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  1. Hazel Katz Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Katz, Hazel, Silverman, Aviva
    Date: Jan. 4, 2019
    Topics: Appearance, Artists, Atheism, Coming out, Educators, Imprisonment, Law, Religious society of friends, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Description: In this interview conducted by Aviva Silverman, Hazel Katz discusses her upbringing, including her religious differences from her parents, and her reluctance to come out because of the social diffi...
  2. Jules Skloot Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Skloot, Jules, Dicken, Matthew
    Date: Dec. 13, 2018
    Topics: Appearance, Arts and entertainment occupations, Crossdressing, Educators, Gender fluid, Passing, Transgender people
    Subject: Leslie Feinberg
    Description: Jules Skloot talks to Matthew Dicken about his childhood and development of his gender identity, particularly his experiences with crossdressing and passing as a male at an early age. Over time, Sk...
  3. Kamryn Wolf Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Wolf, Kamryn, O'Brien, Michelle Esther
    Date: Oct. 29, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Appearance, Art history, Bullying, Christianity, Coming out, Education, Gender identity, Health care, LGBTI community, Upbringing
    Description: Kamryn Wolf was one of the union members and supporters who helped win a union contract at Babeland, a NYC sex toy store. In this interview, Kamryn discusses their suburban growing up and alienatio...
  4. Chanel Lopez Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Lopez, Chanel, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Jul. 31, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Adolescence, Appearance, Change of name, Christianity, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Drag balls, Drag community, Drugs, Families, Femininity, Gender dysphoria, Gender realignment surgery, Isolation, Mental health, Role models, Schools, Self-acceptance, Transgender community
    Subject: Anti Violence Project, Bronx Community Pride Center, Crash Club
    Description: Transgender communities liaison Chanel Lopez details her experience as a Latinx trans woman in both New York and the Dominican Republic. Lopez opens up to interviewer Sebastian Castro Niculescu abo...
  5. Francois Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Francois, Kümm, Paige
    Date: Jun. 28, 2018
    Topics: Appearance, Body image, Colleges, Coming out, Employment discrimination, Friendships, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Racism
    Description: Paige Kümm interviews Francois, a gender fluid Haitian person who was born and raised in New York City, and still resides there. They talk about the gentrification of Francois's neighborhood and ho...
  6. Carla Roldos Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Roldos, Carla, Keyes, Anna
    Date: Apr. 18, 2018
    Topics: Appearance, Death and dying, Drag balls, Employment discrimination, Gender realignment surgery, HIV/AIDS, Hormones, LGBTI community, Mental health, MtFs, Nursing, Passing, Politics, Public safety, Role models, Support groups, Transgender people
    Subject: Gay mother
    Description: In an interview with Anna Keyes, trans woman Carla Roldos talks about her experiences transitioning and becoming a member of the trans community in New York City. Roldos specifically discusses the ...
  7. Cerah Rowley Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Rowley, Cerah, Towne, Tyler
    Date: Mar. 23, 2018
    Topics: Addictions, Appearance, Childhood, Families, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Homophobia, Musicians, Religions, Sexuality, Transgenderism
  8. Image Object Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Object, Image, Dicken, Matthew
    Date: Mar. 19, 2018
    Topics: Appearance, Arts and entertainment occupations, Gender identity, Night life, Sexuality
    Description: In this interview conducted by Matthew Dicken, Image Object (this individual does not have pronouns per the individual's own request) discusses childhood and development, exploring gender identity,...
  9. Nico Fuentes Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Fuentes, Nico, O'Brien, Michelle Esther
    Date: Feb. 11, 2018
    Topics: Appearance, Clothing, Colleges, Depression, Direct action, Families, Feminism, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Harassment, Isolation, Labour, Lesbians, Politics, Racism, Sex shops, Trade unions, Transgender people
    Subject: Nico Fuentes
    Description: Nico Fuentes is a member leader in a current unionization campaign at the Pleasure Chest, a sex toy shop. Beginning with an account of growing up in a Mexican family in West Texas and Oklahoma, she...
  10. Alyssa Pariah Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Pariah, Alyssa
    Date: Jan. 16, 2018
    Topics: Activists, Appearance, Arrests, Bathrooms, Bullying, Capitalism, Child abuse, Childhood, Clothing, Communities, Detention, Direct action, Discrimination, Ethnic groups, Femininity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, Occupy movement--New York (State)--New York, Police, Relationships, Schools, Sex workers, Sexuality, Social movements, Socialism, Transgender youth, Transitioning
    Subject: Alyssa Pariah, Black Lives Matter
    Description: Alyssa Pariah recounts her difficult childhood in New Jersey, her involvement in trans women of color and sex worker communities in New York, and her radicalization as a revolutionary socialist. Sh...
  11. Ric Tennenbaum Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Vaccaro, Jeanne, Tennenbaum, Ric
    Date: Aug. 2, 2017
    Topics: Action campaigns, Appearance, Body image, Clothing, Colleges, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Gender minorities, Harassment, Help lines, Labelling, Language, LGBTI community, Oral history, Party drugs, Transgender community, Transgender identity, Transgender studies, Transitioning, Visibility
    Subject: Mackenzie Reynolds, Ric Tennenbaum
  12. Luce Lincoln Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Awad, Nadia, Lincoln, Luce
    Date: Jul. 25, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Anarchism, Appearance, Coming out, Ethnic groups, Families, Film, Gender diversity, Immigrant youth, LGBTI community, Passing, Schools, Self-acceptance, Transgender people, Travel, Youth organisations
    Subject: Kate Bornstein, Leslie Feinberg, Luce Lincoln
  13. Kai Pelton Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Maya, Elliott, Pelton, Kai
    Date: Jul. 17, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Adultism, Androgyny, Appearance, Artists, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Hormones, Mental health, Music, Schools, Sexuality, Theatre, Transgender community
    Description: Kai Pelton is a co-facilitator of the Trans-Generational Theatre Project, a community initiative in NYC for trans-folk. Here, the 21 y.o. New York City native describes their journey as a trans per...
  14. 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...
  15. Spree Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Spree
    Date: Jun. 8, 2017
    Topics: Actors, AIDS activists, Appearance, Black people, Childhood, Coming out, Faeries, Families, Femininity, Gender identity, MtFs, Politics, Theatre, Transgender people
    Subject: ACT-UP, International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA), Marsha P. Johnson, Ortez Alderman, Queer Nation, Spree
    Description: Performer, and activist Spree shares her experiences as a Radical Faerie; a member of ACT UP, The Emma Goldman Gypsy Players and The Eggplant Players; and a resident of numerous places around the w...