In gay culture, a bear is a larger and often hairier man who projects an image of rugged masculinity. However, in San Francisco during the s, any hairy man of whatever shape was referred to as a 'bear' until the term was appropriated by larger men, and other words had to be used to describe hairy other-shaped men such as otter slim , cub young bear on the way , or wolf hairy, medium build. The word manatee describes a big, hairless man, i. The term bear was popularized by Richard Bulger, who, along with his then partner Chris Nelson — , founded Bear Magazine in
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It works to abolish age-of-consent laws criminalizing adult sexual involvement with minors   and campaigns for the release of men who have been jailed for sexual contacts with minors that did not involve what it considers coercion. In December , police raided a house in the Boston suburb Revere. Twenty-four men were arrested and indicted on over felony counts of the statutory rape of boys aged eight to fifteen. Byrne found the men had used drugs and video games to lure the boys into a house, where they photographed them as they engaged in sexual activity. The men were members of a "sex ring"; Byrne said the arrest was "the tip of the iceberg". There is strength in unity and openness.
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There is something for everyone, and there are many, many conventions all over the world. Examples of some events you might find at a typical science fiction convention include: panel discussions, dealer room a. If you know of a DC-area convention, or another convention you think would be of interest to Lambda Sci-Fi and friends, or if you find any errors on this page, please contact us.
We deliberated a long time and remained hopeful that things would improve enough to hold an abbreviated event. However, we do not feel comfortable sponsoring an event with gatherings that may put any of our local and extended community at unnecessary risk. We hope you will understand our rationale for making this decision.