For those who are still in the dark as to what all those labels for various types of gay males actually signify, this link generously breaks it down in laymen’s terms.
As they put it:
Bears are chubby, hairy, masculine gay males who like beer and flannel shirts–but that’s just the superficial definition. There’s more to it, which you’ll learn if you read the link.
Cubs are basically young bears.
Otters are slimmer and less hairy bear admirers.
And wolves are bears that are more aggressive and overtly masculine.
God, I hate being called “a queen,” but at least that derives from royalty, not wildlife.
As long as we’re indulging in gay nature lingo, though, I wonder what a Wolverine is.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 18, 2012