In San Francisco in the s, any hairy man of whatever shape was referred to as a 'bear' until the term was appropriated by larger men, and other words had to be used to describe hairy other-shaped men such as otter slim , cub young bear on the way , or wolf hairy, medium build.
Bear (gay culture)
Lesbian , gay , bisexual , and transgender LGBT slang.
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