Cover of Homocore Zine, February 1989

Cover of Homocore Zine, February 1989

Homocore was a San Francisco queercore zine accredited with being a huge motivating force for the Queercore movement, which integrated aspects of punk and hardcore counterculture with the queer community. The word ‘homocore’ was originally used by G.B. Jones and Bruce LaBruce in their Toronto-based queer punk zine, J.D.s, combining the words homosexual and hardcore. Tom Jenings and Deke Nihilson met Jones and LaBruce at the 1987 Anarchist Survival Gathering in Toronto. Inspired, they released the first issue of their  Homocore Zine in September 1988. In their introduction to the first issue, they note, “We’re outlaws if we don’t follow the usual rules and don’t want to be part of mass culture. We’re mutants if we try new things, things that are honest and human, like making our own cultures.” Click to read all of the issues of the Homocore Zine. 

Cover of Homocore Issue #4, February 1989

Cover of Homocore Issue #4, February 1989


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