, from host Murray Hill and Original Plumbing publisher Amos Mac.
The show sold out in advance.
And thus, on April 25th, the first-ever "Mr.Transman" was crowned - slam poet Kit Yan won the title. He got some cash and will be appearing in an upcoming spread in Original Plumbing. There was also an FTM beauty pageant at the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg, hosted by Murray Hill; a nightlife personality who has hosted the city’s Miss Lez Pageant for the past nine years.
Murray Hill said in an interview about the event,
"I tell the kids, ‘When I was your age, we had butch and femme and that was it.’ Now, the queer scene is much more diverse than it has ever been,... The Transman competition is truly a direct response to there being almost no visibility of this group in our society.”
I can't wait to attend Mr. Transman 2011!