Kate Bornstein





Kate Bornstein


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Kate Bornstein is a Jewish-American author, playwright, performance artist, and gender theorist.

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Ever since Time Magazine proclaimed a ���Transgender Tipping Point��� a year and a half ago, I���ve been exploring trans identities and expressions that aren���t included in mainstream acceptance���because as a nonbinary trans person, I have yet to occupy any mainstream tipping point. So I���m researching this for a new book I���m working on: ���Trans! Just for the Fun of It!��� and that makes...

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Gender Outlaw: On Men, Wome...

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Gender Outlaws: The Next Ge...

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A Queer and Pleasant Danger...

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My Gender Workbook: How to ...

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Hello Cruel World: 101 Alte...

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My New Gender Workbook: A S...

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Live Through This: On Creat...

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Boys Like Her: Transfictions

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Against Equality: Queer Cri...

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Take Me There

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“…gender is not sane. It's not sane to call a rainbow black and white.”
Kate Bornstein

“The first question we usually ask new parents is : “Is it a boy or a girl ?”.
There is a great answer to that one going around : “We don’t know ; it hasn’t told us yet.” Personally, I think no question containing “either/or” deserves a serious answer, and that includes the question of gender.”
Kate Bornstein, Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us

“I have this idea that every time we discover that the names we're being called are somehow keeping us less than free, we need to come up with new names for ourselves, and that the names we give ourselves must no longer reflect a fear of being labeled outsiders, must no longer bind us to a system that would rather see us dead.”
Kate Bornstein, Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws

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