Deke Nihilson is a zine editor, musician, actor and activist.
In 1988, he an co-editor Tom Jennings began publishing Homocore zine. Released just a few years after J.D.s, it was one of the earliest queercore zines and helped expand the queerpunk scene. The editors also set up Homocore shows with bands like Fugazi, M.D.C. and Beat Happening and did much to popularize the queercore scene on the west coast of the U.S.. Deke began his own band around this time, called Comrades In Arms; one of the earliest queercore bands, they played at Homocore shows and released one cassette.
After Homocore ceased publishing in 1991, Deke began another zine with his bandmates called Three Dollar Bill. Several issues were published before the zine and the band imploded at the same time.