Welcome to VicBears Temporary Homepage!

A big Beary WOOF! and welcome to VicBears! A not for profit social club for gay men who are interested in the Bear community. VicBears has been around since 1996 and established itself as a social group in 1997, to provide a welcoming and inclusive social alternative to a gay scene that only included gay men who fit the stereotype being projected at the time. A group of men took on the culture and identity of Bears and admirers in response to this  and developed a social network that created events for members to meet and enjoy the company of other men who identified with Bears and admirers. The original and pervading ideal of the Bear movement was to be inclusive and to embrace men of all body types, an ideal VicBears as a club does its best to uphold. Bears are usually recognised by a physicality and attitude that ties in with a traditional sense of masculinity while embrassing our homosexuality. Visitors are always welcome at VicBears events which are held at various venues throughought Victoria. The majority within Melbourne based gay venues and our home den, the Laird Hotel in Abbotsford.