Sunday, 17 June 2007
Gay Pride 2007: Bears
The most bear-faced (sorry) of all the many bears. There's been an exponential increase in the bear category since 2000, as some of these photographs indicate. Cynically, this is a marketing miracle, in that it's managed to transform overweight hairy men who look more like American rednecks than anything else into something worthy of desire on a massive scale. But it's also a reminder that the movement is, as we used to say about the labour party, a broad church, with room for everyone. Which is far more important.