The Yorkshire Bears Community run group

The Yorkshire Bears social group was formed back in 2012 by former Mr Bear UK winner Geoff Widdop, with the aim of providing an opportunity for likeminded guys to get together and socialise both on & off the gay scene venues across the area. Following their successful launch the group won a number of awards at the Leeds LGBT awards, including Best Social Group, Best Support Group and Geoff taking away the award for Best Volunteer.

Following a few months break towards the end of 2013 the group has re-launched with a number of non scene fun social events over the Spring of 2014, leading up to additional nights out starting in the Summer. The group is currently meeting in Leeds venues, but will be looking further afield in the future.

Although coined with the title ‘Bears’, the group openly welcomes guys of all states and statures, bears & cubs, twinks & twonks, otters & ewoks, chubs & chasers – and the majority of people who just like to be known as a ‘person’. The Yorkshire Bears is all about providing a fun and supportive environment for gay men to socialise and for friendships to grow.

For details of events please contact a member of the team.

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Twitter: @YorkshireBears