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San Francisco Leather Bear events finally return after Covid

Finally the return of the Folsom Street fairs in SFC. If you haven’t been to one ,you should go. It’s packed with all kinds of homo smut lewdness and debauchery. Leather Bears really know how to party and they party HARD! Those with heart conditions are advised not to attend without checking with your physician first.

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by Anonymousreply 111Last Thursday at 11:56 AM

[quote] Leather Bears really know how to party and they party HARD!

Their mothers must be so proud.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Wednesday at 6:18 AM

It’s like dying and going to heaven……woof!

by Anonymousreply 2Last Wednesday at 6:19 AM

That dude with his muscle ass exposed kissing the other guy is hot!

by Anonymousreply 3Last Wednesday at 6:21 AM

I think they probably don’t care what their mothers think…

by Anonymousreply 4Last Wednesday at 6:22 AM

Bald, fat, hairy, and tattooed ugly geezers. No thanks.

by Anonymousreply 5Last Wednesday at 6:22 AM

Love it. Go Leather Bears.

by Anonymousreply 6Last Wednesday at 6:22 AM

R4 their mothers most likely were homophobic and abandoned their gay sons, so they shouldn't care what their mothers think.

by Anonymousreply 7Last Wednesday at 6:22 AM

A mound of cellulite, yeast infections and diabeetus.

by Anonymousreply 8Last Wednesday at 6:23 AM

some gay guys are so tied to their mommy apron strings……gross

by Anonymousreply 9Last Wednesday at 6:25 AM

Like ..see mom…i can be just like you…don’t you love me now?

by Anonymousreply 10Last Wednesday at 6:26 AM

How many strangers' cocks does it take to fill the hole in a bear's sorrow filled soul?

10?

50?

100?

by Anonymousreply 11Last Wednesday at 6:28 AM

Let’s talk about YOUR hole….

by Anonymousreply 12Last Wednesday at 6:29 AM

I wish I had a booth there, selling Viagra and Rogaine.

by Anonymousreply 13Last Wednesday at 6:30 AM

June 15th is going to be a cumfest in California.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Wednesday at 6:30 AM

How many strangers cocks have seen the inside of your man cunt

by Anonymousreply 15Last Wednesday at 6:30 AM

Folsom Street is for pussies.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Wednesday at 6:32 AM

[R16] Obviously you’ve never been there..

by Anonymousreply 17Last Wednesday at 6:33 AM

Pure filth, if you ask me. I'm not one to judge, but I don't think grown men should be parading around like this, even if they are gay. I imagine these events are HIV super-spreaders. Gross.

by Anonymousreply 18Last Wednesday at 6:35 AM

So many vanilla pretty boys on this site….they detest real men.

by Anonymousreply 19Last Wednesday at 6:36 AM

Well, Mother Teresa has thus spoken!^

by Anonymousreply 20Last Wednesday at 6:36 AM

Not one to judge…….then you judge…..hypocrite fuck

by Anonymousreply 21Last Wednesday at 6:37 AM

It’s always mother with you guys…..what’s that all about?

by Anonymousreply 22Last Wednesday at 6:42 AM

R16 has never even had an orgasm.

by Anonymousreply 23Last Wednesday at 6:42 AM

Not a really good orgasm anyway…….

by Anonymousreply 24Last Wednesday at 6:46 AM

Just find the Lone Star or the Eagle in SFC and your almost there…you can learn the ropes from there for all you newbies.

by Anonymousreply 25Last Wednesday at 6:50 AM

Does the Folsom Street Fair even have anything to do with men, anymore? The organiser quoted in that Bay Area Reporter is "Angel Adeyoha, the queer and nonbinary executive director of Folsom Street Events". Angel is female.

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by Anonymousreply 26Last Wednesday at 6:53 AM

Funny how crowds of gay men have become more masculine over the years. Really, you could mistake them for bikers or Proud Boys. So many more gay/bi guys have come out now, instead of marrying a woman and cruising restrooms and parks on the sly.

If it was 1978 they'd be skinny, fey men with mustaches.

by Anonymousreply 27Last Wednesday at 6:58 AM

Well ..women aren’t excluded…there are a lot of women at the fair too….in leather usually…or topless….or nude Public nudity is encouraged to some degree…some of the men are just jaw dropping gorgeous works of the gym

by Anonymousreply 28Last Wednesday at 6:58 AM

Bikers…yes Proud Boys? i think not

by Anonymousreply 29Last Wednesday at 7:00 AM

It’s the hyper-masculine crowd. Really become popular when Bear magazine started publishing raw homo smut back in the 1980’s. It was to counteract the pretty boy limp wrist gay stereotypes of the previous decades. Straights up to that time thought ALL gay men were effeminate limp wrist little faggots.

by Anonymousreply 30Last Wednesday at 7:07 AM

I happily predict that events such as these will soon become a relic and go the way of typewriters and pay phones, as gays realize they no longer need to eroticize and fetishize EVERYTHING under the sun and begin to lead normal lives.

by Anonymousreply 31Last Wednesday at 7:08 AM

[quote] Straights up to that time thought ALL gay men were effeminate limp wrist little faggots.

So you set out to change that so they'd think you were big hairy ones instead?

Or do you not get that [bold][italic]no one [/bold][/italic]ooks that those guys and thinks "there go some really masculine men!"

by Anonymousreply 32Last Wednesday at 7:10 AM

Exactly what is a normal life ? please explain

by Anonymousreply 33Last Wednesday at 7:10 AM

Really? when I look at that picture I see really masculine men

by Anonymousreply 34Last Wednesday at 7:12 AM

R33 Hint: Not being on your knees on a public street while some guy pisses into your mouth with 40 men watching.

by Anonymousreply 35Last Wednesday at 7:12 AM

Because you're a gay man and part of that scene R34

by Anonymousreply 36Last Wednesday at 7:13 AM

R31, I think you're very wrong and you sound like a church-lady.

by Anonymousreply 37Last Wednesday at 7:13 AM

R35 That is hot tho.

by Anonymousreply 38Last Wednesday at 7:14 AM

Weird that I live in a world where I'm not macho enough for gay men now. None of those guys in that crowd would give me a second look.

by Anonymousreply 39Last Wednesday at 7:14 AM

I wouldn’t even know they were gay unless I so them kissing,sucking, or fucking another guy.

by Anonymousreply 40Last Wednesday at 7:14 AM

It is hot…..very hot

by Anonymousreply 41Last Wednesday at 7:15 AM

The church crowd and the vanilla queers just don’t get it

by Anonymousreply 42Last Wednesday at 7:16 AM

R31/R35

It will go away.

So many Eldergays were traumatized by being gay and then having to deal with the AIDS crisis that they internalized their self-hatred and decided that "well, if I'm going to be a freak, I might as well look and act like one."

And there was also a sense of saying "fuck you" to the greater society by pissing in each others mouths and wearing leather harnesses and whatnot.

People our age find this all more than a bit bizarre because we've grown up without all those hang-ups and don't feel the need to act out like that.

What's more, we don't really know anyone who feels that way.

There's a reason why no one in those photos appears to be under the age of 50.

by Anonymousreply 43Last Wednesday at 7:18 AM

[quote] I wouldn’t even know they were gay unless I so them kissing,sucking, or fucking another guy.

So true! I was at a sports bar the other night watching the NBA Finals and it was shocking how many straight guys were there dressed in assless chaps and leather harnesses.

SMH

by Anonymousreply 44Last Wednesday at 7:19 AM

[R39]

Go and find out….SFC will adjust your perspective

by Anonymousreply 45Last Wednesday at 7:20 AM

[quote] There's a reason why no one in those photos appears to be under the age of 50.

There are plenty of men under 50 who go to sex parties and are into kinky sex.

by Anonymousreply 46Last Wednesday at 7:25 AM

Society dehumanized gay men. So gay men doubled down, celebrate being dehumanized by dehumanizing one another in on a public street.

Madness!

by Anonymousreply 47Last Wednesday at 7:28 AM

You’re not gay are you ?

by Anonymousreply 48Last Wednesday at 7:31 AM

[R43]

We’re not going anywhere……we will be right here whether you like it or not…believe it

by Anonymousreply 49Last Wednesday at 7:35 AM

Do all leather bears have huge nips? I think so. Why's that?

by Anonymousreply 50Last Wednesday at 7:36 AM

[R47] we just follow our inner inclinations and unbridled lust for our own sex…..simple

by Anonymousreply 51Last Wednesday at 7:38 AM

[R50].

A lot of heavy tit play..among other things

by Anonymousreply 52Last Wednesday at 7:40 AM

[R35]. I like watching men have sex….a crowd doesn’t bother me..in fact it’s kind of hot.

by Anonymousreply 53Last Wednesday at 7:45 AM

[quote] There are plenty of men under 50 who go to sex parties and are into kinky sex.

I suspect there are indeed a couple of errant 47 and 48 year olds in that crowd

by Anonymousreply 54Last Wednesday at 7:50 AM

It's really not necessary to go around in the street with your ass hanging out. Besides, someone told me that those big big bears squeal like 15 yr old girls, he said it was quite disconcerting.

by Anonymousreply 55Last Wednesday at 7:51 AM

[quote] Exactly what is a normal life ? please explain

Clearly she meant hetero-normative -- marriage, house in the suburbs, custom-made test tube babies, brunch, etc.

by Anonymousreply 56Last Wednesday at 7:52 AM

[Quote] A lot of heavy tit play..among other things

My dick gets a lot of heavy play but I don't see any increase in size. It just makes no sense.

by Anonymousreply 57Last Wednesday at 7:52 AM

[quote]It’s packed with all kinds of homo smut lewdness and debauchery.

Actually, it's packed with guys who are kind of desperate for attention, but what used to be lewd and debaucherous just seems old hat now, so they're constantly having to up the "shock" factor. If they would just relax and enjoy themselves, it would be more fun.

by Anonymousreply 58Last Wednesday at 8:20 AM

[R57].

Maybe you’re not doing it right

by Anonymousreply 59Last Wednesday at 8:49 AM

[R57].

maybe find a tutor

by Anonymousreply 60Last Wednesday at 8:50 AM

[R58]

I thought that’s what they were doing…relaxing and enjoying themselves

by Anonymousreply 61Last Wednesday at 8:52 AM

You couldn't pay me enough to drag me to this spectacle. My partner and I live a normal, quiet, and healthy, suburban life, and we both look down on these types of events with utter disdain.

by Anonymousreply 62Last Wednesday at 8:54 AM

[R62]

It’s you fuckers making all the fuss about ‘cleaning up ‘ Pride for your little family outing…like Pride is supposed to be a fucking Baptist church picnic

by Anonymousreply 63Last Wednesday at 9:00 AM

All these events do is reinforce to the straight world the perception that our lives revolve sex and fetishes. Life is one big sex party, right? In that context, any normal person would find that an abomination. We should be so much better than that.

r63, what's wrong with "family friendly" gay-themed events that extol the family unit and traditional moral values? They should be the norm, if you ask me.

by Anonymousreply 64Last Wednesday at 10:16 AM

Take your family to Hooters

by Anonymousreply 65Last Wednesday at 10:27 AM

Who doesn't love that magical combo of manscents, prolapsed anuses, and CPAP machines?

by Anonymousreply 66Last Wednesday at 10:29 AM

Hooter’s is not gay…but it has the heterosexual moral values your longing for

by Anonymousreply 67Last Wednesday at 10:30 AM

Or Mardi Gras …….that would be nice clean fun for the family

by Anonymousreply 68Last Wednesday at 10:32 AM

Whole families showing tits for beads... It's what Jesus would want.

by Anonymousreply 69Last Wednesday at 10:34 AM

Who the fuck calls San Francisco “SFC”?

by Anonymousreply 70Last Wednesday at 10:35 AM

Why do you care about how the ‘Straight’ world perceives us. Like they fucking matter. Who cares what they think?

by Anonymousreply 71Last Wednesday at 10:36 AM

R18- With these WIDETTES they are simply SUPER SPREADERS

by Anonymousreply 72Last Wednesday at 10:37 AM

San Francisco California. num nut…

by Anonymousreply 73Last Wednesday at 10:37 AM

Folsom is too str8 and suburban these days. So many bridge and tunnel looky-loos who are just there to take pictures. The real action happens in bars, and at private parties in the fair area. But you have to know people.

Dore is much more fun, but it’s not happening this year (again).

by Anonymousreply 74Last Wednesday at 10:38 AM

R73, I live in San Francisco California, and NO ONE ever refers to it as “SFC.” Clown.

by Anonymousreply 75Last Wednesday at 10:39 AM

R74- I'm from the NYC area . That is OUR saying BRIDGE AND TUNNEL that your stole from us without our permission.

by Anonymousreply 76Last Wednesday at 10:40 AM

[R75].

prove it

by Anonymousreply 77Last Wednesday at 10:41 AM

R76, people here in the Bay Area use that term too, whether you like it or not. When people come from Oakland to SF Pride or Folsom in order to start fights and shoot people, they *literally* have to travel over a bridge and through a tunnel.

by Anonymousreply 78Last Wednesday at 10:42 AM

No one ever refers to San Francisco as “SFC.” Some people call it SFO, like the airport, but that’s lame too.

Give it up, you tiresome queen.

by Anonymousreply 79Last Wednesday at 10:44 AM

I worked this event once in a booth - it was disgusting and practically turned me homophobic.

by Anonymousreply 80Last Wednesday at 10:45 AM

Well…NYC is where the Village People originated…

by Anonymousreply 81Last Wednesday at 10:45 AM

[R79]

You don’t know what you’re talking about…

by Anonymousreply 82Last Wednesday at 10:47 AM

Folsom just hasn’t been the same since they banned public sex. Sigh.

And yes, they can and do enforce the ban. I got thrown out a few years ago for fucking someone against a garage door next to the Hole in the Wall. The ban started because of stupid breeders bringing CHILDREN into the fair area.

by Anonymousreply 83Last Wednesday at 10:48 AM

R82: [citation needed]

I’ve lived in the Bay Area for 15 years. I have literally never heard anyone call San Francisco “SFC.”

Are you stupid, crazy, high, or what?

by Anonymousreply 84Last Wednesday at 10:49 AM

20 years ago, the US version of Queer As Folk had a storyline about how Brian, the good looking slutty one, was all upset about his friends wanting to get married and buy a house because that "wasn't what gay people did"--they were outlaws who had wild sex and never settled down and hated heteros because heteros clearly hated them and all that.

The writers made it very clear that this was because Brian was damaged and self-hating and felt he was unworthy of love and all that. (And eventually came around and proposed to his twink)

And here we are, 20 years later, having the same arguments for the same reasons.

by Anonymousreply 85Last Wednesday at 10:57 AM

If ‘tiresome queen’ is supposed to hurt…..it doesn’t …pussy boy

by Anonymousreply 86Last Wednesday at 11:02 AM

Watering Hole, Hole in the Wall……there’s a message there somewhere…I can just feel it

by Anonymousreply 87Last Wednesday at 11:05 AM

R31: "Normal lives"?? Yikes! I've not gone to the fair in many years, but as long as I live, will not forget the erotic energy of The Folsom Street Fair.

by Anonymousreply 88Last Wednesday at 11:09 AM

I can't be the only one to find two homosexuals on an anonymous message board slinging homophobic slurs at each other in a vain attempt to sound butch to be amusing AF.

by Anonymousreply 89Last Wednesday at 11:10 AM

Ain’t it fun??

by Anonymousreply 90Last Wednesday at 11:15 AM

Normal is a concept…..it’s fluid for each culture

by Anonymousreply 91Last Wednesday at 11:17 AM

Anyone denouncing the fetishes of leather, harnesses, jocks, pits, muscle, bears, chains, piss, exhibition - along with the freedom and ability to flaunt any or all of them for a day on the streets of SF - doesn't understand anything about the numerous slices of gay culture.

by Anonymousreply 92Last Wednesday at 11:34 AM

r83, listen to how sick and twisted you sound. This is why homosexuality will never be truly accepted in mainstream culture, because of the sometimes justified perception that it's all about sex and lack of any modicum of self-control. When you hear comments like r83, you can clearly understand why people are homophobic.

by Anonymousreply 93Last Wednesday at 11:38 AM

If you put OP on ignore, you will find they are responsible for about 50% of the posts on this thread, more or less all the ones defending public sex.

Which would indicate that OP is a fan of or involved in this mess and is surprised to learn that his enthusiasm is not widely shared.

by Anonymousreply 94Last Wednesday at 12:23 PM

Yeah we're different and proud to be so. Who cares what straight people think. I went to the Folsom in NYC one time and was that fun! No harm done to anyone. If you don't like it, don't go.

by Anonymousreply 95Last Wednesday at 1:28 PM

^No harm done? NO HARM DONE?!?!? What about all the STDs, including HIV, that are passed back and forth at these "harmless" events? How about the drug overdoses? This is hedonism at its most appalling and disgusting. Pure unadulterated filth, if you ask me.

by Anonymousreply 96Last Wednesday at 1:45 PM

r96 don't have sex with bears.

by Anonymousreply 97Last Wednesday at 1:54 PM

People like r93 are why the Folsom Street Fair is now about as exciting and erotic as an afternoon of shuffleboard aboard a Disney cruise.

Tell me, dear, how *do* you manage to type while clutching those pearls of yours so tightly?

by Anonymousreply 98Last Wednesday at 2:00 PM

r97, no worries there! I only have sex with my partner. We are fully monogamous. Neither of us would entertain the idea of hooking up outside the relationship. And certainly not with any of those biohazard poster boys.

by Anonymousreply 99Last Wednesday at 2:02 PM

Why don't you Go fight global warming or plastic pollution. You'll save more lives and prevent more disease that way. Go away instead of trying to stop other people having fun that you are incapable of having

by Anonymousreply 100Last Wednesday at 2:07 PM

^^^^^ fully monogamous

That's what you think poor thing, monogamous until I fuck your husband. Monogamy is usually a one way street.

by Anonymousreply 101Last Wednesday at 2:24 PM

Quick FYI for all you pearl-clutchers: The fascists don’t hate us because a few of us act naughty for a few hours every year on a few blocks of closed-off San Francisco streets; they hate us because we [bold]exist[/bold].

When they come to throw you into the boxcars, your protests of “but I was one of the GOOD gays!” will fall on deaf ears.

by Anonymousreply 102Last Wednesday at 2:28 PM

[quote] All these events do is reinforce to the straight world the perception

Who gives a fuck? Do you always live your life obsessively worrying about other people's perception of you? What an exhausting existence.

by Anonymousreply 103Last Wednesday at 2:59 PM

R83 - get a room - WHORE!

by Anonymousreply 104Last Wednesday at 4:32 PM

Miss R62 will purchase no panties that don't bunch up as tightly as possible.

by Anonymousreply 105Last Wednesday at 4:34 PM

Need to break out the leather and practice my rosebud.

by Anonymousreply 106Last Wednesday at 4:40 PM

For anyone interested: the Bearrison Street Fair is coming in October in San Francisco. It will most likely have a huge turn out. Looks like it could be a lot of fun.

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by Anonymousreply 107Last Thursday at 6:15 AM

Can't wait! Can I bring my dudebro, antibacterial-resistant gonorrhea?

by Anonymousreply 108Last Thursday at 6:24 AM

Is the antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea raging in the community now? I’ve been hearing about that ever since PrEP was introduced and proven to be safe and effective.

Also, are there any actual sexual minorities other than gay men at these events? Seems like it’s predominantly gay leather dudes. Why use ‘LGBTQ’ like the OP’s article does when we all know this is for gay men?

Lastly, San Francisco has always been abbreviated SF or “San Fran”. I have never seen “SFC” anywhere until this thread.

by Anonymousreply 109Last Thursday at 7:06 AM

R109, Folsom attracts a substantial female contingent, at least some of whom are BDSM-oriented (and eager to show off). But most are just there to gawk.

by Anonymousreply 110Last Thursday at 8:03 AM

We get gay marriage and the younger guys go christian conservative…..do you really think they accept you. If gay rights groups cared about what the straight heterosexual community liked or wanted ….we’d all be in the closet still..wake up fuckers

by Anonymousreply 111Last Thursday at 11:56 AM
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