Going Homo

{queerzine n. a sexy, subversive and explicit publication devoted to enlarging and examining our culture assumptions}

There's something about zines from the 1990s... they've often got common elements that make them instantly recognizeable as being from their time.  It's an aesthetic, and a way of writing.  There's a call to arms, a calling out of cops and governments and the military and anti-gay bigots.  There's a calling in of other queers and zinesters. a "hey, find me, I'm stuck in this shite town and need to connect" vibe... (though this is not at all limited to time - it's kind of part of zinester DNA.)  There are zine reviews, and lists without being listicles, bands listened to, and shows attended.  Pop culture drips from the pages, fuelled by cut-and-paste in a pre-WWW, pre-Photoshop world. 
Lately we've been scanning a bunch of zines from the Emma Center collection which have this vibe.  They're very much of their time, and also rediculously fun and important.  Going Homo #2 is a fine example.  It's got all of the above and more.