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14th Nov '16 12:48:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* On ''Series/{{Glee}}'', this trope is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] and discussed by [[spoiler:Kurt and David Karofsky,]] who we find out in season three has taken to hanging out at a local gay bar and been dubbed a bear cub because of his youth and rather burly stature. Kurt, apparently not knowing anything about the term, jokingly asks if he's a cub because he [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "looks like Yogi."]]

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* On ''Series/{{Glee}}'', this trope is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] and discussed by [[spoiler:Kurt and David Karofsky,]] who we find out in season three has taken to hanging out at a local gay bar and been dubbed a bear cub because of his youth and rather burly stature. Kurt, apparently not knowing anything about the term, jokingly asks if he's a cub because he [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "looks like Yogi."]]"



* Referenced in ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' Artie (hairy, rotund, and middle aged) was about to admit that he loved someone (a girl) when he figured out which artifact was causing this week's trouble. He uses the Jewish name, which sounds like a man's name. The (older) man with him responds. [[CrowningMomentofFunny "I didn't know you were homosexual. Are you what they call a Bear?"]]

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* Referenced in ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' Artie (hairy, rotund, and middle aged) was about to admit that he loved someone (a girl) when he figured out which artifact was causing this week's trouble. He uses the Jewish name, which sounds like a man's name. The (older) man with him responds. [[CrowningMomentofFunny "I didn't know you were homosexual. Are you what they call a Bear?"]]Bear?"
14th Nov '16 12:47:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* In an episode of AshesToAshes, Alex deduces the gangster they're investigating is into bears, and Ray (a noted homophobe implied to have latent homosexual tendencies) has to flirt with him in order to further the case.

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* In an episode of AshesToAshes, ''Series/AshesToAshes'', Alex deduces the gangster they're investigating is into bears, and Ray (a noted homophobe implied to have latent homosexual tendencies) has to flirt with him in order to further the case.



* Referenced in ''{{Warehouse 13}}'' Artie (hairy, rotund, and middle aged) was about to admit that he loved someone (a girl) when he figured out which artifact was causing this week's trouble. He uses the Jewish name, which sounds like a man's name. The (older) man with him responds. [[CrowningMomentofFunny "I didn't know you were homosexual. Are you what they call a Bear?"]]

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* Referenced in ''{{Warehouse ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' Artie (hairy, rotund, and middle aged) was about to admit that he loved someone (a girl) when he figured out which artifact was causing this week's trouble. He uses the Jewish name, which sounds like a man's name. The (older) man with him responds. [[CrowningMomentofFunny "I didn't know you were homosexual. Are you what they call a Bear?"]]



* On ''Britain's Got Talent'', one of the acts that came on was "The Dreambears" - three husky gents in Union Jack-pattern spandex dancing while lip-synching to "It's Raining Men"

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* On ''Britain's Got Talent'', ''Series/BritainsGotTalent'', one of the acts that came on was "The Dreambears" - three husky gents in Union Jack-pattern spandex dancing while lip-synching to "It's Raining Men"
14th Nov '16 12:46:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* A GettingCrapPastTheRadar moment in ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' has Anger saying he saw a big, hairy guy who looked like a bear. Note that this is also in San Francisco.
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* A GettingCrapPastTheRadar moment in ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' has Anger saying he saw a big, hairy guy who looked like a bear. Note that this is also in San Francisco.
14th Nov '16 12:45:52 PM Morgenthaler
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''Usually'' a subtrope of ManlyGay, and the aesthetic opposite of TheTwink, though cubs are similar in disposition. Frequently overlaps with {{Badass}}, BigBeautifulMan, CoolOldGuy, LeatherMan or PettingZooPeople. In fact this trope overlaps with BigBeautifulMan ''so often'' that some people would consider them the same trope--except that technically this trope is about body hair and the other trope is about body fat.

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''Usually'' a subtrope of ManlyGay, and the aesthetic opposite of TheTwink, though cubs are similar in disposition. Frequently overlaps with {{Badass}}, BigBeautifulMan, CoolOldGuy, LeatherMan or PettingZooPeople. In fact this trope overlaps with BigBeautifulMan ''so often'' that some people would consider them the same trope--except that technically this trope is about body hair and the other trope is about body fat.
31st Oct '16 7:27:58 AM AgProv
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* Check out Music/LouReed's references to bears, in the song ''Andy's Chest''. The album ''{{Transformer}}'' got a ''lot'' of crap past the Music/{{Radar}} and onto radio stations, who simply didn't get the references.
31st Oct '16 3:49:11 AM parabolic000
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->'''Patti LaBelle''': Stan, did you know that, in some countries, the bear is considered a demigod?\\

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->'''Patti LaBelle''': [=LaBelle=]''': Stan, did you know that, in some countries, the bear is considered a demigod?\\
31st Oct '16 3:48:31 AM parabolic000
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->'''Patti''': Stan, did you know that, in some countries, the bear is considered a demigod?\\

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->'''Patti''': ->'''Patti LaBelle''': Stan, did you know that, in some countries, the bear is considered a demigod?\\
22nd Oct '16 11:23:52 AM karstovich2
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* Chef and ''Series/TopChef'' judge Tom Colicchio has acknowleged his bear fan base on air, has done interviews with bear media and was briefly scheduled to ride on the bear float in the 2010 LA Pride Parade (he cancelled due to scheduling conflicts).

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* Chef and ''Series/TopChef'' judge Tom Colicchio is straight (having been married to a woman since 2001), but has acknowleged acknowledged his bear fan base on air, has done interviews with bear media and was briefly scheduled to ride on the bear float in the 2010 LA Pride Parade (he cancelled due to scheduling conflicts).



* Pennsylvania state congressman [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Sims Brian Sims]] is the first openly gay elected state legislator in Pennsylvania history. In addition to pursuing GLBT rights in his home state, he is also a member of UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}'s bear community and has a substantial Facebook following that owes no small part to his sex appeal. While he does keep his pictures classy due to his sensitive position, this arguably [[ForbiddenFruit adds to his appeal]].

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* Pennsylvania state congressman representative [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Sims Brian Sims]] is the first openly gay elected state legislator in Pennsylvania history. In addition to pursuing GLBT rights in his home state, he is also a member of UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}'s bear community and has a substantial Facebook following that owes no small part to his sex appeal. While he does keep his pictures classy due to his sensitive position, this arguably [[ForbiddenFruit adds to his appeal]].
27th Apr '16 8:22:28 AM pinkdalek
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* Considering the [[OneGenderRace all-male]] nature of the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI Galka]] and the strong implications that they are [[EveryoneIsGay predominantly gay]] (or at least were during their time alone without females for centuries), the fact that ''every'' Galka has at least a [[BadassBeard chinstrap beard]] immediately makes the whole race ''very'' bearish, with shades of BigBeautifulMan as well.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', Sabin refers to himself as a bear during the cut scene on Mount Kolts -- this is HilariousInHindsight, [[FridgeBrilliance even if intentional]]. Depending on the artist, Sabin certainly has more of the body type for it, with Amano tending towards the hairier with BadassBeard and CG art tending towards the smoother and beardless. None of this necessarily means Sabin is actually ''gay'' (it's still entirely possible he's not), but that he's a "bear" with a fittingly bearish body type. This, along with the fact that he's one of the only adult male main cast (along with Stragos) who is never shown expressing any kind of interest in women, has brought him more LGBTFanbase by far than any other male character in the game.

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* Considering the [[OneGenderRace all-male]] nature of the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI Galka]] and the strong implications that they are [[EveryoneIsGay predominantly gay]] (or at least were during their time alone without females for centuries), the fact that ''every'' Galka has at least a [[BadassBeard chinstrap beard]] immediately makes the whole race ''very'' bearish, with shades of BigBeautifulMan as well.
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In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', Sabin refers to himself as a bear during the cut scene on Mount Kolts -- this is HilariousInHindsight, [[FridgeBrilliance even if intentional]]. Depending on the artist, Sabin certainly has more of the body type for it, with Amano tending towards the hairier with BadassBeard and CG art tending towards the smoother and beardless. None of this necessarily means Sabin is actually ''gay'' (it's still entirely possible he's not), but that he's a "bear" with a fittingly bearish body type. This, along with the fact that he's one of the only adult male main cast (along with Stragos) who is never shown expressing any kind of interest in women, has brought him more LGBTFanbase by far than any other male character in the game.game.
** Mukki and his 'bubbies' in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', a beefy male prostitute. [[GayOption Who Cloud can sleep with.]] Cloud also jokingly refers to the burly, attractive Barret as a 'bear' in one memorable line.
** Considering the [[OneGenderRace all-male]] nature of the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI Galka]] and the strong implications that they are [[EveryoneIsGay predominantly gay]] (or at least were during their time alone without females for centuries), the fact that ''every'' Galka has at least a [[BadassBeard chinstrap beard]] immediately makes the whole race ''very'' bearish, with shades of BigBeautifulMan as well.
25th Mar '16 7:44:05 AM Eievie
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'''Patti''': Uh... no.

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'''Patti''': Uh... Uh… no.



In gay slang, a "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_%28gay_culture%29 bear]]" is a ManlyGay man with a CarpetOfVirility -- and not always just on their chests. Very often bears are also [[BigBeautifulMan voluptuously heavy set]] and at least middle-aged, but these are not definitive requirements. Exceptionally thin bears are often known as "otters" or "wolves", younger bears are "cubs" or "pups", Asian bears are "pandas", and especially muscular bears are often called "muscle bears" or "bulls". A "husbear" is a term some men use for their bearish boyfriends or husbands.

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In gay slang, a "[[http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_%28gay_culture%29 bear]]" "bear"]] is a ManlyGay man with a CarpetOfVirility -- and CarpetOfVirility--and not always just on their chests. Very often bears are also [[BigBeautifulMan voluptuously heavy set]] and at least middle-aged, but these are not definitive requirements. Exceptionally thin bears are often known as "otters" or "wolves", younger bears are "cubs" or "pups", Asian bears are "pandas", and especially muscular bears are often called "muscle bears" or "bulls". A "husbear" is a term some men use for their bearish boyfriends or husbands.



''Usually'' a subtrope of ManlyGay, and the aesthetic opposite of TheTwink, though cubs are similar in disposition. Frequently overlaps with {{Badass}}, BigBeautifulMan, CoolOldGuy, LeatherMan or PettingZooPeople. In fact this trope overlaps with BigBeautifulMan ''so often'' that some people would consider them the same trope -- except that technically this trope is about body hair and the other trope is about body fat.

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''Usually'' a subtrope of ManlyGay, and the aesthetic opposite of TheTwink, though cubs are similar in disposition. Frequently overlaps with {{Badass}}, BigBeautifulMan, CoolOldGuy, LeatherMan or PettingZooPeople. In fact this trope overlaps with BigBeautifulMan ''so often'' that some people would consider them the same trope -- except trope--except that technically this trope is about body hair and the other trope is about body fat.



* In ''ComicBook/{{Circles}}'', Arthur is a gay bear in his 40s who is also...[[PettingZooPeople a bear]].
* Most versions of ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'' fit the trope, although they are not canonically gay. Then again, the 'mutants-as-persecuted-minority' theme makes a connection. Wolverine's [[{{ComicBook/Daken}} psychopath of a son]], no less beefy, has slept with both genders.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Circles}}'', Arthur is a gay bear in his 40s who is also...also… [[PettingZooPeople a bear]].
* Most versions of ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'' fit the trope, although they are not canonically gay. Then again, the 'mutants-as-persecuted-minority' "mutants as persecuted minority" theme makes a connection. Wolverine's [[{{ComicBook/Daken}} psychopath of a son]], no less beefy, has slept with both genders.



* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Lord Renly Baratheon's nickname on this [[http://www.thebacklot.com/got-men-15-of-the-hottest-guys-of-game-of-thrones/05/2012/ entertainment website aimed at gay men]] is the Otter King. The character has a hairy chest, but the audience never sees it because his lover Ser Loras Tyrell finds him more attractive with a smooth torso.
* On ''Series/{{Glee}}'', this trope is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] and discussed by [[spoiler:Kurt and David Karofsky,]] who we find out in season three has taken to hanging out at a local gay bar and been dubbed a bear cub because of his youth and rather burly stature. Kurt, apparently not knowing anything about the term, jokingly asks if he's a cub because he "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny looks like Yogi."]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Lord Renly Baratheon's nickname on this [[http://www.thebacklot.com/got-men-15-of-the-hottest-guys-of-game-of-thrones/05/2012/ entertainment website aimed at gay men]] is the Otter King. The character has a hairy chest, but the audience never sees it because his lover Ser Loras Tyrell finds him more attractive with a smooth torso.
torso. Renly doesn't really "get" the smooth thing--he thinks it makes him look like a young boy--but he's willing to do it for Loras.
* On ''Series/{{Glee}}'', this trope is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] and discussed by [[spoiler:Kurt and David Karofsky,]] who we find out in season three has taken to hanging out at a local gay bar and been dubbed a bear cub because of his youth and rather burly stature. Kurt, apparently not knowing anything about the term, jokingly asks if he's a cub because he "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny looks [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "looks like Yogi."]]
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