Bear Pride

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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.[1] In 2013 it became a week-long event.[2] under the name "XXL Bear Pride".[3]


  1. Rainbow Nation article. Accessed: 2013-05-25. (Archived by WebCite® at
  3. Accessed: 2013-05-25. (Archived by WebCite® at