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On Kate Bornstein and Language

TW: Potentially Transphobic Language

Last week the University of Pittsburgh welcomed Kate Bornstein as the keynote speaker to their GSWS “Gender and the Body” conference. She talked about herself, Tibetan Buddhism, postmodern theory, gender theory, and going deeper than tackling patriarchy, but rather society’s all-encompassing hierarchy that includes mental health, religion, gender, race, sexuality, intelligence, etc. 606 more words


Review: Kate Bornstein’s On Men, Women and the Rest of Us at Manchester’s Queer Contact Festival

As part of this year’s Queer Contact Festival, I head to Manchester’s Contact Theatre to see transgender activist, performer and self-appointed ‘advocate for teens, freaks and other outlaws’ Kate Bornstein. 820 more words

On Envisioning Masculine Gender

In their book Gender Trouble, Kate Bornstein poses a ton of questions (but actually, there really are a lot of questions) on how we picture and form gender. 675 more words

Transgender Faith

This sermon was delivered at First Unitarian Society in Newton, MA, on February 21, 2016. 

I want to start by telling you a story. This story comes from one of my spiritual mentors, the fabulous Kate Bornstein, and it is her version—a queer and transgender version—of the story of Adam and Eve. 2,763 more words


What I Mean When I Say I Am Genderqueer

To my friends and family who identify with the gender they were assigned at birth:

I want to tell you what it feels like to be me: not man, not woman. 1,000 more words

Saying the Unsayable: Kate Bornstein

Here’s another piece from last week’s New Statesman, edited by Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer, on Saying the Unsayable. This is from American writer Kate Bornstein: 116 more words

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