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  1. Brenda Holder Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Holder, Brenda, Keyes, Anna
    Date: Apr. 4, 2018
    Topics: Drag balls, Drag community, Drag queens, Homelessness, Intolerance, Latinos, LGBTI community, Military, Role models, Transsexual people
    Subject: Dorian Corey, Paris Dupree, Pepper Labeija
    Description: Army veteran and drag queen Brenda Holder discusses finding community in the drag world through her journey as a Hispanic trans woman. Holder tells interviewer Anna Keyes of her relationships with ...
  2. Carmelita Nass Interview Transcript

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: Davis, Bob
    Date: Oct. 28, 1996
    Topics: Arrests, Drag, Drag queens, Gangs, Night life, Sexuality
    Subject: Billy DeVoe, Blue Lou, Carmelita Nass, Carol Wallace, Charles Pearce, Charlotte Valenti, Danny Barker, George Buchanan, Harvey Lee, Hoyt Bass, Jim Bailey, Jimmy Calloway, Lee Carr, Li Kar, Ray Bourbon, Reed Alexander, Russell Reed, Val DeVere
  3. Donna M. Cartwright Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Cartwright, Donna M., O'Brien, Michelle Esther
    Date: Dec. 23, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Activists, Arrests, Beauty standards, Colleges, Coming out, Crossdressing, Dating, Drag queens, Ethnic relations, Events, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, Labour movement, LGBTI movement, Marriage, Normalisation, Organisations, Secrecy, Sex workers, Sexuality, Social movements, Socialism, Stereotypes, Therapists, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender movement, Transgender people, Transgender prostitutes, Transgender rights, Transgender youth, Transitioning
    Subject: Brandon Teena, Christine Jorgensen, Donna M. Cartwright, Gender Right Advocacy Association of New Jersey (GRAANJ), GenderPAC, National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA), Pride at Work, Terence Stamp, The New York Times
    Description: Donna Cartwright discusses her long history in the labor movement, as a socialist militant, in leading roles in trans rights organizing and LGBTQ organizations. She recounts her 30 years spent as a...
  4. Fernando Feliciano Interview Transcript

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: Schroeder, Kurt
    Date: May 31, 1995
    Topics: Arrests, Bars, Drag, Drag queens, Drugs, Gay community, Gay culture, Health care centres, Navy, Police, Same-sex marriage, STDs
    Subject: Society for Individual Rights (SIR), The Coits
  5. Francine Logandise Interview Transcript

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: Stryker, Susan
    Date: Nov. 10, 1997
    Topics: Bars, Books, Crossdressing, Drag queens, Gender identity, MtFs, Navy, Transsexual people
    Subject: A Year Among the Girls, Christine Jorgensen, Finocchio's Club, Francine Logandice, Lee Brewster, Mark Thompson, Sally Anne Douglas, Salmacis, Virginia Prince, World War II
  6. Grace Detrevarah Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Detrevarah, Grace, Keyes, Anna
    Date: Feb. 21, 2018
    Topics: Dancers, Drag queens, Families, Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, Immigrants, LGBTI community, Religions, Sex workers, Social integration, Transgender people, Writers
    Subject: Candy Labeija, LaRoque Bey
    Description: Grace Detrevarah, a self-proclaimed "spiritual black trans woman" talks to Anna Keyes about her supportive parents and rebellious adolescence, and growing up in an environment far removed from a tr...
  7. Gykyira Shoy Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Shoy, Gykyira
    Date: Feb. 15, 2017
    Topics: Abuse, AIDS education, Drag queens, Education, Employment discrimination, Ethnic groups, Gender diversity, LGBTI community, MtFs, Music, Passing, Sex workers, Transitioning, Visibility
    Description: Gykyira Shoy is the Program Director of New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG). Here, she describes her experience as a trans person of color and her work as an activist, engaged in justice st...
  8. Jose Sarria Interview Transcript (1996)

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: Gabriel, Paul
    Date: Sep. 15, 1996
    Topics: Beat generation, Crossdressing, Drag queens, Elections, Gay community, Gay liberation, HIV/AIDS, Human rights organisations, Methodist Church, Police, Political occupations, Religions, Roman catholicism, Stonewall riots
    Subject: Council on Religion and the Homosexual, Imperial Court, League for Civil Education, Mattachine Society, Society for Individual Rights (SIR), Tavern Guild
  9. Jose Sarria Interview Transcript (1997)

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: Gabriel, Paul
    Date: Jul. 9, 1997
    Topics: Crossdressing, Drag queens, Gay community, Night life, Sexual child abuse
    Subject: Finocchio's Club, Harry Benjamin, Henry Von Dykoff, Imperial Court, Larry Buttwinick, Lee Ackerman, William Bliss
  10. Kiara St. James Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, St. James, Kiara
    Date: Mar. 6, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Activists, Black people, Childhood, Christianity, Civil rights, Drag queens, Education, Families, Femmes, Foster families, Gender identity, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Hormones, Intimate partner violence, MtFs, Night life, Organisations, Politics, Poverty, Racism, Sex workers, Transgender community, Transgender rights, Transitioning, Transphobia
    Subject: Housing Works, Kiara St. James, New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG)
    Description: Kiara St. James is the CEO and a co-founder of New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG). Here, she recalls the experiences throughout her life that inform her activism and advocacy today as a tr...
  11. Larry Buttwinick Interview Transcript

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: Meeker, Martin
    Date: Mar. 1, 2004
    Topics: Army, Bars, Drag queens, Gay community, Gay men, Sexual practices
    Subject: Bill Clamp, Bitch and Stitch Club, Council on Religion and the Homosexual, Henry Von Dykoff, Imperial Court, José Sarria, Maximilian Von Blisenbaugh, Society of Individual Rights (SIR), Tom Little, William Bliss
  12. Major Interview Transcript

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: Stryker, Susan
    Date: Jan. 29, 1998
    Topics: Drag balls, Drag queens, Gay community, Hormones, Lesbian community, Military, MtFs, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Subject: Christine Jorgensen, Finocchio's Club
  13. Miss Major Griffin-Gracy Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Griffin-Gracy, Major, Lewis, AJ
    Date: Dec. 16, 2017
    Topics: Care, Clothing, Crossdressing, Drag queens, Ethnic groups, Families, Gender realignment surgery, HIV/AIDS, Hormones, Law, Legal aid, Organisations, Police, Prisons, Sex workers, Stigmatisation, Transgender people, Transgender prostitution, Transitioning
    Subject: Angels for Care, Christine Jorgensen, Griffin Gracy Historical Retreat and Resource Center, Harry Benjamin, Major Griffin-Gracy, Marsha P. Johnson, Miss Major, Sylvia Rivera, Tenderloin AIDs Resource Project, Trans Gender, Gender Variant and Intersex Justice Project
    Description: In this interview, Miss Major talks about the culture of transwomen sex workers in New York City and Chicago during the 1960's through 1980's as well as her care-work and advocacy during the rise o...
  14. Regina Elizabeth McQueen Interview Transcript

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: Stryker, Susan
    Date: Jul. 17, 1997
    Topics: Alcoholism, Anti-transgender violence, Bars, Drag balls, Drag queens, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, Hormones, Labour, MtFs, Transgender people, Transgender prostitution, Transitioning
    Subject: Center for Special Problems, Christine Jorgensen, Frank Logandise, Gina Elizabeth McQueen, Imperial Court, Regina Elizabeth McQueen, Salmacis, Society of Individual Rights (SIR)
  15. Shannon Harrington Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Lewis, AJ, Harrington, Shannon
    Date: Jul. 26, 2017
    Topics: AIDS organisations, Bars, Childhood, Discos, Drag, Drag balls, Drag queens, Entertainers, Events, Friendships, Fundraising, Gay community, HIV/AIDS, Labelling, Mafia, MtFs, Murders, Night life, Parents, Performing arts, Recreational drug use, Relationships, Transgender community, Travel, Wigs
    Subject: Bailey House, Boy Bar, Dorian Corey, God's Love We Deliver, International Chrysis, Lee Brewster, Shannon Harrington, Wigstock
    Description: Shannon Harrington is a wig master, hair chaser, and make-up artist who has been living in New York City for over 30 years. In this interview Miss Shannon provides meaningful and nuanced insight in...
  16. Sonia Martinez Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Martinez, Sonia, Keyes, Anna
    Date: Apr. 11, 2018
    Topics: Adolescence, Breasts, Crossdressers, Drag, Drag queens, Family members, Femininity, Hormones, LGBTI community, MtFs, Night life, Prisons, Relationships, Transgender people
    Subject: Stonewall
    Description: Anna Keyes interviews Sonia Martinez, who opens up about her growth into her female identity throughout her adolescence and beyond. Martinez found a community of LGBTQIA+ individuals as a youth, wh...
  17. Tony Manriquez Interview Transcript

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: Romesburg, Don
    Date: Oct. 15, 2000
    Topics: Discos, Drag queens, Prostitution, Strippers
    Subject: Finocchio's Club, Lester La Monte, Lili St. Cyr, Lucien Phelps, Tani de Molina, Tony Manriquez