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  1. Mountain Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Silverman, Aviva
    Date: Dec. 30, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Artists, Childhood, Christianity, Gender identity, Intersex, Surgery, Tattoos, Transgender identity
    Description: Mountain is interviewed by Aviva Silverman, and talks about their gender non-conforming identity. Mountain defines their gender as "gender agnostic". They talk about growing up in a Christian house...
  2. Lorenzo Van Ness Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Van Ness, Lorenzo, Acquaye-Reynolds, Cleopatra
    Date: Oct. 29, 2018
    Topics: Childhood, Families, Gender identity, Human rights, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Social classes, Transgender people, Travel
    Description: Lorenzo Van Ness, a trans identifying individual, defines their gender as "super cute". They talk about their upbringing in a Dominican-American family, and their struggle with finding acceptance f...
  3. Margaret Berg Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Berg, Margaret, Anshel, Rafaela
    Date: Sep. 5, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Alcoholism, Androgyny, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Crossdressing, Families, Friendships, Gay identity, Gender identity, Health care, Labelling, Medical interventions, MtFs, Passing, Religions, Schools, Self-acceptance, Sexuality, Stealth, Suicidal behavior, Therapists, Transgender community, Transitioning, Transphobia, Transsexual people
    Subject: Christine Jorgensen, Gender Identity Project, Margaret Berg
  4. Juliana Moraes Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Moraes, Juliana, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Aug. 18, 2018
    Topics: Childhood, Dance, Discrimination, Education, Femininity, Hormones, Immigrants, Latinos, Machismo, Mental health, MtFs, Sex workers, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning
    Description: Juliana Moraes tells interviewer Sebastián Castro Niculescu about her family immigrating to New Jersey from Brazil, and how growing up as a dark-skinned gender non-confirming child has had lasting ...
  5. Sindell Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Niculescu, Sebastián Castro, Sindell
    Date: Jul. 24, 2018
    Topics: Childhood, Choir boys, Divorce, Gender dysphoria, Hormone therapy, Masturbation, MtFs, Musicians, Passing, Pornography, Sex workers, Transgender people, Transitioning, Travel
    Description: Sebastián Castro Niculescu interviews Sindell, an entertainer who sings, dances, and performs. She talks about being married to a man whose family did not know she was trans, as well as her dreams ...
  6. Quito Ziegler Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Niculescu, Sebastián Castro, Ziegler, Quito
    Date: Jul. 18, 2018
    Topics: Artists, Childhood, Education, Ethnic groups, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Judaism, LGBTI community, NGOs, Photography, Socialism
    Description: Quito Ziegler tells interviewer Sebastián Castro Niculescu about their childhood growing up in a Jewish and socialist environment. Their journey to find their gender identity and a queer community ...
  7. 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...
  8. Saja Liese Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Towne, Tyler, Liese, Saja
    Date: May 17, 2018
    Topics: Adolescence, Childhood, Divorce, Employment policies, Friendships, Gender identity, Partners of transgender people, Relationships, Transgender people
    Description: Sake Liese tells interviewer Tyler Towne about her relationship with another transgender person and how they have supported one another through their journeys. She also talks about her identity as ...
  9. Moira Airington and Nicole White Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Towne, Tyler, Airington, Moira, White, Nicole
    Date: Apr. 15, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Ambulance drivers, Childhood, Colleges, Coming out, Discrimination, Educators, Families, Gender identity, Marriage, Parents of transgender people, Partners, Passing, Relationships, Transgender people, Transitioning
    Subject: Moira Airington, Nicole White
  10. Robin Scott Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Scott, Robin, Towne, Tyler
    Date: Mar. 28, 2018
    Topics: Artists, Childhood, Coming out, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Mental health, Relationships, Representation, Sexual orientation, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning, Weddings
    Subject: Robin Scott
  11. 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
  12. Josephine Perez Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Keyes, Anna, Perez, Josephine
    Date: Mar. 23, 2018
    Topics: Abuse, Activists, Childhood, Coming out, Drag, Employment discrimination, Ethnic groups, Families, Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Housing, LGBTI community, MtFs, Organisations, Police, Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual orientation, Street violence, Substance abuse, Transgender community, Transgender prostitutes, Transgender youth, Transitioning, Transphobia
    Subject: Audre Lorde Project
  13. Simone Kolysh Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Kolysh, Simone
    Date: Feb. 14, 2018
    Topics: Adolescence, Bisexuality, Brothers, Bullying, Childhood, Families, Motherhood, Sexual assault, Travel
    Description: Simone Kolysh describes their non-binary gender identity, growing up in a Russian immigrant family, becoming a parent, and their academic work on trans studies.
  14. 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...
  15. Rye Young Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Young, Rye, O'Brien, Michelle Esther
    Date: Nov. 2, 2017
    Topics: Childhood, Classism, Families, Feminism, FtMs, Fundraising, Labour, LGBTI movement, Organisations, Politics, Racism, Social movements
    Subject: Rye Young, Third Wave Fund