Homeboy Beautiful

Alternate Names
H.B. Expose
First Documented
Last Documented

Joey Terrill
322 N. Mariposa Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004
United States

Homeboy Beautiful was a short-lived and influential queer Chicano publication of the late 1980’s authored by Joey Terrill. With two existing editions and only 100 copies produced, Homeboy Beautiful fostered a sense of community within the queer Chicano scene by presenting relevant cultural content, such as featuring the problems in los barrios (neighborhoods) and highlighting the homo-homeboy lifestyle that was specific to how local Chicanos approached homosexuality. Included in both editions are “Ask Lil Loca”, a segment serving as a "letters-to-editor" feature, fashion tips relevant to cholo/a culture, art entries, and “exposés” such as a homo-homeboy party or a gang-planned kidnapping. This magazine served as safe space for Chicanos in the predominantly white gay scene. Address listed was author Joey Terrill's P.O. Box for mail art submissions.

Chavoya, C. Ondine, and David Evans Frantz. Axis Mundo. USC Libraries and DelMonico Books * Prestel, 2017. ONE Archives at USC Libraries.

CORE Program. Chicos Modernos. 1992 1989. ONE Archives at USC Libraries.

Terrill, Joey. “Homeboy Beautiful.” Joey Terrill, vol. I, no. I–II, 1979 1978, p. 30. ONE Archives at USC Libraries, Joey Terrill Papers.

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