Dottie was a long time fan of the Sisters for much of his teen and adult life, but he never really saw himself joining their ranks until 2016 when the presidential election made very clear that things had taken a very serious turn in our country.

As a big, burly bear in real life, Dottie doesn’t get clocked a lot and felt relatively safe. And to be honest… he’d grown very comfortable in that safety. He was convinced “better days” were ahead for all. But Trump’s election made very clear to Dottie that he needed more skin in the game. Because until we are ALL safe, none of us are. So, he joined this organization because of his love for them and the fact that there’s no point tottering around in drag and heels in Texas that Dottie is not painfully aware of where he is. It grounds him and reminds him of how much work we still have to do in Texas and the rest of the nation to ensure that everyone is treated with dignity and respect. No matter WHO they are.

Dottie is the “Black and Blue” sister and has a passionate drive to help homeless LGBTQ+ youth, as he was once one of them. You will find him at women’s marches, at protests about children being separated at the border, and anywhere he feels that he can help support, love, and bolster the voices of those who need to be heard.

If you see her out and about… be sure to stop and get a big ol hug from this Daddy Bear named Dottie Bair.