Gender outlaws : the next generation

Format: Print Book 2010
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CLP - East Liberty LGBTQ HQ77.9.G39 2010
Location  CLP - East Liberty
Collection  LGBTQ
Call Number  HQ77.9.G39 2010
Millvale Community Library Adult Non Fiction 306.76 BOR
Location  Millvale Community Library
Collection  Adult Non Fiction
Call Number  306.76 BOR
This groundbreaking and inspiring collection of dozens of our most original trans voices is a "smart, sexy, and entertaining" (Jack Halberstam) exploration of gender today.

Transgender narratives have made their way from the margins to the mainstream and back again, and today's trans and nonbinary people, genderqueers, and other sex/gender radicals are writing a drastically new world into being. Edited by the original gender outlaw, Kate Bornstein, together with writer, raconteur, and theater artist S. Bear Bergman, Gender Outlaws collects and contextualizes the work of this generation's trans and genderqueer forward thinkers--new voices from the stage, on the streets, in the workplace, in the bedroom, and on the pages and websites of the world's most respected publications. Gender Outlaws includes essays, commentary, comic art, and conversations from a diverse group of trans-spectrum people who live and believe in barrier-breaking lives.
We're all someone's freak / Gwendolyn Ann Smith
Trans-corporation: a benefit analysis of a transgender man in a corporate setting / CT Whitley
A slacker and delinquent in basketball shoes / Raquel (Lucas) Platero Méndez
The old folks at home / Janet Hardy
Dear Austin special needs bathroom / StormMiguel Florez
Identity, schmidentity / Telyn Kusalik
Letting my light out / Leona Lo
Imposter / Quince Mountain
Jihad / Azadeh Arsanjani
Are you a boy or a girl? / Roe-Anne Alexander
The big reveal / Sherilyn Connelly
The wrong body / Scott Turner Schofield
Performance piece / Julia Serano
The perfect storm / Sam Peterson
A drag queen born in a female body / Adrian Dalton (aka Lola Lypsinka)
Dual citizenship / Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhran
Trans-ing gender: the surgical option / Mercedes Allen
I am the "I" / Sean Saifa Wall
Make me a vessel for anomaly / Simon Iris
I am transreal: a reflection on/of becoming Dragon / Micha Cardenas
Taking up space / Kyle Lukoff
Transliteration / Fransisco Fernandez
Daddy gets the big piece of chicken / Fran Varian
On living well and coming free / Ryka Aoki
Faygele / Dane Kuttler
The secret life of my wiener / Cory Schmanke Parrish
In our skin / A. P. Andre and Luis Gutierrez-Mock
Glitter, glitter, on the wall, who's the queerest of them all? / Esmé Rodriguez (aka T. Kupin-Escobar)
Transfag robot manifesto / Sam Orchard
Transcension / Katie Diamond and Johnny Blazes
Intermission / Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman
The manly art of pregnancy / J. Wallace
Transgressing gender at Passover with Jesus! / Peterson Toscano
Today's new name may be tomorrow's old / Sassafras Lowrey
Calling for the recognition of self-love as a legitimate relationship in the game of life / Andrea Jenkins
Why you don't have to choose a white boy name to be a man in this world / Kenji Tokawa
Talk Derby to me / Uzi Sioux
Seeworthy / E. S. Weistbrot
Marsha P. Johnson: ten suns the transformer / Tamiko Beyer
She-male rising / Shawna Virago
Princess / Christine Smith
Shot, stabbed, choked, strangled, broken: a ritual for November 20th / Roz Kaveney
Proof / Bo Luengsuraswat
The voice / Joy Ladin
The role of culture in cleansing gender outlaws: the Lamal Ceremony of the Maasai, Kenya / Judy Wawira Gichoya and Priscilla Maina
Shooting s(t)ar / Amir Rabiyah
Pilgrimage / Zev Al-Walid
Cisgender privilege: on the privileges of performing normative gender / Evin Taylor.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Fifteen years after Bornstein's groundbreaking Gender Outlaw, this follow-up collection presents the wide-ranging voices of a new generation of gender radicals. In thought-provoking essays, poems, and comics, contributors address the problematic nature of language and labels, which often force people into two categories; "People get upset with transgender people who choose to inhabit a third gender space rather than ‘pick a side.'" A lack of acknowledgment of alternate gender labels in public spaces such as restrooms, and on official documentation highlights this issue on a daily basis. Lypsinka, Ryka Aoki, Katie Diamond and Johnny Blazes and other contributors reveal how far we've come in defining ourselves, and some, like Janet Hardy, resist definition entirely: "I am perfectly comfortable. not choosing a fixed identity location." Self-assuredness and self-acceptance exude from these deeply personal writings ("Let's stop trying to deconstruct gender into nonexistence, and instead start celebrating it as inexplicable, varied, profound, and intricate"). Non-Western perspectives, including a description of a ritual for Maasai women who can't reproduce, broaden the concept of "gender outlaw" and further challenge accepted notions of what is normal. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Transsexuals -- Identity.
Gender identity.
Gender reassignment surgery.
Sex (Psychology)
Publisher Berkeley, Calif. :Seal Press :2010
Distributed by Publishers Group West,
Contributors Bornstein, Kate, 1948-
Bergman, S. Bear, 1974-
Language English
Description 302 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781580053082 (pbk.)
1580053084 (pbk.)
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