Kate Bornstein: Embrace the Outlaw

“…Stardom. It’s a greedy goal and it comes with lots of traps of arrogance, but the way I justify it is by giving back. But, I’m not a star yet. I call myself a sub-lebrity, maybe this book has bumped me up and now I’m a starlet.” Kate Bornstein embraces hir outlaw status. Hell, Bornstein’s… read more

'A Queer and Pleasant Danger' by Kate Bornstein

Transgender icon Kate Bornstein’s long awaited memoir 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 (Beacon Press) gifts readers with a brutally beautiful intimate look into the life of one of our… read more

'Stone Butch Blues': Dedication for CeCe McDonald

For many queer activist authors, myself included, Leslie Feinberg is an iconic inspiration and trailblazer whose life and work has created a world where it’s possible for us to do this kind of work. Leslie remains a true transgender warrior who, despite hir debilitating health crisis over the past several years stays on the pulse… read more

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore: Keeping the Pot Stirred

” Whatever happened to our dreams of sexual splendor only bounded by the limitations of imagination? Gay sex is now more about regimentation than experimentation, following the hideous rules rather than creating new possibilities for loving, lusting for and taking care of one another.”

Author Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore talks with Lambda about straight white respectability, queer desire, and the “It Gets Better” campaign…. read more

Hello, Cruel World: Kate Bornstein, Internet Hate and the Safety of Books

On Youtube there is an interview with Lambda Literary award winning writer Kate Bornstein, promoting Borstein’s then-new book Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and other Outlaws (Seven Stories Press), essentially a suicide survival guide. The interview takes a turn towards the disturbing when Kate opens up the discussion for callers…. read more

Interview: Leslie Feinberg

Leslie Feinberg is the author of five books about transgender lives and an activist in the Workers World Party for more than three decades. Hir first book, the groundbreaking novel Stone Butch Blues, won the American Library Association Gay & Lesbian Book Award and the Lambda Literary Award in 1994 and has been translated into… read more