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  1. An Interview with Kenyon Farrow

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Farrow, Kenyon, Motta, Carlos
    Date: Feb. 22, 2011
    Topics: Activists, Capitalism, Christianity, LGBTI movement, Patriarchy, Poverty
    Subject: Queers for Economic Justice
  2. Brenda Holder Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Holder, Brenda, Keyes, Anna
    Date: Apr. 4, 2018
    Topics: Drag balls, Drag community, Drag queens, Homelessness, Intolerance, Latinos, LGBTI community, Military, Role models, Transsexual people
    Subject: Dorian Corey, Paris Dupree, Pepper Labeija
    Description: Army veteran and drag queen Brenda Holder discusses finding community in the drag world through her journey as a Hispanic trans woman. Holder tells interviewer Anna Keyes of her relationships with ...
  3. Interview with Hunta Williams

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Williams, Hunta, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Jul. 18, 2016
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Coming out, Cooks, Deaf people, Families, FtMs, Health care, Hormones, Parents of transgender people, Police brutality, Surgery, Transgender people
    Subject: Hunta Williams
    Description: Hunta Williams is a deaf, black trans man. Williams grew up in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Minneapolis to attend culinary school. From a young age, he felt “different” than his peers, always playing ...
  4. J. Soto Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Soto, J., Milks, M. Henry
    Date: Oct. 20, 2016
    Topics: Acceptance, Artists, Arts, Childhood, Christianity, Coming out, Ethnic groups, Families, FtMs, Gay community, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Language, Migration, Night life, Relationships, Social exclusion, Transgender community, Transitioning
    Subject: J. Soto
    Description: J. Soto recounts his evolving understanding of gender and identity along his eastward migration across the United States. Born and raised in the Bay Area, J. attended graduate school in Chicago, IL...
  5. 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, 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 ...
  6. Santos Arce Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Arce, Santos, Van Ness, Lorenzo
    Date: Jul. 14, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Child abuse, Childhood, Class struggle, Clothing, Coming out, Families, Friendships, FtMs, Gender identity, Hormones, Labour, Latinos, Lesbian identity, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Music, Music groups, Musicians, Night life, Relationships, Sex education, Sexual orientation, Sexuality, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Description: Santos, a bassist and sex educator, shares the story of his life in New York City, from his strict upbringing in East New York in the 80's, to his introduction to the punk and hardcore scene in the...
  7. Sonia Martinez Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Martinez, Sonia, Keyes, Anna
    Date: Apr. 11, 2018
    Topics: Adolescence, Breasts, Crossdressers, Drag, Drag queens, Family members, Femininity, Hormones, LGBTI community, MtFs, Night life, Prisons, Relationships, Transgender people
    Subject: Stonewall
    Description: Anna Keyes interviews Sonia Martinez, who opens up about her growth into her female identity throughout her adolescence and beyond. Martinez found a community of LGBTQIA+ individuals as a youth, wh...
  8. Yanyi Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Yanyi, Lisowski, Zef
    Date: Jun. 11, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Allies, Appearance, Bathrooms, Bullying, Coming out, Communities, Ethnic groups, Gay-straight alliances, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Libraries, Masculinity, Media, Parents of transgender people, Poets, Public services, Racism, Religions, Representation, Schools, Secrecy, Sexuality, Social media, Students, Therapists, Tomboys, Transgender community, Transgender people, Violence, Work situation, Writers
    Description: Yanyi, a poet and software engineer, reflects on his experiences being part of and building many forms of community, including Asian American community, queer/trans community, and neighborhood comm...
  9. Zavé Martohardjono Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Martohardjono, Zavé, Awad, Nadia
    Date: May 2, 2017
    Topics: Coming out, Dating, Diversity, Education, Ethnic groups, Families, Gay-straight alliances, Gender identity, Gender minorities, Health care, Hormone therapy, Labelling, LGBTI movement, North american cultures, Parties, Passing, Sexism, Sociocultural evolution, Transgender community, Transgender people, Work situation
    Subject: Zavé Martohardjono
    Description: "Zavé Martohardjono recounts growing up as a mixed race queer New Yorker. Having seen New York change over the past couple of decades, Zavé tells us about living in globally diverse neighborhoods, ...