Outpunk

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Outpunk was a fanzine published by Matt Wobensmith in San Francisco.

Outpunk ran for seven issues from 1992 till 1997 with contributions from queer punks such as Anonymous Boy and Donna Dresch, interviews with people like Jody Bleyle and queercore bands such as God is My Co-Pilot, Behead The Prophet, No Lord Shall Live, Sister George, Tribe 8 and Pansy Division. One issue appeared as a split issue with Fembot, a zine by Gary Fembot of the band Sta-Prest. Issue 6 was a compilation issue consisting of a collection of reprints of articles from zines that Matt felt were notable, such as Bamboo Girl, Bikini Kill, Double Bill, Fat Girl, Fembot, Girl Germs, Jane Gets A Divorce, Now I Devour You, PC Casualties, Rude Girl, Queer, Shrimp and many others. Outpunk was also a record label, the first devoted to queer punk bands, releasing the first recordings by bands such as Tribe 8, Pansy Division, Sta-Prest , Behead The Prophet No Lord Shall Live, Mulkilteo Fairies, and Lords of Lightspeed (the three bands Mulkilteo Fairies, Behead the Prophet No Lord Shall Live, and Lords of Lightspeed all featured zine editor Joshua Plague on vocals) and others.

Matt Wobensmith was featured in the Punk Planet publication We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet, the collected interviews.

In DIY: The Rise Of Lo-Fi Culture, Amy Spencer writes; "Matt Wobensmith...feels that a person's self-identification shouldn't form the basis of their whole personality. 'Gay people often sacrifice the culture they come from just to belong to something,' says Matt." Spencer continues, "This sacrifice of a radical culture whether as an artist, punk or anarchist, is what the queercore movement has always battled against."

External links

Outpunk Showcase Poster

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