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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 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...
  4. Interview with Gia Love

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Love, Gia
    Date: Apr. 11, 2019
    Topics: African diaspora, African-americans, Black people, Bullying, Butches, Childhood, Crossdressing, Debates, Drag balls, Femininity, Foster children, Gender, Gender diversity, Homelessness, Homophobia, Hormones, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Mothers, Racism, Sexism, Sexual abuse, Special education, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia, Violence, Women
    Subject: Butch Queen, City College, Destination Tomorrow, Ginovia, Greenlight Hub, Harlem United, Harvard University, House of Bacardi, House of Juicy, House of Louboutin, House of McQueen, Islan Nettles, Kalem Lord, Malcolm X, Marist College, Martin Luther King Jr., New York Urban Debate League (NYUDL), Paris Is Burning, Sundance, TQ, Uber
    Description: Gia Love reflects on her life in the kiki ball scene, an underground queer and trans dance community in New York City. In kiki, particularly the House of Juicy, Gia found deep friendships and a sup...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Interview with Ignacio Rivera

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Rivera, Ignacio
    Date: Nov. 7, 2015
    Topics: Activists, Androgyny, Artists, Assigned gender, Bullying, Children of transgender people, Coming out, Discrimination, Education, Families, Femininity, Gender realignment surgery, Gender role, Heteronormativity, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Indigenous peoples, Lesbian culture, Lesbians, Masculinity, Mental health, Misogyny, Partners, Passing, Transgender people, Transphobia, Two-spirit people, Writers
    Subject: Amanda Rivera, New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti Violence Project, Poly Patao Productions, This Bridge Called My Back
    Description: Ignacio Rivera identifies as a transgender queer, two-spirit person who was assigned female at birth. They are an internationally known performance artist, activist, sex educator, writer, and blogg...
  7. Interview with Imara Jones

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Jones, Imara
    Date: Apr. 25, 2019
    Topics: Activists, Ageism, Black people, Capitalism, Childhood, Future, Gender identity, Gentrification, Journalists, Marxism, Mass media, Politics, Representation, Sex workers, Transgender community, Transgender movement, Transgender people, Transitioning
    Subject: Audre Lorde, Black Trans Future, Color Lines, David French, Donald Trump, Free Speech Television, Governor's House, Happy Birthday, Marsha, Marsha Clark, Marsha P. Johnson, Morehouse College, New York Women's Studies Association Conference, Pose, Saidiya Hartman, The Anti-Violence Project (AVP), The Last Sip, The New York Women's Foundation, Tourmaline, Tovia Smith, Trans Slash
    Description: Imara Jones reflects on the challenges and rewards of producing independent media for diverse millennial audiences, including her talk show The Last Sip and her docuseries Translash. She addresses ...
  8. Interview with Tashan Lovermore

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Lovemore, Tashan
    Date: Feb. 28, 2019
    Topics: Black people, Change of name, Childhood, Family members, Gender, Gentrification, Hormones, LGBTI community, Microaggressions, Photography, Pronoun, Religions, Self-acceptance, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Subject: Bklyn Boihood, Black Trans TV, BLK RYL Production, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), Kingsborough Community College, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), The Door, The Labyrinth Foundation Counseling/Gender Service, Inc., The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center)
    Description: Tashan Lovemore shares his path to his "limitless" gender, pushing against narrow expectations of masculinity and manhood while finding contentment and confidence in his own gender. He grew up in t...
  9. 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...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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, ...