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  1. 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...
  2. Oral History with Lezlie Lee Kam, PT 2 (16 June 2017)

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
    Creator: Brown, Elspeth, Lee Kam, Lezlie
    Date: Jun. 16, 2017
    Topics: Alcoholism, Bars, Butches, Gay pride, Hate crimes, Latinos, Lesbians, LGBTI community, Mardi gras, MtFs, Older transgender people, Oral history, Police, Police brutality--United States, Sex workers, Volunteering
    Subject: Black Lives Matter, Club Manhattan, Lesbian Organization of Toronto, Lezlie Lee Kam, LOOT, Proud and Visible Coalition, Soca, The Rose, World Majority Lesbians
    Description: Lezlie Lee Kam is a 55+, gender-mysterious, world majority person and dyke; a Trini; a Carib; Brown; and a Callaloo-a mix of Chinese, Carib, Indian, Portuguese, and Venezuelan. She was born in Trin...