Some of my favorite gender benders and queer activists have been quite prolific lately, and I just wanted to share news about some exciting ongoing tours, recently published books, and more.
Kate Bornstein – Kate and S. Bear Bergman collaborated this past year to create the anthology Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, which contains stories, comics and art by young trans and genderqueer contributors. Kate’s original book Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us opened up a lot of needed dialogue about the complexities and diversity of gender, and this new collection takes a look at how perceptions of gender have changed in the fifteen years since it was published.
S. Bear Bergman – Bear is on tour this fall/winter with the most excellent Ivan Coyote. Their Dangerous Mammals: Please Don’t Feed or Tease the Animals tour is mainly focused on the East Coast (alas no Seattle stops planned), but promises to deliver an amazing night of clever dialogue and masterful storytelling. This tour in part celebrates the release of a new version of Butch Is a Noun (new fancy cover and everything), so hurrah, it is back in print and easily available!
Ivan Coyote – In the tour mentioned above, Ivan is celebrating the release of Missed Her, a new collection of short stories. In less recent news, Ivan got ranked #6 on the Sugarbutch Chronicles’s list of Top Hot Butches.