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  1. Fainan Lakha Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Lakha, Fainan, Maya, Elliott
    Date: Jul. 13, 2017
    Topics: Childhood, Coming out, Communities, Ethnic groups, Gender diversity, Islam, Liberation movements, MtFs, Oppression, Politics, Representation, Sexual abuse, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Visibility
    Subject: Fainan Lakha, Laverne Cox
    Description: Fainan Lakha is a student at Columbia majoring in Comparative Literature and Society. She grew up in a Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim community in Seattle and became involved in the Oneness University a...
  2. Interview with Billy Navarro Jr.

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Navarro, Billy Jr.
    Date: Feb. 19, 2016
    Topics: Drag, Drag community, Ethnic groups, Families, Femininity, FtMs, Gender diversity, Gender fluid, Homelessness, Hormone therapy, Jews, Racism, Roman catholicism, Transgender people, Transphobia, Volunteering
    Subject: Beyond the Binary, Black Lives Matter (BLM), CeCe McDonald, Clothing Shelf, District 202, Free CeCe, Gender Gear Program, Holly Wood, La Clinica, Laverne Cox, Marsha P. Johnson, Michelle Alexander, Minnesota Aids Project, Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, Out for Equity, Rainbow Health Initiative, Shot Clinic, Sylvia Rivera, Transgender Youth Support Network
    Description: Billy Navarro Jr. is a mixed race, genderqueer trans man from Mound, MN. In this oral history, he shares his experiences with being raised on a farm; learning about community care from his grandmot...
  3. Interview with Catalina Velasquez

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Velasquez, Catalina
    Date: Dec. 9, 2016
    Topics: Augmentation mammaplasty, Change of name, Citizenship, Colombian Americans, Dating, Development, Employment, Gender realignment surgery, Health insurance, Illegal aliens, Masculinity, MtFs, Privilege (Social psychology), Racism, Relationships (LGBTQ), Role behaviour, Self-acceptance, Transgender people, Xenophobia
    Subject: Audre Lorde, Casa Ruby, Laverne Cox
    Description: Catalina Velasquez identifies as a straight transgender woman attracted to cis men and goes by Queen Goddess Sister. She is Colombian, was born in Cali, Colombia, and has a sister. She came to the ...
  4. Interview with Chishaun (CeCe) McDonald

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: McDonald, Chishaun Reed Mai'luv (CeCe)
    Date: Nov. 27, 2015
    Topics: Activists, Appearance, Assigned gender, Black people, Christianity, Coming out, Courts, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Families, Femmes, Gay boys, Gay identity, Gender dysphoria, Heteronormativity, HIV/AIDS, Hormone therapy, Hormones, Murders of LGBTQ people, Neonazism, Physical violence, Prisons, Racism, Relationships (LGBTQ), Role behaviour, Sissies, Suicide, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, Verbal abuse
    Subject: Angela Davis, Brandon Teena, Caitlyn Jenner, Christine Jorgensen, Dean Spade, Dorothy Day Shelter, Free CeCe, George Zimmerman, Honey Bear Royal, Howard Brown Center, Jerry Springer Show, Laverne Cox, Magic Johnson, Marci Bowers, Matthew Shepherd, Normal Life, The New Jim Crowe, Trayvon Martin
    Description: CeCe McDonald identifies as a black woman and was assigned male at birth. Her full name is Chrishaun Reed Mai’luv McDonald. She was 27 at the time of the interview and is the oldest of seven siblin...
  5. Interview with Lourdes Ashley Hunter

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Hunter, Lourdes Ashley
    Date: Mar. 22, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Assigned gender, Black people, Bullying, Christianity, Families, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Genocide, Hair--Removal, HIV/AIDS, Hormones, Liberation movements, Self-acceptance, Transgender people, Violence
    Subject: Barack Obama, Creating Change, Ellie Ford, Islan Nettles, Laverne Cox, Queers for Economic Justice, Slyvia Rivera Law Project, Trans Justice, Trans Youth Group, TransWomen of Color Collective, Women's March
    Description: Lourdes Ashley Hunter is a black trans woman who was born in 1976 in Detroit, Michigan where they* lived for twenty-six years. They are a gender non-conforming, non-binary gender abolitionist and s...
  6. Interview with Quinn Villagomez

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Villagomez, Quinn
    Date: Sep. 17, 2015
    Topics: Acceptance, Appearance, Assigned gender, Bullying, Coming out, Depression, Drag, Family members, Femininity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Health insurance, MtFs, Partners (LGBTQ), Pronoun, Radio (LGBTQ), Relationships (LGBTQ), Schools, Self-acceptance, Support groups, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: Brown College, Caitlyn Jenner, Janet Mock, Laverne Cox, University of Minnesota
    Description: Quinn Villagomez identifies as a biracial female and trans woman. She was assigned male at birth and was born and raised in north Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has an older sister who struggles with ...
  7. Interview with Quinton Neal

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Neal, Quinton
    Date: Feb. 23, 2016
    Topics: African American transgender people, Androgyny (Psychology), Appearance, Discrimination, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Intersectionality (Sociology), LGBTI community, Medical interventions, Online dating, Privilege (Social psychology), Problem-oriented policing, Psychic trauma, Racism, Rape, Religions, Religious institutions, Role behaviour, Rural areas, Schools, Self-care, Health, Sexual freedom, Sexual orientation, Sexual violence, Sexuality, Support groups
    Subject: Black Liberation Projects, Black Lives Matter (BLM), Caitlyn Jenner, Delta Phi Upsilon, Janet Mock, Laverne Cox
    Description: Quinton Neal was born in the small, rural town of Peoria, Illinois and identifies as black, gay, and gender fluid where she switches between genders. She was assigned male at birth and uses both he...
  8. Interview with Renan (Ashley) Sapalaran

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Sapalaran, Renan
    Date: May 16, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Anti-transgender violence, Appearance, Bathrooms, Catholic schools, Celebrities, Christianity, Church--Unity, Colorism, Discrimination, Employment discrimination, Families, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, Identity, Immigration, Katoeys, Linguistics, Occupations, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Politicians, Privilege (Social psychology), Pronoun, Psychiatrists, Relationships (LGBTQ), Same-sex marriage, Self-acceptance, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Skin--Bleaching, Social advocacy, Spirituality, Surgery, Transgender people, Translations, Visas
    Subject: Barack Obama, Laverne Cox
    Description: Renan (Ashlee) Sapalaran identifies as female and was assigned male at birth. She is from the Philippines. Her father is a policeman and has always been supportive of her transition. She struggled ...
  9. Interview with Toni-Michelle Williams

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Willliams, Toni-Michelle
    Date: Jun. 7, 2017
    Topics: Abuse, Androgyny, Arrests, Black people, Coming out, Courts, Drag, Drag queens, Femininity, Gay men, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender realignment surgery, Heterosexuals, Hormone therapy, Legal process, Transgender people
    Subject: Access Aids Health Care, Barack Obama, Emerging Leaders Initiative with the National Black Justice Coalition, Jasmine Dyree, Jasmine Gray, Jim Crowe, Kimberly Waldon, Laverne Cox, Leading the Education of Gay and Straight Individuals (LEGSI), Morgan Harrison, National Organization for Women (NOW), Rob Burr, RuPaul, Sojourner Truth, Sojourner Truth Leadership Fellowship for Black Trans Women, Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative, T Girls Empowerment, Tijuana Michelle Ponder, Toni Braxton
    Description: Toni-Michelle Williams is a 26-year-old heterosexual black woman of trans experience from Atlanta, Georgia where she was born. She’s attracted to black men, and she also identifies as a magical bla...
  10. Interview with Valerie Spencer

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Spencer, Valerie
    Date: Oct. 5, 2017
    Topics: African American transgender people, Assigned gender, Bullying, Butches, Christianity, Clothing, Depression, Drag queens, Employment discrimination, Exorcism, Families, Families, Black, Femininity, Heteronormativity, HIV/AIDS, Identity politics, Intersectionality (Sociology), Labeling, Language, Marriage, Medical interventions, Medicalisation, Privilege (Social psychology), Psychic trauma, Racism, Role behaviour, Role models, Schools, Self-care, Health, Social advocacy, Soft butches, Support groups, Therapies, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia
    Subject: Caitlyn Jenner, Janet Mock, Laverne Cox, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center of Color
    Description: Valerie Spencer identifies as a black trans woman and was assigned male at birth. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California in the suburbs. She had an older brother who was murdered when s...
  11. Nala Simone Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Simone, Nala, Calou, Yana
    Date: May 9, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Activists, Anti-transgender violence, Childhood, Clergy, Colleges, Coming out, Drag balls, Employment discrimination, Ethnic groups, Families, Femininity, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, Hormones, Masculinity, Oppression, Racism, Religions, Representation, Solidarity, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, Workshops
    Subject: Aaryn Lang, Janet Mock, Laverne Cox, Lourdes Ashley Hunter, Miss Major, Nala Simone
    Description: Nala Simone is an activist who was born and raised in Brooklyn. Nala begins with her childhood in Bushwick, her time as a fashion design student at the Fashion Institute of Design, and her process ...