Bear Soup #80: “It Gets Way Better”; Steve Harris interview; Men’s sex study

Bear Soup, with Ron Suresha

Bear Soup #80

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In this 80th installment of Bear Soup:

  • “For queer teens who have considered suicide when the rainbow is not enough.” My message to gay/bi/queer teens: “It gets way better.” Video on YouTube here. Thanks to the Care Bear project of the Trevor Project, Dan Savage, Stephanie Miller
  • Interview with Steve Harris, publisher, A Bear’s Life magazine. Stevo and I chat about bear community, the bear market, and how to wrangle bears, plus
  • Men’s National Sex Study
    The Men’s National Sex Study is a study conducted by researchers from the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University, in collaboration with MANHUNT, DList, and MANHUNT Cares. This study seeks to gather comprehensive information about the sex lives of men, with a particular emphasis on understanding how men feel about various sexual behaviors and activities. The Center for Sexual Health Promotion at IU is one of the nation’s leading research groups that focuses on how sexually active adults make decisions that influence their sexual health.
  • Shoutouts  — with only a bare minimum of the usual ursine ululations.

News, shmooze, interviews, and skews for the online ursine community — you’re just in time for another yummy yammy serving of BEAR SOUP! (We know bears love yams.)

Bear Soup is sponsored by the bookish bears 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.