What is the Bear Brotherhood pride flag and what does it mean?| Updated on
Bear Brotherhood pride flag
A bear within gay male culture refers to a large-sized hairier man who projects a sense of “rugged masculinity”. The Bear Brotherhood pride flag was meant to represent the bear subculture within the wider LGBTQ+ community.
The Bear Brotherhood pride flag was designed in 1995 by Craig Byrnes.
Meaning behind the colours:
- Brown, rust / orange, yellow, tan, white, gray, and black represent the different fur colours of different types of bears (the animal)
- A black bear paw print is included at the top left of the flag, to further represent the bear community
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