Video Release Queer Punk Breakout

Queer Punk Breakout Photo (detail): © David Ensminger

Wed, 09/23/2020

10:00 AM


Documenting queer punk scenes in Texas and beyond

Join us for the virtual release of punk historian David Ensminger’s video production Queer Punk Breakout. Down-to-earth and punk in spirit, this DIY-style video traces queer spaces and personalities from punk to hardcore; the rise of queercore and out-punk in the 1990s; and millennial LGBTIQ+ punk developments.

This video will be released on September 23, 2020 at 10AM CST. Please register in advance at the link below to receive the video link upon release.
We invite you to also join us on Sunday, September 27 at 1PM CST for a conversation with David Ensminger and Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution Filmmaker Yony Leyser. Click here for more information.

David Ensminger is a Humanities, Folklore, and English Instructor at Lee College in Baytown, TX. As a writer covering music, art, and contemporary issues, he has authored Visual Vitriol: The Street Art and Subcultures of the Punk and Hardcore Generations, coauthored Mojo Hand: The Life and Music of Lightnin’ Hopkins, and contributed to Popmatters (where he publishes a monthly column), Maximum Rock’n’Roll, Houston Press, Art in Print, M/C Journal, The Journal of Popular Music Studies, Artcore, Postmodern Culture, Trust, and others. He is also a longtime drummer, including a stint in the Texas Biscuit Bombs with Biscuit of the Big Boys, and a digital archivist of punk and vernacular culture.

This event is part of Queer as German Folk, a project celebrating the multilayered  histories of Germany’s and America’s diverse LGBTIQ+ communities. A digitally modified version of the exhibition Queer as German Folk and a full program of virtual events is presented by the Goethe-Institut in North America in collaboration with its Goethe  Pop Ups and the Schwules Museum Berlin (SMU).