The Burgh Bears over the years have raised funds to provide donations to various entities including those listed below. In 2015 we raised money for Pittsburgh Aids Task Force via coloring pages at select local bars. The collection of the pages were then scanned, arranged, matted and presented as well as a monetary donation.

Feel free to visit the respective websites for the club’s previous charities below and learn more about the services they provide to the local Pittsburgh community.

By supporting the Zoo, we help save wildlife and wild places. Gifts to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium help them fulfill their mission to be a leader in zoological conservation, education, and research, while providing the region with exceptional exhibitry and unique family-centered recreation.

When we adopt the bear animal exhibits, our gift helps provide for their care, feeding, and enrichment at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium animals. Also, our Adopt-an-Animal donation supports the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s continuing commitment to wildlife conservation, both here in Pennsylvania and around the world.

The only AIDS Community Center in Western Pennsylvania helping to promote wellness for people affected by HIV/AIDS. From its inception in 1987, Shepherd Wellness has offered support and assistance to persons infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding.

The need for SWC services has grown as new medical treatments have enabled people with HIV/AIDS to live longer. In recent years, Shepherd Wellness has focused on helping people maintain their quality of life as they live with the disease. Shepherd Wellness’ strength lies in commitment of our members to work together to support people affected by HIV/AIDS and the growing number of long-term survivors.



Bearguide Informations – Bear Events, Clubs, Bars, Saunas, Lodging…

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Beartshirts is run by Brett & Pat from Indiana USA , Brett does the Design & Business side & Pat does the IT support , both travel to events around the usa.

The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh (GLCC) provides gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, their families and supporters in Western Pennsylvania with resources and opportunities to promote visibility, understanding, and equality within the LGBT communities and the community at large.

The Pittsburgh Aids Task ForceThe Pittsburgh Aids Task Force is dedicated to supporting and empowering all individuals living with HIV/AIDS and preventing the spread of infection.

The Renaissance City Choir of Pittsburgh
The Renaissance City Choir of Pittsburgh, PA is dedicated to presenting contemporary music by commissioning new works and performing traditional choral repertoire, as well as singing music from various world cultures.

Arktos Bears
Arktos Bears of Northeast Ohio is a group of gay men in the Greater Cleveland/Akron area who have a mutual interest in bear-like men, who are themselves bear-like men, and / or who possess what is commonly called bear attitude: an acceptance and pride in being gay, the understanding of the tenuousness of life and the desire to live it fully and richly, and the willingness to contribute to the Club and one’s communities.

The Columbus Ursine Brotherhood CUB) is a group of fun-loving Bears in Columbus, Ohio USA. See About Us for more information.

The Steel Valley Bears
The Steel Valley Bears is for Bears, Cubs and admirers in Ohio and Pennsylvania. We are not an exclusive club, as we believe that inclusivity is a more positive way to show our Gay Bear Pride.

The Buffalo Bears
The Buffalo Bears Club, a non-profit organization, was founded in the summer of 1999. We are a social club for self-described bears and their admirers. We meet together every second Saturday in Buffalo at 10pm at OHM UltraLounge, located at 948 Main St. With monitored Parking conviently located across from the bar. Guests are more than welcomed to attend our meetings and immediately following, we host our monthly Bear Bar Night.

Whether you want to shoot pool with friends & have pizza or wings with your beers or you’d like to enjoy a leisurely dinner before the theater, Cattivo has a wide variety of choices for you.

The Persad Center is a human service organization whose mission is to improve the well-being of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) communities, and the HIV/AIDS communities.

Gay Guy Happy Hour in Pittsburgh is held the second Friday of every month.

Capital City Bears
The Capital City Bears are always interested in raising money for charities in and around the Harrisburg PA region.


Looking to meet local bears? Want to be more sociable? Join Jersey Fur and get involved in our monthly activities. We are a bear group in New Jersey that is just starting.