Kate Bornstein is a performance artist, college & high school lecturer, and advocate for teens, freaks, and other outlaws. She has written several award-winning books in the field of Women and Gender Studies, including Gender Outlaw and My Gender Workbook (an updated edition is forthcoming in 2012). Her 2006 book, Hello, Cruel World is an underground best seller. May 1st sees the release of her first memoir, A Queer and Pleasant Danger, from Beacon Press. She has earned two citations of honor from the New York City Council and garnered praise from civil rights groups around the globe.