Milo is one of the co-founders of QZAP, the Queer Zine Archive Project. Ze's been making zines in some form or another since 1991, and has been facilitating QZAP for the past 10 years. While ze has no formal library or archival training, ze recognizes the importance of constructing and utilizing community archives as a way of preserving history and telling the stories of people who are often marginalized by more traditional mainstream institutions and media[systems].
QZAP started as a digital project and is currently housed in an apartment in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee. Comprising of 1200+ individual zines and pieces of ephemera, the collection covers 15 countries and has material in 12 different languages, all relating to folks individual LTBG+ experiences.
Structurally QZAP is run as a loose collective, with members spread around the U.S. Milo and Christopher (the other co-founder) act as the main preservationists, historians, and architects on a day-to-day basis, and other collective members are consulted when larger decisions need to be made and in consulting capacities as needed. Since it's inception QZAP has remained autonomous as an entity, neither part of a larger institution nor incorporating as a nonprofit or NGO.
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