Performances Reflecting Intersex


Performances Reflecting Intersex, Transgender, Transsexual, and Genderqueer Experiences.

Friday, June 13th 8pm and 10pm
The SF LGBT Community Center/Ceremonial Room
The Friday 8 pm show is SOLD OUT
Tickets are still available for the 10 pm show!


Saturday, 14th 8pm
The SF LGBT Community Center/Ceremonial Room
Sign language interpretation is currently available only for Saturday night.
(There was a printing error on the flyers which listed sign language interpretation on Friday…
please note this error.)

Tickets: $5 – $50 Sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds

Ryka Aoki
Cheryl Chase
Michelle Garcia
katastrophe (rocco kayiatos)
Yoseñio V. Lewis
shorona se mbessakwini
Joey Stephenson
The Sweetwater Singers
Marcus Rene Van
Hida Viloria

Featuring Leslie Feinberg on Friday night, Kate Bornstein on Saturday night! Thea Hillman presents Intercourse – two nights of performances about sex and gender from those whose very existence questions and challenges societal norms. With spoken word, hip hop, song, burlesque, and an occasional violin, Intercourse will raise awareness about our worlds and our issues, as well as build bridges within the queer community. Following the sold-out Intercourse 2001, the evenings promise to once again be landmark events that truly celebrate our communities. Both nights will be wheelchair accessible and Saturday’s performance will be ASL interpreted.

Featured Artists Biographies

Thea Hillman is a local writer, performer and intersex activist. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Depending on the Light and a local poetry slam champion with an MFA in English/Creative Writing. Thea has performed her work at festivals, bookstores, and reading series across the country. She has produced many performance events including Rated XXY: An Evening of Erotica and Education benefiting ISNA; ForWord Girls the first inclusive all-girl spoken word festival; and the sold-out Intercourse: A Sex and Gender Spoken Word Recipe for Revolution for the National Queer Arts Festival. She is on the Mills College Board of Trustees and Board Chair of the Intersex Society of North America.

Leslie Feinberg’s novel, Stone Butch Blues, published on March 1,1993 by Firebrand Books, has received a wildly popular response in the United States and has been translated into Chinese, German and Dutch. The novel won the prestigious American Library Association Award for Gay and Lesbian Literature and a LAMBDA Literary Award in 1994. Feinberg’s non-fiction work, Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to RuPaul, is the first analysis of the historical roots of transgender oppression. Transgender Warriors won the 1996 Firecracker Alternative Book Award for Non-Fiction. Feinberg is also the author of Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue, published by Beacon in 1998, and was listed in the Village Voice 25 Best Books supplement. Feinberg is well-known in the U.S. and many other parts of the world as an activist who works to help forge a strong bond between the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities. Feinberg has worked for more than 25 years in defense of the sovereignty, self-determination and treaty rights of Native nations and for freedom of political prisoners in the U.S. Ze is an internationalist and has been part of the anti-Pentagon movement since the U.S. war against Vietnam. Since October 1993, she has appeared on the Joan Rivers show and scores of other television and radio programs. Feinberg has been interviewed and reviewed by virtually every lesbian/gay, transgender and feminist publication in the United States as well as publications in Argentina, Japan, Germany, Australia and England.

Kate Bornstein is an author and performance artist whose published works include the books Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us; My Gender Workbook; and the cyber-romance-action novel, Nearly Roadkill with co-author Caitlin Sullivan. Hir plays and performance pieces include Hidden: A Gender, The Opposite Sex Is Neither, Virtually Yours, Cut’n’Paste, and y2kate: gender virus 2000. Kate’s newest play, Strangers in Paradox, opened in San Francisco at Theatre Rhinoceros in March of 2003. Too Tall Blondes in: LOVE, written and performed with Barbara Carrellas, premiered in Boston in 2001. Kate is hard at work on a fictionalized autobiography: Hard Candy: The Tragic Lives and Comical Deaths of Candy Bromowitz. Additionally, Kate is gathering material for a new children’s book, Hello Cruel World, providing viable alternatives to teen suicide.