Jon Ginoli

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Jon Latimer Ginoli (born (1959-12-04)December 4, 1959 in Peoria, Illinois[1]) is an American guitarist. He is best known as a member of the band Pansy Division, which was founded by Ginoli and Chris Freeman in 1991. Pansy Division is known as one of the founding examples of the queercore genre of punk rock. He is openly gay.[2]

Ginoli, with Pansy Division, was featured in the 1997 documentary film Queercore: A Punk-U-Mentary by Scott Treleaven; as an actor, in the 2002 comedy short Going West by Michael Mew; and in the 2008 film Pansy Division: Life in a Gay Rock Band by Michael Carmona.

Prior to Pansy Division, Ginoli was a singer, songwriter and guitarist for an indie band called The Outnumbered, which he formed while an undergraduate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While in college, Ginoli served a short stint as a DJ at Urbana radio station WPGU.[citation needed]

Ginoli is a 1978 graduate of Richwoods High School. In 1977 he created his own rock and roll fanzine, Hoopla.


  1. ^ Ciminelli, David; Knox, Ken (2005), Homocore: The Loud and Raucous Rise of Queer Rock, New York: Alyson Books, ISBN 1-55583-855-3, OCLC 60491880 
  2. ^ Myers, Ben (2006), Green Day: American Idiots & the New Punk Explosion, The Disinformation Company, ISBN 1-932857-32-X, OCLC 237050027 

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