Recently we added four issues of the Lesbian and Gay Freedom Movement newsletter to the archive. These issues span from 1991-1995 (#5, #6, #8, and #10) and cover a bunch of topics ranging from anarchy to pornography to BDSM and political prisoners. With the AIDS crisis in full swing, and the closing of the baths and policing of sex happening in lots of places both from outside and from within queer communities, it's very interesting to read about a push for sexual liberation in it's various forms.
We woke to the news that David Bowie died yesterday. He has been a favorite at QZAP for seemingly forever. We honor him for his gender bending, his bisexuality, and his creativity over the years. He has inspired us in so many ways, and we're not the only ones. We knew that on this sad day we just had to share Bowierama and reiterate the obvious: Everybody is a bit Bowie-sexual.
Another year, another World AIDS Day. How many deaths and how many people fighting for health care because of racism, homophobia and GREED? The collection of documents from ACT UP isn't a large one, but it's one that's very special to us at QZAP. It's our queer roots, and we're very proud of that.
It's been a hot minute since we've been able to catch our breath and post a Queer Zine of The Day. Lots has been going on with us. Chris went to the Lexington Zine Fest in September to do a presentation. Milo is getting geared up for the Olympia Zine Fest next week where ze is participating on a panel. We've also been busy with the planning of the Milwaukee Zine Fest, of which we're part of the organizng committee. That weekend, November 14, we'll also be hosting our last zinester-in-residence for the season. Last year's Z-i-R program created the awesome "From the Punked Out Files of the Queer Zine Archive Project," and we're super excited to publish the work from this year's residents. Expect that to come out sometime at the beginning of 2016.
Moving on to the QZOTD, we are happy to present Sina Sparrow's Boy Crazy Boy #1. Sina has been a long-time QZAP pal and is an amazing and active comic artist. In BCB #1 we can see the beginnings of his sweet style, and are treated to some delicious early 1990s pop humor.