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Leslie Feinberg
Born September 1, 1949 (1949-09-01) (age 60)
Buffalo, N.Y.
Occupation activist, speaker, and author
Literary movement transgender liberation
www.TransgenderWarrior.org
Official website

Leslie Feinberg (b. September 1, 1949, in Buffalo, NY) is a transgender activist, speaker, and author. Feinberg's novel Stone Butch Blues is widely considered a groundbreaking work about gender.[1][2][3] Feinberg also authored two non-fiction books, "Transliberation: Beyond Pink or Blue," and "Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman," as well as the fictional novel, "Drag King Dreams." Feinberg is also a high-ranking member of the Workers World Party and a managing editor of Workers World newspaper.[4][5][6]

Feinberg's partner is the prominent lesbian poet-activist Minnie Bruce Pratt.

Contents

Stone Butch Blues

Feinberg's 1993 novel Stone Butch Blues, which won the Stonewall Book Award, is a novel based around Jess Goldberg, a transgendered individual growing up in an unaccepting setting. Despite popular belief, the fictional work is not autobiographical[7]. This book is frequently taught at colleges and universities.[8][9][10]

Other writing and work

Feinberg's writings on LGBT history, "Lavender & Red," frequently appear in the Workers World newspaper. Feinberg has also been involved in Camp Trans and has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Starr King School for the Ministry for transgender and social justice work.[11]

Background and pronoun use

Leslie Feinberg is Jewish, and was born female[12]. Feinberg explains: "I was born in Kansas City, Missouri--not Buffalo, N.Y.--into a blue-collar, factory-working family." Feinberg prefers the gender-neutral pronouns "hir" and "ze". For more about Feinberg and pronouns, read "We are all works in progress" in Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue.

Photography

Feinberg began taking photographs in late 2008 after illness and resulting disability made writing difficult. Read ["When and why I took these photographs"][1] in Feinberg's flickr profile.

Books by Leslie Feinberg

  • Transgender Liberation: A Movement Whose Time Has Come, World View Forum, 1992. ISBN 0-89567-105-0
  • Stone Butch Blues, San Francisco: Firebrand Books, 1993. ISBN 1-55583-853-7
  • Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman. Boston: Beacon Press, 1996. ISBN 0-8070-7941-3
  • Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue. Beacon Press, 1999. ISBN 0-8070-7951-0
  • Drag King Dreams. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2006. ISBN 0-7867-1763-7
  • Rainbow Solidarity in Defense of Cuba. New York: World View Forum. ISBN-10: 0895671506

References

  1. ^ Violence and the body: race, gender, and the state Arturo J. Aldama; Indiana University Press, 2003; ISBN 025334171X, 9780253341716.
  2. ^ Omnigender: a trans-religious approach Virginia R. Mollenkott, Pilgrim Press, 2001; ISBN 0829814221, 9780829814224.
  3. ^ Gay & lesbian literature, Volume 2 Sharon Malinowski, Tom Pendergast, Sara Pendergast; St. James Press, 1998; ISBN 1558623507, 9781558623507.
  4. ^ Leslie Feinberg: New book, birthday celebrated LeiLani Dowell, September 9, 2009.
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  6. ^ Leftist transgender activist defies university censorship Larry Hales, LeiLani Dowell; Ft. Collins, Colo.; April 27, 2005.
  7. ^ Curve: Leslie Feinberg
  8. ^ Violence and the body: race, gender, and the state Arturo J. Aldama; Indiana University Press, 2003; ISBN 025334171X, 9780253341716.
  9. ^ Omnigender: a trans-religious approach Virginia R. Mollenkott, Pilgrim Press, 2001; ISBN 0829814221, 9780829814224.
  10. ^ Gay & lesbian literature, Volume 2 Sharon Malinowski, Tom Pendergast, Sara Pendergast; St. James Press, 1998; ISBN 1558623507, 9781558623507.
  11. ^ News and Events
  12. ^ "Challenging Gender Order. Two New Books on the Boundary", Buffalo News, 22 January 1993

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