When I get out of the U8 train at Berlin's Kottbusser Tor station at 5 AM on a Thursday, three men dressed in rags raise their beer bottles to greet me, grinning with the few remaining teeth they have.
In typical award show fashion, the Dems trotted out all their star power last night with performances by Demi Lovato and Paul Simon and speeches by Sarah Silverman and Michelle Obama. But not everyone was a winner.
Kate Bornstein once sailed around the globe as a captain in the sea organization of Scientology Church. When she was exiled, she became an underground queer artist, a transsexual icon, and one of the most important gender theorists in the world.