Bear Pride is an annual event for the bear community.
It was started in 2002 by Mark Ames under the name "Bear Necessities" to bring the Bear Community together. Following a very successful turn-out in 2003, the name was changed to Bear Pride in 2004. In 2007 this one day event became a three day event with international artists acts and a globally mixed attendance. In 2013 it became a week-long event. under the name "XXL Bear Pride".
- http://www.rainbownation.co.uk/Events/tabid/83/ctl/Details/Mid/430/ItemID/3/Default.aspx. Rainbow Nation article. Accessed: 2013-05-25. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6Gskfk63D)
- http://bearpride.co.uk/. Accessed: 2013-05-25. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6Gsl8IUhd)