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Thorne, Beowulf, and Tom Shearer et al, eds
Diseased Pariah News 1-11 [with] Gawk No. 6 [Complete]
Diseased Pariah News, San Francisco, 1990. 8vo, each issue saddle-stapled in wraps, some issues with belly bands and inserts, including the flexi-disc issued with no. 5. With wraparound bands laid into nos. 2, 3, 4, 7, a promotional postcard laid into nos. 3, and the 7" flexi record bound into no. 5. With a printed letter from the editors in no. 2, and, finally, the very rare DPN Silent Auction brochure laid into no. 7, offering many prizes, including an erotic phonecall with the editors - "We all got our bugs by being bad, and that's because we're so good at it." All issues first printings, and rare thus. A complete run of the now-legendary 1990's zine. The wraparound band wich appeared on several issues were designed to look like toilet sanitization bands, that for the issue was printed with the text "Not Sanitized For Your Protection." The zine was uncompromising in using bluntness and black humor to create a space for discourse among readers with HIV / AIDS. The zine was named after a cartoon in the Advocate, which attacked Delta Airlines and their policy of not seating customers with known HIV+ status, showing an airline attendant asking a customer "'Would you like smoking, nonsmoking or the diseased-pariah section?" The zine survived the death of co-founder Tom Shearer before issue 3. The fifth issue announced that Shearer's ashes were incoprorated into the ink of that issue. DPN ceased publication with issue no. 11 following the death of Beowulf Thorne, concluding, on the masthead "Diseased Pariah News has been a patently offensive publication of, by, and for people … [Click Below for Full Description]
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