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Kate Bornstein      

Author, Playwright, Trans Trailblazer, Performance Artist & Gender Theorist

Kate Bornstein is an American author, playwright, performance artist, actress, and gender theorist. In 1986, Bornstein identified as gender non-conforming and now identifies with the pronouns they/them or she/her. Bornstein has also written about having anorexia, being a survivor of PTSD and being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Bornstein has chronic lymphocytic leukemia and in September 2012 was diagnosed with lung cancer.

In 1989, Bornstein created a theatre production in collaboration with Noreen Barnes, "Hidden: A Gender", based on parallels between her own life and that of the intersex person Herculine Barbin.

In 2009, Bornstein's "Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws" was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist for LGBT Nonfiction and Honorbook for the Stonewall Children's and Young Adult Literature. Bornstein edited "Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation" in collaboration with S. Bear Bergman.

Bornstein's autobiography, titled "A Queer and Pleasant Danger: A Memoir", was released May 2012, and in April 2013, she released "My New Gender Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving World Peace Through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity". Recently, Bornstein has taken part in a theatrical tour in England. She also took part in being a cast member in the reality TV show of "I am Cait".

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