UltraViolet Newsletter


In 1988 we started a newsletter called "Out!", a play on U.S. Out (at that time principally of Central America, which our government was in the process of invading -- remember Honduras and Panama?) and, obviously, Out of the Closet and Into the Streets. A few years later, every queer rag in the country was calling itself Out and we decided to change the name. After many long and hilarious debates over what to call it, we settled on UltraViolet - the invisible fringe of the rainbow. It is a forum for discussion of issues important to the queer community, a source of information about political issues and actions you don't hear enough about in the mainstream (and mainstream gay) press, and a place where we get to be wild and wacky and witty on any subject that particularly interests us at the moment. We mail it out for free to over 2300 people, three-quarters of whom are LGBT prisoners, and sometimes people who like it send us money, which we really appreciate.

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Get the Spring 2015 issue online:

Serra Settling For Sainthood
Taking Aim At Police Terror
Jinnat Ali
Taja Gabrielle de Jesus
QuAIA - Toronto
No New SF Jail
Murder of an atheist in Bangladesh
Ai Wei Wei Lures Me to Alcatraz
96 hours - 47 actions - #ReclaimMLK
Our Inside Voices Writings from Prison
Your Perception is my Deception
When High Tech Gets Really Low
Prosecutor Wants Long Sentence for Rasmea
The  MOCHA Column
We Can Save CCSF
Congrats Cuban 5 - Hands Off Assata!

Serra Settling For Sainthood

THE VATICAN--Sources closer to my God than thee have confirmed that the Pope of Rome, Francis the Only, will acknowledge that Father Juniper Serra, up to now only Blessed, is a saint. "Cleansing is next to Godliness," said the Vicar of God.  "He will be the patron saint of settlers and we will open the first church of Saint Junipero in Palestine."

Most run of the mill saints require at least two verified miracles before they read more


 UltraViolet is distributed with another newsletter, Out of Time, which is produced by Out of Control Lesbian Committee to Support Women Political Prisoners. Prisoners, especially political prisoners, queer prisoners and the death penalty, are a big focus of LAGAI too. Great information on prison activist work is available from the Prison Activist Resource Center.