Bear Soup #53

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Bear Soup #53 tonight

Bear Soup podcast, episode #53, will stream on tonight, Monday, September 14th, at 10:00pm Eastern & Pacific; repeats Wednesday, same times.

This week:

Ahmet Yildiz
Ahmet Yildiz, Turkish bear activist, murdered in "honor" killing
Ahmet's partner at the side of his coffin
  • Special report on Turkish bear activist, Ahmet Yıldız, who was shot as an “honor killing,” with part of an article from the Independent; audio from a memorial video by bears, Ahmet Yıldız is my family; breaking news this week about Ahmet’s accused killer, his father; and a comment on homophobia and closeted homosexuality in fundamentalist Muslim cultures.
  • ahmet_yildiz-thumb-550x778-1188In the Lit-Bear-ary Corner: reading of a selection on Bear subculture from Faeries, Bears, and Leathermen: Men in Community Queering the Masculine
    by Peter Hennen (University of Chicago, 2008). Hennen is asst professor of psychology the Ohio State University at Newark.
  • Ben & Jerry’s changes flavor name to “Hubby Hubby” in honor of Vermont same-sex marriage. But what about the womyn?
  • Fake Jellybean “Manly Flavors” from
  • Shoutouts!

The rubber duckies are bobbling in the hot tub bubbles, so grab a towel, and drop in for a brand new BEAR SOUP!

Bear Soup is sponsored by Bear Bones Books

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.