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“After the sexual free-for-all that was 1970s glam rock, the pendulum swung back. The 1980s alt-rock landscape was impossibly straight. That’s ironic, since its holy trinity — R.E.M., Hüsker Dü, and The Smiths — was made of bands whose frontmen are now respectively queer, out, and sexually nebulous. But in the darker corners of the underground, bands were sprouting up that were defiantly — and loudly — gay. ” - Adam Rathe for Out.com
One of our favorite people wrote and collected an oral history on the Queercore movement of the 80’s. Some really interesting insight in here from some of the major players of the movement. Go read it.