Kate Bornstein, author, playwright and performance artist on Fresh Fruit March 15

A look at gender, sexual identity and queer youth pervades this week’s show as we celebrate rainbow wimmin & have a spring fling on Fresh Fruit Thursday, March 15 from 7pm-8pm with hosts Dixie Treichel & John Townsend

Kate Bornstein author, playwright and performance artist
Kate Bornstein is a performance artist and playwright who has authored several award-winning books in the field of Women and Gender Studies, including "Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and The Rest of Us," and "My Gender Workbook." Her 2006 book, "Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws" is an underground best seller, propelling Kate into an international position of advocacy for marginalized youth. She has earned two citations of honor from the New York City Council and garnered praise from civil rights groups around the globe. Kate lives in New York City with her girlfriend, three cats, two dogs, and a turtle.

Jefferson Fietek educator, MN Senate candidate, activist
Jefferson will talk about the current updates with Anoka-Hennepin School district concerning queer youth and his running for MN State Senate District 36

Heidi Arneson, Playwright/performance artist at Patrick's Cabaret

Immanuel Elliott, of Gadfly Theatre Productions Hidden: A Gender by Kate Bornstein at The People's Center

a recorded interview taken Feb. 26, 2012 at MU Performing Arts community forum entitled “Before ‘It Gets Better: Supporting LGBTQI Youths" with Randy Reyes, director & Alex Galick, actor from Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them and participants: Moderator- Jason Jackson, Out for Equity, Panelists- Gilbert Achay, Maria Kamenska, Xay Yang

Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them , written by A. Rey Pamatmat, directed by Randy Reyes March 16 – April 1, 2012 at Mixed Blood Theatre