Bear Soup #70: exclusive Ahmet Yıldız update

Bear Soup, with Ron Suresha

Bear Soup #70

Bear Soup, with Ron Suresha, streams online Monday, April 12th, at 10:00pm Eastern & Pacific on BearRadio.net. Repeats Wednesday, same times. In this 70th edition of Bear Soup:

  • Breaking news on the case of Ahmet Yıldız, the Turkish gay bear who was murdered by his father in a so-called family honor killing — including:
    • an article from bianet.org, “No Significant Progress in Murder Case of Ahmet Yıldız,” and
    • a special message from Ahmet’s partner, Ibrahim Can, for Bear Soup listeners:

    Ahmet Yildiz was shot dead in front of his flat. that crime would never came out if i did not tell about. i do stil have a lot of problems to bring the murderers to the justice becouse the justice is not working well  for gays anyway in turkey.

  • A New Yorker cartoon on testosterone, and the usual ursine audio humdrum.

News, shmooze, views, and skews for the online ursine community — diced, spiced, and cooked up for another bubbling and dee-lish deep dish serving of BEAR SOUP!

Bear Soup is sponsored by the ursobibliophiles at 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.