PANSY BEAT – “a short-lived fanzine published by Michael Economy in New York from 1989 to 1990 – offered a glimpse into an exhilarating alternative universe during the darkest years of the AIDS crisis.
“Lady Bunny, Billy Erb, Connie Fleming, Kenny Kenny, Lady Miss Kier, and Larry Tee first shared their memorable selves in print on the pages of the zine, which also featured interviews with Edwige Belmore, Leigh Bowery, and Quentin Crisp.”*
The new book PANSY BEAT reprints all five issues of the zine, and includes new photographs and artwork. The volume was designed by Jan Wandrag, and the launch on Friday will feature a video presentation with Maxxx Pleasure and Billy Beyond.
PANSY BEAT LAUNCH
Friday, May 4, from 6 pm to 8 pm.
231 Eleventh Avenue, at 26th Street, New York City.
Image credit: Pansy Beat and Printed Matter.