Colin Gunckel recently published an essay titled "'People Think We're Weird 'Cause We're Queer': Art Meets Punk in Los Angeles" in the catalog for Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., currently on display at the MOCA in Los Angeles. The essay examines how intertwined conceptions of artistic practice and sexuality were central to the definition of punk in Los Angeles between 1977 and 1984. In addition to considering the multimedia projects of Nervous Gender (heralded as the city's first openly queer punk band), the essay highlights unacknowledged intersections of gay culture and punk in L.A., from the pages of the porn magazine In Touch to club nights at the One Way leather bar and 1980s performance art.