By Lauren O'Neill. As a musical genreit may be distinguished by lyrics exploring themes of prejudice and dealing with issues such as sexual identity gender identity and the rights of the individual; more generally, queercore bands offer a critique of society endemic to their position within it, sometimes in a light-hearted way, sometimes seriously. As with punk and hardcore, queercore culture existed outside of the mainstream, so amateur-produced and inexpensively photocopied zines were crucial to its development and to communication between members of the subculture. In the last few years, there have been so many trans and non-binary folks in the crowd.
Dr David Wilkinson.