Where the Bears are: A History of Finding Our Tribe with Daddy Gary
Bear culture exploded on the scene in the 80’s, but where did it start? How and why did we build a sub-culture around large, hairy men and how has that image continued to evolve? Join us to explore the earliest representations of bears in art, porn and erotica, and discuss the historic connections to motorcycle clubs, leather and sex.
Gary Wasdin is the Executive Director of the Leather Archives & Museum in Chicago, IL. He is a librarian with a career that spans academic, public and research libraries across the US. Gary has a Master of Library Science and a Master of Science in English from Southern CT State University, and a BA in Theatre from Augusta (GA) College. Gary is a Bi Dom Leather Daddy who flags red, yellow, tan and hunter green on the left. He lives in Chicago with his boy Jon.you can find him in various places as chicagocigardad.