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  1. Interview with Jules Gleeson

    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Gleeson, Jules
    Date: Nov. 4, 2019
    Topics: Academics, Activists, Anime, Arab-Israeli conflict, Black people, Capitalism, Childhood, Comic books, strips, etc., Coming out, Communism, Cults, Discrimination, Feminism, Gay clergy, Gay men, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Health care, Hormone therapy, Hormones, Immigration, Internet, Intersex, LGBTI community, Liberation theology, Literature, Night life, Peace movement, Physical affection, Police, Racism, Right-wing extremists, Roman catholicism, Sexual harassment, Social media, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Subject: Amnesty International Club, Anti-Scientology, British National Party, Donald Trump, Fairy Tales, Group of Eight (G8), Hillary Clinton, Historical Materialism Conference, Jesus College Cambridge, Julius, King's College London, New York Police Department (NYPD), Osteoporosis, Palestine, Stonewall, United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Werewolf The Apocalypse
  2. Interview with Kate Bornstein

    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Bornstein, Kate
    Date: Nov. 4, 2019
    Topics: Activists, Actors, Buddhism, Cancer, Chat rooms, Childhood, Counseling, Crossdressers, Crowdsourcing, Cults, Death and dying, Drag queens, Ethnic groups, Femininity, Film, FtMs, Fundraising, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Health, Health care, Lesbians, LGBTI community, Overweight people, Postmodernism, Religions, Scientology, SM, Suicide, Theatre, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transgender studies, Women's studies, World war II, Wrestling, Writers, Youth
    Subject: 9/11 Terror Attacks, A Queer and Pleasant Danger, A Thousand and One Ways to Live Without Working, America Online, B'hai, Barbara Carrellas, Christine Jorgensen, Church of Scientology, Gazebo, Gender Just for the Fun of it: Compassionate Gender Strategies for Divisive Times, Gender Outlaw, Hello Cruel World, I Am Cait, Jamison Green, Laura Vogel, Lee Sullivan, On Our Backs, Power Surge, Tuli Kupferberg, We Croak
    Description: Kate Bornstein discusses her life as a writer and actor. Moving between growing up in a Jewish family on the New Jersey shore, studying acting in school, joining the Church of Scientology, finding ...
  3. Interview with Susan Stryker

    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Stryker, Susan
    Date: Oct. 22, 2019
    Topics: Activists, AIDS activists, BDSM, Childhood, Crossdressing, Ethnic groups, Historians, Homophobia, Hormones, Leather community, Lesbian culture, Lesbians, Masculinity, Military, Mormonism, Peace movement, Sex workers, Social classes, Trade unions, Transgender people, Transgender studies
    Subject: Blue Jeans Day, Christine Jorgensen, Dear Abby, Gay Activist Alliance, Gay and Lesbian Historical Society, Gay Pieere, I Want What I Want, Janice Raymond, Leslie Feinberg, Patrick Califia-Rice, Perversion: The Erotic Form of Hatred, Renee Richards, Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Transgender Studies Quarterly (TSQ), The Transsexual Empire: the Making of the She-Male, Transgender Liberation: A Movement whose Time has Come, Victor Silverman
  4. Interview with Tuesday Smillie

    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Smille, Tuesday
    Date: Oct. 11, 2019
    Topics: Activists, Animal rights activists, Artists, Childhood, Coming out, Ethnic groups, Family members, Gay liberation, Gender diversity, Relationships, Social classes, Transgender community, Transgender people, Visual arts, Zines
    Subject: Adele Carpenter, Ali Forney Center, Kirsten Rossi, Michelle O'Brien, Sergio Rodriguez, Silence of the Lambs, Street Transgender Action Revolutionaries (STAR), Ursula K. Le Guin, Wangechi Mutu
    Description: (Photo of Tuesday and interviewer Michelle). Tuesday Smillie is a visual artist whose work grapples with power and violence. In this interview, Tuesday recounts her coming out in a radical queer yo...
  5. Interview with Morgan Hunlen

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Hunlen, Morgan
    Date: Aug. 7, 2019
    Topics: Aeronautics, African American universities and colleges, Anime, Bathrooms, Childhood, City planning, Coming out, Conferences, Gay community centres, Gender diversity, Gender studies, Hormones, LGBTI community, Local transit, Mental health, Microaggressions, Police, Public safety, Religions, Sexuality, Stealth, Suicide, Transgender people
    Subject: Ferguson, Kiwi Herring, Nashville Cares, Scout Schultz, Sean Hake, Stonewall, Trans Day of Remembrance, Transit, Vanderbilt Univeristy
  6. Interview with Erica Connerney

    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Connerney, Erica
    Date: Jul. 16, 2019
    Topics: AIDS awareness, Anti-transgender violence, Asian religions, Asian studies, Bisexuality, Buddhism, Cabaret, Change of name, Childhood, Crossdressing, Employment discrimination, Erotica, Family members, Gay liberation, Gay political groups, Gay pride, Gender realignment surgery, Gentrification, Government, Hijras, Isolation, Lesbian culture, Lesbian girls, Relationships, Religions, Roman catholicism, Sex workers, Transgender people, Transphobia, Transsexual people, Women's colleges, Writers
    Subject: Boston Globe, Central Asian Studies, Corporal Klinger, Cubbyhole, Donald Trump, Dyke March, Get Behind Me Satan, Henrietta Hudson's, Jacque's, Janice Raymond, Jeff Sessions, Kamilah Harris, M*A*S*H, MacDowell Colony, On Our Backs, Pace University, Pat Oleszko, Pose, Queer Liberation March, Rita Hester, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Susie Bright, The Queen of Exit Seventeen, The Transsexual Empire, The Upside-down Tree: India's Changing Culture, Trans Advocate, Trans Day of Action, Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminism (TERF), Vera Lex: Journal of the International Natural Law Society, Wheaton College, Wicca
    Description: Erica Connerney is a philosophy/trans literature professor and author living in Tribeca, NY. She discusses her past and present in terms of her identity as a transsexual woman, as well as her hopes...
  7. Interview with Kiyan Williams

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Williams, Kiyan
    Date: Jun. 26, 2019
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Artists, Black people, Black studies, Childhood, Drag balls, Feminism, Gender diversity, Gentrification, Liberty, Transgender youth, Visual arts
    Subject: Black Feminism, Breakthrough US, Cachous, Cherrie Moraga, Chi Chiz, Columbia University, Gay-Straight Alliance, Gloria Anzaldua, John Morgan, Lambda Literary Award, No Ashes in the Fire, Rashad Newsome, Rutgers Newark, Shade Chronicles, Stonewall
  8. Interview with Andrea Abi-Karam

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Abi-Karam, Andrea
    Date: Jun. 21, 2019
    Topics: Activists, Anti-fascism, Body image, Capitalism, Childhood, Counterculture, Depression, Divorce, Family members, Gender minorities, Gentrification, Health care, Hormones, Insurance, Masculinity, Neofascism, Oppression, Physicians, Poetry, Prisons, Psychiatrists, Religions, Suburbs, Surgery, Tattoos, Terrorism, Transgender people, Zines
    Subject: Ana Mendieta, Elizabeth Bishop, Ghost Ship Fire, GQ, Maryanne Moore, Mills College, New York Police Department (NYPD), Nighboat Books, Sister Spit, Spraytan, Sylvia Plath, They/Them
  9. Interview with McKenzie Wark

    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Wark, McKenzie
    Date: Jun. 20, 2019
    Topics: Abortion, Bisexuality, Childhood, Children, Cruising, Drugs, Femininity, Gay men, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Hormones, Immigration, Journalists, Mardi gras, Marxism, Masculinity, MtFs, Parents, Peace movement, Pronoun, Punk, Relationships, Sexuality, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transgender studies, Transitioning, Upbringing, Writers
    Subject: Christen Clifford, Kathy Acker, Macquarie University, The New School of Social Reserach, Ugenia College, University of Technology Sydney
  10. Interview with Kim Watson

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Watson, Kim
    Date: Jun. 18, 2019
    Topics: Activists, Adoptive parents, AIDS activists, AIDS organisations, Childhood, Drag community, Drag queens, Drugs, Family members, Gender, Health care, HIV-positive people, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Hormones, Intersex, LGBTI community, Mental health, Parenthood, Psychiatry, Sex workers, Social service organisations, Transgender community, Transitioning, Writers
    Subject: Addicts' Rehabilitation Center (ARC), AIDS Coalition to Unleash the Power, AIDS Watch, Bright Point, Bronx Lebanon, Carmen Vasquez, Community Kinship Life (CK Life), Empire [State] Pride Agenda, Escuelitas, HIV Prevention Planning Group (HPG), Marti Adult Day Program, Odyssey House, Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, Pose, RuPaul's Drag Race, Stonewall, The Modern-Day Woman, The Monster, Two Potatoes
  11. Interview with Cayden Betzig

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Betzig, Cayden
    Date: Jun. 12, 2019
    Topics: Childhood, Education, Family members, Gay men, Gender diversity, Health insurance, Hinduism, Homophobia, Hormones, Labour movement, Language, LGBTI community, Politics, Psychotherapy, Religions, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transgender youth, Transitioning, Visibility
    Subject: Callen-Lorde's Health Outreach to Teens Program, City Year, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), George Mason University, Hunter College, New York University (NYU), Student Labor Action Movement, United Federation of Teachers (UFT)
    Description: Cayden discusses his work as an untenured and trans educator. He reflects on his involvement in the NYC’s teacher’s union the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and the UFT’s social justice caucus...
  12. Interview with Mylo Mendez

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Mendez, Mylo
    Date: Jun. 11, 2019
    Topics: Anarchism, Arts, Childhood, Coming out, Education, Family members, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender role, Gender studies, Gentrification, Health care, Jiu-jitsu, Machismo, Martial arts, Marxism, Masculinity, Politics, Pronoun, Punk, Self-defence, Sexual identity, Thai boxing, Transgender identity, Transgender people, Vegans, Women's studies, Zines
    Subject: Bancho MMA, Florence Johnston Collective, Otion Front Studios, Parsons School of Design, Physical Culture Collective, Queer Fight School, Silent Barn, Silvia Federici, Students Against Cruelty to Animals (SACA), The New School, Unity and Struggle, University of Texas - Austin (UT Austin), We're Hir, We're Queer
    Description: In this interview Mylo Mendez shares hir ongoing work with creating queer and trans self-defense. Ze discusses hir evolution as an artist, currently working in zines, as well as hir involvement wit...
  13. Interview with Kay Gabriel

    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Gabriel, Kay
    Date: Jun. 4, 2019
    Topics: Anarchism, Anarchists, Arab Spring, 2010-, Capitalism, Childhood, Christianity, Class struggle, Classicists, Communism, Crossdressing, Eating disorders, Jews, Modernism, MtFs, Poetry, Poets, Self-mutilation, Therapists, Transitioning, Zionism
    Subject: Euripides, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ), Occupy Wallstreet
    Description: Kay Grabriel discusses studying critical theory and literature, her radicalization through Occupy Wall Street and becoming a communist, and her writing as a poet. Kay grew up in a left Jewish famil...
  14. Interview with Eddie Jarel Jones

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Jones, Eddie Jarel
    Date: May 29, 2019
    Topics: African American universities and colleges, Anti-transgender violence, Bathrooms, Beauty standards, Bisexual youth, Black people, Bullying, Childhood, Cosmetics, Crossdressing, Dating, Discrimination, Drag, Family members, Femininity, Gay and lesbian youth, Gay pride, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, Heterosexism, Homophobia, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Passing, Pronoun, Racism, Self-image, Social media, Telecommunication, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transgender youth, Transphobia, Visibility, Women's colleges
    Subject: Bathroom Act, BlackTransTV, Jussie Smollett, King Children, Lincoln University, MOBIfest, Morehouse College, Philly Fashion Week, Pose, Sean Torrington, Slay TV, SLAYFEST, SpeakOut, Spelman College, Terry Torrington, The Phluid Project, World Pride 2019
    Description: Eddie Jarel Jones is a Cleveland, Ohio native and current social influencer, media personality, producer, Emcee, and model. They reflect on the experience of attending a Historically Black College ...
  15. Interview with Jackson Reddy

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Reddy, Jackson
    Date: May 29, 2019
    Topics: AIDS activists, Alcoholism, Anti-transgender violence, Artists, Black people, Buddhism, Childhood, Comedians, Coming out, Education, Family members, Fathers, Gay liberation, Gender diversity, Hormones, Internalised homophobia, Media, Music, Pronoun, Psychotherapy, Sexual abuse, Transgender community, Transgender culture, Transgender people, Writers
    Subject: Black Trans TV, Malcolm X, Marsha P. Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., Shayna Matteski, Soka Gakkai International, Sylvia Rivera
    Description: Jackson Reddy reflects on their family dynamics and how these relationships shaped their growth. They also touch upon the role of trauma and the process of healing, especially in terms of self-care...