After years of providing a safe place for queer men of all kinds we are pushing our message of body positivity and acceptance out into the world! We often get asked if someone is bearish enough to get involved at one of our events.  The answer to that question has always been for us that it does not matter, whether you are masculine or feminine,  the colour of your skin, whether you were born male or female, how old you are, how big or small you are, how furry or smooth you are.  What matters is having a welcoming attitude and caring demeanor to each other. 

We want everyone feel FABulous when they look in the mirror and when they come to one of our events.  Margaret Cho summarized it best with this quote:

"When you don't have self-esteem you will hesitate before you do anything in your life. You will hesitate to go for the job you really wanna go for, you will hesitate to ask for a raise, you will hesitate to call yourself an American, you will hesitate to report a rape, you will hesitate to defend yourself when you are discriminated against because of your race, your sexuality, your size, your gender. You will hesitate to vote, you will hesitate to dream. For us to have self-esteem is truly an act of revolution and our revolution is long overdue."

We are looking for you to say it loud and proud #iamfab!  

Watch for the Fellowship of Alberta Bears at Prides and community events across Alberta this summer as we spread the love with bear hugs and our #iamfab selfie booth so you can share your stories about acceptance and body positivity.   We are also looking for models of all shapes and sizes for our new community fundraiser calendar and event posters. 

More information on our campaign will be shared via our monthly newsletter and here on the albearta.org website and facebook group