Co-secretaries general Alvar and Dmitry at the international Bear gathering, Bearty-Tallinn, in the Estonian capital:
co-secretary general John at Norwegian Bears, Oslo:
to help monitor the growing amount of Bear culture in art, photography, films, music, poetry around the world.
and to make recommendations for the annual Bears International award diplomas for art and international solidarity -- along with the Bears International award team.
Working with the ILGCN Information Secretariat and other secretariats, this new secretariat aims to help challenge the homophobia of politicians, church leaders and media -- especially in Russia, Belarus and elsewhere -- insisting that all gays are skinny, misguided teenagers living on bar stools, contributing nothing to a nation's culture and identity, deserving no human rights and no protection from violent attacks from neo nazis and hooligans.
|Albert Koomen (Australia), Bear International award-winner for his film, "Bear in the Bedroom"|
|John Earhart (Norway) receiving his Bear International diploma at a Bearty-Tallinn event.|
|Bear International award-winners Mike Wyeld and Charlie Hunter (UK/Canada) with Alvar (middle) at their "Love" exhibition in Tallinn.|
Vladamir Bob Lysenko (Moscow, Russia), Bears International award-winning photographer,
holding up the Bear International award diploma to Moscow Bears.