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  1. Interview with Elle Hearns

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Hearns, Elle
    Date: Feb. 7, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Black people, Bullying, Christianity, Coming out, Gay identity, Gender role, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Murders, Sexual assault, Suicide, Transgender people, Verbal abuse, Violence
    Subject: Anita Moore, Betty Skinner, Black Lives Matter (BLM), Brittany Nicole Kidd-Stergis, Cemia Dove, Cherno Biko, Dom Mockings, Erin Lange, GetEQUAL, John Crawford, Lourdes Ashley Hunter, Marsha P. Johnson Institute, Michael Brown, Michael David Battle, Sojourner Truth Leadership Fellowship for Black Trans Women, Sylvia Rivera, TGNCF, Tiffany Edwards, Trans Justice Funding Project, TransWomen of Color Collective, Tras Health Care Summit, Wriply Bennet
    Description: Elle Hearns identifies her gender as Black and her assigned birth as Black. She’s also identifies herself as a black trans woman. She was always tiny, she says, but in her mind, she was always big....
  2. Interview with Kim Watson

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Watson, Kim
    Date: Jun. 18, 2019
    Topics: Activists, Adoptive parents, AIDS activists, AIDS organisations, Childhood, Drag community, Drag queens, Drugs, Family members, Gender, Health care, HIV-positive people, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Hormones, Intersex, LGBTI community, Mental health, Parenthood, Psychiatry, Sex workers, Social service organisations, Transgender community, Transitioning, Writers
    Subject: Addicts' Rehabilitation Center (ARC), AIDS Coalition to Unleash the Power, AIDS Watch, Bright Point, Bronx Lebanon, Carmen Vasquez, Community Kinship Life (CK Life), Empire [State] Pride Agenda, Escuelitas, HIV Prevention Planning Group (HPG), Marti Adult Day Program, Odyssey House, Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, Pose, RuPaul's Drag Race, Stonewall, The Modern-Day Woman, The Monster, Two Potatoes
  3. Josephine Perez Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Keyes, Anna, Perez, Josephine
    Date: Mar. 23, 2018
    Topics: Abuse, Activists, Childhood, Coming out, Drag, Employment discrimination, Ethnic groups, Families, Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Housing, LGBTI community, MtFs, Organisations, Police, Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual orientation, Street violence, Substance abuse, Transgender community, Transgender prostitutes, Transgender youth, Transitioning, Transphobia
    Subject: Audre Lorde Project
  4. Kiara St. James Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, St. James, Kiara
    Date: Mar. 6, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Activists, Black people, Childhood, Christianity, Civil rights, Drag queens, Education, Families, Femmes, Foster families, Gender identity, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Hormones, Intimate partner violence, MtFs, Night life, Organisations, Politics, Poverty, Racism, Sex workers, Transgender community, Transgender rights, Transitioning, Transphobia
    Subject: Housing Works, Kiara St. James, New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG)
    Description: Kiara St. James is the CEO and a co-founder of New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG). Here, she recalls the experiences throughout her life that inform her activism and advocacy today as a tr...
  5. 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...
  6. Sophie Cadle Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Cadle, Sophie, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Aug. 6, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Activists, Family members, Friendships, Gender identity, Homelessness, Imprisonment, Mental health, Relationships, Substance abuse, Transgender people
    Description: Activist/consultant Sophie Cadle talks to Sebaástian Castro Niculescu about their struggles throughout their life with their family, relationships, homelessness, incarceration, and substance abuse....
  7. 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, Politics, Racism, Resistance movements, Sex workers, 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...