Fuh Cole

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Fuh Cole was a queer zine by Davey Houle from Milwaukee.

Davey began publishing his cut and paste zine in the early 1990's. The war begins in issue two as Davey attacks lesbians and gays campaigning to be allowed to serve in the military and tells them, "Don't fuck up a good thing while you have it, assholes." There is an article on David Wojnarowicz, letters from readers, and an editorial about living in Milwaukee accompanied by a request for ideas about a city to move to.

Issue three relates Davey's problems with Kinko's refusing to print his zine, and the ACLU declining to act on his behalf, and comes complete with a stamped envelope addressed to Kinko's so that readers can send hate mail. There is also criticism of the 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights; to the organization's letter explaining "How We'll Benefit From The March", Dave declares "WE WON'T!" Plus lots of letters from zinesters such as Vaginal Davis and Johnny Noxzema.

Issue four tells of Davey's trip to Toronto to attend Spew 3 and visit Double Bill editors Jena von Brucker, Johnny Noxzema, Rex, Caroline Azar and G.B. Jones. As well, Davey critiques Bob and Rod Jackson-Paris and says of their marriage; "It's everything that's wrong with america -church, state, family - and you're just diving into it head first". Featured is an extensive interview with author James Robert Baker.

The fifth issue of Fuh Cole documents Davey's trips to New York and Los Angeles. In L.A., Davey stays with author James Robert Baker and experiences his first earthquake, and meets Jim and Debbie Goad and wishes they could be his parents. Also included is an interview with Homocore Chicago founders Joanna Brown and Mark Freitas (also the editor of PC Casualties). The Milwaukee 1994 Pride Guide asks Fuh Cole to place an ad and Davey wonders if they've ever read the zine. The featured interview in this issue is with Caroline Azar, co-editor of Double Bill and singer with Fifth Column.

Fuh Cole also included reviews of zines in every issue, including Angry Thoreauan, ANSWER Me!, Aphasia, Bimbox, Butt Ugly, Dry Pocket To Piss In, Fucktooth, Holy Titclamps, Jane Gets A Divorce, Love and Rage, Positron, Profane Existence, PsychoReality, Publik Enema, Obscure, SCAB, Shithappy, Strange-Looking Exile, Rude Girl, and Yes, Ms Davis.

Davey states in issue five that this is the last issue and that he's moving to Chicago. He now plays drums for various bands, including Das Kapital, Atari Star, and The Stoves.

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