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  1. Brigitte Jamilette Hernandez Martinez Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Van Ness, Lorenzo, Hernandez Martinez, Brigitte Jamilette
    Date: Aug. 2, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Beauty operators, Discrimination, Education, Families, Immigrants, MtFs, Partners (LGBTQ), Safer sex, Self-acceptance, Sexual abuse, Transgender people
  2. Ky Platt Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Van Ness, Lorenzo, Platt, Ky
    Date: Apr. 6, 2017
    Topics: Adoption, Advertising campaigns, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Ethnic diversity, Ethnic groups, Families, FtMs, Gender identity, Masculinity, Night life, Relationships (LGBTQ), Transgender children, Transgender community, Transgender parents
    Subject: Prince
    Description: Ky Platt is a mixed-race, transgender comedian and author. Originally from Hamilton, Ohio, Ky has been active in the NYC LGBTQ+ community since the 1990s. In this interview, Ky recounts his experie...
  3. Lorena Borjas Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Borjas, Lorena, Van Ness, Lorenzo
    Date: Jun. 11, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Deportation, Friendships, Hormones, Human rights, Immigrants, MtFs, Partners (LGBTQ), Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Visibility
    Subject: Lorena Borjas Community Fund, Sylvia Rivera Law Project
  4. Lorenzo Van Ness Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Van Ness, Lorenzo, Acquaye-Reynolds, Cleopatra
    Date: Oct. 29, 2018
    Topics: Childhood, Families, Gender identity, Human rights, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Social classes, Transgender people, Travel
    Description: Lorenzo Van Ness, a trans identifying individual, defines their gender as "super cute". They talk about their upbringing in a Dominican-American family, and their struggle with finding acceptance f...
  5. Marty Hernandez Avedon Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Hernandez Avedon, Marty, Van Ness, Lorenzo
    Date: Apr. 1, 2017
    Topics: Abuse, Adoption, Bullying, Change of name, Colleges, Coming out, Dating, Demonstrations, Diversity, Employment discrimination, Ethnic groups, Families, Foster families, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Mental health, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Politics, Racism, Relationships (LGBTQ), Stereotypes, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: Marty Hernandez Avedon
    Description: Marty Hernandez Avedon discusses growing up in the foster care system only to be adopted by a family who rejected him at the age of 10, reconnecting with his biological parents, and what the name H...
  6. Santos Arce Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Arce, Santos, Van Ness, Lorenzo
    Date: Jul. 14, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Child abuse, Childhood, Class struggle, Clothing, Coming out, Families, Friendships, FtMs, Gender identity, Hormones, Labour, Latinos, Lesbian identity, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Music, Music groups, Musicians, Night life, Relationships (LGBTQ), Sex education, Sexual orientation, Sexuality, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Description: Santos, a bassist and sex educator, shares the story of his life in New York City, from his strict upbringing in East New York in the 80's, to his introduction to the punk and hardcore scene in the...
  7. T. Mike Altamar Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Van Ness, Lorenzo, Altamar, T. Mike
    Date: Mar. 23, 2017
    Topics: Bigender people, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Counseling, Ethnic groups, Families, FtMs, Harassment, Hormones, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Therapists, Transgender community, Transgender people, Youth organisations
    Description: Mike Altamar is a community health educator, referral specialist and parent engagement specialist who's work has drawn on his own experience accessing resources and navigating hirs coming out and f...
  8. Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Van Ness, Lorenzo, Asapansa-Johnson Walker, Tanya
    Date: Apr. 2, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Army, Bullying, Childhood, Christianity, Discrimination, Ethnic groups, Femininity, Gender identity, Harassment, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Homophobia, Hormones, LGBTI community, Migration, MtFs, Nurses, Oppression, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Politics, Racism, Resistance movements, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Sexual harassment, Sexuality, Social exclusion, Social workers, Substance abuse, Transgender people, Transphobia, Violence
    Subject: Karen Burstein, Paris Is Burning, Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker
    Description: Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker is a co-founder of the New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG). Here, she shares her history of LGB and trans activism in New York City. Born on Staten Island, Mis...