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  1. Free CeCe McDonald Panel

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Cox, Laverne, Gares, Jac, Jenkins, Andrea, McDonald, Chishaun Reed Mai'luv (CeCe)
    Date: Aug. 29, 2016
    Topics: Activists, Actors, Black people, Feminism, Film industry, Gender dysphoria, Imprisonment, Oppression, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: Anti Violence Project, Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Free CeCe, In The Life, Musical Chairs, Orange is the New Black, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Sayuri Hernandez, The Exhibitionist, Transforming, Unraveled
    Description: Laverne Cox is the executive producer of the Netflix original series, Orange is the New Black. She plays Sophia Burset, an incarcerated African American transgender woman. Cox is a renowned speaker...
  2. Interview with Alonzo Wesley

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Wesley, Alonzo, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Aug. 13, 2015
    Topics: Black people, Disabilities, FtMs, Harassment, Hormones, Masculinity, Racism, Transgender people
  3. Interview with Alyssandra Taylor

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Taylor, Alyssandra
    Date: May 14, 2016
    Topics: Acceptance, Body image, Change of name, Coming out, Depression, Discrimination, Family members, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Hormones, Intersectionality (Sociology), MtFs, Oppression, Racism, Relationships (LGBTQ), Self-acceptance, Sexuality, Theatre, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: Boston Alliance for Gay, Lesbian Youth (BAGLY)
    Description: Alyssandra Taylor identifies as a trans feminine and non-binary woman depending on how they feel. She uses they/them and she/her pronouns and was assigned male at birth. They’re nicknames include A...
  4. Interview with Andre Reed

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Reed, Andre
    Date: Sep. 6, 2017
    Topics: Adoption, African American transgender people, Appearance, Children of military personnel, Clothing, Drag, Employment discrimination, Families, FtMs, Gender identity, Homophobia, Identification cards, Masculinity, Men, Black, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Patriarchy, Racism, Relationships (LGBTQ), Religions, Sexism, Sports, Transgender prostitutes, Transitioning (Transgender), Visibility
    Description: Andre Reed identifies as a trans male and was assigned female at birth. He was born in Indiana. His dad was stationed in Georgia at Fort Benning where he lived. His father was later stationed in Ge...
  5. Interview with Andrea Anderson

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Anderson, Andrea, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Apr. 26, 2016
    Topics: Childhood, Communities, Discrimination, Employment discrimination, Harassment, Hormones, Immigration, Latinos, LGBTI community, Machismo, Marriage, Misogyny, MtFs, Poetry (LGBTQ), Politics, Racism, Spirituality, Suicide, Transgender people
    Subject: Andrea Anderson, Westside Clinic
    Description: In this oral history Andrea Anderson reflects on her experiences as a Latina trans woman. Anderson details her experiences immigrating from Mexico to the U.S. at around age 15 and the difficulties ...
  6. Interview with Andrea Jenkins

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Jul. 20, 2017
    Topics: Assigned gender, Black people, Coming out, Crossdressing, Divorce, Families, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, LGBT, Marriage, Prisons, Separation, Socioeconomic characteristics, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: CeCe McDonald, Center for Gender Spectrum Health, Kate Bornstein, Leslie Feinberg, My Momma's Gonna Call Me Anna, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Rainbow Health Initiative
    Description: Andrea Jenkins identifies as a transgender female and was assigned male at birth. Her mother and father were separated by the time she was about five. Their separation wasn’t necessarily by choice ...
  7. Interview with Andrea Jenkins

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Jul. 25, 2017
    Topics: African American transgender people, Assigned gender, Depression, Divorce, Ethnicity, Family members, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Historians, Hormones, Labour, MtFs, Parents of transgender people, People with disabilities, Politics, Pronoun, Prostitution, Religions, Sexism, Sexual assault, Social advocacy, Social media, Therapies, Transgender people, Two-spirit people, Women, Black
    Subject: Caitlyn Jenner, Lisa Vecoli, Program in Human Sexuality, Trans Equity Summit, Transgender Oral History Project
    Description: Andrea Jenkins identifies as a transgender woman and was assigned male at birth. She was an employee at the city of Minneapolis and was involved in a project called the Trans Equity Summit which is...
  8. Interview with Arin McNeese

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: McNeese, Arin
    Date: Jan. 12, 2017
    Topics: Alcoholism, Dating, FtMs, Gender realignment surgery, Hormone therapy, Medication, Transgender people, Transgender youth
    Subject: Aliveness Project, Cherokee, Loretta Worthington, Minnesot Priority Populations, Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, Pride Institute, Shades of Color, Trans Family Support Services
    Description: Arin McNeese identifies as Mixed Native American and as a trans male originally from Minnesota. They currently live in San Diego and have been a part of multiple LGBT organizations in both San Dieg...
  9. Interview with Ash Farah

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Farah, Ash
    Date: Jun. 1, 2017
    Topics: Bisexuality, Black people, Exorcism, FtMs, Gender dysphoria, Gender realignment surgery, Hijab (Islamic clothing), Homelessness, Intersex, Migrants, Misogyny, Racism, Religions, Same-sex marriage, Transgender youth
    Subject: Avenues for Homeless Youth, Barack Obama, CeCe McDonald, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, Out Front, Roxanne Anderson
    Description: Ash Farah identifies as a bisexual black trans man and was born with an intersex condition with gonads that were surgically enhanced. He was assigned female at birth and was born in the middle part...
  10. 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...
  11. Interview With Breatta Bee Amore

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Amore, Breatta Bea
    Date: Feb. 16, 2017
    Topics: African Americans, AIDS (Disease)--Patients, Bathrooms, Christianity, Coming out, Dating, Drug abuse, Employment discrimination, Femininity, Film mini-series, Harassment, HIV/AIDS, MtFs, Pornographic films, Self-acceptance, Single parent families
    Description: Breatta Bee Amore was 58 at the time of the interview. She is a black trans female living with AIDS and was assigned male at birth. She was born in Madison, Wisconsin, predominately raised in Chica...
  12. Interview with Charlene Bradshaw

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Jenkins, Andrea, Bradshaw, Charlene
    Date: Jan. 12, 2016
    Topics: Black people, Bullying, Childhood, Children, Coming out, Education, FtMs, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, Homophobia, Lesbians, Masculinity, Military, Sexism, Sexuality, Spirituality, Support groups, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Travel, Volunteering, Writers
    Subject: Charlene Bradshaw, Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    Description: In this oral history, Charlene Bradshaw reflects on his experiences living in Minneapolis, MN as a Black transgender person. Bradshaw describes himself as a ‘baby transgender,’ at the beginning of ...
  13. 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...
  14. Interview with Damion Mendez

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Mendez, Damion
    Date: Jun. 17, 2017
    Topics: Adoption, Assigned gender, Bullying, Ethnic groups, Femininity, Gay men, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Hormone therapy, Hysterectomy, Latinos, Lesbians, Masculinity, Medicalisation, Men, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Racism, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia
    Subject: Barack Obama, Family Tree Clinic, Human Sexuality Program, Janet Byrstrom, Jendeen Forberg, Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, Mondo Queer Beach Party, Pamela Anderson, Prince, Pulse Night Club, Roxanne Anderson
    Description: Damion Mendez is a Latino trans masculine identified person who mostly grew up in St. Paul, MN. In this oral history, he shares his experiences with transracial adoption, his early realizations of ...
  15. Interview with Destinee Salinas

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Salinas, Destinee
    Date: Sep. 28, 2016
    Topics: Acceptance, Androgyny, Anti-transgender violence, Anxiety, Augmentation mammaplasty, Bathrooms, Bullying, Catholic schools, Clothing, Cosmetics, Discrimination, Drag, Families, Gender identity, Gender role, Health insurance, Hispanic Americans, Hormones, Language, LGBTI community, Media, Mental health, Mexican Americans, Police, Popular culture, Pronoun, Racially mixed people, Racism, Relationships (LGBTQ), Social media, Transgender people
    Subject: Annual Minneapolis Transgender Equity Summer
    Description: Destinee Salinas is a 35-year-old Hispanic straight female and was assigned male at birth. Their pronouns are she/her and they/them. She is the middle child of four brothers and, having an acceptin...