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Bear World Magazine Awards Nominees Revealed!

We are proud to present the nominees for our first ever Bear World Magazine Awards taking place later this year!

As we announced last month, we at Bear World Magazine will be holding our inaugural awards ceremony in October of this year in New York City, sponsored by GrowlrApp and mistr. Since we are celebrating out 10th year in publication, we thought it the best way to honor our past while simultaneously looking towards the future of the bear community.

So many people have had such a major impact on bear culture, and while we wish we could honor them all, we feel the awards are a good start to acknowledge all of the people who have advanced our community and our visibility to the mainstream media and queer community. If your favorite person, event, or performer isn’t nominated this year, never fear, we are aiming to make this an annual occurrence so everyone gets to shine.

In the coming weeks and months we will be doing features on each Bear World Magazine Award category, highlighting the nominees and their work. We have already done a feature on Ali Lopez, the winner of the first Bear World Icon Award and will be publishing a feature soon with Adam Rodriguez-Routt, the first recipient of our Trailblazer Award!

The full list of nominees for the inaugural Bear World Magazine Awards can be found below:

  • Best Bear Event
    – Provincetown Bear Week
    – International Bear Convergence
    – Urban Bear NYC
    – BeefDip
    – Sitges Bear Week
    – Bears, Bikers & Mayhem
  • Best Bear Bar
    – Kings Arms London
    – Woof Berlin
    – Lone Star Saloon San Francisco
    – Bar Le Stud Montreal
    – Rockbar NYC
    – Ty’s NYC
  • Best Bear Club Night
    – Bearracuda
    – BEEFMINCE London
    – Club Chub LA
    – Bear Milk NYC
    – HEFT NYC
    – Bear Necessity Amsterdam
  • Best Bear Personality
    – Big Dipper
    – Lucy Stoole
    – Guillermo Diaz
    – Jonny McGovern
    – Daniel Franzese
    – Roulette Delgato
  • Best Bear Representation in the Media
    – Harvey Guillén
    – Brian Sims
    – Joshua R. Pangborn
    – Guy Branum
    – Dexter Mayfield
    – Yamil ‘Yam Yam’ Arocho
  • Best Bear Activist
    – Verity Smith
    – Nikki Wireman
    TJ Ngoma
    – Sunny Haynes
  • Best Bear Music Artist
    – Big Dipper
    – Big Daddy Karsten
    – Nakia
    – Dapper Dan Midas
    – Benjamin Koll
    – Roulette Delgato
  • Best Bear Retailer
    – Mistr Bear
    – Bear-Tastic
    – Wolfstryker Leather
    – Burly Shirts
    – Den Loungewear
    – Cub and Bare
  • Best Bear Adult Performer
    – Hunter Scott
    – Leo McLoud
    – Justin West
    – Seattle Dad
    – Oscar Bear
    – Will Angell
  • Best Bear Adult Site

The winners will be decided on by YOU, our loyal readers, so make sure your voices are heard!

Public voting is now OPEN! Head to BEARWORLDMAG.COM/VOTE23 to cast your votes!

BWM Staff

Our Staff Writing Team works hard to bring you great content and share news & events from the bear community and beyond.

3 thoughts on “Bear World Magazine Awards Nominees Revealed!

  • Other than “Bar La Stud” in Montreal, Quebec is there anything thing else Canadian that can be voted for???
    The world and not even the Gay Bear world has it’s center in the U.S. a country that isn’t even very good with/for Gay stuff anymore!!!
    Dad aka Sir aka Master-JACK ️‍
    In Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

    • It’s nice for the community

  • Wellington from south Africa

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