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CN Lester on Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch Blues

CN chooses Leslie Feinberg’s semi-autobiographical novel Stone Butch Blues for Front Row’s Queer Icons series.

Stone Butch Blues is a coming-of-age story about Jess Goldberg, who challenges sexual and gender definitions in a pre-Stonewall America.

CN Lester has recently published the book Trans Like Me. As well as their work as a LGBTI and transgender rights activist, Lester is also a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and works as a composer and classical performer.

Extracts are read by Lorelei King.

Queer Icons is Front Row’s celebration of LGBTQ culture. For many more – including Christine and the Queens and Alan Carr - head to Front Row’s Queer Icons website.

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4 minutes