S. Bear Bergman


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S. Bear Bergman is a storyteller, a theater artist, an instigator, a gender-jammer, and a good example of what happens when you overeducate a contrarian. Ze is the author of Butch Is a Noun (reissued with a new foreword by Arsenal Pulp Press, 2010) and Lambda Literary Award-finalist The Nearest Exit May be Behind You (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2009) as well as the editor (with the inimitable Kate Bornstein) of the multiple-award-winning Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation (Seal Press, 2010). Bear is also the creator and performer of three award-winning solo performances and a frequent contributor to anthologies on all manner of topics (see hir CV for an extensive list of publications of presentations). Bear can be found many days in an airport lo ...more

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The Nearest Exit May Be Beh...

3.96 avg rating — 876 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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Butch Is a Noun

3.93 avg rating — 942 ratings — published 2006 — 7 editions
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Blood, Marriage, Wine, & Gl...

4.21 avg rating — 172 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Backwards Day

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Is That For a Boy or a Girl?

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The Adventures of Tulip, Bi...

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Gender Outlaws: The Next Ge...

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Persistence: All Ways Butch...

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Take Me There

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Homewrecker: An Adultery An...

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“One bright pansy popping through a sidewalk crack will get weeded or stepped on; it's not until twenty fabulous flowers bust through and the pavement is ruined anyway that someone decides maybe it isn't a sidewalk at all, but a flower garden. So please, for the love of gender--go bloom.”
S. Bear Bergman, The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You

“So please, for the love of gender- go bloom. Or water someone else while they do.”
S. Bear Bergman, The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You

“Remember - the fault is in the garment, certainly not the girl. There is nothing whatsoever wrong with the shape of her. Some designers cut their clothes for certain body types and others for others. Occasionally the pattern will make her ass look strangely square or the fabric will cling in an unflattering way, but Not Cut Well is always the answer, and it has the extremely delightful quality of saving your ass and being completely true at the same time. Use it wisely.”
S. Bear Bergman, Butch Is a Noun

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