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  1. Interview with Enzi Tanner

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Tanner, Enzi, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Dec. 12, 2015
    Topics: Black people, Coming out, Dating, Education, Families, Gay community, Health care, Hormones, Judaism, Men, Racism, Role models, Roman catholicism, Sexual reorientation, Social workers, Surgery, Transitioning
    Subject: Brown Boi Project, Enzi Tanner, Trans Youth Support Network
    Description: Enzi Tanner describes himself as a role model and mentor to younger men, a role that he’s been able to take on through his gender transition. In this oral history, Tanner speaks about his race, com...
  2. Interview with Alonzo Wesley

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Wesley, Alonzo, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Aug. 13, 2015
    Topics: Black people, Disabilities, FtMs, Harassment, Hormones, Masculinity, Racism, Transgender people
  3. Interview with Andrea Anderson

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Anderson, Andrea, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Apr. 26, 2016
    Topics: Childhood, Communities, Discrimination, Employment discrimination, Harassment, Hormones, Immigration, Latinos, LGBTI community, Machismo, Marriage, Misogyny, MtFs, Poetry, Politics, Racism, Spirituality, Suicide, Transgender people
    Subject: Andrea Anderson, Westside Clinic
    Description: In this oral history Andrea Anderson reflects on her experiences as a Latina trans woman. Anderson details her experiences immigrating from Mexico to the U.S. at around age 15 and the difficulties ...
  4. Interview with Charlene Bradshaw

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Jenkins, Andrea, Bradshaw, Charlene
    Date: Jan. 12, 2016
    Topics: Black people, Bullying, Childhood, Children, Coming out, Education, FtMs, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, Homophobia, Lesbians, Masculinity, Military, Sexism, Sexuality, Spirituality, Support groups, Transgender people, Transitioning, Travel, Volunteering, Writers
    Subject: Charlene Bradshaw, Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    Description: In this oral history, Charlene Bradshaw reflects on his experiences living in Minneapolis, MN as a Black transgender person. Bradshaw describes himself as a ‘baby transgender,’ at the beginning of ...
  5. Interview with Crispin Torres

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Torres, Crispin, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: May 27, 2016
    Topics: Coming out, Education, Educators, Gay community, Gay culture, Gay families, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, Latinos, Masculinity, Mexican Americans, Misogyny, Musicians, Political movements, Relationships, Roman catholicism, Surgery, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia
    Subject: Lambda Legal
    Description: Crispin Torres has been an LGBT advocate and worked to support LGBT people with national organizations for much of his professional career. In this oral history, Torres shares his personal story, f...
  6. Interview with Dee Dee Chamblee

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Chamblee, Dee Dee, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Feb. 7, 2017
    Topics: Abuse, Activists, Black people, Drag, Educators, Families, Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, Imprisonment, Marriage, Mothers, MtFs, Role models, Spirituality, Transgender people, Transgender youth
    Subject: Auburn Seminary Sojourner Truth Leadership Circle for Black Trans Women, Dee Dee Chamblee, Lady Chablis, LaGender
    Description: Dee Dee Chamblee was born and raised in Rockdale County, GA. She shares her story at the Auburn Seminary Sojourner Truth Leadership Circle for Black Trans Women. In this oral history, she discusses...
  7. Interview with Gloria Allen

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Allen, Gloria, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Apr. 26, 2016
    Topics: Actors, Black people, Church, Entertainers, Gender realignment surgery, Marriage, Nurses, Older people, Singers, Transitioning, Women
    Subject: Center on Halstead, Charm (play), Charm school, Gloria Allen, Mixed Blood Theater, Precious Davis, Trans 100 Legacy Award
    Description: Best known as the founder of Charm School at the Center on Halstead, an LGBT community center in Chicago, IL, Gloria Allen shares 70 years worth of experiences in the rich oral history. Allen, or “...
  8. Interview with Hunta Williams

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Williams, Hunta, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Jul. 18, 2016
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Coming out, Cooks, Deaf people, Families, FtMs, Health care, Hormones, Parents of transgender people, Police brutality, Surgery, Transgender people
    Subject: Hunta Williams
    Description: Hunta Williams is a deaf, black trans man. Williams grew up in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Minneapolis to attend culinary school. From a young age, he felt “different” than his peers, always playing ...
  9. Interview with Jessi Brandon

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Brandon, Jessi, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Nov. 27, 2016
    Topics: Autism spectrum disorders, Bisexuality, Black people, Boarding schools, Christianity, Gender diversity, Gender minorities, Masculinity, Neurotic disorders, Politics, Resistance movements, Sexual orientation, Transgender people
    Subject: Jessi Brandon, Trump Administration
    Description: Jessi Brandon is freshman studying at Macalester College, who recently moved from Enterprise, Alabama to St. Paul, Minnesota. In this interview, they discuss growing up in Germany; early childhood ...
  10. Interview with June Remus, Part 1 of 2

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Jenkins, Andrea, Remus, June
    Date: Aug. 5, 2015
    Topics: Activists, Black people, Children, Christianity, Discos, Divorce, Gender realignment surgery, Grandchildren, Marriage, MtFs, Racism, Religions, Retirement, Sexuality, Social integration, Strippers, Transgender youth, Transsexual people, Women
    Subject: June Remus, Transgender Equity Summit, University of Minnesota Program in Human Sexuality
    Description: June Remus is a 70 year old black woman who describes herself as a “post-operative transsexual.” In this rich oral history, Remus’ big and generous personality shines through. She discusses her lif...
  11. Interview with June Remus, Part 2 of 2

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Jenkins, Andrea, Remus, June
    Date: Aug. 5, 2015
    Topics: Activists, Black people, Children, Christianity, Discos, Divorce, Gender realignment surgery, Grandchildren, Marriage, MtFs, Racism, Religions, Retirement, Sexuality, Social integration, Strippers, Transgender youth, Transsexual people, Women
    Subject: June Remus, Transgender Equity Summit, University of Minnesota Program in Human Sexuality
    Description: June Remus is a 70 year old black woman who describes herself as a “post-operative transsexual.” In this rich oral history, Remus’ big and generous personality shines through. She discusses her lif...
  12. Interview with Monica Cross

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Cross, Monica, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Feb. 6, 2017
    Topics: Black people, Clergy, Counseling, Discrimination, Gender minorities, Grandparents, Harassment, HIV/AIDS, MtFs, Navy, Parents, Passing, Spirituality, Suicide, Surgery, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning, White nationalism, White supremacy movements
    Subject: Authenticity and Imagination in the Face of Oppression, Monica Cross, Sojourner Truth Leadership Fellowship for Black Trans Women, Tapestry Ministries, The Collaborative Community Planning Council
    Description: onica Joy Cross is a Pastor at First Christian Church of Oakland and Associate Pastor at Tapestry Ministries in Berkeley, who identifies as Black and trans. In this oral history, she shares many of...
  13. Interview with Phillipe Cunningham

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Cunningham, Phillipe, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Sep. 25, 2015
    Topics: Black people, Bullying, Ethnic groups, Ethnic relations, FtMs, Gay community, Gender minorities
    Description: In this powerful oral history, Phillipe Cunningham shares his experiences as Black trans man with a complicated history of gendered and sexual identities.
  14. Interview with Renata Garcia and Jennicet Gutierrez

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Garcia, Renata, Gutierrez, Jennicet, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Oct. 3, 2015
    Topics: Activists, Alien detention centers, Catholic Church, Dating, Families, Hormones, Illegal residents, Immigrants, MtFs, Sexuality, Transgender people
    Subject: Bamby Salcedo, Barack Obama, FAMILIA Trans Queer Liberation Movement, Jennicet Gutierrez, Renata Garcia, Trans Latina Coalition
    Description: Renata Garcia and Jennicet Gutierrez participate in a mediated conversation with Andrea Jenkins, sharing their experiences as immigrant Latina trans women living in the United States. While Garcia ...
  15. Interview with Reneka Evans

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Evans, Reneka, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Aug. 21, 2016
    Topics: Black people, Dating, Drag, Educators, Employment discrimination, Families, Health insurance, Hormones, MtFs, Surgery, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Subject: Red Door Clinic, Reneka Evans, University of Minnesota Program in Human Sexuality
    Description: Reneka Evans was born and raised in Memphis, TN. In this oral history, Evans discusses moving to Minneapolis in the early 90s, drag culture, sex after surgery, workplace discrimination, the importa...