I am currently reading Gender Outlaw by Kate Bornstein. In the
book Ms. Bornstein, a transgendered woman, shares her own story and
extends outward to meditate on the difficulties faced by humans who
don't fit the classic gender binary.
"Gender outlaw: on men, women, and the rest of us" (Vintage Books)
My enthusiasm for this subject began with a life changing read, a book called Biological Exhuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity
It's a massive volume which shows that mammals enjoy all kinds of sex:
from masturbation to using tools (toys) to enhance a variety of same sex
and multiple pairings.
It also prompted me to create the Make It Better
panel at this year's comedy festival to allow young people and their parents to understand that no matter how much power those who hector and chide might enjoy, they have no credible right to make you feel ashamed about who you are or who you choose to love.
Al Rae is an award-winning Winnipeg radio and television comedy writer and the artistic director and co-founder of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. His gender based play One Man's Show starring Sarah Constible debuted at the Carol Shields Festival of New Works
Al Rae, artistic director of Winnipeg Comedy Festival