About Us

Tampa Bay Bears is a gay, male brotherhood organization created to promote fellowship and social bonding among "Bears" (hirsute men), "cubs," Levis/Leather men and admirers of all of the former. The Club strives to provide a safe network for singles and couples to socialize regularly, where all members treat each other with respect. We seek to promote positive inter-club relations within the local, regional, national, and international bear and Levi/Leather communities. We also encourage a positive public image of the Bear Community within the larger, global community.


Membership is open to any male voted into the group who is hirsute or admires hirsute men. There are no physical characteristics required for membership.

2020 Board of Directors

Board members are volunteer positions and are elected annually. 

  • President: Brian Stees

  • Vice President: Rick Auth

  • Treasurer: Alan McAdams

  • Secretary: Bud Gunter

  • Board Member at Large, Social Media Chair: Chris Stewart

  • Board Member at Large: Ron Hill

  • Board Member at Large: Al Boden

  • Board Member at Large: Michael Auth

  • Board Member at Large: Kyle Porter

  • Board Member at Large: Thomas Hallberg

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