KATE BORNSTEIN, American author, born; Born Albert Bornstein, in Neptune, New Jersey, Bornstein went on to study at Brown University, where she study medicine. She also experimented with peyote, alcohol, and Scientology.

Bornstein underwent sex reassignment surgery in 1986. As of 2006, Bornstein was writing an autobiography and resides with her partner, Barbara Carrellas, in New York City