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  1. Akasha Barker Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Barker, Akasha, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Jul. 12, 2018
    Topics: Adolescence, Androgyny, Arrests, Arts and entertainment occupations, Beauty schools, Body image, Change of name, Drugs, Education, Family members, Gender dysphoria, Gender realignment surgery, HIV/AIDS, Isolation, LGBTI community, Mental health, Music, NGOs, Police brutality, Sexually abused children, Support groups, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Description: In this conversation with interviewer Sebastián Castro Niculescu, entertainer Akasha Barker (she/her/hers & they/them/theirs) discusses her journey with her gender identity during the HIV/AIDS epid...
  2. 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,...
  3. Chanel Lopez Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Lopez, Chanel, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Jul. 31, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Adolescence, Appearance, Change of name, Christianity, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Drag balls, Drag community, Drugs, Families, Femininity, Gender dysphoria, Gender realignment surgery, Isolation, Mental health, Role models, Schools, Self-acceptance, Transgender community
    Subject: Anti Violence Project, Bronx Community Pride Center, Crash Club
    Description: Transgender communities liaison Chanel Lopez details her experience as a Latinx trans woman in both New York and the Dominican Republic. Lopez opens up to interviewer Sebastian Castro Niculescu abo...
  4. 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, Politics, Racism, Relationships, Stereotypes, Transitioning
    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...
  5. Miles Shalabi Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Shalabi, Miles, Calou, Yana
    Date: May 5, 2017
    Topics: Change of name, Coming out, Communities, FtMs, Health care, Islam, Judges, LGBTI community, Transgender community, Transgender youth, Transitioning
    Subject: CUNY LGBT Leadership, Miles Shalabi
    Description: Slim discusses his experience of coming out to his family and navigating his parents' feelings about his identity while finding acceptance and support from his siblings, girlfriend and friends. Hav...
  6. Paris Milane Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Milane, Paris
    Date: Jun. 22, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Change of name, Childhood, Clothing, Colleges, Crimes, Ethnic groups, Families, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Hormones, Housing, MtFs, Organisations, Sex workers, Stealth, Substance abuse, Support groups, Transgender community, Unemployment, Violence
    Subject: Housing Works, Paris Milane
    Description: Paris shares her experience of growing up in Atlanta and starting to “live her truth” at a young age. She recalls finding reassurance in a community of other Black trans women for the first time an...
  7. Vivian Lopez Interview Transcript

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator:
    Date: 2004
    Topics: Change of name, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, Legal process, Marriage
    Subject: Esta Noche, Tom Waddell Clinic