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A self-described trans-dyke, reluctant-polyamorist, sadomasochist, and recovering Scientologist, Kate Bornstein has been instrumental in raising transgender visibility. She is a role model for a generation of people that is learning how to define its gender and sexuality, and survive in a world that frequently greets them with hate and hostility. When we can watch Laverne Cox regularly on the popular Netflix series Orange is the New Black, or root for writer Janet Mock resisting Piers Morgan’s transphobic narrative on his CNN talk show, we can thank Kate for paving the way. She modeled how we can tell our own stories.

By turns meditative and playful, the documentary portrait Kate Bornstein Is A Queer and Pleasant Danger invites us on a thought-provoking journey through Kate’s world to seek answers to some of life’s biggest questions.