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Everyone is invited to two free Lit-BEAR-ary events during Summer Bear Week in Ptown!

A listening party and reception with Lambda Literary Award-winning bear author Jeff Mann,
visiting from Virginia to present his books: Edge: Travels of an Appalachian Leather Bear, & A History of Barbed Wire

Jeff Mann
Friday, July 16th, 12:00 noon – 1:00pm, 2010
U U Meeting House
236 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

Facebook event page:
(I'll be introducing Jeff for this event.)

Does a bear read on the beach? You bet your sweet woof he does!
A reading and book signing for the new anthology
Bears in the Wild front coverBears in the Wild: Hot & Hairy Fiction
with contributor Jeff Mann and editor R. Jackson

Saturday, July 17th, 11:00am – 12:00 noon, 2010
Toys of Eros
200 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

Facebook event page:

Both events are free, and open to the adult public — non-bears welcome!
Hosted by
Northeast Ursamen, Bear Bones Books, Toys of Eros, and


Vote for "Bear Soup" as Best Bear Podcast!

Vote for "Bear Soup" as Best Bear Podcast!

Grrreetings, to all my pals and fans:

It's been a great year since re-starting up the Bear Soup podcast! We've had fabulous interviews with musician Jeff Heiskell and proprietor Joe Maulucci, news about bear media and events, readings from Ron's and other important new work in Bear Studies, and plenty of other great bearstuff you won't find in any other podcast.
So now it's time to give a little bit o' bearlove back!

Please vote (early and often!) for my podcast "Bear Soup" as Best Bear Podcast 2009 in the Complete Bear's poll:

You have until December 31st to vote, but why wait? Vote for Bear Soup now and keep Spunkdaddy happy!

And thanks!

2009 Best of Bears

What, no "Best Bear Book" category this year?!?  (UPDATE: They added it!)

Please nominate and vote for
Bear of the Year – RON SURESHA
Best Bear Blog/Podcast – BEAR SOUP

2009 Best of the Bears

Got Fur’s fourth annual poll, the very best in all things ursine. Best of the Bears

We will take nominations until 11/15. Send your nominations to

Voting will be from 11/16 -12/31.

  • Bear of the Year -
  • Best Bear Website –
  • Best Bear Blog/Podcast –
  • Best Bear Porn Site –
  • Best Bear Video –
  • Best Bear Porn Star –
  • Best Bear Business –
  • Best Bear Publication –
  • Best Bear Club/Organization –
  • Best Bear Run –
  • Best Bear Bar –
  • Best Bear Fundraiser –
  • Best Bear Campsite/Accommodations –
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  • Best Bear Performer –

Bears on Bears noted in ABL

This issue (”Falling in Love” #17) of A Bear’s Life magazine noted the revised edition of Bears on Bears!

Bears on Bears

A revised and expanded edition of the “invaluable book” on Bears

Revealing, challenging, often humorous, Bears on Bears is a groundbreaking book that examines the homomasculine subculture called Bears.
In 30 wide-ranging interviews, 62 men reveal their experiences as gay, bi, and trans Bears and Bear-lovers who find their physical image and personal lifestyle at odds with stereotypically ephebic, effeminate, fashion-obsessed gay male culture. Finding intimate affirmation within the increasingly international Bear brotherhood, they discuss coming-out as and homomasculine Bears and trace the early history of Bear community and subculture.

Contributors include comedian Bruce Vilanch, “Survivor” Richard Hatch, model Jack Radcliffe, and authors David Bergman, Michael Bronski, Jack Fritscher, Wayne Hoffman, Arnie Kantrowitz, Richard Labonté, Dr. Lawrence Mass, Eric Rofes, Mark Thompson, and Les K. Wright.

The revised edition, which is the second title from the Bear Bones Books imprint of Lethe Press, features fresh interviews with filmmakers Kevin Bowe (A Bear’s Story) and Dan Hunt (Bear Run), Sirius OutQ radio personality Larry Flick, Bear Like Me author Jonathan Cohen, and Metropolitan Community Church founder Rev. Troy Perry.

Bears on Bears confronts conventional images of male beauty and contemporary concepts of masculinity in a moving and colorful portrait of a men’s community that makes for fascinating reading on many levels.
328 pages, softbound, $25. ISBN-10: 1590212444, ISBN-13: 978-1590212448

Order your copy now from Amazon of “the invaluable book” on Bears.


RJS @ Celebrate Bisexuality Day, Thursday in Boston

Happy Celebrate Bisexuality Day!
Find out more info about the high holiday
See what others are doing around the world to celebrate CBD
GLAAD is dedicating a day of posts on their blog to CBD. 
The BRC and Fenway Health's Boundless Program invite you to Celebrate Bisexuality Day on Thursday, September 24th!
Thursday, Sept 24
7-10 pm
Club Cafe
209 Columbus Ave, Boston
Hors d'ouevres
P.S.: It's FREE! 
Want to help?

If you'd like to help decorate, greet attendees, staff the table, etc. Email to find out how.
it's not a phase
Visit the BRC table at CBD and check out the fabulous new t-shirts and buttons with our new slogan on it (see above).
Bisexual Resource Center
P.O. Box 1026
Boston, MA 02117

Forward this email to make sure all your friends will be there. 
BRC logo
Celebrate Bisexual Books!
Connect with the Local Community!
Have a Great Night Out at Club Café!
GB2: Meet the editors and writers!

GB2 Cover
Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World is now in its second edition, with 36 new entries, representing 42 countries. You'll get a chance to hear from the editors and local contributors at CBD!

It's a must-have on your bookshelf. Get your copy at CBD for only $15!
What else can you expect?Becca D'Bus
  • Becca D'Bus will be our fab-U-lous emcee and will perform as well!
  • Ron Suresha: Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey
  • The Annual Unsung Hero Awards
  • And MORE!

photo credit:

Visit for more info about the Bisexual Resource Center.

I'll be presenting some fun material from Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey. Please join us tomorrow for CBD at Club Cafe!

Bear Soup runs again!

Bear Soup runs again!

Bear Soup #52

Bear Soup podcast, episode #52, streams online, Monday, September 7th, at 10:00pm Eastern & Pacific on Repeats on Wednesday, same times. Bon appetit!

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"Hello, my name is WOLF BEAR"

  • My debut (”Hello! My Name Is Wolfbear”) as an extra for Bear City, the movie; meeting the director and writer Doug Langway; and bear-cinema aficionado / exec producer Lewis Tice. Look for Bear City out in 2010! More on this next show too!
  • An interview with filmmaker Kevin Bowe (A Bear’s Story), one of five new interviews in BoB2
  • A fine review of Bears on Bears, revised edition, by polarbear Wayne Courtois, in “Out in Print
  • Appearances: I AM Festival in New London Saturday, Sept. 12th; Celebrate Bisexuality Day in Boston Sept. 24th.
  • Shoutouts!
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Bear Soup #51

Bear Soup podcast, episode #51, will stream online, Monday, August 24, at 10:00pm Eastern & Pacific on

  • My interview with Dan Hunt, director/producer of the documentary film Bear Run, which ran on the Logo channel last year. The interview originally appeared in Bear magazine #66 and is featured in full in the new edition of Bears on Bears: Interviews and Discussions
  • Casting call for bears in the NYC area for the new feature-length movie, Bear City. Lunch provided!
  • Satire from Roman Hans and SD: Bu$h’s horrible terrible awful no-good BF. Original on YouTube here — 3,000+ views!
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Bear Soup #50a

The two-year hibernation is over! Bear Soup podcast, episode #50a, will stream online again tonight, Monday, August 17, at 10:00pm Eastern on

Joining us in the Bear Soup hot tub this week:

Jeff Heiskell

Jeff Heiskell

  • Interview with singer/songwriter/musician, former Judybats lead man, now solo artist and all-around cool Knoxville dude, Jeff Heiskell.Check out Bearotic’s excellent article on Heiskell. Check out Heiskell’s MySpace page. Buy the Heiskell album Clip-On Nose Ring at Amazon.
  • a Turkish bear joke from the collection of folktales I compiled this year
Disclaimer: Clothing and rubber duckies optional. No rubber duckies were harmed in the making of this audio. Some wrinkling, shrinkage, or discoloration may occur. Check with your doctor to see if you’re healthy enough to sit in the hot tub for a half-hour or longer.

Kinsey Male Report

Reading at CBD Boston Sept. 24th

I'll be presenting from Bi Perspectives on Kinsey at CBD Boston this year!

BRC Marks Celebrate Bisexuality Day (CBD) for 11th Year

On Thursday, September 24, 7-10 pm, at Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Ave., the Bisexual Resource Center of Boston (BRC) and the New England bi community will be celebrating bisexuality and honoring books about bisexuals. This is the 11th year that BRC will observe Celebrate Bisexuality Day (CBD). The listening party will include hors d'oeuvres, music, great bi community, bi-positive products, plus entertaining readings from the new second edition of Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World and Ron Suresha's anthology, a Lambda Literary Award finalist, Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey.

Fenway Health's Boundless program co-sponsors again.




A men's health survey

Gay/Bi Men Anal Cancer Survey

A men's health announcement from The National LGBT Cancer Network. Please participate!

The National LGBT Cancer Network wants to do something about the
increasing prevalence of anal cancer in our community.

First, we need to find out what people know about anal cancer. We are
asking gay and bisexual men to complete a brief (5-minute) anonymous
online survey to assess their knowledge of anal cancer. We are
particularly interested in hearing from men of color and hope that you
will publicize this request through your blog, listserves, website and
mailing lists. The more respondents we have, the more we learn.

In the general population, anal cancer is a rare disease, but among men
who have sex with men (MSM), the incidence of anal cancer is 40% higher
and increasing annually. However, the majority of gay men know little
about the disease, have ever been tested for it, or even know that
screening tests exit. Health care professionals, too, remain divided on
how and whether to screen for it. In fact, a standardized screening
protocol for anal cancer does not yet exist.

To participate, click here
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To learn more about cancer in the LGBT community and the work of the
National LGBT Cancer Network, please visit our website, <>


I was surprised how many answers I had to just guess.
Bi Men

RJS on TaLL Show, 7/8/09

RJS on TaLL Show, 7/8/09: Note to Task Force

Thanks again to the TaLL gals for letting me talk on their show again Wednesday, July 8th to share my open letter to Rea Carey, executive director of the Gay & Lesbian Task Force. I sent two voicemails, email, and a posted letter, but Ms Carey did not respond.

On the TaLL Show, July 8, 2009

Local author, anthologist, and activist, Ron Suresha returns to our show to read on air the letter he wrote to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force to address the national trend of bisexual erasure.  We also talk about the on-going disparity at the federal level for same sex marriages thanks to DOMA, even when your local state allows it (Federal Tax rates and benefits, healthcare access when you travel, social security benefits for your same sex spouse, etc) and how to appeal to the hearts and minds of the rest of the country.

Ron on The TALL Group Show, 7/8/09