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A Canadian Lefty in Occupied Land (0)

Personal/political musings from a Canadian activist and writer.

National Asian Pacific American Women's Fo... (0)

An Asian Pacific Islander political and social justice group advocating for women and young women.

Queer Women of Color Media Project (0)

 

Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) promotes the creation, exhibition and distribution of new films/videos that address the vital social justice issues that concern queer women of color and our communities, authentically reflect our life stories, and build community through art and activism.

We actively invest in, develop and nurture the creativity of emerging media artists who are Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Chicana/Latina, Native American and Mixed-Race lesbians, bisexual, queer and questioning women in the Bay Area.

QWOCMAP provides training, screening opportunities and resources free of charge to guarantee full access to our traditionally underserved community, particularly low-income and immigrant queer women of color.

QWOCMAP began in 2000, and has been training filmmakers and presenting films by queer women of color since then!

Queer Zines/Zinesters and Distros

Adam Block Memorial (0)

Though not technically a "zinester", Adam Block was a writer and rock critic for The Advocate. He was one of the first to write about queer zines.

Alex Wrekk/ Small World Buttons (0)

Alex Wrekk is the publisher of Stolen Sharpie Revolution, Brainscan Zine, and she makes custom 1" buttons.

Bamboo Girl (0)

The description below is from the Bamboo Girl website: What is Bamboo Girl Zine about? The manifesto: "Challenging racism, sexism, & homophobia from the Filipina/Asian Pacific Islander (API)/Asian mutt feminist point of view since 1995." Bec

DIY Zines (0)

DIYzines is a community website about drawing zines.

Fanorama (0)

Fanorama, the "grand-daddy of the queer zine scene" has been continuously published since 1992. In addition to publishing Fanorama, REB also publishes and distros other zines most of which are created by people in prison. At one point, REB was publis

Fight Boredom Distro (0)

Queer, feminist, anarchist zines. DIY, travel tales, livin' on the cheap. Perzines to make you feel hopeful. Read 'em and share your own stories.

Grrrl Zine Network (0)

A resource site for international grrrl, lady, queer and trans folk zines, distros and DIY projects.

Grrrl Zines A Go-Go (0)

 

Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go is an all-women workshop group based in Southern California. Since 2002 we have been facilitating workshops in community venues and college campuses in our region. We focus on the empowerment of young women through the production of fanzines and self published works.

 

Health Schultz (0)

I'm mostly a researcher interested in intersections between radical politics and culture who sometimes find ways to make my thinking public. I read, think, write, make zines, edit readers, and whatever else seems appropriate.

Holy Titclamps (1)

LarryBob's ongoing site related to his zines Holy Titclamps and Queer Zine Explosion

Homocore (0)

Here is Tom Jenning's archive of HOMOCORE from 1988-1991. The zines are scanned page by page and are in JPG format.

Liliane Bi Dyke (0)

Canadian queer cartoon artist.

Margarat Nee (0)

Miranda Telegram (0)

Writer, zinester, daydreamer, wanderer, adventurer, genderqueerdo. They use the pronoun 'they', not 'she'. Don't fuck it up.

Nomy Lamm (0)

She plays a mean accordion and creates amazing artwork. Her accomplishments are too numerous to list. What's not to love about a person who "is fat, Jewish, gay, and has one foot?" Nomy rocks, and if you get the chance to see her perform, go!!!

Not Your Mother's Meatloaf (0)

This project is an attempt to challenge hetero and gender normative practices in sexuality education. We're holding an open call for illustrators and writers to submit 1-4p vignettes on sex ed. topics (like safer sex, consent, etc) from LGBTQ friendly positions.

Project Kooky/Erika Moen (0)

Erika Moen is a queer DIY comicbook publisher and author of several comix zines including GirlFuck.

qunst.mag (0)

From their website: Qunst.mag is an e-zine created by members of Bildwechsel and the contributing artists. Our aim is to provide a platform for queer feminist artists working in various media.

Secret Nerd Brigade (0)

Creator of "Interview With A Zombie" among other rad queer zines and crafty things

The Fence (0)

Bisexual women zine from Canada. Site includes a links section and the ability to purchase back issues that are still in stock.

Tiny Red Hands (0)

Lovey dovey romantic shitdrops about falling in/out of love in Portland, OR.

Try State Magazine (0)

The website of the best selling art and photography magazine. A curated look into the most amazing, creative and contemporary artists around!

Zinetopia (0)

Zinetopia is a review zine done by Sarah Arrr (Pirate Sarah). She also makes per-zines and is queer as a $3 bill

Non-Queer Zines/Zinesters and Distros

Back Pocket Press (0)

back pocket press is a zine distro based out of ypsilanti, mi. we distribute zines that are personal, political, or that represent the overlapping space those two circles would make on a venn diagram. we focus on zines that provide useful and beautiful information, speak the truth about lived experiences, tell secrets about yourself to your face, and bring only whispered words to paper. the kind of zines you can keep in your back pocket for later, for when you need them, on a bus ride full of strangers or in the early morning air.

if you think your zine would be a good fit for our distro, get in touch!

Broken Pencil (0)

Founded in 1995 and based in Toronto, Canada, Broken Pencil is a print magazine published four times a year. It is one of the few magazines in the world devoted exclusively to underground culture and the independent arts. We are a great resource and a lively read! Broken Pencil reviews the best zines, books, websites, videos and music from the underground and reprints the best articles from the alternative press. Also, ground breaking interviews, original fiction, and commentary on all aspects of the independent arts. From the hilarious to the perverse, Broken Pencil challenges conformity and demands attention.

East Village Inky (0)

The East Village Inky — in which the Hoosier-born mother of two native New Yorkers manages to issue forth yet another quarterly installment of their New York City lives. Perishables & Dry Goods! Insomnia! Naked people dancing in a wholesome manner! Obscurities reviewed! Live Theater! Recipes! Comics! Advice to the Fathers! Babyproofing Hilarity! A Paucity of Negative Space!

Midwest Zine Collective (0)

The Madison Zine Fest is now the Midwest Zine Collective. The Collective's goals are to: * Sell zines in book and specialty stores. * Donate zines to libraries and infoshops. * Host and travel to zine-related events.

Portland Button Works (0)

Sweet Candy Distro (0)

Distributing zines, underground reading material, music and handmade crafts since 2004.

Xerography Debt (0)

Xerography Debt is a zine about zines
It has even been described as the PBS of review zines.

Zine World (0)

Zine World is a source for reviews and information about zines, comics, self-published books, chapbooks, and other DIY stuff. Often called the best review zine being published in the U.S., Zine World is an extensive guide to zine culture.

Zine Libraries, Collections, and Archives

Zines have been showing up in libraries and archives for quite a while.  Some of these institutions are public, some academic, and some "barefoot" (meaning that they're independant or unaffiliated.)

ABC No Rio Zine Library (New York City, NY) (0)

The ABC No Rio Zine Library contains over twelve thousand publications. Our collection includes independent, underground and marginal publications on subjects such as music, culture, politics, personal experience and travel. We are most interested in zines addressing political and social issues. Our focus does not include poetry.

Anchor Archive Zine Library (Halifax, NS, ... (0)

The Anchor Archive Zine Library has a collection over over 4000 zines that can be browsed and borrored during our open hours (Tuesday 6-9pm, Sunday 2-5pm). Zines are self-published publications made outside of mainstream press and media, by all kinds of people about all kinds of things. The Anchor Archive sees zines as an important way to take media into your own hands, find a voice for yourself, and find information and stories that aren't represented in mainstream media and culture.

Barnard College Zine Collection (0)

Barnard's zines are written by New York City and other urban women with an emphasis on zines by women of color. (In this case the word "woman" includes anyone who identifies as female and some who don't believe in binary gender.)

Barnard Zine Library (New York City, NY) (0)

The Barnard College Zine Collection

Bildwechsel (English Version) (0)

 

Bildwechsel is an umbrella organisation for women+ and their representation in media, culture and art.
We are a meeting point, open stage, platform and an infrastructure which women+ can tap into to share, support and develop their work/projekts/ideas – in connection with the work of others and drawing on their knowlege and experience. We have our background in the feminist critical media movement starting the 1970′s, in the field of representation and gender role science developed in the 80′s and 90′s and in the d.i.y. queer community and the women+ project scene.
We work as an art project, we develop and support events and initiatives and hold archive collections on women+/media/art. We aim to present a panoramic view of the work of women+ artists in transition. We are concerned with the concept of woman+, artist, authorship and anonymity and this interest informs the ways we work.

Bildwechsel is always looking for current film and video productions and other entries by professional amateurs and random observers to be on show in the archives and at bildwechsel activities and be shown as requested for interested festival organizers, scientists and every other person that is making an appointment.

Bildwechsel (Original Site in German) (0)

Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives (0)

Located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This archives was one of the first to collect queer zines in addition to its regular material and has provided researchers a great deal of assistance.

Denver Zine Library (Denver, CO) (0)

The Denver Zine Library opened in 2003 and houses over 10,000 different zines from all over the world. We are an all-volunteer run nonprofit organization.

GLBT Historical Society (0)

Located in San Francisco, California, US. It is home to Larry-bob's queer zine collection, among hundreds of other queer zines. The staff are friendly and helpful to queer zine history researchers.

Little Maga/Zine Collection (San Francisco... (0)

The Little Maga/Zine Collection at the San Franscico Public Library.

The collection spans the twentieth century, with a special emphasis on the San Francisco experience. Over 1,200 titles representative of the literary and cultural phenomenon known as the little magazine, including zines, are contained in this growing collection.

Papercut Zine Library (0)

The Papercut Zine Library is a free lending library that specializes in independently published media, particularly zines. It opened on May 14, 2005, and operates out of the Democracy Center at 45 Mt. Auburn St. in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Mass.

Papercut Zine Library (Boston, MA) (0)

Papercut is a fully-functioning lending library, with a focus on hand-made and independently produced materials. Our collection includes everything from the all-familiar photocopied punk rock zines from the 80's to hand-crafted personal zines bound together with yarn. Papercut is run by a collective of volunteer librarians. In addition to archiving and maintaining this collection, librarians also host a number of events including zine making workshops and zine release parties. Become a member today to join this growing community of zine enthusiasts!

Spinnboden (0)

Über Uns Wir bieten Dir * die größte Sammlung von Zeugnissen und Spuren lesbischer Existenz europaweit * Archiv, Bibliothek mit Ausleihmöglichkeit und Dokumentationsstelle * einen Raum der Begegnung für lesbische Frauen vieler K

The Fales Library & Special Collections -T... (0)

Dennis Cooper donated his queer zine collection, along with his papers, to the Fales Library and Special Collections in New York, New York, US. Cooper was a dedicated fan of queer zines and has many unique and historic titles in his collection.

The ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives (0)

Located in Los Angeles, California, US. Has an extensive queer zine collection.

Zine Libraries Interest Group (0)

The zine libraries interest group is a collective of people interested in zine libraries, from starting up a collection to cataloging the materials. The group is currently very grassroots and most of the activity takes place on the zine librarians e-mail listserv. Zinelibraries.info was created in 2007 to share resources regarding collections, programming, preservation, and the promotion of zine collections–beyond the email list.

Zine-making Resources

Resources for making your own zines. 

Creative Commons (0)

Creative Commons provides free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof.

How To Make This Very Zine (0)

Anne Elizabeth Moore's "How to Make This Very Zine" is a minizine showing how to make minizines.  1 sheet of paper, folded and cut. 

Radical Graphics (0)

Miscellaneous radical graphics and images by catagory.

Stolen Sharpie Revolution (0)

(From Alex's Website)

Sometime in 2001 Alex Wrekk uttered the words:

“Wouldn’t it be great if there was a collection of a bunch of stuff about zines in one place so that I would stop seeing all the same mistakes?”

Then she started compiling ideas for a zine she would call: Stolen Sharpie Revolution. It was soon pointed out that she would not be able to steal as many photocopies as she would have orders for the zine.

ZineWiki (0)

Queer Audio/Music

Block on a Rock (0)

This is an archive of scanned articles written by rock journalist Adam Block for The Advocate in the 1980s and 1990s. His "Block on Rock" columns were among the few radical voices in the mainstream LGBT press

Deadlee (0)

Perhaps the most visible gay hip-hop artist, Deadlee's powerful rhymes seek to redefine the world of hip-hop.

Deep Dickollective (0)

Groundbreaking queer black hip-hop outta Oakland, CA. A 'must-see' live show, they are a collective of several members who perform together in various combinations.

Jen-Ro (0)

 

queer Latina MC challenging male dominance in hip-hop. has her own label RO Records

Pansy Division (0)

The seminal pop/punk formerly queercore band.

Queer Control Records (0)

Queer Music Heritage (0)

"Queer Music Heritage" is both a radio show and a website by J.D. Doyle, and the goal of both is to preserve and share the music of our culture. Started in January of 2000, it has become the resource on the net for the history of GLBT music. Each month's page gives the playlist and additional pages of info, and you can stream or download every show.

Seth Bogart/Hunx and his Punx (0)

Soul Ponies (0)

SOUL PONIES provides a home for wayward queercore and riot grrrl recordings that would otherwise be lost to time. All music featured on SOUL PONIES is out of print, so please don't give us grief for trying to promote artists we love.

(may be on hiatus - last update 2011)

Suck My Left One- Radio Show (0)

From Glasgow, Scotland, can be heard live (check website for date/time) or through the Subcity radio archives. Awesome show!

The Rotten Fruits (0)

Since the inception of The Rotten Fruits in 2001, This Chicago based band has been steadily building a reputation as one of the more original and outlandish live bands in underground punk. With songs that like to push the envelope and make the Christian right cringe, The Rotten Fruits have proven not to be just another passing annoyance, and with a brand spankin new rhythm section pushing the tempos they are preparing to record what should be a scorcher of full length album. And in case ya hadn't heard, their Shows are notorious for their unplanned all out chaos and on stage debauchery.

They have released several songs on different compilation CD's and have their first well received 7" EP "Abomination" on Criminal IQ Records. The "Abomination" EP either has people jumping with joy, or pulling their hair out in disgust. Either way The Rotten Fruits are pleased. Besides their recorded history, TRF has toured the midwest more than a few times supporting great acts such as The Briefs, Clit 45, Two Man Advantage, Thee Trash Brats, Texas Terri Bomb, Lynne Breedlove, The Queers, The Feelers, The Functional Blackouts, The Phantom Limbs, 7 Shot Screamers, The Midnight Creeps, The Street Brats...just to name a few.

The Rotten Fruits just want to have fun. Sure there are messages to their songs, but nothing is taken that seriously, everything is very tongue in cheek. Their goal basically is to have fun, piss people off, and look good doing it. TRF are funny, queer and totally out of control!

The Shondes (0)

Think Pink Radio (0)

 

Think Pink Radio started in September 2003 as Chicago’s only all-music radio show for the queer community on WLUW 88.7 fm.  A radio show that focuses on music made by the queer community is rare, and we were so lucky to be able to do it in such a cool city. The show went off the air in August 2008 to concentrate on an online presence.

This site is dedicated to Chicago, its queer community, and promoting happenings that are outside of the mainstream. The letter GLBTQ and DIY is the focus, and we always seek out those who love this world and want to be themselves in it.

Wick and the Tricks (0)

Queercore from Kansas City

Queer People of Color

2Spirits (0)

2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations is a non-profit social services organization whose membership consits of Aboriginal gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in Toronto.

Agitate! (0)

Agitate is a queer, Ottawa-based organization for Aboriginal, mixed-race and women of colour. Although the governing board is open exclusively to First Nations, mixed-race and women of colour, allies from all communities and of all genders and sexual orientations are encouraged to get in touch with Agitate for information on how to volunteer.

Asian Pacific Islander Queer Sisters (0)

A Washington, D.C. based organization building community among API queer women.

Audre Lorde Project (0)

A New York City area based community politics organization for "lesbian, gay, bisexual, two spirit, trans and gender non-conforming people of color"

Bayard Rustin (0)

Hero!

eminism.org (0)

Gay Lesbians of African Decent - GLAD (0)

Based in Toronto, ON, Canada. GLAD's mission statement as found on their website: To provide a supportive community for GTA based African self-identified LGBTTQ: and to actively document our existence, challenge homophobia and inform our communities.

Rashawn & Beyond: Anti-Violence News for Q... (0)

A blog devoted to news, information, and activism. It "promotes critical thought about the impact of violence and intolerance, particularly upon queer communities of African descent."

Reverend Irene Monroe (0)

Reverend Irene Monroe comments on current events from the perspective of being a queer person of color and Christian. Her unflinching honesty and willingness to tackle misogyny, homophobia, racism, and classism earns her a place among radical queer feminists.

Sisters in the Life (0)

A website devoted to the stories of African American lesbian lives, including a section on Ruth Ellis, in her time the oldest openly lesbian black woman.

The Angry Black Woman (0)

While not queer, but an ally, this blog has many good links, a reading list, and excellent discussion. Good resources here for white allies. Work on the site is licensed under Creative Commons! Cool!

The Queer Hapa Mafia's Livejournal Page (0)

A blog roll for Queer Hapa folks. Hapa stands for Hawaiian/Asian Pacific Islanders, mixed-race or not.

Queers and Disability/Queer Crips

Bent (0)

A Journal of CripGay Voices. Has news, commentary, and other items.

Queer Cinema and Television

Actor Slash Model (0)

The duet music project Actor Slash Model reeks of booze, lust, heartache, and sometimes a musty tee-shirt soaked in a pro-sex, gender fucked radical politic. Slapstick shenanigans, outlandish metal hair wigs, vaudevillian influence, tightly woven lyricism, alluring vocality and a creepy synchronicity keep Actor Slash Model busy reinventing musical performance.

EmancyPunx Records (0)

Femminist + Queer Hardcore and Punk record label and zine distro from Poland. Website in English and Polish

GBJonesTown (0)

GB Jones has bits and bobs from her film work, mostly in Super8 format. A 'must see' for fans!

Milwaukee LGBT Film and Video Festival (0)

Occult Special Investigator (0)

blog of a queer, zine-loving academic

Pick Up The Mic (0)

Documents some of the cutting edge LGBT MCs, rappers, and homo-hop artists who seek to negate the overwhelming homophobia traditionally found in male dominated rap and hip-hop scenes.

Pixel Town (0)

Gina Kamentsky is a queer animator and artist.

Polly Tikkle Productions (0)

Website for filmmaker Inka Stafrace. Her work includes a documentary from Queeruption 2005 - Syndey, AU and Hope In A Slingshot

Tall Lady Pictures (0)

Threat Level- Chicago (0)

Translations: Seattle's Transgender Film F... (0)

Gender Odyssey and Three Dollar Bill Cinema are pleased to present the third annual Translations: Seattle's Transgender Film Festival.

Queer History

Lesbian Herstory Archives (0)

The Lesbian Herstory Archives is home to the world's largest collection of materials by and about lesbians and their communities.

LGBT Historical Society (San Francisco) (0)

Often referred to as San Francisco's "queer Smithsonian," the GLBT Historical Society houses one of the world's largest collections of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender historical materials. The society's GLBT History Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States.

Queer History Project (0)

A Vancouver, BC based website that records queer history in the Vancouver region

The One Archives (0)

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives in Los Angeles, CA. ONE Archives is the oldest continuing LGBTQ organization in the United States and the largest repository of LGBTQ materials in the world.

Queer Archives

The ONE Archives (0)

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives is the oldest active Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning (LGBTQ) organization in the United States and the largest repository of LGBTQ materials in the world. Founded in 1952, ONE Archives currently houses over two million archival items including periodicals, books, film, video and audio recordings, photographs, artworks, organizational records and personal papers. The collections at ONE Archives are a part of the University of Southern California Libraries.

Radical Spaces and Places

Infoshops and Radical Couumnity Centers

ABC No Rio (New York City, NY) (0)

ABC No Rio is a collectively-run center for art and activism. We are known internationally as a venue for oppositional culture. ABC No Rio was founded in 1980 by artists committed to political and social engagement and we retain these values to the present.

Robert Street Social Centre (Halifax, NS, ... (0)

The Roberts Street Social Centre is a collection of projects dedicated to providing free or affordable access to independent and alternative media, art, and education. It is a space for people to come together to share skills, knowledge, and resources. We support critical, creative projects and inspire social change through DIY (do it yourself), non-hierarchical, and consensus-based approaches. We aim to be active in our communities by collaborating with other groups and projects. We strive to be inclusive, aware of barriers and discrimination, and welcoming to all ages.

Ste-Emilie Skillshare (Montréal, QC, Canada) (0)

(Website in English/French | Site en anglais / français)

The Ste-Emilie Skillshare is a community art space devoted to empowerment, self-determination and collective liberation. It is a space run by and for people who are trans, two-spirit, queer, Indigenous and/or people of colour* and friends. As a collective of activists and artists, we work within an anti-oppression framework toward social and economic transformation. We share skills and resources to create art in the spirit of self-representation and revolution.

Free/OpenSource Software used at QZAP

We utilize a lot of F/OSS software at QZAP, especially on the server side.  We've always maintained this list so that others may utilize the same tools to make their own cool projects.

Joomla! (3)

Home of Joomla!  Joomla is the CMS software that runs this site

MySQL (1)

The most commonly used database for Joomla!.

php.net (6)

The language that Joomla! is developed in

Queer Media and Publishers

A list of queer print and published media (news, information, book publishers)

Author and Micropublisher Hamish MacDonald (0)

Hamish MacDonald has several of his books available for free download from his website. His approach is branded "zine book" since they are independently published and books ordered from his website are hand-bound by him personally.

Homofactus Press (0)

Sassafras Lowrey and Eli Claire publish work through this press. They are both awesome writers, and Sassafras has written about QZAP in the past.

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