We had mentioned in passing that flyers made up part of out collection of ephemera.  To be more accurate, from the founding of QZAP we've had a single-page flyer collection that we view as being zine-like but not zines.  In some cases we've got a whole collection of SPFs from a single artist or collective.  Such is the case with Queer Action Figures #3.  This is the third installment of demanding, in-your-face zinestyle graphics that QAF put out in the mid-1990s.  They're fun, funny, and in many ways have timeless messages of queer liberation for all of us.

In among all the zines we've got an odd collection of ephemera at QZAP.  Mostly this consists of queer punk patches, flyers for events, a handful of CDs, and then there's the Pansy Division trading cards.  Originally these were included in the LP version of their 1996 album Wish I'd Taken Pictures.  Since PD just played a show at NYC Pride and got a sweet writeup in Pitchfork it seemed like a good time to show these off again.

It's International ZIne Month!!!  If you're not quite sure what that means, Alex over at Stolen Sharpie Revolution has a list of different zine-related activities for each day of the month.  Our favorite is International Zine Library Day on 21 July.  Speaking of international, here at QZAP we have zines from at least 17 different countries.  Today's QZOTD, Freaky Queer, is from Cardiff, Wales.  A nice slice of early 90s zinemaking that has an interview with Alice from Chumbawumba, anti-war graphics, zine reviews, and other fun things.

Much has been writen in more mainstream publications of late about the demise of the gay bar.  While that may or may not be true, there is a certain importance to preserving and documenting queer spaces.  These would be the music and performance venues, the hook-up spots and the assignation destinations for our twilight lives.  In WASTED Charolette has created a fanzine and memoir to the lost alternative music spaces for queers in London around the turn of the Millenia.


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