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Queer Zine Explosion 21 and now available as of 2010.
The International Homosexual Conspiracy by Larry-bob Roberts
Published by Manic D Press, September 1, 2010.

In this series of cultural polemics on an unexpected array of contemporary topics — from mistaken first impressions ("Presumed Hetero Unless Proven Gay") to sustainable yet unaffordable pants ("Socially Responsible Pants") to critiques of bourgeois mindsets ("Middle Class Writer") — author Larry-bob Roberts offers hilarious insight into the absurdities of modern life and queer culture. His humorous observations are destined to jostle readers' complacency and confirm their worst suspicions.

Visit IndieBound to find an independent bookstore near you to buy it from or from Powells.

Cover art by Danyol.

Upcoming book event dates:

  • Thursday June 13, 2013, 7:30pm:
    Join us for a panel reading celebrating Pride Month and the publications of local press Manic D. Headliner Daniel LaVesque, author of Hairdresser on Fire, will lead the way for a wide array of styles by the likes of Justin Chin, author of 98 Wounds, Alvin Orloff, author of Why Aren't You Smiling?, Larry-Bob Roberts, author of International Homosexual Conspiracy, Thea Hillman, author of Intersex (For Lack of A Better Word), Daphne Gottlieb, author of 15 Ways to Stay Alive, Michelle Tea, author of The Beautiful: Collected Poems, and Stephanie Rosenbaum, author of The Astrology Cookbook: A Cosmic Guide to Feasts of Love. Refreshments will be served and treats from Stephanie's Astrology Cookbook will be featured!
    Books Inc.
    2275 Market St.
    San Francisco, California

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    Reviews and writeups:
    Keith Bowers in SF Weekly
    Jim Piechota in the Bay Area Reporter
    Richard Labonte in PrideSource
    Gregg Shapiro in Wisconsin Gazette
    Alan Chin in Gay/Lesbian Fiction Book Reviews
    Jonathan Kiefer in SF Weekly
    Heather Seggel in Gay & Lesbian Review
    Past book readings:
    • Wednesday, September 15, 2010: Michelle Tea hosts Radar Reading, with Gina Gold, Larry-Bob Roberts, V Vale and Eileen Myles, San Francisco Main Library.
    • Thursday, October 7, 7pm, 2010: Book Release Event, Modern Times Books, San Francisco
    • Saturday October 9, between 8:30-9:30pm, 2010: LitCrawl in The Indie Fiction Extravaganza at Casa Bonampak, 1051 Valencia Street, SF CA
    • Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 7 pm: St. Olaf College GLOW, Black Ballroom of Buntrock Commons, Northfield, MN
    • Thursday, October 14, 2010, 7:30 pm: Common Good Books, St. Paul MN
    • Saturday, October 16, 2010 3pm: Signing at Consortium's table at Twin Cities Book Festival, Minneapolis, MN
    • Sunday, October 17, 2010, 2pm: A Room of One's Own, Madison, WI
    • Monday, October 18, 2010, 7pm: Tool Shed Toys, Milwaukee, WI
    • Tuesday October 19, 2010, 7:30pm : Homolatte at Big Chicks, 5024 N Sheridan, Chicago, IL
    • Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 7pm: Quimby's, Chicago, IL
    • Saturday, November 6, 2010: New Orleans Bookfair, New Orleans, LA - reading at 11:30am (new time!) at Washington Square Park and tabling for Manic D Press inside Maison at 508 Frenchmen.
    • Saturday, November 13, 2010, 7:30pm (doors open 7pm): Writers With Drinks at The Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., San Francisco, CA
    • Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 7:30 open mic signup, 8pm event: Smack Dab at Magnet, 4122 18th St, SF CA
    • Sunday, December 5, 2010, noon: Appearing on the radio show Lilycat on Stuff, FCC Free Radio
    • Thursday, January 13, 2011, 7:30 pm: Reading at Books Inc Castro, 2275 Market St at 16th, San Francisco.
    • Saturday, January 22, 2011, 9 pm and 10pm: Participated in Vaginal Davis' performance Dejecta/Protecta at MOCA in Los Angeles.
    • Monday, Janury 24, 2011, 7 pm: Reading at Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA.
    • Thursday January 27th, 2011, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm:
      Queer Comical Night: Betsy Salkind, Larry-Bob Roberts, and Clam Lynch with host Nick Leonard. Part of Readers Cafe & Bookstore's Thursdays at Readers series, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
    • Poems Under The Dome, SF City Hall, Wednesday April 27, 2011, 5:30-8pm
    • Thursday, June 23, 2011 7 pm:
      Reading with other Manic D Press writers Daphne Gottlieb, Alvin Orloff, and Lynn Breedlove at the new location of Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., San Francisco
    • Sunday October 2, 2011:
      West Hollywood Bookfair, West Hollywood Library & West Hollywood Park
    • Sunday, November 13, 2011, 8pm:
      Reading with Alvin Orloff at the release party for his Manic D Press book "Why Aren't You Smiling" at Dog Eared Books, 900 Valencia St. (@ 20th), San Francisco, CA 94110
    • Friday, April 27, 2012, 7:30pm:
      Featured reader at Queer Open Mic at Borderlands Cafe, 870 Valencia st. (between 19th and 20th streets) San Francisco CA 94110

    Paper Zine

    Paper versions of the still in-print back issues of Holy Titclamps can be ordered. Paypal is now accepted. See here for a full description of issues of Holy Titclamps

    Event Listings

    Looking for entertainment in San Francisco? Try Queer Things to do in San Francisco -- a frequently updated list of Bay Area events, now at the easy-to-remember URL SFQueer.com

    Queer Bands on Tour has links to tourdates for various queer bands around the U.S. and other parts of the world.

    Queer Music Venues lists places queer music happens in various cities in the U.S., Canada, Scotland, England, and Germany.

    QComedy.com lists San Francisco queer comedy events, including the comedy shows Nick Leonard produces.

    After Last Night is my column of reviews of live entertainment in the San Francisco area.

    Upcoming Vaginal Davis shows lists shows in Berlin (where Ms. Davis is now based) and other places by the famed performer.

    Generic Rants

    NEW: Are you a boring mainstream homo? - take the quiz and find out. It's the April 22, 2007 edition of Larry-bob's Generic Queer Homepage, a periodic rant. See this list of past rants.


    Posted in January 2010 Queer Zine Explosion #21 from August 2009. QZE is a zine of reviews of paper queer zines. For back issues of Queer Zine Explosion see here.

    Queer Music Explosion is a collection of reviews of a bunch of different queer music. See Music Received from QZE 19 for a list of music from August 2003, Music Received from QZE 19 for a list of music from June 2001, Music Reviews from QZE 18 for reviews from June 2000, Music Reviews from QZE 17 for reviews from August 1999 and Music Reviews from QZE 16 for reviews from December 1998.

    Books Received from QZE #20, Books Received from QZE #19, Book Reviews from QZE #18, Book Reviews from QZE #17, Book Reviews from QZE #16 and Book Reviews from QZE #15.

    Larry-bob's Mailbox - at one time Larry-bob typed in reviews of mail as it arrived. See what it was like. As of December 2010 there's a video edition.

    Web Links

    Here's a hot list of hundreds of cool queer sites. This list is constantly being updated... check often for new links.

    If you're interested in queer stuff in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, or the United Kingdom, check out the International Queer Hotlist

    If you're into rap music, check out Gay hiphop links

    I am in a band called the Winsome Griffles.

    As of 2010 I am most active on Twitter.com/Larrybobsf

    Yes, I have a Myspace page. But I hardly ever update it


    Calls for Submission -- places looking for writers, artists, musicians, etc.

    1993 review of Huggy Bear live show in San Francisco

    1990 Dennis Cooper reviews of queer zines from the Village Voice (big pdf)

    Hey, get in touch! - a list of people I'd like to hear from.

    Prisoner Pen Pal Ads. Addresses of prisoners to write to via snail mail, plus more resources for those concerned about the prison/industrial complex.

    A Tribute to Drew Blood.

    Instructions on subscribing to the new Queerpunk mailing list. (It has moved from its old location.)

    A never before published Dennis Cooper interview from 1991.

    A 1994 article by Larry-bob, originally published in the zine Fucktooth: Why Mainstream Gay Mags Suck.

    Criswell Predicts: Homosexuality -- selected predictions regarding homosexuality from Criswell's books.

    People Search for the Stupidest Things: an examination of the logs of this web site. And now, another episode of Ask a Stupid Question.

    Looked Good On Paper: Zine Archive

    These are selections from now out-of-print issues of Holy Titclamps. Later issues are still available to order.

    Holy Titclamps Issue 7: "Not Another Queer Manifesto" by Larry-bob; Adam Starchild articles about AIDS testing and rape in prisons; Phillip Morris cartoon by Roxxie; art by Andy Baird and Tom Young.

    Holy Titclamps Issue 6: An interview with the gay hardcore band GO! (now with an audio sample); road trips to New York (Wigstock!) and Los Angeles; a rap by Violetta; art by Andy Baird, and a drawing by Nick Leonard, and "Find the Bobs" Javascript game.

    NEWLY RESTORED: Holy Titclamps Issue 5: Plane road trips to Toronto and San Francisco; Fae Pride; drawings by Andy Baird and Nick Leonard.

    Holy Titclamps Issue 4: "Fag City USA", Larry-bob's vision of a queer nightclub utopia; drawings by Andy Baird, and comics by Michelle Rau and Nick Leonard.

    Holy Titclamps Issue 3: A big rant by Violetta; a Radical Faerie terrorist shopping spree with photos by Mildred; and comics by Nick Leonard.

    Holy Titclamps Issue 2: A road trip through the midwest, a visit to a Radical Faerie gathering, and more.

    Holy Titclamps Issue 1: The premiere issue -- mostly a big rant by Larry-bob.

    Ordering paper issues of Holy Titclamps: Please help support this web site by buying these zines, which are not available electronically.

    For more information about issues of Holy Titclamps or Queer Zine Explosion, contact Larry-bob at larrybob@gmail.com (Note: the old larrybob@io.com address doesn't work anymore.) Also, the PO Box 590488 address is closed now. If you need to send snail mail, email me and I'll let you know where to mail me.

    Nothing should be assumed about anybody's sexuality, including yours.