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  1. Interview Olivia Hnlicka

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Hnlicka, Olivia
    Date: Jan. 14, 2016
    Topics: Acceptance, Appearance, Assigned gender, Beauty standards, Butches, Capitalism, Cisgender people, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Death and dying, Depression, Drag, Family members, Femininity, Femmes, Gay community, Gender identity, Hair, Hair--Removal, Heterosexuality, HIV/AIDS, Homeless people, Homelessness, Hormone therapy, Hormones, Masculinity, Medicalisation, MtFs, Passing, Religions, Sexual orientation, Sexual practices, Sexuality, Suburbs, Suicide, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning, Travel, White people
    Subject: About Face Youth Theatre, Annoyance Theatre, Bear Culture, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Coed Prison Sluts, Crusty Girl, Vogue Magazine
    Description: Olivia Hnilicka identifies as a white queer transgender woman and was assigned male at birth. Her mother was an elementary school teacher before she had her and her five brothers. She was born in R...
  2. Interview with A. Kei Williams

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Williams, A. Kei
    Date: Apr. 8, 2019
    Topics: Arts, Black people, Black studies, Childhood, Coming out, Ethnic groups, Family members, Feminism, Gender identity, Healing, Identity, Islam, Labour, Organisations, Police, Politics, Prisons, Refugee centres, Religions, Slavery, Trade unions, Youth
    Subject: Aiyana Stanley Jones, Al Hernix, Black Lives Matter, Ferguson, Hamilton College, Harriet Tubman, Nation of Islam, Outerground, Sandra Bland, Swipe it Forward, Trevon Martin, Union Theological Seminary
  3. Interview with Alyssandra Taylor

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Taylor, Alyssandra
    Date: May 14, 2016
    Topics: Acceptance, Body image, Change of name, Coming out, Depression, Discrimination, Family members, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Hormones, Intersectionality (Sociology), MtFs, Oppression, Racism, Relationships, Self-acceptance, Sexuality, Theatre, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning
    Subject: Boston Alliance for Gay, Lesbian Youth (BAGLY)
    Description: Alyssandra Taylor identifies as a trans feminine and non-binary woman depending on how they feel. She uses they/them and she/her pronouns and was assigned male at birth. They’re nicknames include A...
  4. Interview with Amanda Armstrong

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Armstrong, Amanda
    Date: Mar. 21, 2019
    Topics: Androgyny, Anti-transgender violence, Bathrooms, Bullying, Childbirth, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Communism, Counseling, Counterculture, Death penalty, Education, Family members, Feminists, Gay liberation, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender role, Hormones, Labour, LGBTI community, Liberalism, Menstruation, Middle class, Motherhood, MtFs, New Left, Parents, Police, Politics, Psychology, Religions, Resistance movements, Rural areas, Sexual assault, Socialism, Sports, Transgender movement, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transsexualism, Visibility, White people
    Subject: 9/11 Terror Attacks, Academic Workers for a Democratic Union, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.), Karl Marx, Occupy Oakland, Oscar Grant, Ralph Nader, Swarthmore College, Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminism (TERF), University of California Student-Workers Union (UAW)
    Description: Amanda Armstrong recounts her organizing as a graduate student militant in the 2009-2012 protest wave in Berkley and Oakland. She joined occupations and building take-overs organized by students an...
  5. Interview with Amanda Beech

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Beech, Amanda
    Date: Mar. 3, 2017
    Topics: Appearance, Assigned gender, Bullying, Change of name, Cheerleading, Clothing, Coming out, Electrolysis, Family members, Femininity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Hairdressers, Health insurance, Hormones, Jews, MtFs, Orgasm, Partners, People with disabilities, Religions, Self-acceptance, Sexual practices, World war II
    Subject: Cullan Markland, Donna Ewing
    Description: Amanda Beech is a 48-year-old woman who was assigned male at birth. Beech went to school in the little town of Ellendale, Minnesota and lived in Bath, Minnesota. From a young age friends and family...
  6. 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
  7. Interview with Andrea Jenkins

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Jul. 25, 2017
    Topics: African American transgender people, Assigned gender, Depression, Divorce, Ethnicity, Family members, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Historians, Hormones, Labour, MtFs, Parents of transgender people, People with disabilities, Politics, Pronoun, Prostitution, Religions, Sexism, Sexual assault, Social advocacy, Social media, Therapies, Transgender people, Two-spirit people, Women, Black
    Subject: Caitlyn Jenner, Lisa Vecoli, Program in Human Sexuality, Trans Equity Summit, Transgender Oral History Project
    Description: Andrea Jenkins identifies as a transgender woman and was assigned male at birth. She was an employee at the city of Minneapolis and was involved in a project called the Trans Equity Summit which is...
  8. Interview with Andrea Jenkins and Phillipe Cunningham

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Cunningham, Phillipe, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Nov. 27, 2017
    Topics: Activists, African American transgender people, Black people, Elections, Family members, Femininity, Gender diversity, Political campaigns, Politicians, Politics, Race, Social advocacy, Social classes, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transphobia, Visibility
    Subject: Althea Garrison, Barack Obama, Minneapolis’ Youth Violence Prevention Executive Committee, Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, Monica Roberts, Trans Equity Summit, Tretter Transgender Oral History Project, University of Minnesota
    Description: Andrea Jenkins grew up in Chicago, Illinois and went to college in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is the Oral Historian for the Transgender Oral History Project at the GLBT Tretter Collection. She wor...
  9. Interview with Angal Field

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Field, Angal
    Date: May 1, 2019
    Topics: Colonialism, Family members, Film, Gay identity, Gay liberation, Gender, Gender bending, Health care, Hormones, Lesbians, Liberals, Photography, Politics, Privilege (Social psychology), Religions, Roman catholicism, Sexual practices, Sexuality, Transgender community, Transgender identity, Transgender people, Transgender youth, Transitioning, Visibility
    Subject: Barnard University, Celina Sciamma, Tomboy
    Description: Angal Field shares their experience of being a writer, filmmaker and photographer in today’s media landscape and discusses the trappings of trans visibility. Using the medium of film to “speak back...
  10. Interview with Ani Koch

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Koch, Ani
    Date: Jan. 6, 2017
    Topics: Bullying, Butches, Drag, Family members, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Health insurance, Lesbians, Marriage, Masculinity, Monogamy, Social exclusion, Sports, Tomboys, Transgender people
    Subject: Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Rainbow Health Initiative
    Description: Ani Koch identifies as genderqueer, trans masculine, and nonconforming, and they were assigned female at birth. They grew up in Dubuque, Iowa with two older brothers. As a kid they were a tomboy, o...
  11. Interview with Ash Stephens

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Ash Stephens
    Date: Apr. 19, 2019
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Black people, Butches, Change of name, Childhood, Christianity, Education, Family members, Femininity, Gay men, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender fluid, Gentrification, Higher education, Lesbian culture, LGBTI community, LGBTI movement, Masculinity, Military, Older people, Police patrol--Surveillance operations, Politics, Pronoun, Religions, Social classes, Transgender community, Transgender culture, Transgender identity, Transgender people
    Subject: Bible Belt, Black Hollywood, Brooklyn Bail Fund, Georgia Southern University, Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, University of Illinois at Chicago
    Description: Ash recounts growing up in a southern Bible Belt community. He details his journey from Georgia to Chicago where he completed his higher-level education and met his “chosen family.” Ash is currentl...
  12. Interview with Ashley Meyers

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Meyers, Ashley
    Date: Jan. 13, 2016
    Topics: Acceptance, Activists, Adolescence, Assigned gender, Chromosomes, Contraception, Dyslexia, Educators, Endocrinology, Estrogen--Therapeutic use, Family members, Gender identity, Genitals, Hormone therapy, Hormones, Human growth, Intersex people, Learning difficulties, Medicalisation, Menstruation, Normalisation, Puberty, Turner's syndrome
    Subject: Intersex Organization of North America, Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis, Orson Wells, The Grapes of Wrath
    Description: Ashley Meyers identifies as an intersex woman, and she was assigned female at birth. She was diagnosed with non-verbal learning disorder and tends to be a slower reader. She hasn’t dealt with bully...
  13. Interview with Ben Singer

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Singer, Ben
    Date: Nov. 24, 2017
    Topics: Abuse, Activists, Bullying, Butches, Change of name, Coming out, DSM, Family members, Feminism, FtMs, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Health insurance, Hormones, Intersectionality (Sociology), Masculinity, Oppression, Public health, Relationships, Sexual abuse, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia, Violence
    Subject: Bridges to Coalition: A Community Forum on Trans Issues, Transgender Health Action Coalition
    Description: Ben Singer identifies as a trans man and was assigned female at birth. He was born and raised in Sterling, Illinois in a working-class family. For the past 25 years he’s been estranged from his fam...
  14. Interview with Brawen Zakariasen

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Zakariasen, Brawen
    Date: Mar. 21, 2017
    Topics: Bisexuality, Bullying, Child abuse, Divorce, Drag, Emotional incest, Family members, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Homophobia, Marriage, Monogamy, MtFs, Psychological abuse, Self-destructive behavior, Sexual abuse, Transgender people, Video games industry, Violence
    Subject: Center for Sexual Health at the University of Minnesota, William S. Burroughs
    Description: Branwen Zakariasen identifies as a monogamous queer trans woman and was assigned male at birth. She has one older sister. She took her wife’s last name to fully express how meaningful her wife and ...
  15. 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...