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Mattilda aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore is a San Francisco-based author.

Sycamore has written an experimental novel entitled Pulling Taffy (Suspect Thoughts Press, 2003), and is the editor of the non-fiction anthologies Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity (Seal Press, January 2007), That's Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation (Soft Skull Press, 2004; expanded second edition, June 2008), Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving (Haworth Press, 2004), and Tricks and Treats: Sex Workers Write About Their Clients (Haworth Press, 2000).

Sycamore's second novel, So Many Ways to Sleep Badly, will be published by City Lights in Fall 2008. Sycamore is currently working on a new anthology, titled Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?.

Sycamore was involved in ACT UP in the early 1990s and Fed Up Queers in the late 1990s. Sycamore is one of the instigators of Gay Shame, appearing with performer Penny Arcade, writer Eileen Myles, cabaret artists Kiki and Herb, and queercore band Three Dollar Bill at the first Gay Shame event held in Brooklyn, NY in 1998, which was captured in the documentary film entitled Gay Shame 98, by Scott Berry. Sycamore was involved in the cultural center Dumba, and is a leading critic of assimilationist trends in gay culture.[1].[2]

Bibliography Edit

Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity (Seal Press, 2007) ISBN 1580051847
That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation (Soft Skull, 2004; Revised Second Edition, 2008) ISBN 1593761953
Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving (Haworth Press, 2004) ISBN 1560234229
Pulling Taffy (Suspect Thoughts Press, 2003) ISBN 0971084637
Tricks and Treats: Sex Workers Write About Their Clients (Haworth Press, 2000) ISBN 1560231629

References Edit

  1. Nakao, Annie (2004-09-19), “Rejecting 'normal' in favor of a distinct gay identity”, The San Francisco Chronicle, <http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/09/19/LVGQ48P21I1.DTL>. Retrieved on 2007-10-05 
  2. Sycamore, Matt Bernstein (2004), That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation, Soft Skull Press, p. 238, ISBN 1932360565 

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