The first issue was released in 1988. The name 'Homocore' came from the pages of J.D.s and, from 1988 to 1991, seven issues were produced. Contributors included musicians and writers such as The Apostles, Steve Abbott, Donna Dresch of Chainsaw zine, Larry Livermore and G.B. Jones. One of the earliest queercore zines, it was instrumental in the expansion of the queer punk scene; its readership was international and it regularly published letters from readers in North America, South America and Europe. Nihilson and Jennings also set up Homocore shows in San Francisco where bands like Fugazi, Beat Happening and MDC played, along with Deke Nihilson's own queercore band Comrades In Arms, all of which spread the word about queercore on the west coast.