Diseased Pariah News (DPN) Zine Publications
Scope and Contents
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- 1990 - 1999
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
Conditions Governing Use
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Biographical / Historical
Diseased Pariah News (DPN) was a zine for people with AIDS published in San Francisco, CA from 1990 to 1999. It was originally created and edited by Beowulf Thorne and Tom Shearer. However, Shearer passed away in 1991 while putting together the second issue and Thorne passed away in 1999. Tom Ace joined the editing team in 1991 and continued to run the zine in their stead. The zine was unique in its dark humor take on the AIDS epidemic, which included comics such as "AIDS Barbie" and "Darn! One of Our Editors Is Dead!" In an interview with Vice, Ace describes the zine as "A combination of Spy and Good Housekeeping, for the HIV set," as the zine also included health tips along with its comics.
.25 Linear Feet (1 half Hollinger box)
Language of Materials
This record represents the complete run of Diseased Pariah News (DPN) held in the Tretter Collection from 1990 to 1999.
- AIDS (Disease) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- AIDS activists Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Gay journalism Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Gay journalists Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Diseased Pariah News (DPN) Zine Publications
- Kristen Datta
- January 2023
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area