Leslie Mah

Leslie Mah

Leslie Mah is an American musician and performer.

Mah first began performing with Anti-Scrunti Faction, a hardcore punk band based in Boulder, Colorado which she co-founded with Tracy Thomas. The group first appeared on the Flipside fanzine compilation, "Flipside Vinyl Fanzine Vol.1" in 1984 and, in 1985, released one single and an album, "Damsels In Distress", on Flipside. The two lead performers and songwriters, Mah and Thomas, were part of the formation of the early Queercore movement, appearing in the seminal zine "J.D.s", and starred and performed in "The Yo-Yo Gang" by G.B. Jones, released in 1992.

In the early nineties, Mah moved to San Francisco and helped found another of the pioneering queercore punk bands, Tribe 8, for which she played guitar. The group released their first single on the fledgling queercore label Outpunk and were later signed to the independent record label Alternative Tentacles, releasing a number of singles and albums in the years they were together. As a band, they first appeared on film in "A Gun For Jennifer"; performed in "She's Real, Worse Than Queer", which featured interviews with Mah, Lynn Breedlove and other members of the band; and were the subjects of the documentary "" by Tracy Flannigan, which played at film festivals around the world and won several awards including 'Best Documentary'.

Mah has also appeared in other independent films such as "White Boy Shut Up" by Vu T. and Thu Ha, and directed her own film called "Estrofemme". She has also performed with groups such as Grannies and Trannies at the music festival "Homo-A-GoGo".

Mah began working as a professional tattoo artist in 1995 in San Francisco. She is a founder of the Diving Swallow Tattoo collective in Oakland, California.


*"The Yo-Yo Gang" by G.B. Jones, 1992
*"A Gun For Jennifer", 1996
*"She's Real, Worse Than Queer" by Lucy Thane, 1997
*"White Boy Shut Up" by Vu T. and Thu Ha
*"Estrofemme" by Leslie Mah, 1998
*"" by Tracy Flannigan, 2003
*"", directed by Kami Chisholm and Elizabeth Stark, 2006 [http://www.ftfthemovie.com]
*"Hot Chick Hot Rod Stoner BBQ" by Tina Gordon, 2006
*"Godspeed" by Lynn Breedlove and Jen Gilomen, 2007 [http://www.godspeedfilm.com]


*"Dragon Ladies: Asian American Feminists Breathe Fire", edited by Sonia Shah, South End Press, 1997 ISBN 0-89608-575-9

External links

* [http://www.divingswallow.com/ Diving Swallow Tattoo]
* [http://www.rockerbabetattoo.com Rocker Babe Tattoo]

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