Kate Bornstein kicks cancer's ass - 2014-08-14
Our readers know that we are huge fans of A Queer and Pleasant Danger, Kate Bornstein's remarkable memoir about her experience in Scientology's "Sea Org" and her later transformation into a nationally-celebrated trans performance artist.
Kate's book Gender Outlaw is considered a classic in the field, and she's constantly in demand for speaking engagements at universities. But her many fans were stunned when she announced last year that she had been diagnosed with lung cancer. She raised more than $100,000 in less than a week after breaking the news, an indication of just how much she means to people.
She's been through the wringer since then, had a film come about her, and she scared us when she indicated that after some initial success, her cancer had come back.