The 57 Bus

The 57 Bus

by

Dashka Slater

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The 57 Bus: Part 4: Andrew and the Binary Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Five months later, Sasha meets Andrew in Berkley for dinner. Andrew tells Sasha that he is beginning to “identify a little bit as […] genderqueer.” He is still hesitant, though. As a gay transgender man, Andrew still fits neatly in the male/female “binary,” and he is scared to step out of it. “I’ve already been asked enough questions about my genitals,” he says. “I’m done with that.”
Andrew is hesitant to live a life that more closely aligns with his gender identity because he is afraid of becoming a victim of physical violence on account of that gender. Andrew’s concerns underscore the discrimination of the LGBTQ community within American society.
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