A fierce advocate for youth and “gender outlaws,” Kate Bornstein is a Jewish transgender author, playwright, performance artist and gender theorist. Born Albert Bornstein, Kate was raised in a Conservative Jewish community in New Jersey. She is best known for her groundbreaking books Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us, My Gender Workbook and Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws.Her many plays and performance pieces explore queer identity and the rigid binary system of gender and sexuality that reinforce homophobia and transphobia.
This poster is part of the LGBT Jewish Heroes Poster Series, celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews who have transformed the world through their words and lives. Harvey Milk, Kate Bornstein, and Lesléa Newman are the first three subjects in this poster series of Jewish LGBT changemakers. Each has shown the courage, vision, and conviction to overcome homophobia and transphobia and make a lasting impact on the world.
The 18×24 posters are perfect for synagogues, day schools, Hebrew schools, Hillels, JCCs, GSAs, LGBT centers and any institution or organization that wants to create an inclusive environment. Learn more about the project at lgbtjewishheroes.org.