Original Plumbing is the premier quarterly print magazine dedicated to the culture and lifestyle of transgender men. Founded in September of 2009 by Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos in San Francisco, Original Plumbing continues to be independently published and distributed out of Brooklyn, NY. The magazine is dedicated to documenting diversity within the trans male community through photographic portraits and essays, personal narratives, and interviews. Original Plumbing gives the trans male community the opportunity to speak for and about themselves, taking the focus away from bodies and medical transition, and transferring it to a greater experience of their lives.
ORIGINAL PLUMBING #17: THE TATTOO ISSUE
Ink, and lots of it! What do your tattoos say about you? This issue focuses on the love of tattoos, highlighting the stories on your skin through brilliant photo essays, personal narratives and interviews. We talk with those who create, cover-up, promote, and are inspired by tattoos – from the stick-n-poke savvy to those who appreciate traditional flash. This issue features writers, artists and models based in Hong Kong, London, Brighton and throughout the United States.
-Max from @TRANSANDINKED
-Cooper Lee Bombardier
ORIGINAL PLUMBING #15
There's a whole lotta navel gazing going on! And that's okay. We’re living through a very important time: Trans people are being seen in mainstream media more frequently, but how much of what we see is being created through a "trans lens"?
Our 15th issue features many moments of self-reflection and celebration, the art of self-representation, discussions on trans portrayals in popular culture and reader submitted photos through out!
-Reining Mr. Transman NYC: WINTER LAIKE
-Unpacking The Unselfie with T COOPER
-Reining Mr. Transman SF: MASON J.
-RHYS HARPER and The Transcending Gender Project
-Featured Artists KING TEXAS, WILL BROWER, WYNNE NEILLY
-Selfie Submissions FROM YOU
-Reverse cover self portrait by KING TEXAS
-Photo Contributions by MARO HAGOPIAN, MILO ASHCRAFT, AMOS MAC
-The Brains Behind BROTHERS, TRANSPARENT, THE TRANS CALENDAR PROJECT
...and much more!