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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 Alex Iantaffi

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Iantaffi, Alex, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Oct. 6, 2015
    Topics: Activists, Bisexual identity, Child abuse, Communism, Divorce, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, Immigration, Intimate partner violence, Marriage, Masculinity, Musicians, Parents, Piano, Roman catholicism, Therapists, Trade unions, Transgender people
    Subject: Alex Iantaffi, BiCon
    Description: Alex Iantaffi is a non-binary gender-queer trans-masculine person. In this oral history, he shares his experiences growing up in Rome in a working-class family; his identifications with and through...
  3. Interview with Alexis Paige

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Paige, Alexis
    Date: Sep. 23, 2016
    Topics: Bisexuals, Breasts, Community centres, Drag, Families, Gender identity, Hormone therapy, Intersex, Machismo, Partners, Psychotherapy, Racism, Same-sex marriage, Sexuality, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia
    Subject: Basic Rights Oregon, Cascade AIDS Project, Corey Paige, Lambda Legal, RuPaul, Trans Lifeline, Transgender Working Groups
    Description: Alexis Paige is a 28-year-old bisexual queer trans woman assigned male at birth. She is half-Korean on her mom’s side and a mixture of Norwegian, Italian and Polish on her father’s side. She uses s...
  4. 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...
  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 Andre Reed

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Reed, Andre
    Date: Sep. 6, 2017
    Topics: Adoption, African American transgender people, Appearance, Children of military personnel, Clothing, Drag, Employment discrimination, Families, FtMs, Gender identity, Homophobia, Identification cards, Masculinity, Men, Black, Passing, Patriarchy, Racism, Relationships, Religions, Sexism, Sports, Transgender prostitutes, Transitioning, Visibility
    Description: Andre Reed identifies as a trans male and was assigned female at birth. He was born in Indiana. His dad was stationed in Georgia at Fort Benning where he lived. His father was later stationed in Ge...
  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. 20, 2017
    Topics: Assigned gender, Black people, Coming out, Crossdressing, Divorce, Families, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, LGBT, Marriage, Prisons, Separation, Socioeconomic characteristics, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: CeCe McDonald, Center for Gender Spectrum Health, Kate Bornstein, Leslie Feinberg, My Momma's Gonna Call Me Anna, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Rainbow Health Initiative
    Description: Andrea Jenkins identifies as a transgender female and was assigned male at birth. Her mother and father were separated by the time she was about five. Their separation wasn’t necessarily by choice ...
  8. 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...
  9. Interview with Anthony Ceballos

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Ceballos, Anthony
    Date: May 1, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Androgyny, Appearance, Bullying, Families, Femininity, Gay men, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Masculinity, Ojibwa Indians, Partners, Role behaviour, Self-acceptance, Transgender people, Two-spirit people, Verbal abuse
    Subject: Lynnette Reini-Grandell, Transgender Oral History Project, Venus de Mars
    Description: Anthony Ceballos grew up in Minneapolis, MN and identifies as gay, androgynous, and Native. In this oral history, he talks about his experiences with femininity; being bullied in middle school for ...
  10. Interview with Aria Said

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Said, Aria
    Date: Jun. 6, 2017
    Topics: Adopted children, African American transgender people, Appearance, Assigned gender, Black people, Catholic Church--Education, Drag queens, Film, Foster parents, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Gender role, Gentrification, Imprisonment, Language, Mental health, MtFs, NGOs, Passing, Privilege (Social psychology), Self-acceptance, Serial killings, Sexuality, Social media, Therapies, Transgender community, Transgender people, Visibility
    Subject: Christine Jorgensen, Harry Benjamin Standards of Care, Isis King, Marsha P. Johnson, Miss Major, Sojurner Truth Leadership Circle Fellowship for Transformational Leadership, Stonewall, Sylvia Rivera, TGI Justice Project
    Description: Aria Said identifies as a black heterosexual transsexual female or trans woman, and she was assigned male at birth. She was born and raised in Portland, Oregon as well as Beaverton, Oregon, which i...
  11. Interview with Ashley Finch

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Finch, Ashley
    Date: Apr. 5, 2017
    Topics: Abuse, Alcoholism, Antidepressants, Anxiety disorders, Assigned gender, Bipolar disorder, Bullying, Change of name, Cisgender people, Coming out, Depression, Families, Gender identity, Gender studies, Gender-nonconforming people, Homosexuality, Hormones, Language, Marriage, MtFs, Parents, Politics, Race, Racism, Religions, Schools, Self-mutilation, Siblings, Substance abuse, Suicidal behavior, Therapies, Transgender people
    Subject: Augsburg College, El Sontule, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Global Center of Education, Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, Sandinista Campaign
    Description: Ashley Finch was born and raised in St. Paul, MN and identifies as a trans woman. In this oral history, she shares her experiences negotiating her gender identity from an early age and exploring he...
  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 Awen Briem

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Briem, Awen
    Date: Dec. 28, 2015
    Topics: Acceptance, Appearance, Assigned gender, Bullying, Change of name, Clothing, Coming out, Communities, Employment discrimination, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Harassment, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Homophobia, Hormones, Language, Masculinity, Partners, Politics, Religions, Schools, Sexuality, Social media, Suicide, Surgery, Therapies, Transgender people, Transphobia, Youth
    Subject: OutFront Minnesota
    Description: Awen Briem identifies as transgender and as male if he’s not out to them. He was assigned female at birth and grew up in Syracuse, New York. His family then moved to Des Moines, Iowa. He experience...
  14. 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...
  15. 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 ...