We stand with Black Lives Matter and those protesting for equality and reform. We will continue to amplify marginalized voices, and welcome all, their ideas, their events, and their words. Our words here are not enough, but we wanted to say we support you and will continue to do so through our actions.
Prior relief and support funds for small businesses and artists: NACF’s Native Arts Emergency Support Project, Portland Small Business Relief Fund, Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund, RACC’s Emergency Artist Relief Fund, RACC’s page for relief resources (and updated here), RACC’s COVID-19 relief Support Beam, Literary Arts’ Booth Emergency Fund for Writers, and Oregon Humanities’ emergency funding for organizations.
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Original Plumbing: The Best of Ten Years of Trans Male Culture
June 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Independently published from 2009 to 2019, Original Plumbing grew from a Bay Area zine to a nationally acclaimed print quarterly dedicated to trans men. For nearly 10 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 celebration of the magazine’s 10-year run, Original Plumbing: The Best of Ten Years of Trans Male Culture (Amethyst Editions) compiles the best of all 20 issues. Original Plumbing founders Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos will present their essential collection. Mac and Kayiatos will be joined in conversation by Sassafras Lowrey, author of Lost Boi.