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You are invited to attend and participate in a lecture and workshop series extravaganza with Kate Bornstein! Tune in for a spectacular line-up of events featuring a (virtual) Kate and FGSS 2022 Fellow Young Jean Lee!

These events are sponsored by the Stanford Program in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies, The Stanford Taube Center for Jewish Studies, and is co-sponsored by The Queer Student Resources Center, Stanford Department of Theater and Performance Studies, COLLEGE First Year Requirement, and the Clayman Institute for Gender Research.

Kate Bornstein Gender and Judaism Talk Series

4/18, 12-1:30pm

"The Multiverse of Gender: Exploring Gender in Four Dimensions"

Hear Kate share her theory of gender on Zoom or attend in person at the Terrace Room (Building 460, 4th Floor, Room 426).

Please RSVP here

Passcode: 452816


QSR Dinner with Kate Bornstein

4/18, 5-6:30pm

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Since 1989, trans trailblazer Kate Bornstein has—with humor and spunk—ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisioning of the gender system as we know it. Today, Kate identifies as nonbinary: not a man, and not a woman—and she’s been writing about nonbinary gender identity for nearly thirty years.

Kate’s work is taught in five languages, in over 300 high schools, colleges, and universities around the world. The titles of her books say a lot about who she is, and how she views things:

  • Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us (now in its 2nd edition)
  • My New Gender Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving World Peace Through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity (now in its 2nd edition)
  • Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws
  • 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


Currently, you can see Kate onscreen as Joan, the church lady, in the film, Saturday Church. In 2016, she was a regular cast member of the second season of E! TV’s “I Am Cait,” with Caitlyn Jenner. Kate is the subject of Sam Feder’s award-winning documentary, “Kate Bornstein Is a Queer and Pleasant Danger.” Kate’s work on suicide prevention, and her advocacy for marginalized and at-risk youth has earned her two citations of outstanding citizenship from the New York City Council.

If you haven’t read Kate’s work or heard her speak before, get ready—she is the radical role model, the affectionate best friend, and the guiding mentor all in one. You will come away energized, comforted, and full of hope.

Young Jean Lee is a playwright, director, and filmmaker who has been called “the most adventurous downtown playwright of her generation” by The New York Times and “one of the best experimental playwrights in America” by Time Out New York. She’s the first Asian-American female playwright to have had a play produced on Broadway. She has written and directed ten shows in New York with Young Jean Lee's Theater Company. Her plays have been performed in more than eighty cities around the world and have been published by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French, and Theatre Communications Group. Her short films have been presented at The Locarno International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, and BAMcinemaFest. Lee is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two OBIE Awards, a Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a PEN Literary Award, a United States Artists Fellowship, and the Windham-Campbell Prize.

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