Thus, with his connection to gritty, edgy gay biker culture and proximity to the Lone Star Saloon; with the growing success of "'zine" desktop underground publication taking hold in San Francisco, Richard saw a unique opportunity. But when I was 18, that's exactly what happened, after I wandered into one of Portland's many adult bookstores on a lark. He saw a need for broader markets--and broader models. Knowing there were untold others out there that shared their taste in men, they released the first issue as 45 xeroxed copies rife with portraits of masculine, rugged guys, and the publication took off from there. Even though the Bears on the surface seem a positively unpretentious community, there are several subcultures, sometimes known to be quite strict. Articles needing additional references from September All articles needing additional references Articles with a promotional tone from September All articles with a promotional tone All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September
Others see it as an image or a perception, more based around aesthetics.
Read the complete issue here. Others see it as an image or a perception, more based around aesthetics. Danish-born Arrevad spent five years documenting the international, subterranean world of male performers, burlesque, go-go dancers, cabaret singers and porn stars.
I had come to terms with my homosexuality two years earlier; coming out was potentially catastrophic for me, since I was raised Mormon by a devout family, and my father was a church bishop.