December 1st is World AIDS Day. A few years back, Tom and Julie from Topside Press created an online archive of the best* zine ever made in the history of zinedom, a humorous AIDS zine from the 1990s called Diseased Pariah News. Almost all of the creators of the zine are dead now, and almost no trace of DPN existed online, so we had to go to the actual *library* to scan it. It is a wonderful relic of this period of queer history and we hope you enjoy reading these issues.
Above: Cover of Issue 2, featuring a photo of Jesse Helms in a bottle of urine (“Piss Jesse”) and a high-calorie cooking column for PWA from issue #4, called “Get Fat, Don’t Die!”
Find the archive at www.diseasedpariahnews.com.
*we’re a little biased, of course