Those who think they know what the stereotypical gay man looks like should pay attention to street life in San Francisco this weekend. Instead of clean-shaven, perfectly manicured men, a rapidly growing subculture of hairy, often chubby guys -- known in the gay community as "bears" -- will be enjoying a South of Market street fair Sunday, along with other events throughout the city. At least 5, bears are expected to attend the aptly named Hairrison Street Fair , which is in its third year. Traffic from the Bay Bridge construction project is being diverted near the fair, giving Bay Area motorists an opportunity to see bears in their natural environment.
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In gay culture, a bear is a larger and often hairier man who projects an image of rugged masculinity. However, in San Francisco during the s, any hairy man of whatever shape was referred to as a 'bear' until the term was appropriated by larger men, and other words had to be used to describe hairy other-shaped men such as otter slim , cub young bear on the way , or wolf hairy, medium build. The word manatee describes a big, hairless man, i. The term bear was popularized by Richard Bulger, who, along with his then partner Chris Nelson — , founded Bear Magazine in
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