Edited by Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos
The Best of Ten Years of Trans Male Culture
Publication Date: 05-14-2019
Introduction by Tiq Milan
Independently published from 2009 to 2018, Original Plumbing grew from a Bay Area zine to a nationally acclaimed print quarterly dedicated to trans men. For nearly ten years, the magazine was the premier resource focused on their experiences, celebrations, and imaginations, featuring writing on both playful and political topics like selfies, bathrooms, and safer sex; interviews with queer icons such as Janet Mock, Silas Howard, Margaret Cho, and Ian Harvie; and visual art, photography, and short fiction.
In conjunction with the magazine’s ten-year anniversary, this essential collection compiles the best of its twenty-issue run. Selections are reprinted in full color, with an introduction by activist Tiq Milan and a new preface by the founding editors.
“More than merely aesthetically inspiring, Original Plumbing is life-saving. It has been at the forefront of the trans revolution, providing thoughtful, cheeky documentation of the vibrancy of queer lives.” —Michelle Tea, author of Against Memoir