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Diseased Pariah News
posted by GenjiandProust (4 comments total)
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started in 1990 as "a patently offensive publication of, by, and for people with HIV disease (and their friends and loved ones). We are a forum for infected people to share their thoughts, feelings, art, writing and brownie recipes in an atmosphere free of teddy bears, magic rocks, and seronegative guilt." It ran for 11 issues over the next 9 years, 8 of which can be found here
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Featuring bitterly amusing columns (cooking advice under "Get Fat, Don't Die"), amusingly bitter commentary ("Together for Eternity: Roy Cohn and Kimberly Bergalis"), and often clever centerfolds of HIV positive models (including one that could only be viewed by using a cylindrical mirror), this zine was a breath of fresh air during its run, and is still interesting reading today.
In the interests of full disclosure, I used to sell a lot of copies at my store.