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  1. AJ Lewis Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Lewis, AJ, Tennenbaum, Ric
    Date: Jul. 19, 2017
    Topics: Change of name, Childhood, Christianity, Coming out, Cross-cultural relationships, Dating, Educators, Employment discrimination, Families, FtMs, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Higher education, Hormones, LGBTI community, Literature, Masculinity, Media, Music, Night life, Oral history, Passing, Public services, Schools, Trade unions, Transgender people, Transitioning, Violence
    Subject: AJ Lewis, Housing Works
  2. 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...
  3. An Interview with Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Sycamore, Mattilda Bernstein, Motta, Carlos
    Date: Mar. 5, 2011
    Topics: Activists, Child abuse, Childhood, Education, Secrecy, Self-acceptance, Sexual abuse, Sexuality
    Description: Mattilda offers a self-description, saying "I am a writer, activist, editor, social critic, a bit of a troublemaker, and a contrarian. My work is about challenging the violence of the assimilationi...
  4. An Interview with Mx. Justin Vivian Bond

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Motta, Carlos, Bond, Justin Vivian
    Date: Feb. 25, 2011
    Topics: Artists, Childhood, Gender identity, Politics, Transgender people
    Description: This interview centers on Mx. Justin Vivian Bond, an artist, performer, singer/songwriter, writer and a painter. The interviews covers topic such as performance, upbringing, conservativism, and gen...
  5. Anna Keyes Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Maya, Elliott, Keyes, Anna
    Date: Jul. 14, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Artists, Bullying, Childhood, Colleges, Coming out, Depression, Ethnic groups, Families, Film, Film studies, Gender identity, Gender relations, Gender role, Health care, Hormones, MtFs, Passing, Public space, Relationships, Representation, Self-acceptance, Social media, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning
    Subject: Anna Keyes
  6. Barbara Satin Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: LGBTQ Religious Archives Network
    Creator: Bowman, Mark, Satin, Barbara
    Date: Oct. 16, 2015
    Topics: Activists, Childhood, Families, Gender identity, Gender role, Priests, Roman catholicism, Transgender people, Upbringing
    Description: Barbara Satin speaks about her experience as a transgender activist around issues of aging, faith and gender justice. She speaks about her gender identity, and its intersections with her religious ...
  7. Bianey Garcia Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Garcia, Bianey
    Date: Jul. 13, 2017
    Topics: Childhood, Coming out, Discrimination, Families, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Hormones, Immigration, Immigration law, Imprisonment, Latin american cultures, Lawyers, LGBTI community, MtFs, Organisations, Police, Prisons, Racism, Sex workers, Sexual abuse, Transgender people, Transphobia, Violence
    Subject: Bianey Garcia, Make the Road
    Description: Bianey Garcia is a community organizer at Make the Road New York, a non-profit organization providing services and advocacy for Latinx and working class communities. Born in Veracruz, Mexico and ra...
  8. Cayenne Doroshow Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Doroshow, Cayenne, Nova, Cyd
    Date: Feb. 19, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Age, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Communities, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Families, Femininity, Gay community, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Homelessness, Hormones, Housing, Language, LGBTI community, Loneliness, MtFs, Racism, Representation, Riots, Roman catholicism, Sexual assault, Support groups, Therapies, Transgender people, Transgender rights, Transitioning, Violence
    Subject: Caitlyn Jenner, Cayenne Doroshow, Miss Major
    Description: Cayenne Doroshow shares her experience developing a supportive relationship with her family, enduring ignorance and discrimination, first meeting another transwoman, learning about hormones, and di...
  9. Cecilia Gentili Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Gentili, Cecilia
    Date: Jul. 14, 2017
    Topics: Addictions, Childhood, Clothing, Dictatorships, Drugs, Families, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Immigration, Immigration policy, Imprisonment, Labour, MtFs, Organisations, Passing, Relationships, Sex workers, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transphobia, Violence
    Subject: Cecilia Gentili, Gay Men's Health Crisis
    Description: Cecilia Gentili is the Director of Policy at Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC). In this wide-ranging interview, she reflects on the relationships and experiences that inform her story of struggle, res...
  10. 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
  11. Chichi Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Oloya-Santiago, Tamara, Chichi
    Date: Aug. 21, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Childhood, Education, Families, Immigrants, MtFs, Naturalisation, Self-acceptance, Sex workers, Siblings, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia, Violence, Waiters
    Description: This interview, conducted in Spanish, is conducted by Tamara Oloya-Santiago. Chici, the interviewee, tells their story of immigrating from Peru to Queens, New York and the discrimination they suffe...
  12. Christian Appel Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Appel, Christian, Martinez, Dinick
    Date: May 8, 2017
    Topics: Assigned gender, Body image, Childhood, Ethnic groups, Families, Femininity, Gender diversity, Higher education, Hormones, LGBTI community, Mental health, MtFs, Oppression, Sexuality, Spirituality
    Subject: Christian Appel, SAGE, Trans Generational Theater Project
    Description: Christian Appel grew up in New Rochelle, escaping to find community in New York's party scene (particularly the Motherfucker parties) and at IDA, a queer gardening farmstead in Tennessee. She draws...
  13. Dylan Kapit Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Zavidow, Evan, Kapit, Dylan
    Date: Jun. 18, 2017
    Topics: Bullying, Childhood, Coming out, Dating, Families, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, LGBTI community, Mental health, Relationships, Special education
    Subject: Barnard College, Dylan Kapit
  14. Ei Meeker Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Awad, Nadia, Meeker, Ei
    Date: Oct. 9, 2017
    Topics: Activists, AIDS organisations, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Community centres, Direct action, Educators, Families, FtMs, Gender identity, Gender role, Harassment, Health care, Help lines, HIV/AIDS, Housing, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Politics, Roman catholicism, Schools, Sex education, Sexuality, Tolerance, Transgender children, Transgender people, Transitioning
    Subject: ACT-UP, Bailey House, Ei Meeker, Terry McGovern
  15. El Roy Red Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Red, El Roy, Holmes, Zoe
    Date: Mar. 30, 2017
    Topics: Abuse, Adoption, Body image, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Ethnic groups, Families, Femininity, Gay liberation, Gender diversity, Higher education, Immigration, Isolation, Passing, Poetry, Sexuality, Substance abuse
    Subject: El Roy Red, Ponderosa Movement and Discovery, University of Pittsburgh
    Description: El Roy Red is a poet who has lived in New York City for three years. Red begins the interview by discussing her self-expression through a unique sense of style and how she found her voice as a writ...