Born in the Chicago area, he moved to Rockford after growing up in the suburbs and exurbs. He now lives with and is happily married to his partner of nearly twenty years, Brent. Hence the concept of A Different Kind of Family as a novel was born. However, as the new millennium dawned, Follett put the story aside due to positive changes in his life.
Hanging Out at New York's Sex-Free, Alcohol-Free Bear Den
Urban Dictionary: Bear Cub Den
All photos by Amy Lombard. When you think about bears , you might think of heavy-set gay men in leather, but the bears of the New York Bear Den defy the stereotype. As I entered the Bear Den—a sober meet-up spot in Queens—I expected a casual bacchanalia , but instead, I found an endearing group of friends eating red velvet cake in the shape of a teddy bear. The New York Bear Den bills itself as a "hate-free, alcohol-free, attitude-free" alternative to the gay bar scene, and most members see body positivity as a core part of bear culture.
old Barebackin' Bear Den
Going to Europe in November open to other suggestions for my 30th birthday. Will likely be bringing several friends and hitting up some bars and just having a relaxing good time. To put it bluntly, I'm looking to get laid.
This lot carved out their niche on the fringe of the Marais on the lively Rue des Lombards where they fill the terrace and spill onto the street every night of the week, beers in hand. Welcoming and friendly, if just a bit imposing, the crowd splits time between the ground floor and the dance floor in the cellar. Bears, wolves and men who love hairy men also gather at the nearby Wolf. The crowd was friendly and the owner was extremely nice and came out to introduce himself to us. It is a fun , unpretentious bar and we had a wonderful time.