Bear Clubs and Organizations

Bear Clubs and Organizations

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Before visiting another city, check here for a club and see what upcoming events they are hosting.  It’s a great way to meet your fellow bears.

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Bear Clubs and Organizations   Aloha Bears – Our organization is based in Honolulu — established in June 1999. What defines us as a group is our welcoming spirit and a genuine sense of Aloha – the kind one finds in a gentle bear hug. We have a strong bond with our community, our land, and our sea. We believe we are all equal and pledge to fight for equal rights for all. Our “ohana” (family) is open to everyone and we look forward to introducing you to our organization and beautiful state.  Our annual LeiBear Day event is Hawaii’s premier bear festival attracting visitors to Honolulu from the mainland and overseas to celebrate Bear culture. BACKWOODS BEARS – The Backwoods Bears is a non-profit organization with charitable intent. The BBC provides social and other events to raise funds for charity.  These events are directed especially at bears, bear friends, and bear admirers. Our members come from all around the state and the world. The home of the BBC is the famous Sawmill Camping Resort in Dade City, Florida. BEAR ALBANY – Bear Albany is dedicated to giving back to our community through charity events and great parties! While our focus remains on the Bear Community, our goal is to help unify all areas of the gay community in the Albany’s Capital District and beyond. Albany, NY BEARCELONA  BEARcelona is the biggest event for the Bear community in Barcelona. Don’t miss out on all those Catalan, Spanish and international bears who belong to Barcelona, they’re FURRLICIOUS. The site hasn’t been updated since Feb 2017. Bear Club of Japan – Site hasn’t been updated since Nov 2016. Bear Naked – BNC is a social, sexual, nudist group for hairy men and their admirers. That means bears (big hairy men), otters (thinner hairy men) and the men who love bears and otters get together to get naked, to socialize, and yes, sex happens! Chicago, IL Bears LA – We are Bears LA serving the Los Angeles Bear community and the greater community for more than 20 years. Los Angeles, CA Bears of San Diego – Frisky, Friendly and Attitude Free! Bears San Diego is a club for bears and bear fanciers. We are based in San Diego, California but we have members throughout the United States and even a few from overseas. Bears San Diego was established in San Diego in October 1994 when a need was recognized for a group who did not fit in with the mainstream gays, Within the first year, the club grew to 100 members. In 2003 Bears San Diego took the next step and began our journey to become a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We finalized the process in the summer of 2006 when Bears San Diego got its final approval from the Internal Revenue Service to do business as a Non-Profit Organization. Bears San Diego is bound by a strict set of Bylaws and operates under Roberts Rules of Order. Bears San Diego is both a fundraising organization AND a social club, balancing the needs of the community and the needs of the membership. Club members consist of all types– bears, cubs, and otters and those who have little or no body hair but enjoy the company of hirsute men. We do not discriminate–we have non-gay people and women in our club as well! Bears San Diego’s purpose is to bring together men of like minds on a social basis, providing events at a local bar, den night at members homes, outings to movies, restaurants, the zoo and parties with other Bear Clubs. These gatherings give participants the opportunity to actually meet other bears and admirers to create new friendships. BEARS OF SAN FRANCISCO – The Bears of San Francisco is an all-inclusive community-based association that benefits the greater Bay Area through fundraising, service, and socializing. San Francisco, CA Bears of South Florida – The mission of The Bears of South Florida is to generate funds for IRS 501(c)(3) charities while offering opportunities for social and fraternal interaction between its members. The club will strive for diversity and acceptance of any person who wishes to join. Membership within the club will consist of bears, cubs and those who wish to socialize with such persons. There is no political agenda for the group. Equal acceptance within the group regardless of any physical characteristic will be the goal. The club will strive to encourage friendship, a positive attitude, and camaraderie both within the group and in the community as a whole. Miami, FL Bears of the Old Pueblo – BOTOP is a social organization in Tucson for bearish, gay and bi men, and admirers. Tucson, AZ Bears of the West  Bears of the West is a community based, a non-profit organization, that is committed to benevolent and charitable services, fundraisers and support for other non-profit organizations in the Greater Phoenix Area. As a membership organization, we strengthen our bond and resources by promoting social activities for our members. Our social activities are open to all men that share in our common goal of serving our community, having fun, and participating in nurturing and lasting friendships. Pheonix, AZ Bears Perth – Bears Perth aims to provide a comfortable environment for socializing and meeting new men and making friends.  You don’t have to be big, hairy or bearded to be welcome!  We are not a sex club like Bath houses/Saunas etc. We meet for Den Nights on the 2nd Saturday and the 4th Friday of the month at Loton Park Tennis Club, corner of Bulwer and Lord St,  Highgate but, check website for details. As well as events on a 2nd  Sunday of month  arvo (see events). Perth, Australia
  • Bear With Us – Bear with Us is a group of adult gay men living in Finland. We will celebrate our existence during the Helsinki Pride week on the last week of June. Bear with Us means exactly what it means. Some of us are bears, some not, some young, some old, some hairy, some not, some tall, some small, some big, some not, some muscular, some lean, some fat, some stocky, some normal, some just what they are. Some like fetishes, some don’t, some like dancing, some not. Some like sweaty parties, some like talking. Most of us like our drinks. We don’t judge, we want to have a good time. So do not judge yourself either, just join the party! Helsinki, Finland
Buffalo Bears – The Buffalo Bears Club, a non-profit organization, was founded in the summer of 1999. We are a social club for self-described bears and their admirers. We meet together every second Saturday in Buffalo at 10 pm at Preservation Pub, located at 948 Main St. With monitored Parking conveniently located across from the bar. Guests are more than welcomed to attend our meetings and immediately following, we host our monthly Bear Bar Night. Buffalo, NY Burgh Bears Carolina Bears Capital City Bears, Harrisburg, PA Clearwater Bears, Clearwater, FL Cleveland Bears, Cleveland OH Columbus Bears Comstockgrizzlies, Reno NV DALLAS BEARS Diamond State Bears, Little Rock, AR District of Columbia Bears Empire Bears, Rochester, NY Forest City Bears Front Range Bears Gator Bears, Gainesville, FL Golden State Bears of Fresno, Fresno, CA
  • Gøteborg Bears – We are a social bear association for gay and bisexual men who welcome powerful, hairy or bearded men and their admirers. Our perception of what defines a bear is that the inner qualities are at least as important as the outer ones. The association, therefore, leaves to the individual member to define himself. Gothenburg, Sweden
Great Lakes Bears, Chicago Gulf Coast Bears, Mobile, AL Harbour City Bears Heart of Texas Bears, Austin, TX Hirsute Pursuit, Wichita, KS Jax Bears, Jacksonville, FL Junction City Teddy Bears, Kansas Last Frontier Men’s Club, Alaska Liberty Bears Lone Star Bears LOOKOUT BEARS MAGNUM CLUB ITALIA Mass Bay Bears, Provincetown, MA Metro Bears, NYC, NY Midwest Bearpack Indianapolis, IN
  • Moscow Bears – the initiator of the following bearish events in Moscow: Bear Wednesdays in the VODA SPA sauna (weekly every Wednesday) and The Moscow Bath Medecessor in the VODA SPA sauna is a great event every last Saturday of the month. Moscow, Russia –
Motor City Bears, Detroit, MI Mountain State Bears, West Virginia NetherBears NEW ORLEANS BEARS Nordic Bears – Norway Bears (Den Norske Bamseklubben) seeks to provide a setting in which gay men of all ages can meet, establish social networks, enjoy each other’s company, and have fun together. Oslo, Norway. North Country Bears, Minneapolis, MN Northeast Ursamen Northwest Bears Seattle, WA OREGON BEARS Palm Springs Bears, Palm Springs, Ca Provincetown Bears, P-Town, MA Renegade Bears of San Antonio – Renegade Bears of San Antonio is a non -profit, social organization. We are interested in friendship and communication. The goal is to create a light-hearted social atmosphere based on friendship, loyalty,and mutual respect. We want to create a circle of friends interested in movies, dinner, social events near and far, and giving back to our diverse community . Fundraising, and mutual cooperation with all of the various clubs in the area is also something we are very much looking forward to. San Antonio, TX River Bears, Cincinnati, OH Rocket City Bears, Alabama Sacramento Valley Bears Sandia Bears Show Me Bears South Bay Bears Southern Bears, Atlanta, GA Spreebären Berlin Tampa Bay Bears Utah Bears WICHITA BEARS
  • Viking Bears – We are an association for powerful, slender, trained, hairy, smooth, bearded and crazy guys and men of all ages seeking equality. Do you feel fit here, so are you warmly welcome. Stockholm, Sweden
Virginia Mountain Bears, Virginia  
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