Gender Outlaw was a 202 Sex-Positive Book Club reading assignment.
From the publisher:
Kate Bornstein's memoir-cum-manifesto Gender Outlaw--a perennially strong backlist title since 1995--is now available in a revised edition with a new preface by the author and an updated package.
Trans performance artist, playwright, and activist Kate Bornstein guides readers on a funny, insightful, and wonderfully scenic journey across the frontiers of gender and identity. With her signature humor, honesty, and outrageous flair, Bornstein's coming-of-age and transformation from heterosexual male to lesbian woman, as well as a fascinating and deeply provocative investigation into our notions of gender, the myths attached to "male" and "female", and the penalties that befall not only those who transgress the definitions but anyone who blindly conforms to them. Whether she is describing the nuts and bolts of her sex-change surgery or outing the hidden gender messages in popular culture, Bornstein pushes us gently but profoundly to the farther borders of the gender frontier.