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  1. Alejandra Rodriguez Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Rodriguez, Alejandra, Oloya-Santiago, Tamara
    Date: Aug. 21, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Discrimination, Employment discrimination, Families, Hormones, Immigrants, MtFs, Partners, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia
    Subject: Community Healthcare Network (CHN)
    Description: In this oral history, Alejandra Rodriguez speaks about immigrating from Mexico to the United States as a young adult to escape the intense discrimination they were suffering. Alejandra speaks about...
  2. Alyssa Pariah Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Pariah, Alyssa
    Date: Jan. 16, 2018
    Topics: Activists, Appearance, Arrests, Bathrooms, Bullying, Capitalism, Child abuse, Childhood, Clothing, Communities, Detention, Direct action, Discrimination, Ethnic groups, Femininity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, Occupy movement--New York (State)--New York, Police, Relationships, Schools, Sex workers, Sexuality, Social movements, Socialism, Transgender youth, Transitioning
    Subject: Alyssa Pariah, Black Lives Matter
    Description: Alyssa Pariah recounts her difficult childhood in New Jersey, her involvement in trans women of color and sex worker communities in New York, and her radicalization as a revolutionary socialist. Sh...
  3. An Interview with Cheon Jae-woo (Chorus Boy)

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Motta, Carlos, Jae-woo, Cheon
    Date: Jun. 2, 2010
    Topics: Activists, Asian cultures, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Drag, Gay men, Gay men's choirs, HIV/AIDS, Lesbians, Physicians, Transgender people, Transsexual people
    Subject: G-Voice
    Description: Physician Cheon Jae-woo ruminates on his experiences as a part of G-Voice, the first gay chorus ever to be formed in Korea. He says that the main object of the gay chorus is to communicate gay prid...
  4. An Interview with CHOI Hyun-sook and MONG Choi

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Motta, Carlos, Hyun-sook, CHOI, Choi, MONG
    Date: Jun. 3, 2010
    Topics: Acceptance, Activists, Anti-discrimination law, Asian cultures, Capitalism, Discrimination, Lesbians, LGBTI community, LGBTI rights, Politicians, Politics
    Description: CHOI Hyun-sook, a former political candidate, and MONG Choi discuss their experiences as sexual minority activists. They describe the policies they are trying to change and those they are trying to...
  5. An Interview with Diana Navarro

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Navarro, Diana, Motta, Carlos
    Date: Mar. 15, 2010
    Topics: Abuse, Activists, Anti-discrimination law, Change of name, Crossdressers, Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, Identification cards, Intersex, Law, Queer theory, Sex education, Sex workers, Sexual orientation, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transgender rights, Transsexual people
    Subject: Option for the Right to Do and the Duty to Do Corporation
    Description: Diana Navarro, the director of the Option for the Right to Do and the Duty to Do Corporation, discusses her experiences as a transgender women and sex worker in Bogotaá, Colombia. As an activist,...
  6. An Interview with Fernando Serrano

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Serrano, Fernando, Motta, Carlos
    Date: Mar. 18, 2010
    Topics: Activists, Discrimination, Femininity, Gender identity, LGBTI movement, LGBTI rights, LGBTI rights policy, Masculinity, Sexual orientation, Sexuality, Transgender people, Violence
    Subject: Planeta Paz
    Description: Anthropologist Fernando Serrano talks to Carlos Motta about his work with the LGBT Community Centers Strategy, which seeks the development of a series of services for that specific community and fo...
  7. An Interview with Hossein Alizadeh

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Motta, Carlos, Alizadeh, Hossein
    Date: Feb. 18, 2011
    Topics: Activists, Arrests, Crimes, Discrimination, Gender identity, Law, LGBTI community, LGBTI rights, Middle East, Sexual orientation
    Subject: International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
    Description: Hossein Alizadeh, the Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator for the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), discusses the persecution of LGBTI people in Iran thro...
  8. An Interview with Joshua Pimiento Montoya

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Motta, Carlos, Montoya, Joshua Pimiento
    Date: Mar. 19, 2010
    Topics: Activists, Higher education, Intersex, LGBTI community, Organisations, Physicians, Religions, Transsexualism
    Description: Joshua Pimiento Montoya, an anthropologist from the National University of Colombia, discusses his research in and activism surrounding the treatment of intersex individuals by the medical community.
  9. An Interview with Kenyon Farrow

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Farrow, Kenyon, Motta, Carlos
    Date: Feb. 22, 2011
    Topics: Activists, Capitalism, Christianity, LGBTI movement, Patriarchy, Poverty
    Subject: Queers for Economic Justice
  10. Christian aka Wordz on Hip Hop Activism

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Transgender Oral History Project
    Creator: Lovehall, Christian Axavier
    Date: Feb. 19, 2014
    Topics: Activists, Demonstrations, Discrimination, Funeral rites, Gangs, Gender identity, Musicians, Poetry, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning, Upbringing, Violence
    Subject: Philadelphia Trans March
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  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 Roxanne Anderson

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Anderson, Roxanne, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Jul. 23, 2015
    Topics: Activists, Appearance, Artists, Discrimination, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Hormones, Racially mixed people
    Subject: queer identity, Transmasculine
    Description: In this oral history, Roxanne Anderson reflects on their experiences as a black, masculine of center, gender nonconforming person living in the Midwest. Anderson describes what they see as the most...