Really excited to share this with everyone — OP’s 11th issue will be here at the end of the month! Our HERO issue features trans pioneer Lou Sullivan on the cover (thank you SF GLBT Historical Society for the beautiful photographs of Lou) — not to mention we get to chat with artist Del LaGrace Volcano, Kate Bornstein, Janet Mock, Jamison Green and a ton of other inspiring people. Secure your copy by pre-ordering today, this edition WILL sell out.
Honoring a number of trailblazers who set a precedent for what trans communities are built upon and those who continue to create change today, this issue of Original Plumbing includes a special section celebrating the life of Lou Sullivan and his FTM International newsletter.
This 90-page issue also includes an artist portfolio on Del LaGrace Volcano, words of wisdom from Auntie Kate Bornstein, writing by Dean Spade and features on Kylar Broadus, Jamison Green, Imani Henry, Gunner Scott, Christopher Lee, Janet Mock, Tyler Fong, Jed Bell, Rupert Raj. With contributors Sean Dorsey, Catherine Opie, Stephen Ira, Alexander Rose, James Darling, Shawna Virago, Oliver Bendorf, Josh Klipp andJason Cromwell.
(Cover photo of Lou courtesy of the SF GLBT Historical Society)
Hung out with my friend Stephen Boyer the other day in their Chelsea bedroom. Stephen’s first novel PARASITE was recently published, and I can honestly say I’m obsessed with it — it made me very nostalgic for a San Francisco that doesn’t really exist anymore.
(All photos styled by Stephen using their own wardrobe.)
Hello Hi. I am in Wilmington, NC right now. Tonight I will give a lecture on trans representation in the media and what inspired my artistic practice to go the route of photo and publishing. Say hello if you are in Wilmington!
Tuesday, March 12 at 7 PM in Cultural Arts Building 2024
PRIDE will feature his work in the Mezzanine Annex on the second floor of the Cultural Arts Building from 3/11-3/22.