I wanted to share this fundraiser for a great cause, Original Plumbing Online needs your help!!! I could not be prouder of the amazing photo zine and web community Rocco and Amos have created and manifested! The website for the magazine is where trans, queer, genderqueer, partners and more can come together, read about others going through what they are, read so much helpful information, and feel not so alone anymore. Amos and Rocco make this magazine and created the website for our community, and have put their blood sweat and tears into its production. They make NO money from Original Plumbing, it is a labour of love that barely breaks even. Anyone who has self-published can feel that pain.
They NEED a new website and they need OUR HELP to make it happen. It's our turn to give back to them as a community so that a beautiful and functional new website can be created for us. They started the Talk about it campaign and can't post anymore videos, that campaign is very close to my heart and as an LGBTQAI we know how high the suicide rate is in our community. Let's help them make this happen!!! Even if you can't afford to contribute, share the link, blog it, tweet it, facebook it, scream it, do whatever you can!!!
Here are a few words from the founders:
"At this point, you may have heard the rumors or seen links shared around for Original Plumbing’s first ever indiegogo campaign. Perhaps you’re wondering what its all about because you haven’t had time to watch the video yet. Or perhaps you’ve been wondering why you haven’t seen a new Talk About It video update in months. And there’s a tiny chance you might wonder why our website is still purple-grey toned after all these years.
As much as Rocco and I have been fighting these growing pains, there comes a point in every transsexual magazine’s online component’s life where it’s time to grow up.
To put it simply, we — the writers, fan base, editors, activists and artists involved in Original Plumbing online – have outgrown this website. It is disorganized (my bad!), not sustainable (oops!), impossible to find articles by topic (sad face!) and has major video embedding issues (wow, now that’s embarrassing). It does not do justice to the writers who have spent their energy writing for OP over the years. It is because of your interest and support that OP has grown bigger than the size of its tank!"
So head over to the Original Plumbing Indigogo Campaign Page and make some beautiful queer magic happen people!!!!
There are some awesome perks for your donations as well, but really the website, the magazine, the space it provides is the true gift. We have to help each other, that's what we do and it's the very best part of being LGBTQAI, our community is our family. It helps us wade through all the other shit the world puts in front of us, and I feel lucky to be a part of it. Please do whatever you can to help!