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Queercore is a type of punk distinguished by lyrics addressing gay rights, oppression, same-sex attraction, and gender identity. Like the riot grrrls of the '90s, queercore bands incorporated the same DIY ethos and tradition of protest to challenge conventional society's ideas about gender and sexuality. At their most subversive, queercore bands offered a revolutionary critique of homophobia in the hardcore scene as well as bourgeois conformity in the gay scene.

Notables: Team Dresch, God Is My Co-Pilot, Pansy Division, Kids on TV, Tribe 8, The Wanking Nuns, Gay for Johnny Depp, The Gossip and Limp Wrist .

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