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Kate Bornstein is a performance artist, playwright, and advocate for teens, freaks, and other outlaws. She has authored several award-winning books, including Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us, My Gender Workbook, and Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws. Kate lives in New York City with her girlfriend, three cats, two dogs, and a turtle.
— biography from A Queer and Pleasant Danger: A Memoir
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Boys Like Her: Transfictions (Foreword, some editions) 162 copies, 2 reviews
Best of the Best Lesbian Erotica (Contributor) 95 copies, 1 review
Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica (Contributor) 81 copies, 1 review
Best Lesbian Erotica 1996 (Contributor) 39 copies
Ritual Sex (Contributor) 29 copies
Noirotica 3: Stolen Kisses (Contributor) 18 copies
Noirotica 2: Pulp Friction (Contributor) 14 copies
We Can Do Better Than This (Contributor) 13 copies
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Kate was born outside of Fargo, North Dakota in a log cabin ze helped hir parents build. Hir father was a Lutheran minister, and hir mother was Miss Betty Crocker, 1939. Kate has lived in the queer ghettos of Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle. Ze currently lives with hir partner--sex pioneer, writer and performance artist Barbara Carrellas--in New York City, along with their two pugs, two cats, two turtles, and a thriving well-populated ant farm.

In 1986, Bornstein identified as gender non-conforming, saying "I don't call myself a woman, and I know I'm not a man."

Per their website, Bornstein now (2021) identifies as nonbinary and uses the pronouns they/them or she/her.
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