Ron Suresha


Ron Suresha

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name = Ron Suresha



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occupation = author, editor, cultural critic
nationality = American/Native American
period = late 20th/early 21st century
genre = books, essays, magazine articles
subject = Bisexuality, Bear community and LGBT rights movement
movement = Bisexual / LGBT rights movement
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website = http://www.ronsuresha.com/
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Ron Suresha, pen names Ron Jackson Suresha and Ron Jackson, is an American author and anthologist of books centering on gay and bisexual men's subcultures, particularly the Bear community.

Biography

Suresha was born in Detroit, Michigan. In a book chapter on bears of color, the author stated that he had some Native American ancestry.

Suresha and his husband (styled "husbear"), Rocco Russo, were legally married in Provincetown, Massachusetts, in October 2004, and received a Connecticut civil union one year later. They live in New London, Connecticut.citation |url=http://www.uri.edu/glbt/symposium.shtml |title=Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Center: Backstory & Backlash |periodical=University of Rhode Island |accessdate=2007-10-04]

Suresha's nonfiction anthology, "Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions" (2002), includes 25 dialogues with 57 bear-identified men and bear-lovers from around the world, such as comedian Bruce Vilanch, porn model Jack Radcliffe, and "Survivor" star Richard Hatch. In the introduction, Suresha asserts that "Bears on Bears" is "the first interview book ... compiled primarily from online interactions" using Internet chat technology.

With Pete Chvany, Suresha edited the nonfiction book "Bi Men : Coming Out Every Which Way" (2006). Suresha's two bisexual men's anthologies were named finalists in the 2006 Lambda Literary Awards (Lammys) in Bisexual Literature.

In 2008, Suresha edited for "Journal of Bisexuality" a special issue commemorating the sexagennial (60th) anniversary of the publication of "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male", commonly known as the Kinsey Report. Suresha has also edited several men's fiction anthologies.

ee also

*Bisexual Community
*Bisexual Resource Center
*Bear community

elected bibliography

Nonfiction

* "Mugs o' Joy: Delightful Hot Drinkables." self-published, 1998.
* "Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions." Los Angeles: Alyson, 2002. ISBN 1555835783
* "Bi Men: Coming Out Every Which Way." Binghamton, NY: Haworth, 2006. ISBN 1560236159 (edited with Pete Chvany)
* "Kinsey Zero through Sixty." Journal of Bisexuality / Taylor & Francis, 2008 (editor)

Fiction

* "Bearotica: Hot Hairy, Heavy Fiction." Los Angeles: Alyson, 2002. ISBN 1555835775 (editor)
* "Bear Lust: More Hot Hairy, Heavy Fiction." Los Angeles: Alyson, 2004. ISBN 1555838189 (editor)
* "Bi Guys: Firsthand Fiction for Bisexual Men and Their Admirers." Binghamton, NY: Haworth, 2006. ISBN 1560236140 (editor)
* "Power-bären" German translation of "Bear Lust." Berlin: Bruno Gmünder, 2005.

Non-fiction anthologies (contributor)

* Les K. Wright, editor. "The Bear Book: Readings in the History and Evolution of a Gay Male Subculture." Binghamton, NY: Haworth, 1997. ISBN 1560238909
* Les K. Wright, editor. "The Bear Book II: Readings in the History and Evolution of a Gay Male Subculture." Binghamton, NY: Haworth, 2001. ISBN 1560231653
* Greg Wharton and Ian Philips, editors. "I Do/I Don't: Queers on Marriage" San Francisco: Suspect Thoughts, 2004. ISBN 0974638870

Fiction anthologies (contributor)

* Mark Hemry, editor. "Tales from the Bear Cult." San Francisco: Palm Drive Books, 2001. ISBN 189083436X
* Tim Barela. "How Real Men Do It." Minneapolis: Palliard, 2003. ISBN 1884568068 (introduction)
* Michael Huxley, editor. "Men, Amplified." Herndon, VA: Starbooks, 2004. ISBN 1891855360

References

External links

* [http://www.ronsuresha.com/ Ron Suresha] (website)
* [http://wolfbear.livejournal.com/ SpunqDaddy's Beard] (blog)


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