This history booklet is one part of four in the Queercore series. I created these resources for the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) to teach youth & educators about the history of queer punks and their culture.The creation of this booklet was funded in part by Canadian Heritage. 
 'Queercore' was a term for the queer punk movement -- the 'core' coming from 'hardcore.' Queer punks created their own alternative media sharing their radical politics. 
In this history booklet, you can read more about the queercore movement, queer punks and their zines across time. The graphic design is meant to evoke the striking commentary scrawled in black throughout many queercore zines. ​​​​​​​
Curious about the rest of the series? Download the Queercore zine, the Queercore Today zine, or the reflections booklet. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Wanna learn more about Queercore? 
You can check out NPR's "starter kit" that introduces some of queercore's music. Curran Nault has written a great introduction to the world of queercore as a media subculture  tracing into current day. Check out the book, "Queercore: Queer Punk Media Subculture."  
My dissertation research is focused on the history of queercore in Canada, so if you wanna chat more about this history, contact me!
I also highly recommend the documentary "Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution" (2017) linked below:
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