Rawr…so what’s a bear? It’s not only an animal you can find at Maymont or in the wilderness. A bear in LGBT subculture is a gay man that tends to be on the hairier side like their counterpart in the wild. Enter Richmond Bear Community.
The Richmond Bear Community is a social network that provides an alternative to bar-hopping and clubbing. In the past, they’ve been kayaking, camping and taken road trips to Ikea. Who doesn’t love a winning combo of futons and Swedish meatballs?
The group also hosts monthly dinners around Richmond at members’ homes or at a local restaurant. Membership is free and the group communicates primarily through Yahoo! Groups. You must be a registered Yahoo! user ages 18+ to join this moderated group. Throughout the year, you must attend at least one event to stay on the roster.
Next up for the group is their annual holiday party.