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!
me and my totally gorg and talented artist friend Megan! You can see Megan's work here it's beautiful. Another photo from Lesbians in San Francisco Pride 2011by Cat Perez the genius behind the blog! There are tons of amazing photos that really capture the spirit of pride on the blog so go check it out!
(from Lesbians in San Francisco)
2011 Pride Photoshow, called Stereo (based on lesbian stereotypes). I’ve photographed 15 girls twice; First photo in their stereotype of choice, and the second in their everyday look. These photos will be displayed staggered on the walls of the Lexington for Pride.
So even if you can't make the openingf on June 21st at the Lexington Club the show will be up for PRIDE 2011 so you can check it out, because really I know you will be in SF for Pride :)
This is my AMAZINGLY fashionable friend Leah, looking hot as ever for Lesbians in SF
What a BABE!!! Follow Leah's super inspiring tumblr workalook.tumblr.com and grab some of that magic!
Don't forget to check in on the vast expanse of queers in San Francisco brought to you in jaw dropping beautiful photo montage over at lesbiansinsf.tumblr.com
Come and celebrate the opening of Take Root, a visual art show celebrating the queer tradition of turning trash into beauty and magic. Take Root is a part of Dirtstar 2011 and the National Queer Arts Festival. This show features Jamie Q, Allyson Mitchell, Gabby Miller, Lee Balan, Ector Garcia, Levon Fox, Jen Lorang, Ariel Springfield, Flo McGarrell, Sarah Biscarra-Dilley, Micah Bazant and Lewis Wallace, Dinah Dinova and James, Siobhan Flood, and Adee Roberson.
This Show is going to be complete MAGIC!!! I'm going, you should go, don't miss it because we all need more magic in our lives!
Thursday, June 2 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
I'm behind on monday comics, its been a crazy couple weeks for me, I'm even behind on sharing about that! I got a new part-time job, making comics, read with the amazing Sister Spit, got some commisions, making more comics, reading this Sunday in SF. Have massive amounts of laundry to do!!! It's all kinds of nuts but in the best way possible. So instead I bring you some inspiration a back log of my image hearts on we heart it all images via we heart it promise more soon!
because it will.
um i can get enough of this one
i love blood, and biting and scratching and slapping.
color aztec awesome!
ahhhhhh pastel bow ties!!!!!!!!!! gimmeeeee!
More proof that my friend Amos Mac is a visionary who makes amazing things happen in our community! I'm soooooo freaking excited about this project!!! Read all about it here and "LIKE" the Facebook Fan Page to get all of the updates and info on this new full color Translady Fanzine. I CAN'T WAIT!!!! Hot. Innovative. Cutting edge. Giving our community a voice and a face. Genius.
I'm going to spend some time with all of my friends and fellow queers back home in SF YAY for me, this could be me in like 2 hours...except no lacey type panties...I'm soooooo freaking EXCITED I miss my fams!
um hello hotness! Amos and Tuck my super hot friends, I really love this brand new image from Amos (who is hands down one of the most talented photographers I know) the clothes, the tough look in thier eyes and the tender hand hold. It's quite beautiful and moving. This one grabs me and even though I know them pretty well there is some mystery here. I love that. Mystery even when you know the subjects. Word Amos. You are the jam and Tuck is the beefcake.
It's my beautiful friend Jessie taken by the talented Cat from Lesbians in San Francisco and she is holding Cat's dog Lola one of the cutest things ever!!! Check out the post to learn some fun facts about Jessie and while your there take a look around at the queers in SF!