Established in 1994, Motor City Bears is a Detroit-based social and fundraising group for gay male bears and their admirers. The group hosts regular monthly meet and greet gatherings at Affirmations LGBTQ community center in Ferndale and Saturday, July 20, they hold the next event. Held from 5 to 8 p.m., attendees are encouraged to chat with the Bears and to learn more about the group.
“The Bear Greet begins in the community room. We meet with members, friends and anyone that wants to stop by. Guests and visitors are always welcome,” said event organizers. “Then at 6 p.m., right after the Bear Greet our general meeting takes place. This includes discussions of past and upcoming activities and other club business. If you want to know if we’re the club for you, come check us out. The meeting usually lasts about an hour or so.”
Those who attend are invited to dinner afterward. All members, as well as those interested in joining the group and their guests, are welcome to attend the dinner, too.
Find out more about the Motor City Bears online via motorcitybears.wixsite.com or by visiting the group’s Facebook page. Affirmations is located at 290 W 9 Mile Road in Ferndale.