Borscht Belt vet Murray Hill might be getting up there in years, but he's as in touch with the zeitgeist as Justin Bieber. Speaking of transmen, Murray's producing what he says is the first-ever female-to-male pageant, Mr. Transman 2010, a pants-packing spin on his legendary Miss Lez Pageant. The festivities pit guys like "beefcake urban cowboy" Tuck Mayo, "facemask-wearing" Sawyer Scissor, and barber Khane Kutzwell against one another in categories such as talent, swimsuit, and realness. The genderqueer judges include Kate Bornstein, Glenn Marla, Geo Wyeth, Our Lady J, and Amos Mac, editor-in-chief of trans-male mag Original Plumbing. What led Hill to create another event granting visibility to an often-overlooked quadrant of the LGBT community? "I went to an Original Plumbing release party a few months ago and was excited about the scene. It's so diverse now and there are so many 'gender variants'—that's what the kids told me is the new language." As usual, Murray's got his finger on the pulse.
Sun., April 25, 8 p.m., 2010