We began in 2012 with our 100 page monthly e-zine called Bear World Magazine which was sent out to 14,000 subscribers, with readership almost 30,000 a month. In September 2014 Bear World Magazine was evolved into a news/magazine website platform where stories are more easily promoted and shared across a large and unique audience. Bear World Magazine has now grown into being the number one online lifestyle magazine for the gay bear community achieving a reach that is over 250,000 people globally per month. We are now in the planning stages for launching a range of new magazine titles, click here for more information.

In 2017, Bear World Magazine Inc was born and we launched Bear World TV. We are developing a range of exciting and dynamic shows for the full LGBT audience. Check out our TV page for more information. 

Bear World Media drives brand awareness by partnering with several bear events around the world, FunTravel Guides, and other media partners

Bear World Magazine serves 1 million ad impressions per month, with key advertising customers in fashion, travel, events and luxury products

Bear World Media recognized as the authority on the bear community by CMI and LGBT Week NYC with our being CEO invited to speak at latter's 2017 conference


Richard Jones, CEO

Richard has worked for the last five years to get Bear World Magazine and Bear World Media to this point. He is the face of Bear World Media and is driving force of the business strategy. He works tirelessly to define the vision of Bear World Media, leading the way through an exciting period of growth.

Robin Gray, CCO

Robin leads on the creative direction of the company and all outputs, both online and TV. He is also responsible for the development of the upcoming TV shows and new online magazines, launching later in 2018. He remains actively involved as Editor of Bear World Magazine during this growth phase.

Connie Thorp, COO

Connie Thorp joins the Gray & Jones Media team as the outsourced COO. She brings 20 years’ experience working with Fortune 500 and Start-up Organizations providing Financial, HR and Administrative support and guidance. Connie is a trusted and respected finance professional with a history managing companies through periods of rapid growth.

Ingrid Galvez, Business Strategist

Ingrid Galvez’s strength is in her personal mantra “Cultivating Collaborative Communities”. She brilliantly combines her professional expertise and her personal passion to help individuals and teams find their personal power, step into leadership, develop and inspire others. Whether Ingrid is on a D&I panel at any given Fortune 500 or moderating a panel herself; she is driven to bringing perspective on the “Value of Diversity & Activating Inclusion” in the workplace.