New York stands for Equality
As we go through difficult times in the United States with racial divisions the Bear Community of New York City is standing together to fight for all our brothers and sisters who come from other lands to find safety and a better future.
The Deep End
On August 3rd, Three Bears and a Cub, conducted a fund raising to support the Immigration Equality Movement. Passionate for our community, Joe Mannetti, Mister International Daddy Bear 2009, shared a story about how his family migrated from Italy seeking a better life after the war. Thats the reason why he started raising funds for Immigration Equality, along to Dan Jimenez, Mister New York Unlimited Bear 2018, George Williams, Mister New York Unlimited Cub 2018 and Jed Ryan, Mister North American Bear 2012. The event was celebrated at The Deep End, an artsy bar located in Ridgewood, New York. Various performers from the community shared their talents. It was a night full of joy and unity
The 2019 Crowning Moment!
We have a new team of Kings to represent New York and New Jersey in the next Mister Unlimited Bear and Cub 2019 to be held in Hickory, North Carolina in October 3-6.
Sir Onix Buddah was sashed as Mister New York Unlimited Bear 2019 along to Robert Benedetto as the new Mister New York Unlimited Cub 2019.Kenny McGill, is our new and first ever Mister New Jersey Unlimited Cub 2019 and will be representing the State at the national contest.
The New York community is known to be pioneers with human rights and I was glad to see our people still standing strong together against inequality.
Mr. New York Cub - Robert Benedetto
I'm Robert Benedetto. I spent the first few years of my career traveling the world. When I finally was able to settle down in NYC I found my place playing Rugby for the Gotham Knights. This organization changed my life and helped me find my confidence. Inspired by this I led fundraising efforts to make sure it would last for generations. Now I am branching out to try and expand my fundraising efforts to the larger gay community. I'm excited for the platform of Mr. NY Unlimited Cub and all the people I can reach through it.
Mr. New Jersey Cub - Kenny Mcgill
My name is Kenny McGill, I live in Laurel Springs NJ! I’m 23 years old, I am a Gogo-Cub, I work at Starbucks, Sam Smith is My ABSOLUTE favorite artist ever!! I really Can’t wait to Cultivate and Create Bear/Cub events here in New Jersey and Establish the Unlimited Contest in New Jersey because I’m the first Person In New Jersey To Have this Title!
Mr. New York Bear - Sir Buddha Onyx
Mr. Unlimited Bear NYC 2019 Buddha Onyx is a native NYC Chef, Leatherman & Kinkster. He is currently a manager at a trendy salon in SoHo and the Owner of a small catering business “Flavor of Buddha“. This full brother of Onyx New York Northeast has years of experience volunteering and advocating against adult bullying in POC LGBTQI spaces.