Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution - An Oral History | Liam Warfield, Walter Crasshole & Yony Leyser (eds)
Queercore is a vital set of oral histories that shed valuable light on the queer punk subculture. Voices inside that illuminate these pages, include those of Kathleen Hanna, Jayne County, Lynn Breedlove, Eileen Myles, Bruce LeBruce, and John Waters, whose firsthand accounts of the Queercore movement bring it to vibrant life.
The book charts the beginnings of the scene in San Francisco and Toronto to the emergence of the movement as a revolutionary force, taking in as it goes everything from the Stonewall Riots of the late '60s, the formation of an underground zine culture, AIDS activism, and performance and theatre. It's a fascinating and motivating read that stands as a testament to radically gay politics and culture.