In uncertain times like these, publishing progressive and thought-provoking books at Beacon Press becomes ever more urgent. “One of my great joys at Beacon Press is being able to sign progressive books . . . [that] deserve to be read and debated,” said our editorial director Gayatri Patnaik. Crucially, we sign progressive books to lift up the voices of our marginalized communities. This is true for the continued support needed for the transgender community.
Before becoming the gender outlaw we know and love today, Kate Bornstein was Al Bornstein, husband, father, and strappingly handsome lieutenant of the Church of Scientology’s Sea flagship vessel. In this selection from her memoir, A Queer and Pleasant Danger, Kate details the events leading up to her excommunication from the Church.
Essential reading by some unique and beloved voices from the transgender community.
National Coming Out Day reading recommendations from Beacon Press.
A roundup of suggestions for your new (or old) e-book reader.
Two new books at Audible give insiders' views of the transgender experience.
Top media hits and praise for upcoming books in our first edition of the Beacon Buzz!
A roundup of good things to read and watch about A Queer and Pleasant Danger, the new memoir from Kate Bornstein.
Scientologist, husband and father, tranny, sailor, slave, playwright, dyke, gender outlaw—these are just a few words which have defined Kate Bornstein during her extraordinary life.