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  • 20/05/2021 11:03 | Anonymous

    The current and past Harbour City Bears committee members are so sad at the sudden loss of a beautiful man who made such a solid contribution this community. Our condolences to his partner Brett and family.

    Hospitalised three and a half weeks ago, Philip died unexpectedly due to completely unforeseen complications 14 may 2021. Funeral details below.

    May we always take heart from those that have taken a stand before us. Thank you for leaving your stamp on the club.


    Sydney Star Observer - APRIL 20, 2008

    Sydney’s Harbour City Bears (HCB) have introduced a partner membership option as a way of pressuring all levels of government to recognise same-sex relationships.

    Group vice-president and membership officer Phillip Penwright said the move was a way for HCB to show it was serious about partner recognition.

    “It’s a show of solidarity from our members,” he said. “We have all been trying to get federal and state recognition for our relationships – this is one way the Harbour City Bears can stand up and hopefully get us all a step closer.

    “We have already had over a dozen couples say they plan to take up partnership membership.”

    The new partner membership will cost $50 for a couple. Previously membership was $30 per person. Concession memberships are also available.

    HCB members and a couple of more than two years Mick Perry and Tony Grant said the membership change was a step forward.

    “Being in a committed relationship and not having to present ourselves as individuals, but as a couple, is a big step in the right direction,” Tony said.

    “Recognition for who and what we are within our society will bring awareness to all government and statutory organisations.”

  • 16/05/2021 23:51 | Anonymous

    Hibearnate in the South & Expose yourself in the North but this is the place to be Loud & Proud this year!

    BEAR PRIDE 2021 - 25 Years HCB + Proud!

    Save the dates, put in the holiday leave, book the flights, surf a couch, whatever it takes to be in Sydney, Australia from the 19th - 22nd AUGUST.

    Venues, further details and tickets will be released after Southern Hibearnation 21.  Look forward to Welcome, Day Events, MR HCB Competition, Bear Pit and Recovery.


  • 01/05/2021 18:55 | Anonymous

    Next FRIDAY night, 7th MAY...     

    It would have been Touko Laaksonen - Tom of Finland's 101st Birthday this Saturday 8th May. To honour his works and vision and impact on our community we are encouraging everyone to put on your chaps, your muir cap, whatever your best fetish gear and get on down to Kinselas, the Friday home of the Harbour City Bears.


    Dj's from 5pm -2am
    - 5-8PM BABY BEAR
    - 8-11PM DIVISION
    - 11-2AM DJ PUPPY

    #KINK #Leather #Rubber #TomOfFinland #Fetish

  • 01/05/2021 18:39 | Anonymous

    Hey Bears,

    This Sunday will be our last time at the Bank Hotel - Newtown. Some 5 or more years of good times and memories have been spent here so drop on by from 4pm to have a cheerio beverage or 2!

    Next week we will be gathering weekly upstairs at Town Hall Hotel, Newtown


  • 30/03/2021 00:56 | Anonymous

    In a break with past history, Bears wil be on this THURSDAY night @ Kinselas instead of Good Friday.  Given this is our first opportunity to dance in soooooo long, Thursday night affords us a longer time to celebrate shaking our booties again.

    More details here...

  • 01/03/2021 15:23 | Anonymous

    For our own dissemination of PR/Media on the Harbour City Bears, we were wondering where you got your LGBTIQA+ specific news from.  This is an anonymous survey to help us get our profile to the places where you and your peers get their queer news from.

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  • 27/02/2021 12:41 | Anonymous

    Despite popular opinion and all of us to wanting it otherwise, Bears has not yet started up on a weekly basis at the Bank Hotel - Newtown. We will let you know when this changes.  In the meantime the Bank downstairs is still a great place to chill and see out the weekend.

  • 18/02/2021 01:52 | Anonymous

    We open our festival under the stars with a film that presents a leading duo you’ll never forget."

    "Trying to survive the sexually-charged world of senior high school, meek Eddie (Fionn O’Shea) and rebellious Amber (Lola Petticrew) decide the logical solution to avoid speculation on their sexuality is to date each other! However, when you’re lying on the outside, what does that actually do to how you feel at heart? "

  • 18/02/2021 01:48 | Anonymous

    Fair Day at The Bank

    Join us as The Bank Hotel kicks Mardi Gras season off on Sunday 21st February and celebrate what would have been the annual Mardi Gras Fair Day!
    Celebrations will be kicking off at 2pm and numbers are limited to 100 persons seated upstairs at Waywards.
    (Current NSW Gov restrictions)

    - DJ Tom Rogers 3-5pm
    - DJ Charles 5-7pm

    Member Drink Discounts
    - $7 house spirits
    - selected schooners for $7
    - $19 jugs
    - $6 schooners of Pure Blonde (event sponsor)

    Can't wait to see you there!

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