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Arts & Community

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THE SPECTRAL WILDERNESS: A Book Review

THE SPECTRAL WILDERNESS: A Book Review

Mitch Kellaway

The things that might surprise someone is how both fast and slow a meltdown feels. The angry stem. The ravenous tender middle. - from “Sunflower” by Oliver Bendorf   The narratives the “wider world” hears, and accepts, about transgender lives are few. As trans...

Releasing OP's Literary Issue

Releasing OP's Literary Issue

Original Plumbing

The 16th issue of Original Plumbing will be hitting your mailbox soon!

Venus DeMars’ New Release Drops

Venus DeMars’ New Release Drops

Claire-Renee Kohner

It was fifteen below zero with the wind chill and every time the door swung open at Café Southside, a trans friendly coffee shop on south Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis, the thought once again crept into my mind as to...

In Conversation with Trans Author Renee James: The Sequel (Literally!)

In Conversation with Trans Author Renee James: The Sequel (Literally!)

Mitch Kellaway

In the first part of this interview with trans writer Renee James, she and I discussed the heroine of her debut crime novel, Transition to Murder (2014). Bobbi is a talented transgender Chicago hairdresser who begins investigating the case of...

In Remembrance: Finding Trans Language Through Leslie Feinberg

In Remembrance: Finding Trans Language Through Leslie Feinberg

Mitch Kellaway

This essay is a modified & condensed version reprinted with permission from (working title) Man the Yards, which will be published by the Magnus imprint of Riverdale Avenue Books in 2015. Rest in power, Les (1949 - 2014).   My mind has returned often to...

Show Me The SELFIE! And The Self Portrait.

Show Me The SELFIE! And The Self Portrait.

Amos Mac

It's that time again! We're in the process of curating the 15th print issue of Original Plumbing. Wow, 15 issues old already! I guess it's suitable that we make the SELFIE issue a reality since, in human years, our magazine is that age. There's...

Exclusive Video Premiere: Quay Dash - "Ain't Gon' Stop It / BKLYN"

Exclusive Video Premiere: Quay Dash - "Ain't Gon' Stop It / BKLYN"

Original Plumbing

By Will Brower   Bronx rapper Quay Dash is back with the premiere of her first music video for songs “Ain’t Gon Stop It” and “BKLYN.” Filmed over the course of late summer and fall of 2014, the video offers a look into the life of Cunt Mafia’s youngest...

Trans Time: International Trans Exhibition

Trans Time: International Trans Exhibition

Original Plumbing

Curator Ianna Book, in collaboration with Virginie Jourdain and Marie-Claude G. Olivier, will launch the first international trans artist show in Montreal tonight at GALERIE L’ESPACE CRÉATIF. Featuring trans artists from around the world, this incredible show is not to be...

It's Zine Tent Time!

It's Zine Tent Time!

Amos Mac

This will be Original Plumbing's 5th year in attendance at the annual New York Art Book Fair. Find us in the Zine Tent, surrounded by some of the best international queer zines and magazines around.   Printed Matter presents the ninth annual NY...

The Basics

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What’s Next for Selfie King Michael Hughes?

What’s Next for Selfie King Michael Hughes?

Claire-Renee Kohner

It's been almost a month since trans man Michael Hughes snapped that now infamous selfie in a women's restroom declaring, "Do I look like I belong in a women's facility?" pushing himself, his family and the trans community into the heart of...

WTF is Gender?

WTF is Gender?

Amos Mac

OP's own Rocco hit the streets of Los Angeles to ask people what they know (and think they know) about gender in this video for BuzzFeed LGBT.   You'll hear from OP blogger Arisce and other amazing humans as well!  

2014 Blogging Round Up

2014 Blogging Round Up

Amos Mac

Different from our past "top blog posts of the year" lists we've made, these ten posts from Original Plumbing represent a mixture of things from 2014. Consisting of a partial round up of the most shared, mixed with highest ranking...

Shaped By The Selfie

Shaped By The Selfie

Original Plumbing

 by justin adkins   Our sense of the world is now ruled and shaped by photographed images.  - Susan Sontag   As a teenager, I started taking selfies. There was not a word for what I was doing, and there wasn’t really a word...

Give Guide: 10 Ways To Donate

Give Guide: 10 Ways To Donate

Amos Mac

Are you feeling bored and joyless when faced with spending money on items that will probably be regifted? Tired of the same old autopilot shopping process you tell yourself you have to take part in each year? Unsure of what...

BROTHERS – Episode 6

BROTHERS – Episode 6

Amos Mac

The time is now! Episode 6 of BROTHERS, the Brooklyn web series of trans masculine experience, has arrived. We won't share any spoilers, but we will tell you that this episode features music by everyone's favorite YouTube king Skylar Kergil and has...

Culture & Politics

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Maximus – Man on a Mission

Maximus – Man on a Mission

Original Plumbing

By Patrick Kay   As I write this piece I am counting down the hours until Maximus heads to the Brisbane International Airport and boards a flight to Chicago – the host city of the upcoming International Mr Leather (IML) contest. The...

We Need More Than Personal Stories

We Need More Than Personal Stories

Hun

March is a month when I received a lot of invitations to different institutions to share personal transgender stories. To students, trans people are myths in which they are eager to know about their private lives, how they come out...

Sex Dreams – And What?

Sex Dreams – And What?

Arisce Wanzer

Salutations Ariscestocrats! It's been quite a while since I've over-shared hasn't it? Well let's jump right into the details then, shall we? Today's subject is as the title reads; Sex Dreams. Why do we have them? What do they mean?...

When A House Is Not Always A Home

When A House Is Not Always A Home

Alex Abramovich

It is accepted wisdom in our culture that home is where the heart is and that our primary caregivers are supposed to love us unconditionally. Our childhood storybooks teach us that home is a place of shelter and safety, a...

An Open Letter To Leelah Alcorn's Parents — And Every Parent

An Open Letter To Leelah Alcorn's Parents — And Every Parent

Arisce Wanzer

Being trans, sadly I know that suicide is nothing new in our community. Out of the hundreds of LGBT deaths each year, transgender teens are consistently the highest in number. These deaths always spark talks of “suicide prevention” or “depression,” but...

Photos Of Candy Darling On The Phone On Her Birthday

Photos Of Candy Darling On The Phone On Her Birthday

Original Plumbing

Happy Birthday, Candy Darling. Today you would've turned 70 years young. Not sure how you would've felt about that number. When you passed at age 29, the note* you left made it known that you never felt old age was...

The List

The List

Coen Crisp

They live in my chest This list of souls Book of taken life Rib cage barred Volume of Volumes Hidden from view But protected This time. The weight of them Keeps me grounded Aware of my mortality Grateful for breath in the form of acceptance As long as I am So too they will...

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014

Original Plumbing

November 20th marks Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to memorialize and raise awareness around those who have been killed as a result of transphobia, while bringing attention to the continued violence the trans community faces . Founded in 1998 by...

How To Be A Serial Dater: An Ongoing Series

How To Be A Serial Dater: An Ongoing Series

Arisce Wanzer

Hello Ariscestocrats! I'm feeling generous right now, I'm ready to reveal some of my trade secrets in getting a date! I know what you're thinking, "I don't need any help, I'm just in a rut." Well, news flash boo, "rut"s...

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