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07/29/2016 10:43 am ET Updated Jul 31, 2016

Trans Icon Kate Bornstein Discusses What It Takes To Survive

The transgender movement is now a powerful cultural force, but there are trans elders who have led the way for the recognition and progress that we are making today in the United States. You may recognize her from her role on Caitlyn Jenner’s TV show, but Kate Bornstein has been leading a gender revolution for the last 30 years.

Bornstein is one of the most important contributors to gender discourse in the 20th century, and her ideas are still just as radical. Where the trans movement of today has gained momentum in part by developing and advertising a transgender ideology that lines up neatly along a gender binary between male and female, Bornstein’s gender identity cannot be easily or neatly categorized.

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