The Burgh Bears

Who Are The Burgh Bears?

The Burgh Bears are a non-profit social group for bears and their admirers, created to both promote social/recreational activities for its members, as well as charitable fundraising for the local community. We are based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but have members from many surrounding states, and our electronic membership is worldwide.

We think that having a local bear club is important. While the whole bear movement has grown enormously over the past decade, there are still many gay men who do not see themselves or their attractions reflected in the general public’s opinion of attractiveness. Bear clubs provide an alternative space, support structure, and friendship for these men. We are not out to set up some narrow definition of who or what is a “bear” — it’s just not a very good idea and can lead to silly things like bear beauty pageants!

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Burgh Bear Events

First Wednesday of Every Month Join us for some dinner at Mineo’s Pizza (2128 Murray Avenue) at 8:00 P.M., then strike it out with bowling at Forward Lanes (5844 Forward Avenue) starting approximately at 9:00 P.M.

Second Tuesday of Every Month We’ll discuss the latest club business and upcoming events in the monthly meeting at the Blue Moon Bar (5115 Butler Street), with dinner to follow at a local eatery.

Fourth Saturday of Every Month We’re have our Burgh Bears Bar Night. 9:00 P.M. at Blue Moon Bar (5115 Butler Street) then heading to PTown (4740 Baum Blvd) around 10:00 P.M.

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Member Information

The Burgh Bears, a social group for bears and their admirers, does not discriminate or limit membership in any way other than age (you must be 21 or older to join). Annual dues are $20 for an individual membership, and $15 more per member per household ($35 per couple, $55 if you have three members living at one address, and so on). You do not have to be a member to participate in Burgh Bears activities, especially if you are new to the group. Check out and connect with the Burgh Bears on Facebook or Twitter to learn more about our activities.

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