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  1. Interview with Aria Said

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Said, Aria
    Date: Jun. 6, 2017
    Topics: Adopted children, African American transgender people, Appearance, Assigned gender, Black people, Catholic Church--Education, Drag queens, Film, Foster parents, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Gender role, Gentrification, Imprisonment, Language, Mental health, MtFs, NGOs, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Privilege (Social psychology), Self-acceptance, Serial killings, Sexuality, Social media, Therapies, Transgender community, Transgender people, Visibility
    Subject: Christine Jorgensen, Harry Benjamin Standards of Care, Isis King, Marsha P. Johnson, Miss Major, Sojurner Truth Leadership Circle Fellowship for Transformational Leadership, Stonewall, Sylvia Rivera, TGI Justice Project
    Description: Aria Said identifies as a black heterosexual transsexual female or trans woman, and she was assigned male at birth. She was born and raised in Portland, Oregon as well as Beaverton, Oregon, which i...
  2. Interview with Ash Stephens

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Ash Stephens
    Date: Apr. 19, 2019
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Black people, Butches, Change of name, Childhood, Christianity, Education, Family members, Femininity, Gay men, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender fluid, Gentrification, Higher education, Lesbian culture, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Military, Movement (LGBTQ), Older people, Police patrol--Surveillance operations, Politics, Pronoun, Religions, Social classes, Soft butches, Transgender community, Transgender culture, Transgender identity, Transgender people
    Subject: Bible Belt, Black Hollywood, Brooklyn Bail Fund, Georgia Southern University, Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, University of Illinois at Chicago
    Description: Ash recounts growing up in a southern Bible Belt community. He details his journey from Georgia to Chicago where he completed his higher-level education and met his “chosen family.” Ash is currentl...
  3. Interview with B. Hawk Snipes

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Snipes, B. Hawk
    Date: Mar. 28, 2019
    Topics: Artists, Bars, Black people, Childhood, Cocaine, Drug abuse, Drug users, Drugs, Education, Femininity, Gay and lesbian youth, Gay community centres, Gay liberation, Gay pride, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Health care, Homeless people, Homelessness, Hospitals, Housing, Jews, Latinos, LGBTI community, Neighborhood government, Police, Police raids, Prisons, Pronoun, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Stonewall riots, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transgender youth, Transitioning (Transgender), Transsexual people, Unemployment, White people, Women, Youth, Youth organisations
    Subject: 9/11 Terror Attacks, Amanda Milan Incident, Amy's Bread, Anderson Cooper, Bawdy Audie Josie, Center Lane, Chi-Chi's, Cole Cafe, Covenant House, Covenant House Rite of Passage (ROP), Fenced Out, Greenwich Village Youth Council (GYC), Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Iris House, James Street Hotel, JD Melendez, John Cameron Mitchell, Kate Barnhart, March of Dimes, Michael Bloomberg, New Neutral Zone, New York Police Department (NYPD), Octavia St. Laurent, Operation Spotlight, Peter Green, Project Reach, Rosie Perez, Sets, Street Transgender Action Revolutionaries (STAR), Sylvia Rivera, The Garden Left Behind, Trans Health Conference, Trans in Action, Transy House, Wilson Cruz, Zendo's
    Description: B. Hawk Snipes discusses their growing in the Bronx, their time at the La Guardia High School of the Performing Arts and the Fashion Institute of Technology, and eventually becoming an entertainer ...
  4. 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...
  5. 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 of LGBTQ people, 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....
  6. Interview with Geleni Fontaine

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Fontaine, Geleni
    Date: Feb. 5, 2019
    Topics: Alternative medicine, Gentrification, Martial arts, Transgender community, Transgender people, Working class
    Subject: Brooklyn Women's Martial Arts, Center for Anti-violence Education, Imani Henry, Leslie Feinberg, Metropolitan Gender Network, Sylvia Rivera
    Description: Geleni Fontaine is an acupuncturist, RN and healer based on Brooklyn. In this interview, they share on their growing up in a working class Cuban family in Park Slope, Brooklyn, prior to the neighbo...
  7. Interview with Jackson Reddy

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Reddy, Jackson
    Date: May 29, 2019
    Topics: AIDS activists, Alcoholism, Anti-transgender violence, Artists, Black people, Buddhism, Childhood, Comedians, Coming out, Education, Family members, Fathers, Gay liberation, Gender diversity, Hormones, Internalised homophobia, Media, Music, Pronoun, Psychotherapy, Sexual abuse, Transgender community, Transgender culture, Transgender people, Writers
    Subject: Black Trans TV, Malcolm X, Marsha P. Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., Shayna Matteski, Soka Gakkai International, Sylvia Rivera
    Description: Jackson Reddy reflects on their family dynamics and how these relationships shaped their growth. They also touch upon the role of trauma and the process of healing, especially in terms of self-care...
  8. Interview with Julienne Brown (Mizz June)

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Brown, Julienne (Mizz June)
    Date: May 6, 2016
    Topics: African American transgender people, Allies, Bullying, Christianity, Clothing, Dating, Femininity, Film, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Gentrification, Intersectionality (Sociology), Labelling, LGBTI community, Migration, Representation, Role behaviour, Schools, Sexism, Sexual identity, Transgender identity, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: Audre Lorde Project (ALP), FIERCE, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera
    Description: Julienne Brown “Mizz June,” grew up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. She describes her strong relationship with her grandfather and her challenges with her mother’s adherence to her Jehovah’s W...
  9. Interview with Kristen P. Lovell

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Lovell, Kristen P.
    Date: Apr. 4, 2019
    Topics: Actors, Bisexual youth, Black people, Bullying, Cocaine, Drag, Drag queens, Drugs, Gay and lesbian youth, Health care, Homeless people, Jews, LGBTI community, Transgender youth, Transitioning (Transgender), Women, Writers
    Subject: Amanda Milan Incident, Center Lane, Chi-Chi's, Cole Cafe, Covenant House, Fenced Out, Iris House, James Street Hotel, March of Dimes, Marsha P. Johnson, Michael Bloomberg, New Neutral Zone, New York Police Department (NYPD), Octavia St. Laurent, Operation Spotlight, Rites of Passage, Stonewall mobile, Street Transgender Action Revolutionaries (STAR), Sylvia Rivera, Trans Empowerment Group, Two Potatoes
    Description: Kristen Lovell discusses her time working "the stroll," in the West Village in the late 1990s and early 2000s. She recounts the community, conflict and challenges faced by fellow sex workers, inclu...
  10. Miss Major Griffin-Gracy Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Griffin-Gracy, Major, Lewis, AJ
    Date: Dec. 16, 2017
    Topics: Care, Clothing, Crossdressing, Drag queens, Ethnic groups, Families, Gender realignment surgery, HIV/AIDS, Hormones, Law, Legal aid, Organisations, Police, Prisons, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Stigmatisation, Transgender people, Transgender prostitution, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: Angels for Care, Christine Jorgensen, Griffin Gracy Historical Retreat and Resource Center, Harry Benjamin, Major Griffin-Gracy, Marsha P. Johnson, Miss Major, Sylvia Rivera, Tenderloin AIDs Resource Project, Trans Gender, Gender Variant and Intersex Justice Project
    Description: In this interview, Miss Major talks about the culture of transwomen sex workers in New York City and Chicago during the 1960's through 1980's as well as her care-work and advocacy during the rise o...