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Ron Suresha, pen names Ron Jackson Suresha and Ron Jackson, is an American Author and anthologist of books centering on gay and bisexual men's subcultures, particularly the Bear community.


Suresha was born in Detroit, Michigan. In a book chapter on bears of color, the author stated that he had some Native American ancestry.

Suresha and his husband (styled "husbear"), Rocco Russo, were legally married in Provincetown, Massachusetts, in October 2004. They live in New London, Connecticut.[1]

Suresha's nonfiction anthology, Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions (2002), includes 25 dialogues with 57 bear-identified men and bear-lovers from around the world, such as comedian Bruce Vilanch, porn model Jack Radcliffe, and Survivor star Richard Hatch. In the introduction, Suresha asserts that Bears on Bears is "the first interview book ... compiled primarily from online interactions" using Internet chat technology.

With Pete Chvany, Suresha edited the nonfiction book Bi Men : Coming Out Every Which Way (2006). Suresha has also edited several fiction anthologies: Bearotica (2002), Bear Lust (2004), and Bi Guys (2006). Suresha's two bisexual men's anthologies were named finalists in the 2006 Lambda Literary Awards (Lammys) in Bisexual Literature.

See also

Selected bibliography


  • Mugs o' Joy: Delightful Hot Drinkables. self-published, 1998.
  • Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions. Los Angeles: Alyson, 2002. ISBN 1555835783
  • Bi Men: Coming Out Every Which Way. Binghamton, NY: Haworth, 2006. ISBN 1560236159 (edited with Pete Chvany)


  • Bearotica: Hot Hairy, Heavy Fiction. Los Angeles: Alyson, 2002. ISBN 1555835775 (editor)
  • Bear Lust: More Hot Hairy, Heavy Fiction. Los Angeles: Alyson, 2004. ISBN 1555838189 (editor)
  • Bi Guys: Firsthand Fiction for Bisexual Men and Their Admirers. Binghamton, NY: Haworth, 2006. ISBN 1560236140 (editor)
  • Power-bären German translation of Bear Lust. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder, 2005.

Non-fiction anthologies (contributor)

  • Les K. Wright, editor. The Bear Book: Readings in the History and Evolution of a Gay Male Subculture. Binghamton, NY: Haworth, 1997. ISBN 1560238909
  • Les K. Wright, editor. The Bear Book II: Readings in the History and Evolution of a Gay Male Subculture. Binghamton, NY: Haworth, 2001. ISBN 1560231653
  • Greg Wharton and Ian Philips, editors. I Do/I Don't: Queers on Marriage San Francisco: Suspect Thoughts, 2004. ISBN 0974638870

Fiction anthologies (contributor)

  • Mark Hemry, editor. Tales from the Bear Cult. San Francisco: Palm Drive Books, 2001. ISBN 189083436X
  • Tim Barela. How Real Men Do It. Minneapolis: Palliard, 2003. ISBN 1884568068 (introduction)
  • Michael Huxley, editor. Men, Amplified. Herndon, VA: Starbooks, 2004. ISBN 1891855360


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