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 Tuesday, September 12 at 7:00 pm

Kate Bornstein: Our favorite author, playwright, performance artist, and gender theorist

Kate has been lecturing and performing for more than 25 years, including a recent gig at La Mama. she has written multiple award-winning books in the field of Women and Gender Studies including her books "Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us" and followed up with "Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation," and, with S. Bear Bergman "A Queer and Pleasant Danger." Her 2006 book, "Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws" propelled Kate into an international position of advocacy for marginalized youth.

Kate Bornstein author photo   Kate Bornstein book cover Gender Outlaw   Kate Bornstein book cover Gender Outlaws Next Gen

Kate has earned two citations of honor from the New York City Council and garnered praise from civil rights groups around the globe. Affectionately known to thousands around the world as Auntie Kate, Kate lives in New York City with her girlfriend, author and sex educator, Barbara Carrellas, along with one cat, two dogs, and a turtle. Most recently, Kate co-starred in E! TV’s reality series, “I Am Cait” with Caitlyn Jenner and her road-tripping crew.

The LGBT Center suggests a donation of $10, although all donations are voluntary and any amount is appreciated. All are welcome and no one is ever turned away because they can't afford to pay.

For information about this presentation and to buy tickets, see The LGBT Center.   

About The Second Tuesday Lecture Series (and the related Center Talks series)

The Second Tuesday Lecture Series is the longest running program at The LGBT Center. (When speakers can't present on the actual "second Tuesday" of the month, they appear under the related "Center Talks" banner.) Since 1985, more than 250 speakers have made presentations in the arts, academia, and politics. Speakers representing every major cultural award, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Grammy Award, the Academy Award (The Oscars), Broadway's Tony Awards, the Lambda Literary Award, and the National Book Award, as well as the UK Booker Literary Award, have made presentations.

Through this program, Larry Kramer spoke about the plight of the AIDS Crisis in March 1987, thus beginning ACT-UP, the largest direct action AIDS organization in the world.

About The LGBT Center

The Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities since 1983. As the heart and home of NYC’s gay communities, more than 5,000 people a week visit The Center to participate in its dozens of social service, civic, and cultural programs. The Center has a long history as a cultural hub, with ongoing presentations that showcase the work of both emerging and established artists. In addition, the Center provides affordable meeting space for nearly 400 lesbian and gay groups, ensuring that a broad range of services is available in a central location.

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