of big, hairy men who like other big, hairy men—outward signs of our masculinity. The bear community accepts you for who you are—a gay man's man who wants to be with other gay, masculine men."
Matthew: "It means being comfortable in your own skin and not feeling like you need to look or act a certain way just because you're gay. The bear community is so laid-back and accepting."
Hunt these bears this weekend! Both: At Ty's Bar and various Urban Bear events.

 

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