Hello SoCal queers,
SQUAD (Solidarity, Queer Unity and Diversity) will be having its first meeting NEXT Sunday. As a collective, our mission is to build more queer visibility and solidarity within the punk and hardcore scene. One of the biggest problems with the scene is that even though it fosters understandings of queer sexualities and genders, there seems to be a general lack of visibility from actual queer individuals. That is, while many punk and hardcore bands talk about dismantling the heteropatriarchy, most of it seems to be token acknowledgement. Though allies are appreciated, we need them to step down and help US create a space where we can use our own voices in the production of ideas, shows, zines, and dialogues.
If you are sick and tired of being the only queer kid at a show, anarchist event, or vegan potluck, here’s your chance to help build more visibility and growth within our scene. We are just as angry and ready for change as any other punk and hardcore kid. Indeed, our love of punk and hardcore stems from our hatred of a world that denigrates our entire being.