This list has the zine reviews from Queer Zine Explosion #14, compiled
in October 1996. Some of these reviews also appeared in issues of Factsheet
Five. This is a version of this file that just has new zines since
which was published in October 1995.
Zines with a "*" at the beginning of the Descr field have new issues,
and those with a "+" are the first review of the zine. Those without
a symbol are reviews more recent than Factsheet Five #60.
- 2% Homogenized Issue 1
- An article which outs Newt Gingrich as a sodomite and calls
for his arrest, since he received oral sex, which is a crime in
Newt's home state of Georgia; what Newt really stands for; a case
in Wisconsin in which heterosexuals were prosecuted for the woman
being on top; texts from sodomy suits; Bob Dole "waffles" about
the Log Cabin Republicans; sodomy law map; Hawaiian gay marriage;
an article on GOPAC; Militia Mistress contest.
$2 to 2% Phil Box 45252 Madison WI 53744-5252 28 pages,
- 55407 Issue 1
- A comic book about dykes living in the Powderhorn Park
section of Minneapolis. Jay dyes her hair to look like Hothead
Paisan, and gets an attitude to match, and goes on a rampage. Her
friends try to figure out how to get her back to normal.
$2? to Jennifer Box 8823 Minneapolis MN 55408-0823 24
- Abrupt Lane Edge Issue 6
- Chris writes about leaving Minnesota for California; going
to the rock'n'roll drag bar Squeezebox in New York; memories of a
childhood friend; the joy of K-Tel albums; a couple pieces about
friends Chris has lost track of; the TV show Square Pegs; trailer
trash confessions; Chris' first punk rock love; an Anonymous Boy
drawing; memories of Chris' late queer brother.
$1 to Chris Wilde Box 423963 SF CA 94142 (box closed.) 28 pages,
- Aditup Issue 8
- A poem about a meal; Don writes about his transgendered
friend Layla Downs; those sick "Love Is" comics; music reviews;
more poetry; nice full-color cover.
$1 to Don Eggert MC Box 3374, Middlebury College
Middlebury VT 05753-6033 24 pages, digest
- All Acts of Pleasure Issue 1
- This is a zine for queer pagan leatherfolk. It includes a
description of a "Rite of Asension"; using Tarot in an S/M scene;
the Professional Dominant as Modern Temple Prostitute; book and
$1.50 to Kerry Renaissance PO Box 1245 Spokane WA 99210-
1245 8 pages, standard
- Anything That Moves: The Magazine for the Bisexual-At-
Large Issue 10
- Linda Poezl writes about her late husband, Brian Young, who
was also bisexual; questioning Signorile about outing gay and
lesbian leaders as bisexual; Michael Szymanski writes about how
coming out as bisexual led to his father buying him a house; a
letter to the Human Rights Campaign Fund; a section on bisexuality
and the media; bisexual internet resources; interview with long-
time activist Maggi Rubenstein; the biphobic mayor of St. Paul;
comics by Kevin McCullock, Dorinne, and Roberta Gregory; an
article on the Zapatistas; more.
NEW Web Page:
$6 to BABN 2261 Market St #496 SF CA 94114-1600 68
- Aquarium Town Issue 3
- +The editor, Joe, is from the Islands of Solomon and Sheba,
an island nation 500km west of California. It's a zine that's both
deeply personal and deeply political, and features some very
insightful writing. An article on Ho Chi Minh, slacker from
history; a visit to Great America; letters to a friend, including
one about being bisexual (apparently, in Sheba bisexuality is the
norm); how the US invasion of Grenada led to Sheba training its
youth in warfare; the voyeuristically designed House for Josephine
Baker, and its similarity to the San Francisco Museum of Modern
$2 + 2 stamps to Aquarium Town 1042A Guerrero St SF CA 94110 40
- Art & Understanding Issue 22
- This magazine is on the subject of AIDS, and literature and
art that responds to it. Contents include a pro-Howard Stern
opinion piece; an interview with Harvey Fierstein; an interview
with Mark Matousek, author of Sex, Death, and Enlightenment;
paintings by Michael McConnel; an excerpt from a book about what
went wrong with safe sex education; theater and book reviews.
$4 to Art & Understanding 25 Monroe St, Suite 205 Albany
NY 12210 60 pages, standard
- As I Breeze Through Issue 4
- *Keri's band Ken; owning the coolest cat in the world;
hating Joan Osborne; being a bisexual woman attracted to fags;
being into British pop; why do all the lesbians go to dance
clubs?; meeting Sonic Youth.
$2 to As I Breeze Through Box 424801 SF CA 94142-4801
24 pages, half standard
- The Assassin and the Whiner Issue 5
- *This issue of Carrie's autobiographical comic starts with a
full-page drawing of her clutching a vibrator and shouting "Give
me ah gawd-dangened girlfriend or else!" Among the topics of the
comics in this issue are insomnia; wanting to call a girl but not
doing it; having a birthday in Scotland; as a child, telling her
mom she wanted to marry a girl.
$1 to Carrie Box 481051 LA CA 90048 16 pages, digest
- Aunt Franne Issue 3-4
- +The cover picture shows a woman with headphones with a
"Dyke Core" shirt on. Contents include a column by Donny
Switchblade, whose opinion that "there is no need for
experimentation" in punk rock is so ridiculous it must be parody;
a comic by Tony "Anonymous Boy" Arena called "Straight and
Narrow"; interview with the Lone Wolves; an interview with Ben
Weasel; a big article on the Chicago queer punk fest; an article
by a guy with a mail-order record business. #4 has an article
about how people consider the "worst word" to be "cunt"; a piece
about how it's o.k. to do music zines; interviews with a punk from
the Philipines and the Rickets, a report on the Dirtybird
Queercore Festival, and lots of zine and music reviews.
$1+stamp to Aunt Franne Box 523 Stratford NJ 08084 40
- Baby Sue vol 5 #3
- Many of the comics in this issue involve Jesus, that wayward
son of God. There's also a comic about a famous fake lost pet head
poster; a Blair Wilson comic with text by Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire; a
guide to having friends; a comic about animals that decide to wear
Web Page: http://www.babysue.com
$3 to Baby Sue Box 8989 Atlanta GA 30306-8989 32 pages,
- The Baltimore Gay Bitch Issue 1
- +Rants about such subjects as Christmas, Baltimore gays, the
Baltimore gay community center, closet cases, etc.
free to Scott 791 'J' Seawall Rd Baltimore MD 21221 2
- Bamboo Girl Issue 4
- Bamboo Girl is one of the best zines currently being
published. In a world filled with dull zines writing about the
same bands all the time, this is one that actually has something
to say. An interview with Loi Calo of Abrassive Relations, an all-
girl punk band based in the Philippines; Sabrina relates a couple
of hospital experiences; a piece about getting harasses on the
street; news on Neo-Nazi fuckheads; a review of "Peeling the
Banana," an Asian men's performance piece; Filipino history; the
martial art Wing Chun, which was founded by a woman; a rant about
the whole punker-than-thou thing; reviews and much more.
$2 to Sabrina Box 2828 NY NY 10185-2828 72 pages, half
- Batteries Not Included vol 3 #8
- *A zine of writing about pornography (no pictures, by the
way.) An article about acting in the movie "The People vs. Larry
Flynt," complete with Courtney Love gossip; an interview with the
editor of the zine; the Disneyfication of Times Square; more.
Mostly straight porn is written about, but maybe that means you
should be writing for them.
$3/$4 foreign to Richard Freeman 130 West Limestone St
Yellow Springs OH 45387 12 pages, standard
- Big Ad #45
- A magazine of personal ads for fat men and guys seeking
them. Also includes erotic fiction photos (not nude) a column on
gaining weight, and an article addressing the question of why
there's so much more writing by and about fat women than fat men.
$6 to Big Ad Box 14725 SF CA 94114-4725 60 pages,
- The Big Cock Candy Mountain
- Poetry by Trebor on the subject of sex. "Orgasm Poem"
compares orgasms to punctuation marks; other poems include "I Sing
the Dick Crooked" and "Boner Poem," which is about different sorts
$2 to Trebor Healey 324 Church St SF CA 94114 28 pages,
- Bitchfield Issue 18
- +Music gossip column; the Guerrila Girls; "You know you're
an indie kid when..." comics; tips for zine writers with writers'
block; a story about falling in love with another girl who's from
Australia; an article about punk ethics; "Jigsaw Youth" piece by
Kathleen Hanna; sexist comments from Ray Bradbury; the Redneck
Store and some thoughts about free speech; an expose of a band
called Tribe 13 which has racist lyrics; the American Family
Association's threat to boycott Disney over its support of
homosexuality; "Maybe," a story in progress about two queer
couples; reviews and more. Courtney also has other zines such as
"NKOTB 4EVA," about her years of being a New Kids fan.
$1?/trade to Courtney 1780 Wrighttown Road Newton PA 18940
56 pages, digest
- Black Sheets Issue 9
- *This is the Sex Work Issue, and it's a very extensive take
on the subject. Just some of the contents: A poem about truth in
advertising in sex ads; an articles about women giving and getting
a sensual massages (yes, women pay for sex too); a woman writes
about tricking with guys who are into playing daddy; Larry
Livermore writes about being paid for sex by college professors;
lap dancing; being a sperm donor; an essay about the question "Is
there anything intrinsically degrading about sex work?"; reviews
Web Page: http://www.blackbooks.com
$6 N. America/$10 elsewhere to The Black Book Box 31155 SF
CA 94131 68 pages, standard Age statement required.
- Blowfish Catalog January 1996
- *A catalog of dildos, lube, books, magazines, videos, and
other sex-related stuff.
Web Page: http://www.blowfish.com/
$1 to Blowfish Catalog 2261 Market St #284 SF CA 94114
16 pages, standard
- Blue Blood Issue 6
- *This goth sex magazine includes erotic fiction by John
Shirley, Nancy Collins, Thomas Roche, and Amelia G.; a comic by
Tony Wood; several photo spreads, including a full-color tryst in
the dressing room of Retail Slut and another full-color section of
Duchess De Sade and Mistress Shadee with Dog Boy; music and video
$8 (plus postage?) to Blue Blood 2625 Piedmont Rd Suite
56-332 Atlanta GA 30324 76 pages, standard
- Bobby Star Newsletter Issue 2
- Mostly-poetry publication, with many of the poems with queer
subject matter. Plus some gratuitous nude male photos.
$1? to Bobby Star Newsletter Box 3756 Erie PA 16508 24
- Boy's Own: The FTM Newsletter Issue 19
- *Boy's Own is a publication by and for female-to-male
transsexuals. An article on hormones for the FTM; problems with
being put on a women's ward at a hospital; legislative news; being
treated second-class by families; medical resource listings. #20:
A request from photographer Del Grace for FTMs to pose for
portraits; transgender law and employment; women living as men in
traditional Albanian culture.
2 IRCs/donation to FTM Network BM Network London WC1N 3XX
20 pages, Euro digest
- Boys Who Wear Glasses Issue 1
- It seems like all music zines are about rock bands, but this
one's an exception. This issue starts out with a big feature on
the Boswell Sisters, a jazz vocal trio of the 1930s. I hadn't
heard of them before, but I was intrigued enough by this article
to seek out a CD of them. There's also a list of "Bands I Would
Like to Live the Rest of My Life Never Having to Hear Again" such
as the Doors and Jane's Addiction (I can only agree); music
reviews of the likes of Ukulele Ike and Blossom Dearie.
$1 to (NEW ADDRESS)
Mark Hain 901 South Allen St., Apt D-5,
State College, PA 16801-6026 40 pages,
- Brave New Tick vol 4 #4
- *Paul's daughter moves to California with her boyfriend; the
need for time to think; a story about two football players who
have sex in a locker room; a story in which a man ejects the
demons that posess the homophobic; poetry; movie reviews.
Web Page: http://www.tickcentral.com/
$1 to Graftographic Press Box 24 S Grafton MA 01560 22
- BROS Issue 13
- A publication for longhaired gay men. Tips on staring a
club, newsletter, or zine; erotic stories from readers; plus lots
of ads and photos of members.
BROS Box 17931 Rochester NY 14617 40 pages, digest
- Brownies Issue 1
- +Mike named the zine "Brownies" after the mythic sprite-like
creature, and also cause when he was a little fag cub scout he
would've rather been a Brownie. Poems, including one about Calvin
Klein; smoking and other oral fixations; coming out to mom;
becoming a militant feminist; a rant about how homosexuality isn't
$1/trade to Michael O'Neil 231 Auth Ave Iselin NJ 08830
12 pages, digest
- Bulk Male vol 5 #5
- Bulk Male features nude photos of fat men, and also includes
erotic fiction and personal ads.
64 pages, standard
For current ordering information, visit
- The Burning Times Issue 3 1/2
- *#3 1/2 is mid-summa special" edition of this Australian
queerzine, which includes a piece called "I Want to Fuck Henry
Rollins"; an interview with the band Korn, who have a song called
"Faget"; a rant about how the gay scene messes with people's self-
esteem; reviews of queer bands. #4 is the "Identity" issue, and
starts with an editorial about labels (gay, queer, etc.); a page
from Will's "diary of a queer punk"; Michelle writes about being a
transgendered person; band interviews with Tuff Muff and
Mouthfull; articles on lesbian and gay films; censorship of
student newspapers; comic about two girls who take dance lessons;
Loki writes about being bi.
$3 U.S. to Richard Watts Box 425 Clifton Hill VIC 3068
Australia 18b pages, Euro Standard
- Caress Newsletter: For Writers of Erotica
- A resource for writers of erotica, which lists places to get
published, and also publishes reviews.
$5 cash to The Write Solution
Flat I Flat 1, 11 Holland Road Hove, East Sussex BN3 IJF UK 8
- Checkout Time Issue 1
- +This is a diary of Lucy's big road trip from Boston to
Austin Texas, with a major detour to visit the West coast. Lucy
was accompanied on the trip by Josué Menjívar of Broken Fender
comics, and he contributes illustrations.
$3 to Lucy Friedland Box 3314 Austin TX 78764 60 pages,
- The Cherotic Revolutionary Issue 6
- *This zine is edited by performance artist Frank Moore. A
story about a guy who touches live electrical wires to his tongue;
848 Space, a place that hosts many sex-positive events; pen and
ink sketches by Geiger; a rant about the open mike; nude photos of
$5 to Frank Moore Box 11445 Berkeley CA 94712 32 pages,
- Chrysalis: The Journal of Transgressive Gender
Identities vol 2 #3
- *Poems by Riki Anne Wilchins about being rejected by male
and female sex partners for being transsexual and about
transgendered people who have been killed; transgender self-
mutilation; Premarin, an estrogen replacement drug made inhumanely
from the urine of pregnant mares, and alternatives to it; the myth
of the heterosexual male crossdresser; Superman comes out to Lois
Lane: he crossdresses as Clark Kent; in search of the "true"
transsexual; being expelled from a transsexual support group for
not being "committed enough to my gender change"; starting to
cross-live. Also available is the newsletter AEGIS News, which in
issue #7 has an article about transgender political involvement,
including an interesting chart of the multi-million dollar funding
of gay rights organizations.
$9 to AEGIS Box 33724 Decatur GA 30033-0724 48 pages,
- The Closet Issue 3-4
- +Poems about such topics as standing outside a gay bar and
getting called gay on the bus; Barbie news -- Ken finally came
out! #4 includes the poems "A dude came onto me" and "My time in
the land of the straights."
free to Brett Butler Box 272982 Boca Raton FL 33427 12
pages, half standard
- Community Prescription Service InfoPack vol 5
- CPS is a mail-order prescription service for people with
HIV. This is a special Standards of Care issue. Contents include
courses of treatment for HIV, Chinese medicine, preventing
retinitis, and more.
free to CPS customers to Community Prescription Service
InfoPack 349 West 12th Street NY NY 10014 20 pages, standard
- Cross-Talk: The Transgender Community News & Information
- *In addition to columns with news of the transgender
community, this issue includes the crossdresser's guide to picking
up chicks, an article on who's welcome in women's spaces, reviews
of Stonewall and the Celluloid Closet, and more.
$7 to Cross-Talk Box 944 Woodland Hills CA 91365 36
- Crossroads: Supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender youth vol 2 #3&4
- A newsletter about queer youth from the American Friends
Service Committe's Bridges Project. This issue includes an article
about a young Black lesbian from South Africa; perspectives of an
"Afrolesfemcentric" lesbian; an article by a Chinese immigrant
teenager; reviews, political action news, and more.
$? to Crossroads 1501 Cherry St. Philadelphia PA 19102
20 pages, standard
- De'Pressed Int'l Issue 5
- *"The Mag for Fucked Up Individuals with a Lot of Class." An
essay on what is good writing, which pits Shakespeare against
Danille Steele; high heeled shoes; much poetry; drag of the month
RuPaul; music and zine reviews; photos of dogs.
$2 to De'Pressed Int'l Box 312806, Penobscot Sta Detroit
MI 48231-2806 28 pages, digest
- Dick/Brain News:for men with both spring 96
- A letter from Scott O'Hara about the demise of Steam --
subscribers to Steam are being sent this newsletter; an article on
"nice sex"; reports on sex clubs in the LA area; gay resistance to
the Republican convention in San Diego.
Dick/Brain News PO Box 29879d LA CA 90029 8 pages,
- A Different Drummer Guide Issue 2.3
- "New York's Sexual Alternatives Newsletter" In addition to
listings of activist alerts, boycotts, special events, bisexual
groups, animal rights events, and more, there are four pages of
pictures of protest signs from the Anti-Pope rally.
$2 to J. Hohl c/o Drum Subs POB 88 NY NY 10108 14
- Dirty vol 2 #2
- *Dirty is a magazine of true sex stories. This issue
includes bondage photos by Rick Castro. Also available is E-Dirty
#2, on a Macintosh disk, for $12.
Web Page: http://www.best.com/~cleslie
$3.75 to Chris Leslie Box 1697, Peter Stuyvesant Station
NY NY 10009 72 pages, digest Age statement required.
- Diseased Pariah News Issue 10
- A new issue of DPN is always a cause for celebration. This
issue features a cover picture of Jesse Helms with a bunch of
cigarettes stuck in his ass, and there's an essay which compares
Jesse's anti-People with AIDS stance to his support of the death-
dealing tobacco industry; a guide to what to do after you're dead;
a love letter to Newt; how to be a well-fed welfare queen; that
"gay" fruit fly study; nude centerfold guy photos; opportunistic
infection merit badges; a piece about visiting a VD clinic in the
pre-AIDS days; diary entries from two guys who had unsafe sex with
each other, each "sure" without asking that the other guy's HIV
status was the same as his own; porn potato reviews porno; a
recipe for rectal tarts; an ad for the KS Ken doll.
$3 to DPN c/o Men's Support Center
Box 30564 Oakland CA 94604 40 pages, half legal
- Domestic Bliss Issue 1
- This zine is a combination of a personal-zine and stuff
about AIDS activism, and the overlap between the two. Contents
include a piece about Barry's first queer sex experiences; an ACT
UP demonstration on Giuliani's first day as mayor of New York; a
piece on writer Eileen Myles; a piece about fellow activist Aldyn
McKean; a story about a woman who's dating Jean Claude Van Damme
and feels undeserving; an interview with Claudia Von Vacano;
childhood photos of Barry and his sister Liz; an account of
putting a banner reading "AIDS Hall of Shame" on City Hall;
demonstrating against cuts in AIDS services; waiting in line to
$3 to Barry Paddock 47 East 3rd St #10 NY NY 10003 72
- Dragazine Issue 9
- Cover picture and interview with drag movie star Jackie
Beat; interviews with Holly Woodlawn, Mr. Dan and Paul V. of
Dragstrip, Phylliss Dillis, and several other drag stars. There's
also a feature about a drag beauty contest and lots of gossip.Even
though Dragazine is glossy and has a color cover, it's content-
packed, with only 2 1/2 pages of ads.
$5.95 (add $2 outside US and Canada) to Dragazine Box
461795 West Hollywood CA 90046 48 pages, standard
- DWAN Issue 16
- *About half this issue is contemporary writing (much of it
gathered from the queer study electronic mailing list) about such
topics as being attracted to older dykes and coming out in the
goth community; the other half is taken from historical sources
such as an 18th century account of two women who had lived
together as husband and wife, excerpts from 1001 Nights, the
Bible, and other sources.
2 stamps to Donny Smith
Swarthmore PA 19081-0411 (NEW ADDRESS)
52 pages, digest Free to prisoners.
- Dyke Tyke Issue 1
- This is "a zine for gay girls -- and the boys who love
them." It's done by a boy who digs queer girls. There's extensive
collages of pictures of lesbians used as backgrounds to the text,
which is about topics such as watching tough jock babs like the
all-grrrl yacht racing crew; some great fake obscene bible
passages; "lesbian" imagery in mainstream male porn from the early
70's on; Karen of Bi Girl World writes about being a teenage fag
$4 to Rich 100 Day St #1, Boston MA 02130-1105 58
pages, standard Age statement required.
- Elixer May 1996
- +Not a queer zine, but worth noting for the article on
Portland dyke band Third Sex.
$3 to Elixer Box 3273 Eugene OR 97403 52 pages,
- +This is from the makers of the zine Eidophusikon. A gossip
column; high school love stories; Lollapalooza 96; Are you a Bitch
quiz; tricking fashion victims into wearing white leather jackets
to protest black-jacket conformity; confessions of a fag hag; a
mid-80s diary of a closeted drama fag; a trip to gay pride weekend
in Chicago; horoscopes for teens.
$3 to Epicentre Box 3417 Hollywood CA 90078 26 pages,
- Eros Publishing
- +Eros, who made the now sold-out Doomed Rabbit cookbook,
publish a series of cards with art images such as a man riding a
bear, and a print of Hercules being raped by a bull.
SASE to Eros Publishing 1202 East Pike St #656 Seattle WA
98122-3934 2 pages, standard
- Exile Issue 2
- +An interview with the owners of a now-defunct coffee shop
called Socco; ferret care; having no money and class issues;
feminist queercore band The Meat Newtons (great story of how they
met -- Karen was being harassed by jocks while working at Popeyes,
they assaulted her, Lint distracted them, and Karen threw hot
grease on them); Dolorez Fuertez photo-comics by Ivan, who
photographs himself in drag for them; Meat Newtons tour diary;
Web Page: http://pixels.filmtv.ucla.edu/community/elina_shatkin/default.html
$1/trade to Elina Box 25013 LA CA 90025 40 pages,
- Fanorama Issue 13
- REB broke up with his boyfriend Collin, and this personal-
zine explores his feelings about their relationship. This isn't
some nasty get-even kind of thing -- just the opposite, with REB
taking about all of Collin's virtues. There's a section of advice
for Collin's future boyfriends and girlfriends about Collin's
likes and dislikes so they can keep him happy; lists of things
they have and haven't gotten to do together; and a list of reasons
why they broke up. And there's a full-color cover and center
spread of photos of REB and Colin.
Fanorama c/o REB, 109 Arnold Avenue
Cranston, RI 02905.
56 pages, half legal Free to prisoners.
- Fat Girl: A Zine for Fat Dykes and the Women Who Want
Them Issue 6
- *The War on Fat workshop at the Dirtybird Queercore
Festival; article on bisexuality and fat by Charlotte Cooper;
sports survey; photos, prose, resources, and more.
Web Page: http://www.fatso.com/fatgirl
$5 to Fat Girl 2215-R Market St. Box 193 SF CA 94114 72
pages, standard Age statement required.
- Feedback Issue 33
- *The issue is devoted to the Red House Painters. In includes
questions Carol would have asked Mark Kozalek if there had been
time for an interview, and a review of a RHP show.
stamps to Feedback 619 N. Magnolia Lansing MI 48912 9
- Fembot presents Jam while you Cram Issue 8
- This is the issue where Gary reveals all about his sordid
history as a closet case frat boy. Pictures of a beer-soaked frat
party; group photo of Gary's frat, with the rapists, faggots, and
fascists marked; the script of a documentary about a fake new wave
band; a letter from Gary's frat "little sister."
$1 to Fembot presents Jam while you Cram Box 421912 SF CA
94142-1912 20 pages, digest
- Femme Flicke Issue 5
- Unlike most film zines, which are pretty boy-oriented, this
is a "grrls on film" zine. This issue features an interview with
G.B. Jones, director of the Yo-yo Gang. There's an article on
documentaries about riot grrrl; an interview with Mary Timony of
Helium; the Big Miss Moviola video compilation project; an article
on women screenwriters; a list of women directors; reviews of
zines, films, and, of course, soundtracks.
$2 to Tina Spangler 99 Hancock St. #4 Cambridge MA 02139-
2226 40 pages, digest
- The Femme Skunk Issue 1
- +This zine is by Eve of Picklejar. It's the Salome's Sister
issue. A history of Eve's school experiences; a story called "This
Southern City"; a memoir about having three personalities; the
kid's lib guerrillas; a first kiss with another girl; "The
antivirtue disseration," a piece about being impure; a piece about
a girl named i.d.lilah.
stamps to The Femme Skunk Box 9785 Washington DC 20016
20 pages, digest
- Foot Scene Issue 3
- This is a zine for guys who are into guys' feet. The favored
pose seems to be with a guy sitting with the bottoms of his feet
sticking out at the camera. In addition to the porn stories and
photos, there's a big section of personal ads, which include
photos, sometimes just of the advertizer's feet, but I guess
that's the most important part. The publishers also do kink videos
on a variety of subjects, including feet.
$10 to NFN Enterprises PO Box 150790 Brooklyn NY 11215-
0790 64 pages, standard
- Freaky Power! Issue 1
- This is an English-language queer zine from the Netherlands
with a neat fold-out format. Plans for an info-cafe called Queers
in Space; thoughts about what it means to be queer in a collapsing
world; history stuff about queers and socialism; the sexuality
conspiracy, in which the majority have been convinced the purpose
of sex is to produce children; some anarchist street theatre
ideas; thoughts on outing.
$1 cash to Freaky Power! PB 1569 Amsterdam 1000BN
Netherlands 28 pages, Euro digest
- Gayme Issue 3.1
- Interviews with Hakim Bey and Camille Paglia; an article on
turn of the century photographer of nude boys Guglielmo Pluschow;
painter/photographer Thomas Eakins; a memory of going to
Philadelphia to audition as a flute player at age 16, and meeting
a man; more stories, and photos of youths. (make checks out to
$7.95 to Gayme Box 15645, Kenmore Station Boston MA 02215
76 pages, standard
- Generation Q Issue 2
- +The editor of this zine, Pedro, was interviewed in the most
recent issue of Outpunk. He does a radio show on the Rutgers radio
station also called Generation Q, Tuesdays from 8-9:30 on 88.7 FM.
Upcoming area music events; interview with Moutfull, reprinted
from Burning Times; queer web sites; events at the Pride Center of
New Jersey; a note about traditional skinheads. Pedro also does a
punk rock/skinhead zine called "Good For Nothing."
$1 to Pedro Angel Serrano Rutgers Student Center, Suite
425, 126 College Avenue New Brunswick NJ 08903 20 pages,
- Girl Cult:Girlkulturzine Issue 3
- +A story about a woman masturbating with an "eroto-response
dildo"; Chosen Family comic; news of the demise of On Our Backs;
aimless streetwalking diary; poetry.
Joannie 48 Craig St. London N6C 1E8 Canada 36 pages,
- Girlfrenzy Issue 6
- It's been a while since the last issue, but Girlfrenzy is
always worth the wait--it's packed with comics by women and
articles and information about getting hold of comics. This is the
"family" theme issue. The comics include Rachael House's tongue-in-
cheek "Sisterhood is Powerful"; a comic by Christina Lamb about
her dead sister; a Lee Kennedy comic about getting hit as a child;
a comic by Sarit about how she helped her friend get artificially
inseminated; a Roberta Gregory strip about talking to mom on the
phone. The prose pieces include an article on the Lesbian
Avengers; an interview with stick figure cartoonist Annie Lawson;
a report on British Queercore; an interview with cartoonist Jeremy
Dennis; Charlotte Cooper writes about her family; an interview
with the band SexLoveBusterBaby; a piece about having an abortion;
an interview with Cool Cheese, who does a comic which features the
Guest List Girls; Erica writes about how it's not likely she'll
have children; a piece about tattoos.
$4/1.80 pounds to Erica Smith Box 148 Hove, East Sussex
BN3 3DQ UK 36 pages, Euro Standard
- Girljock Issue 15
- Girljock's TKO awards to stuff that challenges sterotypes of
women; a test to see if you're stuck up; a Nike-sponsored women's
soccer league; Tracey Ullman's comedy sketch about lesbian
golfers; using heart-rate monitors for bicycle training; solo
backpacking; getting past burnout; pick-up lines and ant-pick-up
lines, plus how to be friendly; women swimmin'; a cynical guide to
Web Page: http://www.girljock.com
$5 to Girljock Box 882723 SF CA 94118-2723 44 pages,
- Girl Luv Issue 1
- A new zine from the publisher of Femcore. Poetry on various
topics, like dressing up as a punk for halloween as a kid; rad
girls wrestle; a list of vexing things; male homosexuality in
Japanese girls' manga; excerpts from a book called "How to win
girls and influence women"; a review of The Incredibly True
Adventure of Two Girls In Love; an "are you in the right bathroom"
$2? to Olivia 3233 Juliet St Pittsburgh PA 15213 40
- Girly: Transgender Zine Issue 3
- Mona gives a brief guide to New York; Pride finally adds the
word "Transgendered" to its name; reviews of Joan Crawford's
"Strait-Jacket", RuPaul's autobiography, and the book "Lesbians
Talk Transgender"; condescending Tran road movies and real-life
Tran travel; "Mr. Blackwell: bitchiest queen ever?"; boy-Mona
writes about being mistaken for a woman while in boy clothes.
IRC to Mona 33 Romford Rd, Stratford London E15 4LY UK
2 pages, Irregular
- Glitch Issue 1
- +A queer comic for gays that don't fit -- guys who like live
bands and other non-mainstream stuff. Simon and his friend Joel go
to see a band. Simon is trying to fend off the advances of a guy
named Marty, and meanwhile despairs of ever meeting a guy he
$3 to Timothy Piotrowski 4907 N. Glenwood 3A Chicago IL
60640 20 pages, digest
- Graveyard Love: The story of sex & slavery in
prison Issue 1
- This is part of what will eventually become a book about sex
in prison. The term "Graveyard Love" is slang for a sex-love
relationship that goes bad and ends up literally in the graveyard.
The author notes that prisoners don't want to talk about it, but
people on the outside seem to be very interested in prison sex.
Now, this publication isn't going to titilate anyone looking for
porno, since it's a factual exploration of the incidence of prison
sex, at least in the section published in this issue of the
newsletter. But it is a subject that's been little discussed --
Dean reports finding only two books on the subject.
R. Dean Omar 233 Home Ave Mansfield OH 44902 16 pages,
- Grievous Angel
- *Another zine of drawings and stories by the creator of
"Tattoed Love Boys." The stories include a surreal one about a boy
who is dead, but still walks around; a cat is diagnosed with
feline AIDS; memories of a friend who died; a story about a
Madonna-obsessed friend who can't seem to get on with his life.
The drawings are of guys lounging in front of frames whose centers
are empty blackness (there's also a hilarious cartoon featuring
Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas.)
Web Page: http://home.earthlink.net/~cbardcole
$3 to C. Bard Cole 533 E 5th St #1 NY NY 10009 40
pages, half legal
- Growing Pains Issue 1
- +Growing up and class issues; being from the south and
having/losing an accent; New Years Resolutions; Erika Reinstein on
what she thinks about the name "riot grrrl"; confronting other
middle-class white people about sexism and classism; feeling
alienated about not having any friends in queer relationships;
annoying stuff like coming out to a guy, and then he points out
girls he thinks are cute and lives out his girl on girl sex
fantasy. Also available is Girl Scene City, which lists zine
$1+2 stamps/trade to Sarah Kennedy PO Box 1495 Portland OR
97207-1495 32 pages, digest
- A piece that starts out "I love scabs from a man who break
it off, lets you eat it"; a rant about parents who use their kids
as an excuse for their problems; letters from Jeff's school
calling him "learning disabled"; comic about a bike-riding mouse
who kills Nazi mice.
$1 to Jeff Junker 72 Sarah Ln Middletown NY 10940 20
- Happy Fag Issue 2
- Scooter gives advice on how to be a happy fag; a getaway to
Ocean Resort; a same-gender version of Aaron Cometbus' "Punk Rock
Love"; email from bigots on the net; secrets to long-term
relationships; tongue piercing; Scooter's daughter's english paper
"My Dad the Fag"; zine reviews.
$3 to Scooter 323 Broadway East #902 Seattle WA 98102
28 pages, half legal
- Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review vol 3 #2
- This well-written (what did you expect?) publication mainly
focuses on the written word (i.e. books), though there's a bit of
a digression into the life of Rock Hudson. This issue includes an
interview with Camille Paglia, and an article on party politics by
$5 to Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review Box 180722 Boston MA
02118 58 pages, standard
- HBS Issue 2
- This is the "Hell Bound Sexpots" issue. Contents include a
piece about bisexuality, with a refutation of the statement "there
are no bisexual acts nor bisexual desires, only bisexual
histories"; an interview with sex writer Carol Queen; magazine
reviews, and more.
$2 to HBS Box 11589 Detroit MI 48211 22 pages, standard
- I'm Over Being Dead Issue 1
- A one-off chapbook of poetry and drawings from the creator
of Flaming Jewboy. Contents include a long poem inspired by Frank
O'Hara about fantasizing about going cruising in a yellow
raincoat slit up the back; the closing of Fayva shoe outlets; an
ode to PVC; a poem about wanting to be a daddy's boy; a poem
called "I want an AIDS dick cumming in my ass."
$3 to Abraham Katzman Box 20656 Seattle WA 98102 28
- I'm So Fucking Beautiful Issue 3
- +I'm So Fucking Beautiful manifesto; a warning against
lumping fat oppression (society's oppression of fat people) and
body image problems (self-image stuff) together; Nomy writes about
internalized shame about "laziness" and the intersection of fat
and her disability (not having two whole legs); Chris Ohnesorge on
accessibility; Hollie writes about stretch marks; mind/body
separation; an exchange of letters between Tony and Nomi about
nutrition; a letter by Becca to cute skinny friends about how they
seem to have a much easier time meeting and getting noticed by
people than she does; Keyan writes about being a fat male, and
wanting to lose weight; the equating of health and skinniness in
the punk scene; a great article by Nomy about the history of
scientific management, consumer society, and fat oppression; a
conversation about working in the sex industry; more. Also
available is "Letters to Celebrities."
$2 to Nomy Lamm 120 State NE #1510 Olympia WA 98501 64
- Ibelle:the magazine for lesbians and bisexual
women vol 2 #5
- The winning story of Ibelle's literary contest, "The Femme's
Revenge"; 10 ways of letting your ex-girlfriend know you are
happier without her; a Lori Petty retrospective; a visit to
Massachusetts; poetry, crosswords, and more.
$3? to Ibelle 2714 Quarry Road NW #102 Washington DC 20009
48 pages, standard
- Infantile Issue 2-3
- +Queer paganism Vs. Postmodernism. Interview with Leesha
Meier of the proto-Marxist Feminist band Silicon Solution; reprint
of an article about a hoax perpetrated on a post-modernist
magazine; a manifesto about doing stuff NOW; an appeal to Exxon
for advertising; collages with pictures of Hindu deities. The
theme of #3 is "The Dead." Contents include a political platform,
a list of favorite dead people and their works; making ghee;
Egyptian embalming at home; directions for a funeral.
$1 or your firstborn to Infantile 16 Keystone Ave. Toronto
On M4C 1H1 Canada 24 pages, half legal
- InQueery Issue 4
- This is published by BGLAD4Youth, a bisexual, gay and
lesbian youth group in New Haven. Contents include an action alert
about the right wing; the online service for queer youth,
OutProud; a guy with a queer radio show in New Jersey reviews
music; kissing another girl for the first time.
$1 to BGLAD4YOUTH c/o APNH Box 636 New Haven CT 06503 4
- Inquisitor Issue 4
- *Danny writes about being arrested for jumping a turnstile;
June is gay ghetto month in the mainstream press; Molly Kiely
comic about testifying at the Answer Me trial; on-line same sex
marriage resources; censorship and libel on the net; world wide
web 101; a web-based diary by a really self-centered gay man
inspires a parody; confronting internet hype; a report on a
grocery store with an animatronic vegetable display.
Web Page: http://www.inquisitor.com/
$5 to Inquisitor Planetarium Station Box 132 NY NY 10024
48 pages, standard
- I Was the Pusher's Plaything (Thanks to Wendy's
- +A cute little artists book. It comes in a glassine
slipcover, with glassine cover, it's spiral bound, and the insides
are color xerox collages of photos and found text. "Jerry and
Marty are hung. David and Phil are not."
$5 to topher sinkinson 2086 NW Kearney #7 Portland OR
97209 24 pages, Mini
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- Jackpot Issue 1
- +Band interview with Sheer Terror; a story about a woman who
had a date with a guy who turned out not to be any fun; the
highlight of the issue is the interview with Dr. Ducky DooLittle,
who gets asked questions like "what would you have your houseboy
wear" and "tell us about your nipple study."
Miss Hell Box 155, Cooper Station New York NY 10276 24
- Jailhouse Turn Out Issue 1
- *A new zine from Tammy Rae who used to do "I (heart) Amy
Carter." It has a manifesto about being out in public; a piece
about Portia, who died of an AIDS-related illness; articles about
abuse between women; Jeffery Kennedy writes about being a gay man
with a lesbian sister, and how their family deals with them; pages
on Aileen Wournos; an article about depression medication;
excerpts from old books about lesbians in prison; learning to
communicate with girlfrinds; Kaia writes about the Michigan
Women's Music Festival, specifically the concept of "The Land."
$3/no trades to JTO/Tammy R Carland 509 Anderson St. #4
Greencastle IN 46135-1728 40 pages, digest
- James White Review: A Gay Men's Literary
- *The art in this issue is by Mexican artists, and there's an
article about Lesbian/Gay Cultural Week at a museum in Mexico
City. Poetry in this issue include "Whitman in Vietnam." There's a
piece by the late Essex Hemphill called "The other invisible man,"
an interview with Allen Ginsberg, and more.
$4/$5 Canada to Box 3356 Traffic Station Mpls MN 55403
24 pages, tabloid
- Keen Issue 2
- +10 things men can do to fight sexism; Spitboy interview; a
travel story; an encounter at a party with a vocally homophobic
$1 to Martha Box 2817 Gaithersburg MD 20886 32 pages,
- Ketchup Issue 11
- Free To Fight gives Mad Am courage to stand up to harassers;
a piece about underwear; a report on a women's rally; an article
about how men frequently cross-dress on comedy shows, but women
don't because it's seen as threatening, not funny; a quiz on
crushes; a really compelling report on the Clothesline Project, in
which women write on shirts about the abuse they're recovering
2 stamps/trade to God S. 5106 Albemarle St. Wash DC 20016
28 pages, digest
- Kusp Issue 1
- *Sara, the editor, used collaborate on "Out of the Vortex."
Thoughts about that feeling of having nothing to write about;
being pressured into having sex by other girls; writing about
class issues; the dissolving of riot grrrl dc; queer characters on
$1 to Sara Box 203258 New Haven CT 06520 40 pages, Mini
- The Lady O Society Issue 7
- A newsletter for submissive ladies and dominant gentlemen.
There's a note from the editor, Deborah, about censorship and
repression in Britain; a piece about corset training; the question
of how one becomes a master; contacts ads and a list of
publications and organizations.
2 IRCs or $1 cash to The Lady O Society BCM 3406 London
WC1N 3XX England 10 pages, Euro Standard
- Leather Pride vol 3 #8
- *A Leather community newsletter for the Pacific Northwest,
with information about events in Oregon, Washington, and British
Leather Pride 1202 E Pike St, Suite 707 Seattle WA 98122
16 pages, standard
- Lezzie Smut Issue 7
- This is the genderfuck issue of Lezzie Smut. Jude Zutz
writes about her herstory as an S/M dyke; responses to a
questionaire about gender; a new questionaire about sex toys;
Mettle F/X, an art group which use metal and the flesh of live
models; a piece about being a fat bearded feminist bisexual queer
blossoming slut; Toby writes about being a post-feminist
transsexual lesbian with a fat girlfriend, illustrated with photos
of her with her girlfriend Kate; a report on incidents of
censorship across the Canadian border; plus several pieces of
erotic writing and photo sections.
$7 to Robin Hand Box 364-1027 Davie St. Vancouver BC V6E
4L2 Canada 60 pages, standard
- Libel Issue 17
- An article about getting arrested in San Francisco at a
demonstration; a really good piece about Jenna's experiences in
the loony bin; an open letter to culture asking why she wasn't
told it was o.k. to like girls; a cross-dressed protest against
the pro-life "Chain of Life"; a high-school dress code; a bunch of
ideas for political projects.
$1/trade to Jenna Delorey PO Box 1266 Venice FL 34284-1266
52 pages, digest
- Lil' Hustler Issue 1
- This mini-zine is an interesting mix of queer stuff and mail
art inside a tissue paper and gold foil cover. A little story
about getting cornholed for an inititation rite; stuff about the
late mail artist Ray Johnston, such as an anecdote about Jack
Smith; a report on adult bookstores in Raleigh; an interview with
a hustler; a dream about Mark Robinson of Unrest.
$1 to Lil' Hustler PO Box 11521 Raleigh NC 27604 40
- Liliane comix Issue 30-31
- issue 30 is about her cat Butler, whom she had to leave
behind when she spent a year in England. It's a very emotional
story, and if you love cats, you must read it. It's a double
issue, 36 pages, so it's $3 instead of the usual price. And on a
totally different note, in issue 31, Lilliane takes a job at a
French-language phone sex company. There's a big glossary of the
French terms she uses, some of which won't be found in any
$1.50 (no U.S. change, please!) to Leanne Franson C.P.
274, Succ Place du Parc Montreal PQ H2W 2N8 Canada 16 pages,
- Lovely Prudence Issue 2
- *In this issue of this comic book, Prudence goes to a
slumber party; meanwhile, aliens are convinced that Prudence is
one of them (after all, she does look like a bug-eyed monster.)
There are also Prudence stories drawn by other artists, and an
amazing Durer-like Godzilla centerfold.
$3 to All the Rage Comics Box 721, Times Square Station NY
NY 10108 38 pages, comic book
- Madamesoille Menstruelle Issue 2
- +This is issue 2 of the Daughters of Houdini Medical zine.
It's full of drawings and comics about menstuation, such as the
comic "War is Menstrual Envy."
$1 to Daughters Box 40291 San Francisco CA 94140 24
pages, half legal
- Manifixation Issue 3
- +A letter to the editor of New York Magazine about a bad
"women in rock" article; a crush on a girl; spy-core; my
body/myself; not knowing how to act around cats; dealing with
endings, like the end of school; Team Dresch live review; review
of the book "White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of
$1/stamps/trade to Manifixation 1123 Magnolia Rd Teaneck
NJ 07666 20 pages, half legal
- Master Bitch: three butt stories
- Three stories by Bertie Marshall, who told his story about
catching crabs from Nancy Spungen in Holy Titclamps #15. "My Black
Fuck" is about having sex with a Black man name Philipee in
Amsterdam; "Between Turds" is about sitting on the toilet reading
a bad gay novel and re-writing it. "Luciano Postcard" is about
Luciano's doings in Rio.
$4/£2 in the UK to Bertie Marshall 8B Sussex Heights
St. Margarets Place Brighton, E Sussex BNL 2FQ UK
(address is probably obsolete.)
- Muffmonsters on Prozac Issue 1
- +Wanting to live on Sesame St.; a comic about shite TV and
wanting have your own channel; a psychological profile of "mad
cow" Camille Paglia; comic about some animals looking for a lost
dental dam; theory-speak writing about "I"; gays being sucked into
consumerism and being grateful about being in advertisements; a
double standard in which violent women are seen as especially
evil; a queer ABC; what not to say at a mixed party; unsung hero
#1: Lisa Simpson; the myth of the normal family; Dear Anti-Agony
pages; the Muffmonsters soundtrack; being a Libra.
$2 to Ruth Box 44 Belfast BT 1 N. Ireland 20 pages,
- No Sexual Surrender: Rejecting our sex driven
Culture Issue 1
- +The popularity of sex-oriented areas on-line; an article on
politicians' use of anti-gay postitions and the defense of
marriage act to get votes; addresses of the Christian Coalition
and other right-wing groups; homosexuality as the solution to
overpopulation; a piece about rejecting sex in favor of love.
stamps/trade to Andrew Advent 2069 Durham Rd New Hope PA
18938 28 pages, Mini
- One Mint Julep Issue 2
- +Hugh from Picklejar is now doing his own zine. He writes
about re-visiting his old neighborhood on a bike and thinks about
the past; getting dismissed as P.C.; Hugh writes about being bi; a
piece about DIY; a poem that starts "I am a hip white liberal";
thoughts about the "combatting homophobia in high school"
workshops Hugh does; noticing not seeing boy couples dancing; zine
and music reviews.
50 cents to One Mint Julep Box 9785, Friendship Stn.
Washington DC 20016 20 pages, digest
- Outpunk Issue 5
- Tribe 8 appears on rapper Luke Skywalker's TV show; Joan
Jett Blakk; Donna Dresch; British queercore band Mouthfull; a big,
essential essay on what's wrong with punk rock; a piece by an HIV+
$2 to Outpunk Box 170501 SF CA 94117 64 pages, standard
- Out Youth Magazine
- +This is a publication of the Youth Enrichment Servies of
the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center in New York. Send a
statement if you are under 21 and you can get a free copy.
Out Youth Magazine 208 West 13th St Ny NY 10011
- Parterre Box: The Queer Opera Zine #17
- This is a really great, knowledgeable zine -- I just wonder
if it has much chance of reaching an appreciative audience. So
please, please if you know opera fans who don't normally read
zines, tell them about Parterre Box. This issue includes a
collection of random thgouths during the Levine Gala; worst-
dressed singers at the Gala; a review of La Gran Scena Opera Co's
"greatest hits" evening; Norma at the Houston Opera; the meaning
of Maria Callas to gay men. The most recent issue, #21, includes a
review of Patti LuPone in the Callas play "Master Class"; simple
rules for stage directors; Salome's incestuous family tree; a
funny quiz with the Texaco Opera Queers, and more.
$2 +SASE to James Jorden 174 West 76th St Apt 12-G NY NY
10023 32 pages, digest
- Passion Brigade Issue 11
- Formerly known as the Lesbian and Gay Freedom Movement; the
new name encompasses the diversity of the group's sexuality.
Articles include "The Anarchist Objection to the Revolution"; Fat
Lesbian Action Brigade manifesto; the mainstreaming of the Pride
festival; anarchists, gay sex, and S&M; someone accuses a lesbian
of obtaining sex "in the sewer"; a man without his mouse on
Hampstead Heath; drawings and writing by Chuck Dodson; the gay sex
ed book "Safer Sexy".
$2 cash/40p to Passion Brigade BM Box 207 London WC1N
3XX UK 20 pages, Euro digest
- Pasty Issue 6
- Joining a university study on the effects of alcohol; having
to take a dump badly during a Kurt Vonnegut talk, and an interview
with the writer of the piece; research on who exactly eats
sardines; how to be a loathed condom store customer.
$2 cash to Sarah-Katherine 6201 15th Ave NW #P-549 Seattle
WA 98107 40 pages, digest
- Penetrated Pork Issue 1
- +This is a zine about AIDS and facing what's real. Jean-Paul
works for an AIDS service organization (he says when he leaves the
job, he'll miss it, but not his employer.) A list of rights of the
dying; symptoms of approaching death; a piece of writing by
someone participating in an AIDS vaccine study; those wacky
religious right people; suggestions for living; a comic by Carrie
about the manager of her apartment who died of AIDS; Ma Luv writes
about her uncle Gonzalo.
$2? to Jean-Paul Page Po Box 1394 Birmingham AL 35201
- Phelp's Battalion #1-4
- +What I'm looking at is a series of one-page flyers. Most of
them are titled "Queers of Vaudeville," (such as drag kings,
female impersonators, vamps, and others) but there's also "Queers
of WWII." So anyway, there's a zine which compiles these various
queer historical things. I haven't seen the full zine, but I'm
looking forward to it.
$3 or equivalent to Phelp's Battalion 120 State Ave NE
#109 Olympia WA 98501
- Picklejar Issue 24
- *Eve and Hugh do this zine together, but in the future
they're going off to different colleges and will be doing their
own zines, "The Femme Skunk" and "One Mint Julep," respectively.
Dealing with people's stereotypes about Southerners; Alec/Nadya
writes about telling people her dad was a Syrian terrorist; a
story about some kids in a band (there's more to it than that, but
it's hard to summarize); going to a prom; a comic about a mom.
free (send stamps) to Eve & Hugh Box 9785, Friendship Stn.
Washington DC 20016 22 pages, standard
- Pink Noise Issue 5
- This is a publication about politics and queers, and it's
been a while since I've seen a queer publication with so much
political information. In this issue, the Ralph Nader Campaign
finally responds on the subject of Nader's quote that he is "not
interested in gonadal politics"; an article on South Africa
extending protection to queers; book reviews, letters, and more.
$1 to Pink Noise Box 57370 Washington DC 20036 6 pages,
- PMS Issue 7
- *The major hassles of putting on a queer punk benefit night
for a youth charity; Chrisitanity found to be genetic; getting
charged a different price for not wearing drag; British/American
English language quiz (do you know what candy floss is?); a rant
about Club Vaseline, and a lame response; a conversation with
queer japanese punk boy Satoshi; a response to Matt Wobensmith's
piece on MR&R from Outpunk; interview with the Japanese band
Crispy Nuts; a piece on group identification in the punk scene.
$4 to PMS/Rik 51-55 Waterloo Rd London SE1 8TX England
52 pages, standard
- Pucker Up Issue 1
- A new erotica magazine with stories on topics like a guy
whose girlfriend ties him up and buttfucks him, a fag and a dyke
who pick up a straight girl amd have a three-way, and other kinky
topics. Plus a conversation about body modification, and photos by
Richard Kern and others.
$5 to Pucker Up Box 4108 Grand Central Station NY NY 10163
64 pages, standard
- Pups Issue 2
- A dog that used to eat rocks and dirt; OJ Simpson and the
plight of battered women; a book about a dog that designs books
that comes with dog clip art; spoof names of talk show hosts;
accounts of hideous relationships that women had with men; a
letter from a guy who hates his job; a visit to Boise, Idaho's
gay/lesbian march; the coolness of Gumby; rescuing (i.e. buying) a
dog from a pet store, even though pet stores are evil; a cat
catches a varmint.
$2 to Elaine Box 510 Southwick MA 01077 20 pages,
- Quarter Inch Squares Issue 4
- *The Barbie Manipulation Issue, with people's stories about
what they did to their Barbies -- like playing serial killer by
ripping off the arms and legs and hiding them in different places.
There's a comic about getting one of those big Barbie heads;
Barbies we would like to see, like Rebbe Barbie; a science museum
offers a class in mummifying Barbies; an article on depression and
anti-depressants; a "Barbie Noir" story.
$2 to Quarter Inch Squares Box 80606 Mpls MN 55408-8606
32 pages, digest
- Queer Action Figures
- *A series of collages of images and words, some from found
sources like bad old books about homosexuality. Also available is
Sissy Boy (#3). "Our elbows touched and I'm sure he likes me.
Maybe he's shy, too?" "Are you depriving yourself of this unusual
$1 to Charlie 151 1st Ave #82 NY NY 10003 24 pages,
- Queer Zine Issue 2
- An article on queercore music; the story of Fast Eddie, a
man who payed guys for their underwear; a comic about two queer
Tasmanian animals who get busted for sodomy; an interview with a
queer member of the band Nicoteen; interview with the band the
Mavis's; a surreal comic about the day William Burroughs came in
for coffee; an article on women and Hep C; a sex fantasy story;
angry poofter rant.
$2.50+IRC to Queer Zine PO Box 199 Newtown 2042
Australia 48 pages, digest
- Quir Issue 25
- *An Italian queer magazine, with some articles in English.
Snow White's mother talks about how gay images leave out real
faces and concentrate on superhunks; reasons for coming out; an
interview with Quir's American editor; interview with queer
Klezmer band the Klezmetics.
$4? to Quir Via del Leone, 5/11 r Fierenze 50124 Italy
36 pages, digest
- Rainbow Writes Issue 2
- The main focus of this publication is personal ads for gays,
lesbians, and bisexuals. Ads are free for subscribers.
$2.35 to Rainbow Writes Box 667712 Charlotte NC 28266.
13 pages, standard Age statement required.
- Rant & Rave Issue 7
- *A collection of dish, dirt and critique of queer culture,
especially in the San Francisco area. Features David Faulk's
super-sarcastic little comics.
$3 to Rant & Rave Box 14793 SF CA 94114 48 pages,
digest Age statement required.
- Red Hanky Panky Issue 4
- This is a comic zine which wryly discusses sexuality,
particularly bisexuality. Two bi women have a conversation about
having sex with bi women and lesbians; Bi's, Dykes and Fags;
wondering if Female Harmony Tea will make misogynists nice;
suffering the fanboys in a comic shop; bisexuals compete for the
title of "best bisexual"; stupid gay men wait breathlessly for
Kylie at Pride; reviving the work "gamahuche," which means
cunnilingus; reprints of letters from men upset by the addition of
"bisexual" to the name of Pride; much more.
$2?/£1/trade to Rachael House
7 The Old School Buildings,
St. Clements Yard,
East Dulwich SE22 9HP
36 pages, Euro Standard
- Remote Control
- Remote Control is a short story by Doug Henderson in
chapbook form about a guy who lives with his televangelist-
watching mother and crazy brother. His brother keeps disappearing.
And he develops an obsession about a punk rocker guy.
$2.50 to Permeable Press 47 Noe St #4 SF CA 94114-1017
28 pages, digest
- Resister Issue 1
- Edited by Evelyn McDonnel, this is a really great, well-
designed music magazine. A diary from the Beijing U.N. World
Conference on Women; a chapter from a novel by Lynn Breedlove of
Tribe 8 and Anna Joy; Evelyn writes about wearing a chimp mask to
her wedding; a conversation between Jean Smith of Mecca Normal and
Slim Moon of Kill Rock Stars; a Nature Punk article by Nikki
McClure; "Kebin Costner, You're All Wet!" by Lynn Breedlove;
Tracie Morris reviews TV shows; a tampon taste-test; a punk's-eye
view of music of the early part of this century; movie stuff;
$3 to Resister Box 1479 NY NY 10276-1479 52 pages,
- RFD: A Country Journal For Queer Folk Issue
- * Subscriptions for prisoners and PWAs are $10. This is the
"Relatively Free of Dicks" issue, and the other theme is drugs.
The cover features startling full-color photoshopped tarot cards.
How a gay guest-farm ran afoul of state regulations, but found a
work-around; comic about a faerie circle where one of the people
is freaked out by the foot massageing and kissing; cats inspire a
prisoner to self-reliance; San Francisco's Cannabis Buyer's Club;
magical uses of drugs; dropping acid; recovering from addiction;
how gay men are being duped by the drug culture; contact letters.
$6.50 to RFD Box 68 Liberty TN 37095 84 pages, standard
- Salem Issue 5
- +This zine consists of short prose pieces -- I guess I'd
call them monologues more than rants, since some of them are
written as though they were by different characters. A note to
Kate Bush fans to lay off Tori Amos; a piece about mom; a piece
from the point of view of a homophobe; a plea to be saved from
homosexuality by Mr. Preacher man; trying to talk a straight guy
into getting his cock sucked; going on a date with Smurfette;
$1? to Christopher Box 383 Bayport MN 55003 16 pages,
- Salivation Army Issue 1
- +Byron Gysin Dreammachine plans; a postcard from Pansy
Division; the festival of Dionysus; a story about
a boot-licker. Scott also did the documentary "Queercore."
"Queercore (a punk-u-mentary)" is a 20 minute documentary
about the queer zine and music scene. Includes interview with
Bruce LaBruce, Pansy Division, and others.
$1 to Faith in Cassandra c/o 358 Markham St. #1, Toronto
Ontario M6G 2K9 Canada 20 pages, digest
- Salome Issue 1
- +A queer literary magazine (they say they are "queer in the
broadest possible political terms, not just on the thin criteria
of simple sexual orientation.) It includes much poetry and prose,
and comics by various folks including Tony "Anonymous Boy" Arena.
$5 to Telling Moment Productions 2211 NE Halsey #3
Portland OR 97232 64 pages, half legal
- Sappho's Scribblers Issue 1-2
- This is a zine of writing and art by lesbians. The first
issue includes a story about a woman and her father and their
discussions, several poems, and little drawings by Diane DiMassa.
The second issue has an article about growing older; a story about
a woman who has to explain a poster with the word "Dyke" to her
father; a memory of kissing another girl in the third grade;
cartoons about expectations about women's appearance; a woman
notes that her ability to pass as a man has decreased from 97%
since she started appearing on talk shows; a piece called
"Inappropriate Sexual Fantasies"; an interview with a woman who
was court martialed for being a lesbian.
$2 to Ilsa Jule Box 3463 NY NY 10185 36 pages, half
- The Satin Shoe: a zine of mutual respect and freedom to
be Issue 3
- Responses to a survey about the future of the world; helping
the homeless; a suggestion to make this the Decade of Men, to
examine and change the role of men; 19 things you DON'T say to a
Transsexual; exploitation of women from the Philippines; questions
and answers about Anarchism. Pat has also done a reprint of
Valerie Solanas' SCUM Manifesto.
Do not send money, stamps, blank paper, blank envelopes, or
any publications to Pat without consulting her first.
(The prison authorities get very upset.)
Pat Earl #744524, Box 150-X311, Tennessee Colony TX 75884.
16 pages, digest
- Scrawl Issue 1
- A music magazine which includes interviews with Tribe 8, The
Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, Lunachicks, and more. Nicely put
$2 to Scrawl Box 205 NY NY 10012 44 pages, standard
- Shaved Anus Issue 4
- If a good queer rant is what you want, Shaved Anus delivers
-- but not mindless rants, well-thought-out ones. Paul rants about
the British music press' manufacture of the "Romo" movement; Paul
admits his love for 12" dance singles and gives a vital playlist
of HiNRG; Paul gives an (uncharacteristic) personal confession and
tells off the nihilists; the hetero-run media filtering of "what's
cool" which leads to queer culture contributions not getting
exposure; a critique of the "new lad" movement.
$3 cash/70p to Paul 26 Belgrave St. Brighton BN2 2NS UK
40 pages, Euro digest
- Speed Demon Issue 8
- *Italian-lanuage queer zine which includes an interview with
the lesbian guitarist of Italian female band Mumble Rumble;
Lesbian and Gay Turnin Film Festival; interview with gay singer
Hlde of the the German band P.N.A.T.S.H.; interview with the
editor of the zine EIDOS; Anonymous Boy interview; Seattle queer
band Girl With 100 Heads; interview with queer poet Massimaliano
Chiamenti; reviews and more.
$3 to Speed Demon Box 44/A P.ZA San Babila 4/D 20122
Milano Italy 44 pages, Euro Standard
- Spork Issue 1
- The ambiguous eating utensil is claimed as a symbol of
ambiguous gender in this zine filled with thoughtful, well-written
essays. There's a long essay about gender revolution; a really
horrific story about being harrassed in high school because of
fooling around with another guy; a piece which observes that bi
men are even less visible than bi women; how butchness is
idealized by both lesbians and gay men; an article about animal
$1 to Jeff, Box 18804 Washington DC 20009-8804 32
- Spread vol 4 #1
- Spread, which is the size of a small newspaper, is somewhat
reminiscent of Interview magazine. This issue includes interviews
with Larry Clark of Kids, the singer Jewel, RuPaul, and Quentin
Crisp, whom the editor treated to a showing of Kids, which Quentin
hated. There's also a photo spread of truck stop culture.
$5 to Daniel Kusner c/o
Dallas Voice, 3000 Carlisle, Suite 200. Dallas, TX 75204.
32 pages, tabloid
- Square Pegs Issue 3
- This is a queer youth zine from Santa Cruz. The objects of
people's crushes; an interview with Brian Grillo of Extra Fancy;
Michael Signorile interview; an interview with the Qtip
collective; questions and answers about queerness; poetry, photos,
fiction, comics, and resource listings.
Web Page: http://arts.ucsc.edu/squarepegs/home.index.html
$1 to Equinox 903 Pacific Ave Suit 207a Santa Cruz CA
95060 36 pages, half legal
- Starlettre Issue 0
- +Starlettre is a French gay and lesbian group. The text is
in French, Spanish, and English. This sample issue includes
reports on gay-related human rights incidents in various
IRC to c/o MAB 37 rue Burdeau 69001 Lyon France 4
- Steven's Comics Issue 3
- *Another collection of comics by David Kelly about a sweet,
sensitive kid named Steven, this time with a full-color cover
thanks to the Xeric Foundation. The stories are about stuff that
happens to Steven at school with his friends, and dealing with
family stuff like his mom's new boyfriend.
$3 to David Kelly 1202 E. Pike St. #992 Seattle WA 98122-
3934 32 pages, half legal
- Tantrum: Blow Yourself Up Issue 4
- It's been a long time since the last issue of Tantrum, but
this one's worth the wait. David Hawkins writes about the erotic
appeal of geeks; blow-up doll porno movies; a proposal to spend
money on giving gifts to enemy countries, instead of wasting money
on weapons of war; Jennifer Blowdryer reports from New York; a
manifesto for night people; fiction by Danielle Willis; interview
with Tribe 8; and the return of Mr. Larry, the extremely
$4/$5 cash foreign to Tantrum Box 6, 3288 21st St. SF CA
94110 40 pages, standard
- Tazewell's Favorite Eccentric Issue 2
- An article about growing up in a trailer park; a piece about
having loved and lost; a rant about the art of conversation; a
piece about insecurity; love vs. sex; elementary school
$1/trade+IRCs to Tazewell's Favorite Eccentric Box 1010 N
Tazewell VA 24630 12 pages, digest
- TeenMom Issue 13
- *TeenMom turns 13 (issues, that is), so naturally it's time
for a Bar Mitzvah. The history of Whoopi Goldberg (you won't read
the facts in this article anywhere else); voyeurism in the TeenMom
community; Betsy Ross, our nation's first TeenMom; Jonathan Taylor
Thomas' all-male Bar Mitzvah; 13 Bar Mitzvah boys to watch for,
with their favorites, turn-ons, and turn-offs listed; how to score
with a Bar Mitzvah boy; teen divorce; Dr. Henry Foster, C Everett
Koop, and other members of the National Campaign to Promote Teen
Pregnancy meet; half-naked photos of Olympic athletes from sports
like leapfrog and jarts; a list of people early in their careers
but already annoying, like Liv Tyler.
$3 to TeenMom 2211 N Cahuenga #306 LA CA 90068 24
- The Tidewater Times June 96
- This is the newsletter of the Tidewater Bears, a social club
for bear-type men and their admirers. Most of this issue is taken
up with a directory of Bear organizations.
$1.50 to The Tidewater Times Box 2241 Denbigh VA 23609-
0241 8 pages, standard
- Ugly Boy Issue 9
- This is a queer personal zine, meaning it has personal
diary-type writing, not that it has personal ads. Alvin writes
about his boyfriend; a visit from his brother, who fortunately got
along fine with Alvin's boyfriend; a rant about smoking; people
respond to a survey about what's good music for during sex; comics
about life with a boyfriend; going to a gay bookstore to buy porno
$1+3 stamps to Alvin 1800 N 35th St. #5 Seattle WA 98103
40 pages, digest
- Vaseline Zine Issue 12
- +Vaseline, the British Indie queer club has had to change
its nameto Club V since this issue came out, so I don't know what
the zine is called now. Comic by Rachael House wondering why if
cunts are good we call bad people cunts; Mona of Girly zine
interviewed about her band Six-Inch Killaz; review of Chumbawamba
at the Freedom Cafe; gay films; a quiz: are you a tart or a jelly;
the band Plastic Venus; a retrospective look at the Stone Roses;
an interview with the people behind Club V (and an amusing
centerfold picture of them in Trainspotting drag; reviews of the
Swedish band Salt and Pansy Division; club reviews; 20th
anniversary of Rough Trade; more.
Email: email@example.com or
$2 or IRCs? to Vaseline Zine Box 7984 London SE13 7XR
40 pages, Euro digest
- A Very Osaka Hernandez Christmas!
- A combination zine/Xmas card featuring pictures of drag
queen Osaka Hernandez sharing her thoughts on the holidays.
$1 to John Sanchez Box 0573 Chicago IL 60690-0573 8
- Vex Issue 2
- +It's not a queer zine, but I thought I'd mention this movie
zine because it has an interview with Doug Langway, the director
of the gay action movie "Raising Heroes." The movie is about a gay
couple; one of them witnesses a mob hit and much gunplay ensues.
$4 to Deadwood Press Box 319 Roselle NJ 07203 32 pages,
- Violin Outbreak Issue 13
- A report on Estrus Garage Shock 95, which has the problem
that there are no advance tickets and shows sell out; a history of
the Revillos and Rezillos; an article on transsexual rocker Jayne
County; a piece about how people have been badmouthing 60's girl
group singers; plenty of music reviews.
$1 to Tony Arena 321 West 16th Apt #2W NY NY 10011 26
- Waste of Space Issue 2-3
- Hardly a "waste of space" -- this is a really good personal
zine by a transsexual punk dyke. #2 has Kimberly writing about
getting a car and the hassles of getting an I.D. which says she's
female; a five-minute course on gender; hearing the voice of
Steven Jesse Bernstein when writing; not going swimming; Sue,
who's from Finland, writes about growing up and realizing she's
something else than a genetic boy; a nasty letter from Kimberly's
mom. #3 has lyrics by Carol of the band Not My Son, whom
Kimberly's claimed as her mom; new astrology information; Kimberly
writes about how Jerry Springer has no respect for transsexuals
and wouldn't even look at the guests when she was on the show;
breaking up fights in the neighborhood; Sue writes about being in
the Finnish Navy and coming to terms with her transsexuality.
$1+stamp to Kimberly Box 5814 Eugene OR 97405-0814 28
- When I Was Straight
- +A chapbook of poetry by Janet Mason. The title poem has
lines such as "I worshipped the sun and passed out from the
hormones in my birth control pills"; "How to play the maracas" is
a prose poem about a gay pride parade. Other poems include
"Tampons in Space" and "The Cunt Sonnet."
$8 to Jim Cory/Insight To Riot Press 2300 Pine St. #9
Philadelphia PA 19103 36 pages, digest
- Wild Honey Pie Issue 10
- +Kristy writes about being not straight and not gay; self-
help abortion methods; stupid things people say to vegetarians;
being half Chinese; icky Trent Reznor; an interviews with Mark
Robinson of Unrest, the Pie Tasters, the Wynona Riders, and Larry
Livermore of Lookout Records; Chris "Get a Life" Elliot; a report
on the 1995 Chicago Underground Press Conference; alternatives to
high school; corporate riot grrrl ripoff stuff; finding Nazi stuff
at the flea market.
$2 to Kristy Chan 922 NE 17 Street Cape Coral FL 33909-
5355 48 pages, standard
- Winter Publishing
- Winter Publishing publishes the Alternative Lifestyles
directory, a 120-page listing of more than 375 listings of
alternative lifestyle publications ($18, $20 Canada, $22 foreign).
They also produce several zines for specialty tastes. Oral
Majority is a publication for guys into oral sex. It includes
fiction, safe sex info, book and video reviews, and personal ads.
(Oral Majority is $35 for membership and 6 issues)
Winter Publishing Box 80667 South Dartmouth MA 02748
Age statement required.
- Y is for Yuck Issue 7
- *This issue of this comix zine has a silver block-printed
cover. The main story is a surreal narrative of a woman on a plane
with her friend the bug, who betrays her to hang out with its
$1 + a stamp to Camilla Box 420424 SF CA 94142 40
pages, Mini Age statement required.
- Zibaq Issue 2
- +This is a zine about sufism, tantra, wicca, and other queer
spiritual practices. Contents include an article on intersexual
tantra and the roots of wicca in Hinduism; transgender issues,
touching on a column by Signorile about Kate Bornstein; James
Broughton's The Androgyne Journal.
$2? to Abrasax Publications Box 1219 Corpus Christi TX
78403-1219 8 pages, standard