Feinberg in 1997, in a photograph by Ulrike Anhamm
September 1, 1949|
Kansas City, Missouri
|Died||November 15, 2014
Syracuse, New York
|Partner||Minnie Bruce Pratt|
Feinberg authored two nonfiction books, Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue and Transgender Warriors: Making History, the novel Drag King Dreams, and Rainbow Solidarity in Defense of Cuba, a compilation of 25 journalistic articles.
Feinberg's writings on LGBT history, "Lavender & Red," frequently appeared in the Workers World newspaper. Feinberg was also involved in Camp Trans and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Starr King School for the Ministry for transgender and social justice work.
Feinberg described herself as a "white, working class, secular Jewish, transgender lesbian." Feinberg stated in a 2006 interview that she preferred "ze/hir" pronouns though this changed later in her life. Feinberg’s widow, Minnie Bruce Pratt, wrote in her statement regarding Feinberg’s death that Feinberg did not really care which pronouns a person used to address her: “She preferred to use the pronouns she/zie and her/hir for herself, but also said: ‘I care which pronoun is used, but people have been respectful to me with the wrong pronoun and disrespectful with the right one. It matters whether someone is using the pronoun as a bigot, or if they are trying to demonstrate respect.’" Feinberg's last words were reported to be, “Hasten the revolution! Remember me as a revolutionary communist.”
Feinberg's widow Minnie Bruce Pratt is a professor at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. Feinberg and Pratt married in New York and Massachusetts in 2011. Feinberg died on November 15, 2014, of complications due to tick-borne infections, including chronic Lyme disease, which she suffered from since the 1970s.
Books by Leslie Feinberg
- Transgender Liberation: A Movement Whose Time Has Come, World View Forum, 1992. ISBN 0-89567-105-0
- Stone Butch Blues, San Francisco: Firebrand Books, 1993. ISBN 1-55583-853-7
- Transgender Warriors: Making History Boston: Beacon Press, 1996. ISBN 0-8070-7941-3
- Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue. Beacon Press, 1999. ISBN 0-8070-7951-0
- Drag King Dreams. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2006. ISBN 0-7867-1763-7
- Rainbow Solidarity in Defense of Cuba. New York: World View Forum, 2009. ISBN 0-89567-150-6
- Violence and the body: race, gender, and the state Arturo J. Aldama; Indiana University Press, 2003; ISBN 978-0-253-34171-6.
- Omnigender: A trans-religious approach Virginia R. Mollenkott, Pilgrim Press, 2001; ISBN 978-0-8298-1422-4.
- Gay & lesbian literature, Volume 2 Sharon Malinowski, Tom Pendergast, Sara Pendergast; St. James Press, 1998; ISBN 978-1-55862-350-7.
- Leslie Feinberg: New book, birthday celebrated LeiLani Dowell, September 9, 2009.
- Leftist transgender activist defies university censorship Larry Hales, LeiLani Dowell; Ft. Collins, Colo.; April 27, 2005.
- "News and Events". Sksm.edu. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- Tyroler, Jamie (28 July 2006). "Transmissions - Interview with Leslie Feinberg". Retrieved 17 November 2014.
- Pratt, Minnie Bruce (18 November 2014). "Leslie Feinberg – A communist who revolutionized transgender rights". Retrieved 9 December 2014.
- "Transgender Pioneer and Stone Butch Blues Author Leslie Feinberg Has Died". Advocate. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
- "Annual Philip J. Traci Memorial Reading Feb. 6". February 3, 2005.
- Winterton, Bradley (December 16, 2003). "A transgender warrior spreads the word to Taiwan". Taipei Times.
- "Transgender Warrior" (Leslie Feinberg Official Website). Retrieved December 13, 2010.
- Lavender & Red, Feinberg's columns in Worker's World
- Partial Academic Bibliography by M.R. Cook
- Partial curriculum vitae