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  1. 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, ...
  2. 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...
  3. Yana Calou Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Calou, Yana
    Date: Mar. 1, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Colleges, Employment discrimination, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Hormone therapy, LGBTI community, LGBTI rights, Media occupations, Migration, NGOs, Parents, Residence permits, Trade unions, Transgender people, Visibility, Work situation
    Subject: Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Yana Calou
    Description: Yana Calou spent much of their youth traveling around the world and eventually found a community in Utah, where they began advocating for LGBTQ rights. Later, Calou moved to NYC, where they worked ...
  4. Vivian Lopez Ponce Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Ponce, Vivian Lopez, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Aug. 21, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Activists, AIDS activists, Discos, Family members, HIV/AIDS, Homosexuality, MtFs, Sexology, Sexual relationships, Sexuality, Support groups, Transgender people, Women
    Description: In an interview with Sebástian Castro Niculescu, activist Vivian Lopez Ponce details her struggles with her gender identity throughout her life, including a lack of familial acceptance and family d...
  5. Vivian Lopez Interview Transcript

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator:
    Date: 2004
    Topics: Change of name, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, Legal process, Marriage
    Subject: Esta Noche, Tom Waddell Clinic
  6. Trans Oral History: On the Stroll

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Transgender Oral History Project
    Creator: Transgender Oral History Project
    Date: Aug. 26, 2011
    Topics: Crossdressing, Finances, Sexuality, Transitioning
    Description: Shanelle speaks abut her experiences growing up and how she began working the streets of New York.
  7. Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Van Ness, Lorenzo, Asapansa-Johnson Walker, Tanya
    Date: Apr. 2, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Army, Bullying, Childhood, Christianity, Discrimination, Ethnic groups, Femininity, Gender identity, Harassment, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Homophobia, Hormones, LGBTI community, Migration, MtFs, Nurses, Oppression, Passing, Politics, Racism, Resistance movements, Sex workers, Sexual harassment, Sexuality, Social exclusion, Social workers, Substance abuse, Transgender people, Transphobia, Violence
    Subject: Karen Burstein, Paris Is Burning, Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker
    Description: Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker is a co-founder of the New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG). Here, she shares her history of LGB and trans activism in New York City. Born on Staten Island, Mis...
  8. T. Mike Altamar Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Van Ness, Lorenzo, Altamar, T. Mike
    Date: Mar. 23, 2017
    Topics: Bigender people, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Counseling, Ethnic groups, Families, FtMs, Harassment, Hormones, Passing, Therapists, Transgender community, Transgender people, Youth organisations
    Description: Mike Altamar is a community health educator, referral specialist and parent engagement specialist who's work has drawn on his own experience accessing resources and navigating hirs coming out and f...
  9. Suneela Mubayi Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Mubayi, Suneela, Awad, Nadia
    Date: Jul. 20, 2017
    Topics: Discrimination, Dissertations, Educators, Families, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Harassment, Hinduism, Islam, Linguistics, Migration, Partition, Territorial, Roman catholicism, Schools, Transgender people, Translators, Travel
    Description: In this interview, Suneela Mubayi discusses their experiences as a genderqueer person who has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East while studying for their PhD in Arabic through Columbia...
  10. Sophie Cadle Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Cadle, Sophie, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Aug. 6, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Activists, Family members, Friendships, Gender identity, Homelessness, Imprisonment, Mental health, Relationships, Substance abuse, Transgender people
    Description: Activist/consultant Sophie Cadle talks to Sebaástian Castro Niculescu about their struggles throughout their life with their family, relationships, homelessness, incarceration, and substance abuse....
  11. 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...
  12. Son Kit Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Kit, Son, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Jul. 23, 2018
    Topics: Academics, Anime, Artists, Asian cultures, Colleges, Friendships, Gender identity, Korean American families, Transgender people, Zines
    Description: In an interview with Sebástian Casto Niculescu, artist/curator Son Kit explains their complex childhood, in which the pressures of their Korean family and their confusion with their queer identity ...
  13. Shelby Chestnut Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Awad, Nadia, Chestnut, Shelby
    Date: May 14, 2017
    Topics: Addictions, Arts, Butches, Clothing, Coming out, Depression, Ethnic groups, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Housing, Identity, Indian reservations--Montana, Learning difficulties, LGBTI community, Native americans, Relationships, Representation, Schools, Sexuality, Suburbs, Transgender rights, Violence, Youth
    Subject: Janet Mock
    Description: Shelby Chestnut describes their childhood and adolescence between Montana and Minnesota, discussing friendships and family, bullying and acceptance, mixed-race (Native American and white) identity,...
  14. Sebastián Castro Niculescu Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Niculescu, Sebastián Castro, O'Brien, Michelle
    Date: Jun. 7, 2018
    Topics: Childhood, Colleges, Cosmetics, Drag, Femininity, Gender identity, Online dating, Sexual assault, Sexuality, Transgender people
    Description: Sebastián discusses growing up between Long Island and Queens. She recounts stories of sneaking into the NYC drag club scene through the early 2010s, bridging her love of extreme drag into critical...
  15. 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...