We were going to hold off for another week or so before showcasing this zine, but it sounds like Toronto Pride is once again policing it's own community and forgetting it's roots, so we pushed it up a bit. The Compton Cafeteria and Stonewall were fuckin' riots, Y'all. Never forget that every gain the queer community has made over the past fifty years is because we took to the streets, we fought cops and capitalism, bigotry and greed with bricks and fire and our blood and our lives. When we loose sight of that every 'gain' that we achieve begins to be eroded. As such, it's important to call Shame On Pride to all the corporate Pride™®© events that prioritize money and sponsorship over peoples lives. Shame on you, Toronto Pride. Shame on you, San Francisco Pride, Shame on you, PrideFest, Inc. in Milwaukee.
Speaking of pride (with a little 'P',) QZAP has always been proud of our roots in Queeruption, Gay Shame, Lah-di-dah, and the other anti-assimilationist and queerpunk events and communities. This weekend we're going to have a small presence at Filth Fest in Milwaukee, WI. It's the third year for this queer punk fest, and they're raising money for Project Q, the local LGBTQ+ youth org. Our pals Pansy and Lauryl Sulfate and Her Ladies of Leisure are playing, so it should be pretty cool.