2005 we met Luis, a gifted young man who had
a lot of curiosity about the bear/gay community
but not enough experience to know about the
pitfalls. Thanks to our own experiences being
"mentored" by older guys who didn't
want us to learn all this from the streets,
we jumped at the opportunity to share our lives
with Luis so could benefit from our experiences.
is now 2010 and nearly six years later. We got
to to see Luis become an adult, a man, and a
bear in his own right.
were there to hold him up when he failed at
love and supported him when he eventually gained
enough experience to find and maintain a stable
relatiohship with his partner William.
were fortunate enough to be there as he found
himself and his own place and viewpoint and
are gratefull to have been part of the process.
just graduated college and we got to meet his
really great parents.
we let Luis go as the master of his own life,
we feel closer to him than ever before. He will
always be considered part of our family.