I really trying to find where I belong. I had a great time laughing at this one! I'm somewhere in between a cub and a wolf though only moderately hairy. I got quite an education that summer! Take a few of these as an example.
This is not true for everyone. There isn't a set age, but if you're "younger looking," and have the same attributes, you're probably a Cub. I know I can't be the only guy like me, so what is my descriptive label? Another rude thing to call a gay person. Gender is the socialized consequence of our belief that men and women are and should be different in a wide range of behaviors and experiences. This guy prides himself on the fact that no one thinks he is gay until he tells them.
The earliest uses are mildly or strongly derogatory, and seem to come mostly from straight people. Les Wright's The Bear Book is a surprising collection of sociological and literary essays about gay Bears: I rather suspect the decline in visibility of the type has everything to do with aging. Celebrity Twink or Twunk: As a slang term used to describe a body type, the word Cub can be applied to gay and straight men alike. The international Bear flag was designed to represent the Bear subculture within the gay community.
Cross Dresser CD - The most neutral word to describe a person who dresses, at least partially or part of the time and for any number of reasons, in clothing associated with another gender within a particular society. Gay men do seem to travel in packs. But there are other factors beyond the physical ideal and inclusive attitude. You know, I think that beyond the physical bear characteristics, everything else is pretty loose. As more gay men have identified themselves as Bears, more bars , especially leather or western bars, have become Bear-friendly.