Leslie Feinberg was born on September 1, 1949, and is an internationally recognized trade unionist, journalist, and grassroots activist. Feinberg refers to “hirself” as polygendered or complexly gendered, and prefers to use neutral pronouns, such as “hir” and “ze.” Feinberg Lives with hir longtime partner, poet and activist Minnie Bruce Pratt, in New York. Feinberg has been severely ill on and off over the last few decades, and has been struggling with a number of tickborne diseases for several years. Although Feinberg is known for challenging transgender bias, ze is also deeply committed to a broad array of antiracist, anti-imperialist, feminist, and socialist causes.

Overall, Feinberg's writing and activism focuses on making visible the connections between movements in defense of women, oppressed nationalities, the disabled, sexual ...

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