“Queercore is both a solid piece of scholarship and a highly engaging and readable book. It brings queer theory and queer studies back to the cutting edge by reminding us of the inherently political and radical aspects of queerness. As a queer methodology it is a very useful case study in ‘how to do queer’ that demonstrates that there is still a good deal of intellectual and radical life in queerness.”—Gary Needham, University of Liverpool, UK
Queercore is a queer and punk transmedia movement that was instigated in 1980s Toronto via the pages of the underground fanzine (“zine”) J.D.s. Authored by G. B. Jones and Bruce LaBruce, J.D.s declared “civil war” on the punk and gay and lesbian mainstreams, consolidating a subculture of likeminded lmmakers, zinesters, musicians and performers situated in pointed opposition to the homophobia of mainline punk and the lifeless sexual politics and exclusionary tendencies of dominant gay and lesbian society. More than thirty years later, queercore and its troublemaking productions remain under the radar, but still culturally and politically resonant.