The Best of 10 Years of Trans Male Culture
Edited by Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos
For nearly a decade, the Tool Shed has been thrilled to support and advertise in Original Plumbing, one of the most creative and thoughtful resources created by and for trans guys. It was great to watch the magazine-- and the communities it represents-- grow and evolve over the past 10 years.
If you missed some of the issues over the years, or if you're new to OP, this collection will allow you to enjoy some of that history and keep it on your shelf for years to come.
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. Introduction by Tiq Milan.
Amos Mac is a trans writer and artist based in Los Angeles. Mac's photography has been featured in publications including the New York Times, Interview, Vogue Italia, Capricious, Dazed, and OUT.
Rocco Kayiatos is a trans educator, writer, and hip hop artist (stage name Katastrophe) based in Los Angeles. He is the former head of the video education department at BuzzFeed, and is currently a visual editor at the digital lifestyle magazine INTO.