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Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

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And the nicest thing that happened to me today is
I got a photo of me and Kate Bornstein - I am the tubby one on the right, for those who don't know me.

Kate, if anyone does not know, is the guru of neo-trans radicalism, the queen of autobiographical performance and one of the sharpest and nicest people I know. Anyone who has not read 'Gender Outlaw' needs to and her new book on avoiding suicide Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws is one of the smartest self-help books ever written.

Kate was one of the best things in a great weekend, at Transfabulous. I am so proud to have been her friend for some sixteen years.

When I first went to San Francisco, various of my New York friends said 'you have to meet Kate Bornstein'. When I got to SF, and had lunch with Kathy Acker, Kathy said 'you have to meet Kate Bornstein.' We were riding in on a bus from looking at pelicans and got talking to a nice clone who suddenly looked at me seriously and said 'you really ought to meet Kate Bornstein'. Sometimes people don't live up to that kind of billing...Not this time.
Just because cathexys showed an interest
Here is a chunk of my abortive biography of Kathy Acker:
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