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@Seh - Bears

Postby Auggie » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:37 am

So.. while most every source (like ) cites this as having LGBT origins, there are some hints leading me to believe that people are increasingly using the term to describe people that fit the criteria regardless of sexual orientation.

Example
"Cubs, Otters, Bears, Chasers and Chubs are all Bears, or rather are all members of the bear community. Not all bears are chubby or overweight, nor do all bears necessarily find other bears attractive. These terms apply to gays as well as bisexuals. Heterosexuals can identify as bears, but may be too afraid to identify with anything gay that would cause others to question their sexuality."
See.. we *could* use the term.. but we're afraid!

And
"'Bears' are almost always gay or bisexual men, although increasingly transgender men (transmen) and those who shun labels for gender and sexuality are also included within bear communities"

But I will totally concede that in common usage it's a gay male.
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results."
, Sudden Death (Bantam Books, New York, 1983), p 68.
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Re: @Seh - Bears

Postby Seh » Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:32 pm

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Re: @Seh - Bears

Postby Auggie » Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:46 pm

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results."
, Sudden Death (Bantam Books, New York, 1983), p 68.
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