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Ron Suresha is author or editor of a dozen books, including three Lambda Literary Award Finalists, and Acquisitions Editor of Bear Bones Books. His most recent book, Fur: The Love of Hair, co-authored with Scott McGillivray, published in May 2012 by Bruno Gmünder, won a Rainbow Book Award in nonfiction.

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150 Reasons Why We Have Not Yet Reached Peak Beard

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 3:39 PM

The demise of the Beard has been vastly overstated.

Hirsute taste-makers were put on notice last April in a Guardian Australia article, "Fashion-conscious men warned we may have reached 'peak beard'." The piece cited research by the University of New South Wales in Sydney...

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'Diversities' May Enrich 'LGBTQIAP' Alphabet Soup

(5) Comments | Posted September 19, 2013 | 6:16 PM

As millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other non-heterosexual and/or non-cisgender individuals have come out and organized over the past half-century, groups fighting for their rights have forged quite a few recognizable political identities that have earned them a spot in a queer melting pot that commentators sometimes refer...

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Where's the 'B' in National LGBTQ Organizations? The Bisexual Representation Report Card

(32) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 2:32 PM

The bisexual activist community has long been reluctant to approach national LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) organizations asking for their support, fearing that such requests for a handup would be seen as begging for a handout. Yet it is unclear how many of these national LGBTQ rights groups...

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Bi Media Lags Behind Ls, Gs and Ts

(42) Comments | Posted December 31, 2012 | 2:42 PM

Quick, name a popular print magazine marketed and published specifically for bisexual people. Name one targeting bi women. Now name one for bi men.

Most queer folks -- maybe even most bi activists -- would be hard-pressed to name even one bisexuality-focused mass media outlet, with national editorial and advertising...

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Mr Bear and Mr Beard

(4) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 5:18 AM

Ten years ago, I served as a judge for the International Mr Bear contest, part of a large gay/bi men's event called International Bear Rendezvous that was organized by Bears of San Francisco. Earlier this year, I served as a judge for the Mr Bear Boston contest held at The...

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Gay Rights on a National Party Platform? The Greens Did That Decades Ago

(30) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 3:47 PM

After many weeks of equivocation, the Democratic Party finally adopted the protection of same-sex marriage equality as a plank on their national political platform. Unsurprising, most leaders in the civil-rights movement for gender and sexual minorities (G&SM)* have called the news a major breakthrough for the Dems, but honestly, the...

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Bear Week Brings Diverse, Urbane, Homomasculine Tribe to Provincetown

(2) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 2:14 PM

The 11th annual post-Independence Day international male tribal gathering on Cape Cod, more commonly known as Bear Week, spanned two prime summer holiday weekends, drawing to its dens and coves not just the usual throngs of big, hairy, mature, sexy gay and bi guys looking for bearclaw T-shirts and other...

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