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  1. Interview with Zeam Porter

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Porter, Zeam
    Date: Dec. 29, 2016
    Topics: Activists, Age, Bathrooms, Bullying, Coming out, Depression, Discrimination, Family members, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, Intersectionality (Sociology), Masculinity, Medical interventions, Mental disorders, Poetry, Privilege (Social psychology), Relationships, Religions, Sexual orientation, Sports
    Subject: Gender Revolution 8, Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, OutFront Minnesota
    Description: Zeam Porter identifies as a black polyamorous transmasculine genderqueer demiboy and was assigned female at birth. His gender is very fluid but also grounded in being trans masculine. They prefer h...
  2. Interview with Venus DeMars part 1

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: DeMars, Venus
    Date: May 3, 2017
    Topics: Assigned gender, Autobiographies, Breasts, Bullying, Cosmetics, Counseling, Crossdressing, Depression, Hormones, Marriage, MtFs, Musicians, Nose--Surgery, Pronoun, Puberty, Transgender people
    Subject: City of Lakes Crossgender Community (CLCC), Venus de Mars
    Description: Venus de Mars was born in 1960 and grew up as a closeted trans kid, describing herself as a “little boy with a secret.” She didn’t grow up female since she was assigned male at birth but feels comp...
  3. Interview with Valerie Spencer

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Spencer, Valerie
    Date: Oct. 5, 2017
    Topics: African American transgender people, Assigned gender, Bullying, Butches, Christianity, Clothing, Depression, Drag queens, Employment discrimination, Exorcism, Families, Families, Black, Femininity, Heteronormativity, HIV/AIDS, Identity politics, Intersectionality (Sociology), Labeling, Language, Marriage, Medical interventions, Medicalisation, Privilege (Social psychology), Psychic trauma, Racism, Role behaviour, Role models, Schools, Self-care, Health, Social advocacy, Support groups, Therapies, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia
    Subject: Caitlyn Jenner, Janet Mock, Laverne Cox, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center of Color
    Description: Valerie Spencer identifies as a black trans woman and was assigned male at birth. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California in the suburbs. She had an older brother who was murdered when s...
  4. Interview with Ty Yule

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Yule, Ty
    Date: Aug. 20, 2015
    Topics: Activists, Bullying, Businesses, Butches, Coming out, Family members, Femininity, FtMs, Gay culture, Gay pride, Gender identity, Hormone therapy, Hormones, Intolerance, LGBTI movement, Masculinity, Mental health, Passing, Punk, Same-sex marriage, Self-destructive behavior, Social movements, Suicidal behavior, Testosterone, Transgender people, Transitioning, Women's bars
    Subject: AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP), Cher, Queer Nation, The L Word
    Description: Ty Yule identifies as a trans man or trans person assigned female at birth. He started transitioning 4 years ago at the time of the interview at age 41. He was born in Minnesota, then moved to Iowa...
  5. Interview With Tracie Jada O'Brien

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: O'Brien, Tracie Jada
    Date: Jan. 13, 2017
    Topics: Adult child abuse victims--Mental health, African American transgender people, African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc, Assigned gender, Blacks--Segregation, Bullying, Christianity, Cosmetics, Counselors, Depression, Mental, Drag queens, Families, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, HIV/AIDS, Hormone therapy, Imprisonment, MtFs, Police raids, Religions, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual practices, Transgender prostitution
    Subject: Affordable Care Act, Christine Jorgensen, Miss Fannie's Ball, National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), Tenderloin, The Center for Special Problems
    Description: Tracie Jada O’Brien identifies as an African American female and was assigned male at birth. She was 65 at the time of the interview. She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri in the 1950s and 1960s in an...
  6. Interview with Thalia Forton

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Jenkins, Andrea, Forton, Thalia
    Date: Feb. 12, 2016
    Topics: Bullying, Dating, Depression, Families, Harassment, Hormones, MtFs, National characteristics, Puerto Rican, Passing, Racially mixed people, Sexual violence, Stress, Students, Transgender people
    Subject: Thalia Forton
    Description: Thalia Forton shared her story in her dorm room at the University of Minnesota. Forton identifies herself as a queer trans woman of color. In this oral history, Forton shares her experiences with d...
  7. Interview with Taya Mitchell

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Mitchell, Taya
    Date: Apr. 6, 2016
    Topics: African American transgender people, Appearance, Assigned gender, Bathrooms, Black race--Color, Bullying, Clothing, Coming out, Families, Femininity, Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, Homophobia, Hormone therapy, Identification cards, Inclusive education, Language, Medical care, Privilege (Social psychology), Racism, Representation, Reproduction, Schools, Social media, Surgery, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: Black Lives Matter (BLM), Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, OutFront Minnesota
    Description: Taya Mitchell is a performance artist and community organizer who was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. In this oral history, she shares many of her experiences with being homeschooled; bullying ...
  8. Interview with Tamlyn Murray

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Murray, Tamlyn
    Date: Dec. 27, 2016
    Topics: Asexuality, Bisexuality, Bullying, Change of name, Coming out, Electrolysis, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Gender-nonconforming people, Hair--Removal, Harassment, Health care, Intersex, Mental illness, Misogyny, Psychic trauma, Sexuality, Surgery, Plastic, Transphobia
    Subject: Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition
    Description: Tamlyn Murray grew up in Centerville, Minnesota, a country town with farms that Murray describes as having zero resources for trans people. She has two younger sisters and two younger brothers. Gro...
  9. Interview with T. Aaron Hans

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Hans, T. Aaron
    Date: Feb. 25, 2017
    Topics: Activists, AIDS activists, Bullying, Coming out, Discrimination, Employment discrimination, Family members, Femininity, FtMs, Gay identity, Gay pride, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, Identity, Lesbians, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Medication, Passing, Social norms, Sports, Transgender community, Transgender people, Voice therapy
    Subject: Creating Change, Gay and Lesbian Antiviolence Program, Kate Bornstein, Leslie Feinberg, Minnie Bruce Pratt, National Youth Advocacy Coalition, Shadow Morton, Title IX, Trans Youth Support Network, Trump Administration
    Description: T. Aaron Hans describes themselves as a butch transmasculine person. Ze has worked for 20 year as a national organizer for LGBTQIA justice and has worked with and been party of organizations such a...
  10. Interview with Selena Meza

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Meza, Selena
    Date: Nov. 19, 2017
    Topics: Assigned gender, Bullying, Coming out, Families, Feminists, Femmes, Ho Chunk women, Latinos, Mexican American women, Migration, Transgender people, Transphobia, Women's studies
    Subject: bell hooks, Liv Mickla, Planned Parenthood, Project Runway
    Description: Selena Meza identifies as a Mexican-American queer trans femme assigned male at birth. She uses they/them and she/her pronouns. She’s from Chicago, Illinois originally and then moved to Nekoosa, Wi...
  11. Interview With Sakura Sirisavath

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Sirisavath, Sakura
    Date: Feb. 24, 2017
    Topics: Asian Americans, Bullying, Depression, Discrimination, Etymology, Families, Femininity, Gender identity, Hormone therapy, Immigrants, Language, Linguistics, MtFs, Multilingual persons, Psychic trauma, Refugee centres, Refugees, Role behaviour, Schools, Self-acceptance, Subcultures
    Subject: Post-Vietnam War, Transgender Health Action Coalition
    Description: Sakura Sirisavith identifies as trans female and was assigned male at birth. She is a mixture of Laotian, Thai, Vietnamese, and some French and Chinese. She is a refugee immigrant from the Post-Vie...
  12. Interview with Rehema Mertinez

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Mertinez, Rehema
    Date: Mar. 28, 2016
    Topics: Acceptance, Authority, Bullying, Clothing, Coming out, Depression, Discrimination, Ethnic diversity, Ethnic groups, Family members, Femininity, Gender identity, Hormones, Intersectionality (Sociology), Media, Mental health, MtFs, Police, Police brutality, Relationships, Schools, Self-acceptance, Sexuality, Spirituality, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia, Visibility
    Subject: Avenues for Homeless Youth, Trans Youth Support Network
    Description: Rehema Mertinez is a trans woman of color from Minneapolis, MN, though she lived for several years in Perth, Australia as a child. In this oral history, she shares her experiences with being kicked...
  13. Interview with Rebecca Kling

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Kling, Rebecca
    Date: Jan. 25, 2016
    Topics: Acceptance, Bullying, Coming out, Dating, Discrimination, Employment discrimination, Gender dysphoria, Gender realignment surgery, Hair--Removal, Hormones, Mental health, Partners, Passing, Schools, Self-acceptance, Sexual orientation, Surgery, Theatre, Therapies, Transgender identity
    Subject: Caitlyn Jenner, Creating Change, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Philadelphia Trans Health Conference
    Description: Rebecca Kling identifies as a white woman and sometimes as a trans woman. She was assigned male at birth. She grew up on the north side of Chicago, Illinois in the 1990s and has an older brother. S...
  14. Interview with Quinn Villagomez

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Villagomez, Quinn
    Date: Sep. 17, 2015
    Topics: Acceptance, Appearance, Assigned gender, Bullying, Coming out, Depression, Drag, Family members, Femininity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Health insurance, MtFs, Partners, Pronoun, Radio, Relationships, Schools, Self-acceptance, Support groups, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: Brown College, Caitlyn Jenner, Janet Mock, Laverne Cox, University of Minnesota
    Description: Quinn Villagomez identifies as a biracial female and trans woman. She was assigned male at birth and was born and raised in north Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has an older sister who struggles with ...
  15. Interview with Phillipe Cunningham

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Cunningham, Phillipe, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Sep. 25, 2015
    Topics: Black people, Bullying, Ethnic groups, Ethnic relations, FtMs, Gay community, Gender minorities
    Description: In this powerful oral history, Phillipe Cunningham shares his experiences as Black trans man with a complicated history of gendered and sexual identities.