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i will for sure be checking this book, “a queer and pleasant danger” and kate’s others offerings, in the very near future.

Stuff Queer People Need To Know

Photo: The cover of Kate Bornstein's memoir. It has a yellow background and reads "A Queer and Pleasant Danger" in red. Photo source: Google ImagesWe all have our stories. We all have our truths. We all have unbelievable events in our lives. And Kate Bornstein‘s story seems more like a tall tale than true life.

Bornstein explores those truths in the new book, A Queer and Pleasant Danger. It opens with the story of Jewish boy growing up in New Jersey. That same person becomes a lieutenant on the Church of Scientology’s sea flagship vessel, and 12 years later physically transitions to a woman. Bornstein is then excommunicated from the church and begins writing and performing as a gender outlaw, bucking the gender binaryAnd all that without even mentioning all the juicy stuff in between.

A Queer and Pleasant Danger is like getting a peek behind the curtain. It lends insight into Bornstein’s experience, which ultimately impacts all of Bornstein’s work, including workshops, stage performance and, of course, the…

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