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Kate Bornstein

Blog Entries by Kate Bornstein

Change I Wish They Believed In

Posted July 28, 2008 | 19:36:28 (EST)

We're months away from the big US election that will alter the course of war in the Middle East, health care for US citizens, and some provide relief from the economy we've slogging through. If a Democrat takes the White House, we'll likely see this country swing back to the...

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Transgender Rights, Transgender Perks

Posted July 1, 2008 | 14:52:23 (EST)

Hijras are people who belong to a socially and spiritually recognized third gender in India. They are also the most universally-despised citizens of that country. When you're a hijra, you can't get a job. If you've got the courage to risk getting beaten up, you can go begging, or...

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ENDA Will Never Be a Long Term Solution for Anyone, Anyway

Posted November 14, 2007 | 10:19:00 (EST)

I know a lot of trannies are sad or pissed off that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act isn't going to pass with them included. I'm a tranny. I'm pissed off, too. But no legislation has ever been able to deal with the root of the problem: You can't handle the impact...

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Trannie Central: The London Annual Transfabulous Festival: Part One

Posted August 13, 2007 | 18:11:00 (EST)

Less than a month after attending and participating in The Netherlands Transgender Film Festival, I found myself jetting off to London to attend and participate in something called The Transfabulous Festival 07. The experience was life-changing for me -- and at my advanced age of just over 59...

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Neither/Nor Space Across Pop Cultures: 4th Netherlands Transgender Film Festival

Posted August 3, 2007 | 16:42:43 (EST)

I know that the film Transamerica was a big breakthrough for tranny visibility in the USA. But believe it or not, there's more to transgender than director Duncan Tucker and evening soap star Felicity Huffman can bring to the silver screen. In fact, there are movies being made all...

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Gender As Neither/Nor

Posted July 30, 2007 | 15:22:00 (EST)

In the last four months or so, I've traveled to 10 or 12 states in the USA, followed by trips to Amsterdam, London, and a tiny village named Inderoy, just an hour's drive north of Trondheim, Norway. And no matter where I go, I can see that most people are...

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Entire College Undergoes Sex Change And Nobody Notices

Posted May 31, 2007 | 18:40:00 (EST)

I am a complete gender nerd. Show me a culture that's got some basis in gender, and I wanna know more. Wells College is a lovely liberal arts college in upstate New York's Finger Lakes region. For 136 years, it had been a women-only institution. On October 2, 2004,...

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