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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 (LGBTQ), Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), 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. Amanda Hurtado Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Hurtado, Amanda, Oloya-Santiago, Tamara
    Date: Mar. 15, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Allies, Cultures, Families, Gender identity, Immigrants, Language, MtFs, Self-acceptance, Sexuality, Support groups, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Violence
    Subject: Make the Road
    Description: Amanda Hurtado speaks with Tamara Oyola Santiago about her life in Ecuador and the change she experienced upon coming to the United States. In this intimate conversation, Amanda shares her history,...
  3. Bianey Garcia Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Garcia, Bianey
    Date: Jul. 13, 2017
    Topics: Childhood, Coming out, Discrimination, Families, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Hormones, Immigration, Immigration law, Imprisonment, Latin american cultures, Lawyers, LGBTI community, MtFs, Organisations, Police, Prisons, Racism, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Sexual abuse, Transgender people, Transphobia, Violence
    Subject: Bianey Garcia, Make the Road
    Description: Bianey Garcia is a community organizer at Make the Road New York, a non-profit organization providing services and advocacy for Latinx and working class communities. Born in Veracruz, Mexico and ra...
  4. 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
  5. Cayenne Doroshow Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Doroshow, Cayenne, Nova, Cyd
    Date: Feb. 19, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Age, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Communities, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Families, Femininity, Gay community, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Homelessness, Hormones, Housing, Language, LGBTI community, Loneliness, MtFs, Racism, Representation, Riots, Roman catholicism, Sexual assault, Support groups, Therapies, Transgender people, Transgender rights, Transitioning (Transgender), Violence
    Subject: Caitlyn Jenner, Cayenne Doroshow, Miss Major
    Description: Cayenne Doroshow shares her experience developing a supportive relationship with her family, enduring ignorance and discrimination, first meeting another transwoman, learning about hormones, and di...
  6. Cecilia Gentili Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Gentili, Cecilia
    Date: Jul. 14, 2017
    Topics: Addictions, Childhood, Clothing, Dictatorships, Drugs, Families, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Immigration, Immigration policy, Imprisonment, Labour, MtFs, Organisations, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Relationships (LGBTQ), Sex workers (LGBTQ), Transgender community, Transgender people, Transphobia, Violence
    Subject: Cecilia Gentili, Gay Men's Health Crisis
    Description: Cecilia Gentili is the Director of Policy at Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC). In this wide-ranging interview, she reflects on the relationships and experiences that inform her story of struggle, res...
  7. 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...
  8. Chichi Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Oloya-Santiago, Tamara, Chichi
    Date: Aug. 21, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Childhood, Education, Families, Immigrants, MtFs, Naturalisation, Self-acceptance, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Siblings, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, Violence, Waiters
    Description: This interview, conducted in Spanish, is conducted by Tamara Oloya-Santiago. Chici, the interviewee, tells their story of immigrating from Peru to Queens, New York and the discrimination they suffe...
  9. El Roy Red Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Red, El Roy, Holmes, Zoe
    Date: Mar. 30, 2017
    Topics: Abuse, Adoption, Body image, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Ethnic groups, Families, Femininity, Gay liberation, Gender diversity, Higher education, Immigration, Isolation, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Poetry (LGBTQ), Sexuality, Substance abuse
    Subject: El Roy Red, Ponderosa Movement and Discovery, University of Pittsburgh
    Description: El Roy Red is a poet who has lived in New York City for three years. Red begins the interview by discussing her self-expression through a unique sense of style and how she found her voice as a writ...
  10. Grace Detrevarah Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Detrevarah, Grace, Keyes, Anna
    Date: Feb. 21, 2018
    Topics: Dancers, Drag queens, Families, Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, Immigrants, LGBTI community, Religions, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Social integration, Transgender people, Writers
    Subject: Candy Labeija, LaRoque Bey
    Description: Grace Detrevarah, a self-proclaimed "spiritual black trans woman" talks to Anna Keyes about her supportive parents and rebellious adolescence, and growing up in an environment far removed from a tr...
  11. 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 (Transgender)
    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...
  12. Interview with Alexis Paige

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Paige, Alexis
    Date: Sep. 23, 2016
    Topics: Bisexuals, Breasts, Community centres, Drag, Families, Gender identity, Hormone therapy, Intersex, Machismo, Partners (LGBTQ), Psychotherapy, Racism, Same-sex marriage, Sexuality, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia
    Subject: Basic Rights Oregon, Cascade AIDS Project, Corey Paige, Lambda Legal, RuPaul, Trans Lifeline, Transgender Working Groups
    Description: Alexis Paige is a 28-year-old bisexual queer trans woman assigned male at birth. She is half-Korean on her mom’s side and a mixture of Norwegian, Italian and Polish on her father’s side. She uses s...
  13. Interview with Ameriah Neal

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Neal, Ameirah
    Date: Dec. 1, 2016
    Topics: Assigned gender, Black people, Child abuse, Colleges, Discrimination, Division, Drug abuse, Employment policies, Etymology, Families, Femininity, Homelessness, Hormone therapy, Intersectionality (Sociology), Language, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Politics, Prejudices, Race relations, Sexual orientation, Stereotypes, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Subject: Black Lives Matter (BLM)
    Description: Ameirah Neal is a 27 years old straight transgender woman of color who was assigned male at birth. She grew up on the southeast side of Washington, D.C. She realized from the young age of 5 that sh...
  14. Interview with Andre Reed

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Reed, Andre
    Date: Sep. 6, 2017
    Topics: Adoption, African American transgender people, Appearance, Children of military personnel, Clothing, Drag, Employment discrimination, Families, FtMs, Gender identity, Homophobia, Identification cards, Masculinity, Men, Black, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Patriarchy, Racism, Relationships (LGBTQ), Religions, Sexism, Sports, Transgender prostitutes, Transitioning (Transgender), Visibility
    Description: Andre Reed identifies as a trans male and was assigned female at birth. He was born in Indiana. His dad was stationed in Georgia at Fort Benning where he lived. His father was later stationed in Ge...
  15. Interview with Andrea Jenkins

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Jul. 20, 2017
    Topics: Assigned gender, Black people, Coming out, Crossdressing, Divorce, Families, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, LGBT, Marriage, Prisons, Separation, Socioeconomic characteristics, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: CeCe McDonald, Center for Gender Spectrum Health, Kate Bornstein, Leslie Feinberg, My Momma's Gonna Call Me Anna, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Rainbow Health Initiative
    Description: Andrea Jenkins identifies as a transgender female and was assigned male at birth. Her mother and father were separated by the time she was about five. Their separation wasn’t necessarily by choice ...