The Northeast Ursamen as "Goldilocks & the 3 Bears"
in Hartford Pride, Summer 1994

The Northeast Ursamen is a non-political, gay fraternal organization that exists to provide bears and their admirers with opportunties to meet and enjoy time together in a variety of safe and fun social events. Think you're a bear? You like bears? Good - you've come to the right place!

The Northeast Ursamen came together in the fall of 1992, just as the Bear movement was taking its first steps out of the cave. It was a group of about two dozen guys from the Hartford/Springfield area who got the idea that the Northeast needed a bear club and brought the Northeast Ursamen into existence in October of that year. Since then, the Northeast Ursamen have been one of the largest and longest lasting bear clubs in the region, if not the entire country. Only a few, such as the Northwest Bears in Seatle, WA (1990), and the Great Lakes Bears in Chicago, IL (1989), rival the Northeast Ursamen's dominance and longevity. While other bear clubs have come and gone, the Northeast Ursamen have remained an active force in the region's Bear Community.

The Northeast Ursamen offer an array of events throughout the year to bring bears and their admirers out of their dens, to meet real people and make friends. Month to month, there's always something going on to help keep your social calendar active. Why not come out and attend a pot-luck dinner at a member's home to meet your fellow Ursamen in a lower-key, down-to-earth atmosphere? If you like the outdoors, there's river tubing in the summer and our annual trip to Hillside Campgrounds, deep in the Endless Mountains of PA. If you're feeling daring, come out to one of our Boots & Boxers parties and show us your underwear! And who couldmiss SpookyBear Weekend, the biggest Halloween Party in Provincetown?? Chances are, we have something to interest you!

The Northeast Ursamen bylaws are available here.

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