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 sendBay Area Rents Out of Control us money, which we really appreciate.
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|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.|