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. Term in gay culture for heavily hairy, and usually muscular and bearded men. A vast majority of the other characters are also bears. 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. In the season 14 episode of The Simpsons called " Three Gays of the Condo ," originally aired in , Homer Simpson is standing on the street in Springfield's gay district talking with Waylon Smithers. However, in San Francisco in the s, any hairy man of whatever shape was referred to as a 'bear' until the term was appropriated by larger men, and other words had to be used to describe hairy other-shaped men such as otter slim , cub young bear on the way , or wolf hairy, medium build.
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Bear (gay culture)
There are also social media websites and smartphone apps that market to men of the bear community. Bear was held in , and the last was held in The comics are created by Tim Vanderburg under the pen name Bruin. Bears are one of many LGBT communities with events, codes, and a culture-specific identity.