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About  The Capital Bears...


The Capital Bears was founded in late 2013 by Brian Chestelson and Nick Caruth in Des Moines, Iowa. ​

Mission Statement

Capital Bears is an inclusive group which focuses on providing the LGBTQIA+ community a safe and accepting social network. 


The Capital Bears aims to be a social group for the LGBTQIA members of the Iowa community. As a social group, Capital Bears strives to offer social activites that are safe and provide a good space to share ideas and meet individuals. 

Capital Bears' purpose is to create an atmosphere of social accepace among individuals who identify as bear, otter, cub, admirer, or supporter. 


Capital Bears is a welcoming group of all individuals that wish to participate. Capital Bears does not discriminate with regards to age, sex, sexual orientations, gender identity, race, ethnicity, color, religion, national orgin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, or marital status. 


Comments and Disclosure

We will allow comments on this site but reserve the right to not publish a comment, especially if the comment appears to be anonymous, vulgar, offensive, or just overall strange.

The Capital Bears retain all rights to our photos and content. If you want to use them please ask for our permission first.

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