“Yo Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?”


This Gay Adult Picture Book takes a humorous look at Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle’s childhood beloved classic “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? “ and turns it into an Gay adult classic.

The hanky code it gained popularity in the mid 70’s, but it seems to have roots much further back. The hanky code gained popularity among gay men who were in search of casual sex.

The handkerchiefs were placed in your back pocket, essentially, and depending on the color,  symbolized a sexual fetish or a position. Hanky Codes like this were crucial to the early development of LGBTQ+ communities, but date back even further than the Gay Liberation movement, to the mid­ to late­19th century, the Gold Rush, and are still used in cities across the globe today.



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