Raise (Your) Flag Pt. 7
"Bear" — a subculture/grouping within the gay community to describe masculine (appearance) men who embrace facial hair and size/weight. Term often used to describe husky gay men.
Term BEAR credited to Richard Bulger (who along with Chris Nelson founded BEAR MAGAZINE in 1987).
§ Bear run – a gathering for bear/cub types and their admirers.
§ Black bear - a bear of Black/African-American descent.
§ Brown bear - a bear of Hispanic, Middle Eastern, or South Asian descent.
§ (Chubby) Chaser –a man who likes overweight men. Is also used to generalize bear admirers.
§ Chub – a heavy set gay man. May or may not be a bear (chubby bear is a common term).
§ Cub – a younger (or younger looking) version of a bear, typically but not always with a smaller frame. The term is sometimes used to imply the passive partner in a relationship. Can be hairy or hairless.
§ Daddy bear – an older bear, sometimes looking for a daddy/son relationship with a younger man.
§ Goldilocks – a female, often heterosexual, who is often in the company of bears.
§ Grizzly Adams – a man who is hairy and is attracted to bears; but does not self-identify as a bear.
§ Grizzly bear - a very dominant, heavy, tall, or hairy bear.
§ Koala Bear - a bear of Australian descent.
§ Otter – a man who is hairy, but is not large or stocky – typically thinner, swimmer’s build, or with lean muscle or no muscle.
§ Panda bear – a bear of Asian descent.
§ Pocket bear – a short bear.
§ Polar bear – a silver- or white-haired bear.
§ Trapper - a man of smaller stature attracted to bears, also known as a chaser.
§ Wolf – a term for a muscle bear who is a rugged outdoorsy or biker type.
§ Woof – a greeting used to express physical attraction (sometimes when a bear sees another bear in public).
(*list from wikipedia.com but also compared to lists on yahoo! answers and lgbt nation/queer talk)