My Stoopid Health Issues and Changes in Upcoming Tour

Cherub_on_a_crutchOkay — no easy way to say this. Since my last posting, I’ve been in and out of hospital several more times. The docs haven’t yet figured out what’s wrong with me (as if they ever will! hahahahahaha!) — but seriously, I’m in pretty much constant pain and on major painkillers pretty much constantly. I’ve been doing my very best to keep all the commitments for appearances on my schedule, but I’ve had to make a really hard decision: I won’t be opening or touring my new solo show this spring and summer in Manchester, San Francisco, or Washington DC. Damn.

I just don’t have the energy or the clear head to rehearse the show,
and frankly it’s a pretty darned draining show to perform. I’m still
gonna do my best to make all the other appearances as scheduled, but I
can’t make promises. (When I was down in Asheville NC a few weeks ago
at the FAB lgbtq conference there, I ended up in the emergency room
once again. sigh.)

So — at this writing, I’ve got two more appearances in April: UC San
Diego, and the Social Justice Conference at Cal State Fullerton. I have
every plan to make those. I also plan to make it to the Trans Film
Festival in Amsterdam at the end of May, then TransFabulous in London
in Mid-June, and the Trans Theater and Film Festival in DC in early
July. I’m also hoping to make it to Norway for the queer youth festival
in late July. All I’ve taken off my schedule are my scheduled
performances for Kate Bornstein Is A Queer and Pleasant Danger. I’m
very sorry about that, I was really looking forward to it.

At this time, I’m also using pretty much all my spare time to sleep and
heal and the docs are running all sorts of indescribably uncomfortable
tests on me. So if you’ve not heard from me, please forgive the delay.

Okay, that’s about it. I’ve been having a GREAT time at the gigs I’ve
managed to make these past few weeks, and I’ve already begun to book
appearances for the coming fall. Thank you for all your wishes for good
health. It means a great deal to me.

I’ll post more when I know more.




  1. Kate,
    That sucks that you’re sick. I hope you get better really soon. I’m sending lots of good thoughts and virtual hugs to you. Feel better!
    Peace and Love,

  2. Hi Kate,
    I’m sorry to hear you are in bad health! I hope you feel better soon. We just read Gender Outlaw for a class and it made me super duper happy. We have to write these silly journal entries after every reading, and I just a wrote a big long list of reasons I adore you and your book. We were only required to read like 4 chapters but, duh, I’m reading the rest anyway.
    Feel better!
    Ellen (aka Romy from Knox College)

  3. Kate,
    Please get well soon sweetie.
    Peace, Love and/or respect

  4. I’ve been thinkin about you the last couple days, ever since I saw Rosie mention you on the view… “my friend Kate Bornstein.” I’m going on July’s Rosie cruise 🙂 I’m really excited.
    I’m sorry you’re feeling yucky. Get better soon dammit, you’re not allowed to be sick! 🙂

  5. oh, dear, i hope you feel so much better soooo soon!!!

  6. Kate,
    Be well. Much love, Kimberly and Jane (we met you in NC and in Gainesville)

  7. Carol Steinel

    Hi Kate — So sorry to hear about your health issues.
    You probably don’t remember me, but I did tech for you in Portland, OR back in the 90s. I follow your work and continue to marvel at your intelligence and grace.
    Prayers for your healing,

  8. Kate,
    I’m so sorry you’ve been sick lately. Lovelovelove to you.

  9. Kate!
    Sickness is awful, especially mystery sickness. I’m so sorry. I’m sending hopes and prayers for your speedy and extremely thorough recovery. Just feel better, okay?
    Lots of love,

  10. Patricia Bolivar

    Hi,Dear Kate thank for all the love and peace and knowledge you send out. I’ve met you a bit ago in a jewelry store in Newport (RI), it was a briefly time but you got me! I hope you’ve been doing pretty well since I’ve known from your health, that day you were sparkling. Be well and brilliant, Patricia.

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