Lynn Breedlove

Queercore, Film director

1965 –

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Who is Lynn Breedlove?

Lynn Breedlove is an American trans man musician, writer, and performer.

Breedlove was a founding member and lead singer of the San Francisco dyke punk band Tribe 8. The band's first single, Pigbitch, was released on Harp records, run by Gina Harp in 1991. The second single, There's a Dyke in the Pit, with Bikini Kill, 7 year Bitch, and the Lucy Stoners was released by the queercore record label Outpunk in 1992, and later releases were on the independent record label Alternative Tentacles. The band appeared on film in A Gun For Jennifer and also performed in She's Real, Worse Than Queer, and Rise Above: A Tribe 8 Documentary by Tracy Flannigan.

Breedlove has performed spoken word on Sister Spit tours, and at the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival. Tribe 8 also played at the San Francisco Transgender March, multiple Ladyfests and LGBT Pride Festivals, including Europride 2000 in Rome, Italy.

From 2000 to 2006, Breedlove co-hosted a monthly queer open mike in San Francisco called K'vetch along with Tara Jepsen. Breedlove MC'd the 3rd Annual SF Trans March in '07.

In 2002, Breedlove's first novel, Godspeed was published by St. Martin's Press. The main character of the book is a methamphetamine-using bicycle messenger named Jim. The main character is said to be based on Breedlove's years as an addict. In 2007, a German translation of the novel was published, titled Götterspeed on Mox und Moritz.

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Born
Jun 13, 1965
Oakland
Also known as
  • Lynnee Breedlove
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Oakland

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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