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:
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.