Posts tagged “kate bornstein”
October 11, 2013
Today is the 25th anniversary of National Coming Out Day!
National Coming Out Day is an internationally observed civil awareness day celebrating individuals who identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender—coming out! NCOD was founded in 1988 and the date of October 11 was chosen because it was the anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
Celebrate National Coming Out Day by reading one of our titles that celebrate love and acceptance!
Trevor: A Novella by James Lecesne (now out in paperback with a foreword by David Levithan)
The story that inspired The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning youth.
Trevor is an exuberant, sociable, and witty thirteen year old. So how come, when he takes that nerve-wrecking turn toward his locker at school, does he feel scared and alone? Trevor mixes humor and realism in an urgent look at what it is like to feel alienated from everything around you.
Tags: 10000 dresses, acceptance, cory silverberg, Do You Dream in Color, fiona smyth, hello cruel world, James Lecesne, kate bornstein, laurie rubin, lgbt, lgbt issues, LGBTQ, love, marcus ewert, national coming out day, reading list, rex ray, Trevor, what makes a baby?
March 6, 2012
October 12, 2010“I waited this long to post here because I don’t always think it is going to get better,” [Hello, Cruel World author Kate] Bornstein says in her video for the ["It Gets Better"] project. “Sometimes it gets worse, a whole lot worse than I thought it would get worse.” “I had to wait until I thought it would [get better]. This is a day I think it’s going to get better. It only took me a week to get to this day, so what do you know?” she says. “It got better!” — Josh Fernandez of Temple News, on Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" project
October 5, 2010I was very clear with the authors that I was more interested in them talking about how they created — those environments, more than the environments and methods where they destroyed themselves. I do a workshop on art and self-destruction. In one exercise, we describe the physical environment where we hurt ourselves — where do we do it — what’s happening. We write this anonymously and read — and it’s always the same room. It’s always the same dark room, and the shades are drawn, and the air is crystallized with an uncertainty of our fate. We know those dark places so well; we don’t need them described. What is far more important, is seeing the environment of the way out. — Sabrina Chapadjiev, interviewed for Mildred Pierce
August 26, 2009In this new piece, Ms. Greer refers to transwomen—me and my brave sisters and mothers and daughters—as “ghastly parodies” of women. . . . Yes, yes. Ouch. It hurts to be called a ghastly parody. And that kind of talk feeds transphobia across the world. So, shame on The Guardian for printing these hateful words. But who is Ms. Greer to be hurling these invectives, and why? Greer is no one to dismiss as an idiot or complete jerk. . . . Germaine Greer's tragedy is that she has not considered as even possible the theory of gender fluidity. For her kind of activism to work, MAN and WOMAN can and must be essential as well as easy to tell apart from each other. . . . Ms. Greer is claiming that biology is, in fact destiny. — from Kate Bornstein's "Has Germaine Greer Become A Ghastly Parody?", written in response to this Guardian piece by Greer
March 24, 2009Kate Bornstein, official force of nature and author of Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws, was interviewed on Sunday, March 22 by Genia Stevens of SistersTalk Radio, founder of the GayWallet.com community. In particular, Kate talks about coming out as a transgender dyke, about her relationship with her mother throughout her life ("she loved all of the butch women I would bring home—they treated her so gallantly"), about the phenomenon of bisexual/transgender erasure, about her upcoming memoir from Seven Stories (Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger)—and about her work with convincing teens to go on living. Take a listen within.
September 20, 2006
A blast from the past, with class: Kate Bornstein, author of Hello, Cruel World! and the upcoming Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger, in a long interview on Madness Radio from 2006. Take a listen here.