by: Ben Kramer (via The Qu)
In her new memoir, “A Queer and Pleasant Danger,” self-proclaimed gender outlaw Kate Bornstein tells the amazing tale of their life’s tumultuous journey, from chubby Jewish boy in New Jersey, through 12 years in the Church of Scientology, gender reassignment surgery, and their life today as an outspoken advocate on gender issues. Never afraid to ruffle feathers, Kate has marched forth despite their “fair game” status in the Church of Scientology (not a good thing) and harsh criticism from the transgender community. It has been an inspiration and a delight to read Kate’s story in their own words, not to mention an exercise in respectful pronouns. Travel over to The Qu for an interview with “the tattooed tranny” coming in the next few weeks! “A QUEER AND PLEASANT DANGER” is available May 1.
Ben Kramer is a comedian, queer performer and drag superhero. Kramer studied with Chicago’s Second City Conservatory and should have won last year’s Windy City Gay Idol. When he’s not making Lady Gregory’s a better place to dine at, Ben is curing cancer with his tears. (Note: this bio was written by his editor, who hopes Ben doesn’t kill him for this.)