Holy titclamps / Queer Zine Explosion

Holy titclamps is a legendary zine edited by LarryBob from 1989 until 2003. Emerging as part of the queercore scene, first published in Minneapolis and later in San Francisco, is a crucial testimony against the often presumed very heteronormative punk and hardcore subcultures. The passion LarryBob had for documenting the queer DIY creative environment meant that the zine-reviews section of Holy titclamps later became a publication of its own, Queer Zine Explosion. You can read ZineWiki’s entry for a brief summary of its history.

LCC Zine Collection holds issues 12 and 16 of Holy titclamps and issues 5, 8, 12 and 16 of Queer Zine Explosion.

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Holy titclamps website is an invaluable resource in its own right. You can read both extracts of out-of-print issues of the zine, check the indexes of almost all issues, read all Queer Zine Explosion issues in html format, and get lost in all sorts of listings that testify the 2000’s decade of online queer zines culture [accessed 12/2/2021].