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LOCAL News :: Gender and Sexuality : Miscellaneous

Kate Bornstein wants you to stay alive! Listen to RVA IMC's lecture audio!

Kate Bornstein is an author, playwright and performance artist whose latest book is "Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives To Suicide For Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws."

Ze gave a talk entitled "Dangerous Dreams and Damned Desires" at VCU on 3/1/07.
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Kate Bornstein begins hir lecture, "Dangerous Dreams and Damned Desires". photo by Michael Otley
The lecture linked society's sex negativity & constrictive ideas about gender with widespread despair, depression, and suicide. Hir talk centered around the idea of making life worth living by giving oneself permission to desire, be, do, and love as one pleases – the only rule is, "Don't be mean."

Kate was kind enough to allow Richmond Indymedia to post hir entire lecture online for all of our benefit!

Dangerous Dreams and Damned Desires: Part 1
Dangerous Dreams and Damned Desires: Part 2
Dangerous Dreams and Damned Desires: Part 3
Dangerous Dreams and Damned Desires: Part 4
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After the lecture, ze signs books and "Get Out of Hell Free" cards for a slew of excited and moved lecture attendees. photo by Michael Otley
 
 


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