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Kate Bornstein is a transgender author, playwright, performance artist and gender theorist. Born Albert Bornstein on March 15, 1948, she underwent sex reassignment surgery in 1986.

Bornstein is currently (2006) writing an autobiography[1] and resides with her partner, Barbara Carrellas, in New York City[2]. Bornstein was raised a Modern Orthodox Jew. She still considers herself Jewish but does not practice any form of Judaism.


  • Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us 1994, ISBN 0-679-75701-5
  • Nearly Roadkill: An Infobahn Erotic Adventure (Novel, co-authored with Caitlin Sullivan), 1996, ISBN 1-85242-418-4
  • My Gender Workbook: How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirely 1997, ISBN 0-415-91673-9 (paperback) ISBN 0-415-91672-0 (hardcover)
  • Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws, 2006, ISBN 1-58322-720-2 (note: titled Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Teen Suicide in the UK)


  • The Opposite Sex Is Neither
  • Virtually Yours
  • Hidden: A Gender
  • Strangers in Paradox
  • y2kate: gender virus 2000
  • Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us


  1. Activist Bornstein visits 'Deis - The Hoot

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