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  1. Son Kit Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Kit, Son, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Jul. 23, 2018
    Topics: Academics, Anime, Artists, Asian cultures, Colleges, Friendships, Gender identity, Korean American families, Transgender people, Zines
    Description: In an interview with Sebástian Casto Niculescu, artist/curator Son Kit explains their complex childhood, in which the pressures of their Korean family and their confusion with their queer identity ...
  2. Sabelo Narasimhan Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Awad, Nadia, Narasimhan, Sabelo
    Date: Feb. 28, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Activists, Artists, Bathrooms, Childhood, Clothing, Dating, Environmentalism, Ethnic groups, Families, FtMs, Gender identity, Immigration, LGBTI community, Life stories, Organisations, Passing, Police, Prisons, Schools, Sports, Transgender people, Visibility, Youth centres
    Subject: Sabelo Narasimhan
    Description: In this interview, Sabelo Narasimhan--a South Asian youth activist, organizer, photographer, and immigrant of color--discusses his penchant for collecting and sharing stories. Hear him talk about w...
  3. Kai Pelton Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Maya, Elliott, Pelton, Kai
    Date: Jul. 17, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Adultism, Androgyny, Appearance, Artists, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Hormones, Mental health, Music, Schools, Sexuality, Theatre, Transgender community
    Description: Kai Pelton is a co-facilitator of the Trans-Generational Theatre Project, a community initiative in NYC for trans-folk. Here, the 21 y.o. New York City native describes their journey as a trans per...
  4. Jarrett Key Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Key, Jarrett, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Jul. 25, 2018
    Topics: Artists, Black people, Choreographers, Colleges, Dancers, Families, LGBTI community, Politics, Sexuality, Twins
    Subject: Brown University
    Description: Jarrett Key speaks of their childhood growing up in rural Alabama with a twin brother who also identifies as queer. They speak of their whirlwind move to New York City after attending Brown Univers...
  5. J. Soto Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Soto, J., Milks, M. Henry
    Date: Oct. 20, 2016
    Topics: Acceptance, Artists, Arts, Childhood, Christianity, Coming out, Ethnic groups, Families, FtMs, Gay community, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Language, Migration, Night life, Relationships, Social exclusion, Transgender community, Transitioning
    Subject: J. Soto
    Description: J. Soto recounts his evolving understanding of gender and identity along his eastward migration across the United States. Born and raised in the Bay Area, J. attended graduate school in Chicago, IL...
  6. Interview with Tourmaline

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Tourmaline
    Date: Sep. 18, 2019
    Topics: Ableism, Artists, Black people, Black power, Black studies, Christianity, Discrimination, Film, Gender diversity, Gender role, Gentrification, HIV-positive people, HIV/AIDS, Homophobia, Housing, Kwanzaa, Prisons, Pronoun, Racism, Religions, Trade unions, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: Atlanta is a Sea of Bones, Black Panthers, Critical Resistance 10 (CR 10), Curb Resistance, David Farwell, Diane Davies, Faith Soloway, FIERCE, Happy Birthday, Marsha, Invaders, Jay Toole, Joseph DeFilippis, Legacy of Bones, Marcus Garvey, Marsha P. Johnson, Miss Egyptt, Miss Major, Mudbound, Ola Osaze, Queers for Economic Justice, Sasha Warsal, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, Taking Freedom Home, The Door, The House of Lady Snow, Veterans Affairs (VA), Welfare Warriors, Women's Liberation Front
  7. Interview with Tei Okamoto

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Okamoto, Tei
    Date: Mar. 10, 2019
    Topics: Artists, Black people, Coming out, Drag balls, Family members, Femininity, Film, Gender, Gender role, Health care, Heterosexuals, HIV/AIDS, Japanese American families, Masculinity, Medical interventions, Oral history, Poetry, Prisons, Pronoun, Racially mixed people, Sex education, Sex workers, Sexuality, STDs, Substance abuse, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning, Youth
    Subject: Asians, Blacks, and Latin and United New Tribes (ABLUNT), Azar Namdar, Bette Ledder, Black Lives Matter (BLM), Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS), Che Vilanueva, Christopher Lee, City University of New York (CUNY), Club Universe, Coco Club, Dejah Dior, Estella Gonzales, Gail Wyatt, Gerbari Allah, Gina Eichenbaum, Greg Kats, House 806, House of Hope, House of Infinity, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Imani Uzuri, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Jeannie Little, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), Joan Morgan, Joel Gomez, Justice: Just Us, Kara Paige, Kelsey Lou, Menses, Omar Daniel, Planned Parenthood, Project Street Beat, Queers for Economic Justice, Rockwood Fellow, Samin Bashir, Sarah Schulman, Sienna Shields, Sweetest Hangover, Tenderloin AIDS Resource Center, The Slams, Tom Dwayne, Tranny Fest, Trans Advocay in Rural Places (TARP), Trans Project at University of California, San Francisco, Trish Moran, When the Chicken Heads Come Home to Roost, Whitney Biennial, Women's Health Project, Zander Gracia
  8. 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...
  9. Interview with Kiyan Williams

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Williams, Kiyan
    Date: Jun. 26, 2019
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Artists, Black people, Black studies, Childhood, Drag balls, Feminism, Gender diversity, Gentrification, Liberty, Transgender youth, Visual arts
    Subject: Black Feminism, Breakthrough US, Cachous, Cherrie Moraga, Chi Chiz, Columbia University, Gay-Straight Alliance, Gloria Anzaldua, John Morgan, Lambda Literary Award, No Ashes in the Fire, Rashad Newsome, Rutgers Newark, Shade Chronicles, Stonewall
  10. Interview with Jackson Reddy

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Reddy, Jackson
    Date: May 29, 2019
    Topics: AIDS activists, Alcoholism, Anti-transgender violence, Artists, Black people, Buddhism, Childhood, Comedians, Coming out, Education, Family members, Fathers, Gay liberation, Gender diversity, Hormones, Internalised homophobia, Media, Music, Pronoun, Psychotherapy, Sexual abuse, Transgender community, Transgender culture, Transgender people, Writers
    Subject: Black Trans TV, Malcolm X, Marsha P. Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., Shayna Matteski, Soka Gakkai International, Sylvia Rivera
    Description: Jackson Reddy reflects on their family dynamics and how these relationships shaped their growth. They also touch upon the role of trauma and the process of healing, especially in terms of self-care...
  11. Interview with Ignacio Rivera

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Rivera, Ignacio
    Date: Nov. 7, 2015
    Topics: Activists, Androgyny, Artists, Assigned gender, Bullying, Children of transgender people, Coming out, Discrimination, Education, Families, Femininity, Gender realignment surgery, Gender role, Heteronormativity, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Indigenous peoples, Lesbian culture, Lesbians, Masculinity, Mental health, Misogyny, Partners, Passing, Transgender people, Transphobia, Two-spirit people, Writers
    Subject: Amanda Rivera, New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti Violence Project, Poly Patao Productions, This Bridge Called My Back
    Description: Ignacio Rivera identifies as a transgender queer, two-spirit person who was assigned female at birth. They are an internationally known performance artist, activist, sex educator, writer, and blogg...
  12. Interview with B. Hawk Snipes

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Snipes, B. Hawk
    Date: Mar. 28, 2019
    Topics: Artists, Bars, Black people, Childhood, Cocaine, Drug abuse, Drug users, Drugs, Education, Femininity, Gay and lesbian youth, Gay community centres, Gay liberation, Gay pride, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Health care, Homeless people, Homelessness, Hospitals, Housing, Jews, Latinos, LGBTI community, Neighborhood government, Police, Police raids, Prisons, Pronoun, Sex workers, Stonewall riots, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transgender youth, Transitioning, Transsexual people, Unemployment, White people, Women, Youth, Youth organisations
    Subject: 9/11 Terror Attacks, Amanda Milan Incident, Amy's Bread, Anderson Cooper, Bawdy Audie Josie, Center Lane, Chi-Chi's, Cole Cafe, Covenant House, Covenant House Rite of Passage (ROP), Fenced Out, Greenwich Village Youth Council (GYC), Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Iris House, James Street Hotel, JD Melendez, John Cameron Mitchell, Kate Barnhart, March of Dimes, Michael Bloomberg, New Neutral Zone, New York Police Department (NYPD), Octavia St. Laurent, Operation Spotlight, Peter Green, Project Reach, Rosie Perez, Sets, Street Transgender Action Revolutionaries (STAR), Sylvia Rivera, The Garden Left Behind, Trans Health Conference, Trans in Action, Transy House, Wilson Cruz, Zendo's
    Description: B. Hawk Snipes discusses their growing in the Bronx, their time at the La Guardia High School of the Performing Arts and the Fashion Institute of Technology, and eventually becoming an entertainer ...