Gender Outlaws

Author: Kate Bornstein
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781580053778
Release Date: 2010-08-31
Genre: Social Science

In the 15 years since the release of Gender Outlaw, Kate Bornstein’s groundbreaking challenge to gender ideology, transgender narratives have made their way from the margins to the mainstream and back again. Today's transgenders and other sex/gender radicals are writing a drastically new world into being. In Gender Outlaws, Bornstein, together with writer, raconteur, and theater artist S. Bear Bergman, collects and contextualizes the work of this generation's trans and genderqueer forward thinkers — new voices from the stage, on the streets, in the workplace, in the bedroom, and on the pages and websites of the world's most respected mainstream news sources. Gender Outlaws includes essays, commentary, comic art, and conversations from a diverse group of trans-spectrum people who live and believe in barrier-breaking lives.

Pregnant Butch

Author: A. K. Summers
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 9781619023673
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

First pregnancy can be a fraught, uncomfortable experience for any woman, but for resolutely butch lesbian Teek Thomasson, it is exceptionally challenging: Teek identifies as a masculine woman in a world bent on associating pregnancy with a cult of uber-femininity. Teek wonders, “Can butches even get pregnant?” Of course, as she and her pragmatic femme girlfriend Vee discover, they can. But what happens when they do? Written and illustrated by A.K. Summers, and based on her own pregnancy, Pregnant Butch strives to depict this increasingly common, but still underrepresented experience of queer pregnancy with humor and complexity—from the question of whether suspenders count as legitimate maternity wear to the strains created by different views of pregnancy within a couple and finally to a culturally critical and compassionate interrogation of gender in pregnancy. Offering smart, ambitious art, this graphic memoir is a must-read for would-be pregnant butches and anyone interested in the intersection of birth and gender, as well as a perfect queer baby shower gift and conversation starter for those who always assumed they “got” being pregnant.

Ein sch dlicher Einfluss

Author: Kate Bornstein
Publisher: Edel:Books
ISBN: 9783944296128
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Genre: Religion

Scientologe, Ehemann und Vater, Transe, Seemann, SM-Sklavin, Theaterautorin, Lesbe und Gender-Outlaw sind nur einige der Begriffe, die Kate Bornsteins außergewöhnliches Leben kennzeichnen. Mit ›Ein schädlicher Einfluss‹ verbindet sie die Etappen ihrer Lebensgeschichte zu einer einzigartigen Autobiografie, die Leben verändern und Leser begeistern wird. Bornsteins bisher persönlichstes Buch erzählt mit viel Weisheit, beißendem Witz und entwaffnender Ehrlichkeit die Geschichte des netten jüdischen Jungen aus New Jersey, der zum hochrangigen Scientology-Mitglied in der Sea Org aufsteigt und eine Familie gründet, um dann in den 1990er-Jahren als Transsexuelle eine schillernde Persönlichkeit der Lesbenszene in Seattle zu werden. Auf ihrer fesselnden Selbstfindungsreise erlebt man ihre Ehefrauen, Liebhaber und Liebhaberinnen, Siege und Niederlagen, Neuanfänge und Abschiede. Kate Bornstein, Performance-Künstlerin und Theaterautorin, verfasste bereits einige preisgekrönte Bücher, darunter ›Gender Outlaw, On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us‹, ›My Gender Workbook‹ und ›Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws‹. Wegen ihres politischen Engagements erhielt sie in der Vergangenheit zwei Auszeichnungen der Stadt New York und wird weltweit von Menschenrechtsorganisationen für ihre Arbeit geschätzt. Kate lebt mit ihrer Freundin, drei Katzen, zwei Hunden und einer Schildkröte in New York.

Hello Cruel World

Author: Kate Bornstein
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 9781583229668
Release Date: 2011-01-04
Genre: Social Science

Celebrated transsexual trailblazer Kate Bornstein has, with more humor and spunk than any other, ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it. Here, Bornstein bravely and wittily shares personal and unorthodox methods of survival in an often cruel world. A one-of-a-kind guide to staying alive outside the box, Hello, Cruel World is a much-needed unconventional approach to life for those who want to stay on the edge, but alive. Hello, Cruel World features a catalog of 101 alternatives to suicide that range from the playful (moisturize!), to the irreverent (shatter some family values), to the highly controversial. Designed to encourage readers to give themselves permission to unleash their hearts' harmless desires, the book has only one directive: "Don't be mean." It is this guiding principle that brings its reader on a self-validating journey, which forges wholly new paths toward a resounding decision to choose life. Tenderly intimate and unapologetically edgy, Kate Bornstein is the radical role model, the affectionate best friend, and the guiding mentor all in one.

Blood Marriage Wine Glitter

Author: S. Bear Bergman
Publisher: arsenal pulp press
ISBN: 9781551525129
Release Date: 2013-09-23
Genre: Social Science

S. Bear Bergman is an acclaimed writer and lecturer on trans issues. In hir third essay collection, Bear tackles the concept of the "modern family" as the trans parent of a young son; in Bear's extended family "orchard," drag sisters, sperm-donor parents, and other relations provide more branches of love and support than a mere family tree. Defiantly queer yet full of tenderness and hilarity, Bear's book redefines the notion of what family is and can be. S. Bear Bergman's previous books are The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You, Butch is a Noun, and Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation.

Fl chtige Seelen

Author: Madeleine Thien
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 9783641106171
Release Date: 2014-05-26
Genre: Fiction

In ihrem neuen Roman folgt Madeleine Thien den Erinnerungen, Verletzungen und Träumen ihrer Figuren aus dem Kanada der Gegenwart in den tropischen Dschungel Kambodschas in den siebziger Jahren, als dort die Roten Khmer mit brutalem Terror und der Ermordung von Millionen von Menschen eine neue Gesellschaftsordnung errichten wollten. Mit klarer, sanfter Sprache erzählt sie vom Verlust und von der Wiedergewinnung der Menschlichkeit.

Second Person Queer

Author: Richard Labonté
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp PressLtd
ISBN: UOM:39015080821807
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Literary Criticism

The follow-up to Lambda Literary Award-winning First Person Queer, which featured non-fiction essays all told from the first-person perspective. This collection, all told from the second-person perspective, comprises letters, admonitions, words of advice and missives against sources of contempt. Contributors include Michael Rowe, Achy Obeas, Daniel Allen Cox and Amber Dawn.

Ha spricht

Author: Judith Butler
Publisher:
ISBN: 3518124145
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Hate speech

Eine Geschichte weiblichen Schreibens und der Gefährdungen, denen schreibende Frauen ausgesetzt waren und sind: von "Ahnherrinnen" wie Hildegard von Bingen und Christine de Pizan bis zu zeitgenössischen Autorinnen wie Doris Lessing, Paula Fox, Toni Morrison, Isabel Allende, Zeruya Shalev ...

Trans Kin

Author: Eleanor A. Hubbard
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 148010647X
Release Date: 2012-10-19
Genre: Social Science

Trans-Kin is a collection of stories from significant others, family members, friends and allies of transgender persons (SOFFAs). Powerful, thought-provoking and enlightening, this collection will provide for the head and the heart of anyone who has ever loved a transgender person. Trans-Kin is also an essential read for allies of the transgender community and anyone who wishes to become one.

He Mele a Hilo

Author: Ryka Aoki
Publisher: Topside Signature
ISBN: 1627290079
Release Date: 2014-05-05
Genre: Fiction

Something strange is happening in Hilo. Noleani Choi's new show about the life of Jesus Christ told through hula dance has everyone, especially her halau, wondering what she could possibly be thinking. Rumors circulate about a rich guy from the mainland, and the dancers and their friends must reckon with what is really hula, who is Hawaiian enough, and why each of them wants to dance. On one beautiful island, we discover that loving other people in spite of their flaws might just begin with being true to our own selves.