Bergman was educated at Concord Academy, was one of the founders of the first Gay–straight alliance and a member of the Governor of Massachusetts' Safe Schools Commission for LGBT youth. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Hampshire College in 1996.
Bergman's first book, Butch Is A Noun, was released in September 2006 by Suspect Thoughts Press and was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award in the GLBT Nonfiction category. Bergman's second book, The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You, was released by Arsenal Pulp Press in the fall of 2009 and was a Lambda Literary Award finalist in the Transgender category. His most recent book for adults, co-edited with genderqueer author Kate Bornstein is Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, which won a 2011 Lambda Literary Award in the LGBT Anthology category and a special Judges Award from the Publishing Triangle. He is also the author of two books for children (one of which, The Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy, was a 2013 Lambda Literary Award finalist in the LGBT Children’s/Young Adult category) and has a sixth book titled Blood, Marriage, Wine & Glitter forthcoming in October 2013 from Arsenal Pulp Press.
In addition, Bergman continues to lecture and perform solo shows at universities, festivals and theatres throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. These solo shows have received judges' awards at each of the last three the biennial National Gay & Lesbian Theatre Festival in Columbus, Ohio, including Best of the Festival and Best New Work. In 2005, Bergman was awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant for playwriting, as well as a Millay Colony for the Arts Fellowship award. He has also been given an assortment of honors for service to the transgender community, including The Spirit of Stonewall Award, the Trans 100 and similar.
S. Bear Bergman is a trans man, author, poet, playwright, and theater artist whose gender identity is a main focus of his artwork. Bergman lives in Toronto, Ontario, and is married to activist J Wallace. They have one son, Stanley. His most recent book for adults, co-edited with genderqueer author Kate Bornstein is Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, which won a 2011 Lambda Literary Award in the LGBT Anthology category and a special Judges Award from the Publishing Triangle.
Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Seal Press; Reprint edition (August 31, 2010)
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In the 15 years since the release of Gender Outlaw, Kate Bornstein’s groundbreaking challenge to gender ideology, transgender narratives have made their way from the margins to the mainstream and back again. Today's transgenders and other sex/gender radicals are writing a drastically new world into being. In Gender Outlaws, Bornstein, together with writer, raconteur, and theater artist S. Bear Bergman, collects and contextualizes the work of this generation's trans and genderqueer forward thinkers — new voices from the stage, on the streets, in the workplace, in the bedroom, and on the pages and websites of the world's most respected mainstream news sources. Gender Outlaws includes essays, commentary, comic art, and conversations from a diverse group of trans-spectrum people who live and believe in barrier-breaking lives.
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