Kate Bornstein

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Kate Bornstein

Katherine Vandam "Kate" Bornstein (born March 15, 1948) is an American writer. She lives in New York City with her partner Barbara Carrellas. In 2012 she made a video for Dan Savage's It Gets Better Project. In August 2012 she was diagnosed with lung cancer.[1]

Bornstein was born in New Jersey to a Jewish family.[2]

In 1970 Bornstein joined the Church of Scientology. She left in 1981.[3]

Bornstein does not feel male or female. She was born male. In 1986 she had sex reassignment surgery.[4] She has written books about gender. The most well-known one is Gender Outlaw.

In 2013 a documentary about Bornstein called Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger was made.

References[change | change source]

  1. Morgan, Glennisha (22 March 2013). "Kate Bornstein, Transgender Activist And Theorist, Receives Support For Cancer Fundraiser" – via Huff Post.
  2. A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today by Kate Bornstein
  3. "My Scientology excommunication". Salon. 5 May 2012.
  4. A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology, and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today by Kate Bornstein