Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 8 / 22 February 2018

Jack Random


November 2, 1960 – October 9, 2011

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Jack Random died recently after a long illness. He is survived by his loving partners, Betty Blue and Sunny Owen. A bisexual writer, activist, and poet, Jack was a member of the queer leather community, a computer geek, pagan, atheist, and passionate, polyamorous lover of many.

Originally from San Luis Obispo, Jack came to San Francisco in the late 1990s seeking community, and found it here among kindred souls. Before moving to San Francisco, he discovered Anything That Moves magazine, a thriving source of bisexual connection and community for over 10 years. Some of the writers whose stories he read were people he dreamed of meeting and did!

He made connections in the queer erotica community and was a frequent reader at Perverts Put Out – a longstanding and still-happening event featuring stories spanning the spectrum of queer/gender/kink/poly/bi/leather/geek and beyond.

A memorial celebration will be held on November 1 at the Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission Street (at Grace Street between 9th and 10th streets) in San Francisco, at 7 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Linda Poelzl at or (415) 282-1984.


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