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 900 people, including about 300 prisoners, and sometimes people who like it send us money, which we really appreciate.
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Corners Cock Center
In honor of his coming out as Gay, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced Monday that he is taking over the management of Plaza 16, the embattled redevelopment project at 16th and Mission Street in San Francisco. Referring to a recent blog post titled, “Lets Improve 16th and Mission Without Making It Suck,” Cook unveiled a solid gold plaque to adorn the entrance of the soon-to-be-completed development, “TIM SUCKS COCK CENTER”.
The multiuse, multistory center will boast 200 microapartments of 140 square feet each, suitable for young techies and available for the bargain basement price of $1.5 million. The building will be topped by a 3D revolving movieplex, while the bottom floor will be donated ... 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.|