RJS on TALL Show, 6/17/09: Obama, Free the Gays

Thanks again to the TaLL gals for inviting me on their cable access show, and for letting me read my letter to the President, “Obama, Free the Gays.”

Update: I’ll be on the TaLL Show again Wednesday, July 1st to talk about Obama’s meeting with GLBT activists.

nlcTrans June 17, 2009

Author, activist, and anthologist Ron Suresha returns to our show to talk about both being nominated and being a judge for the Lambda Literary Awards.  Ron brings copies of the finalists in the Transgender category and talks about why each book was a finalist.  As always we end up talking politics and current events as well.  Ron reads the letter he wrote to the President, “Obama: Free the Gays.”

Ron on the TALL Show, 6/17/09

Kalli and Tara have also invited me to return as a “regular” guest  again on Weds., July 8 & 22, and more or less every other week afterward, and I’ll be posting segments here.

Author: Ron Suresha

Ron Jackson Suresha is an editor, anthologist, and writer. He is considered an authority on emergent queer masculinities, in particular the subcultures of gay and bi male Bears and of male bisexuality. For Ron's service to the bear community, he was named "Bear of the Year" 2008. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Suresha attended the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, 1976-8), where he studied creative writing, and Vista College (Berkeley, Cal., 1989-92), where he studied American Sign Language. For more than two decades, he has worked as a freelance proofreader for trade book publishers such as Shambhala Publications. He was married in October 2004 to Rocco Russo. He is also a licensed Justice of the Peace in Connecticut, an ordained minister, ULC, and a member of the New London Green Party. Nonfiction works include Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions; Bi Men: Coming Out (coeditor, with Pete Chvany); Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey (editor). His latest book is The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin: Stories, jests, and donkey tales of the beloved Persian folk hero, published by Lethe Press.