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Gay Bear Clubs


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

BearScots – BearScots is Scotland’s group for bears, cubs, chubs and their admirers. Founded in the spring of 2000, we hold monthly bear events in both Edinburgh and Glasgow and host the annual “BearScotFest” extravaganza in October. We have 2 monthly nights: Bears in the West in Glasgow on the first Friday of the month and Bears In the East in Edinburgh on the second Saturday of the month.


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 – The Burgh Bears are a non-profit social group for bears, admirers, and their allies, created to both promote social and recreational activities for its members, as well as charitable fundraising for the local community. The Burgh Bears are an equal opportunity/affirmative action group that embraces all forms of diversity, not limited to attraction, disability, gender identification, race, religion, and sex. We are based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but have members from many surrounding states, and our electronic membership is worldwide. We think that having a local bear club is important. While the whole bear movement has grown enormously over the past decade, there are still many individuals who do not see themselves or their attractions reflected in the general public’s opinion of attractiveness. Bear clubs provide an alternative space, support structure, and friendship for these individuals and their allies. Pittsburgh, PA

Carolina Bears – Where you can join a great group of guys and have a grrreat time! Carolina Bear Lodge was formed in 1994 by a group of guys who didn’t fit into the typical gay roster. The Carolina Bear Lodge had its first meeting in Charlotte, NC. Membership is open to anyone who is hirsute/bearish or who simply admires them. There are no physical characteristics required for any type of membership. CBL was formed to give members of the bear community a social outlet to call their own and a means to meet like-minded men in an accepting environment. Raliegh, NC

Capital City Bears – Capital City Bears is a non-profit social organization created to bring together gay and bisexual people, who are either bears or bear admirers and who share common interests, for friendship and fellowship. Harrisburg, PA

Comstockgrizzlies – The Comstock Grizzlies is a gay men’s social club for Bears and men who like Bears. Meetings are on a monthly basis and will be held the third Saturday of every month, unless otherwise noted,  either at a member’s house or at another publicized location. Our goal is to provide a place where men can gather and enjoy each other’s company. Some of the events we plan include campouts dinner out, movie nights, picnics, and the like. We are a Non-Profit Organization and continue to sponsor events to benefit and serve the Reno gay community. Reno, NV

DALLAS BEARS – The Dallas Bears is a non-profit, charitable and social organization based in Dallas, Texas serving the Greater Dallas area. Our membership consists of gay men from all over the Greater Dallas region who consider themselves to be part of the Bear Community, their Admirers, and Allies. We have a diverse membership from age to ethnicity and from those titles like bears, cubs, otters, admirers, and others that are just our friends and want to join in on the fun and the service. We are a positive and diverse force in our community. The Dallas Bears is on a mission of Community Service, Fellowship, Fun and Lasting Friendships. Dallas, TX

District of Columbia Bears – The District of Columbia Bear Club (DCBC) was created to promote fellowship among bears, cubs, levi/leather and other diverse members of the District of Columbia Gay/Lesbian Community. In addition, we seek to promote better inter-club relations with local, regional, national and international bear, levi/leather communities and to encourage a positive public image in the larger global community.

Dublin Bears – Dublin Bears are a social group run by gay men for gay men of all ages who identify as bears or admirers. We have a committee of 5 and are supported by volunteers on an ongoing basis. We run monthly and annual social events in Dublin City, Ireland and also travel to support other Bear groups. Dublin, Ireland

Forest City Bears – A social group for bearish men and their admirers. London, Ontario, Canada

Front Range Bears – The Front Range Bears is a social club for hirsute men and their admirers, headquartered in Denver, Colorado. The group originated in 1990 and was incorporated in 1993. Members of the Front Range Bears plan a variety of gatherings and events all year round where bears can come together and enjoy each other’s company. The Front Range Bears welcome all to sample our activities and gatherings. In October of every year, the Front Range Bears sponsors Octobearfest, a 3-4 day international gathering of bears. Denver, CO

Gator Bears – GatorBears is a social group for masculine, hairy men (a.k.a. BEARS) and their admirers. There are many definitions of what a bear should look like, but as far as this group is concerned, there are no physical in’s or out’s. All are welcome. Gainesville, FL

Golden State Bears – The GOLDEN STATE BEARS came to be in September 1994 with the idea of meeting the kinds of guys you want to be around. Regular guys that like to be around other regular guys. The group originated for the purpose of getting together with other Bears, Cubs, and Friends without having to leave the San Joaquin Valley. 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 – Create an open and inviting atmosphere for all members of the Bear Community at large, and to promote a healthy image of Great Lakes Bears – Chicago both inside and outside of the Bear Community. Chicago, IL

Gulf Coast Bears – Being a bear is celebrating masculinity… It’s feeling naturally comfortable with yourself… Being proud of my body & facial hair…Being in a brotherhood that validates me…Accepting others as I want to be accepted… Appreciating my stocky build, Mobile, AL

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