This collection includes records of the former pansexual newspaper "Cuir Underground," which covered the queer erotic scene
in the Bay Area from 1994 to 1998. It contains administrative records; correspondence; materials related to magazine production,
distribution and publicity; materials related to Venus Infers and Black Mass; and articles and ephemera collected by the staff.
According to their “Mission Statement/Plan,” Cuir Underground was a free, monthly, pansexual leather calendar and newspaper.
Its primary purpose was to unite and inform the varieties of SM communities in the greater Bay Area; its secondary purpose
was to make money and support perverts doing pervert-related work. The paper debuted at the Folsom Street Fair in September
of 1994. It covered the pansexual erotic scene in the Bay Area from 1994-1998. As used by the paper, “pansexual” was a term
that embraced a wide range of transgressive sexualities and gender arrangements, including people who identify as lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgendered, leather, practitioners of SM and other kinkiness of all sorts.