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Care Bears In Action: Jed Ryan and Joe Mannetti

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Candi & Randy welcome Jed Ryan and Joe Manetti to the show.

Joe Mannetti is an actor and public person known for his connection to the LGBT members who identify as "Bears." He's won several Bear titles while living in California including Mr. Southern California Cub 2006, Mr. Long Beach Pride Bear/Cub 2008, Mr. Los Angeles Bear 2008, Mr. Southern California Bear 2008, and Mr. International Daddy Bear 2009 at one of the last IBR events held in San Francisco, CA.

His contest appearances led to many photographers seeking him to pose for several pin-up galleries on Bear websites. Joe has used the spotlight to promote fundraising for HIV/AIDS support services, organizations that help LGBTQ youth, outreach and improved services for Transgender people.

Jed Ryan is Mr. North American Bear 2012 and Mr. Rawhide NYC 2011. He is an award winning Freelance Writer/Photographer: Stonewall Society Pride in the Arts Awards "Reviewer of the Year" 2005; Pride In the Arts "MOJO" Award 2010.  His articles and/or photos have appeared in Long Island Pride Press (LIPP), Outlook Long Island Magazine, Rainbow Community News, Mid Alantic Pride Press (MAPP),Out Magazine, and The Archive: The Journal of the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation.

Jed and Joe are part of "Care Bares in Action." a fundraiser for the AIDS project in New Haven.