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  1. Aelita Parizek Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Parizek, Aelita, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Aug. 10, 2018
    Topics: Arts, Arts and entertainment occupations, Body image, Gender identity, Hormones, Sex workers, Students, Testosterone, Transgender people, Transitioning
    Description: In this interview with Sebastián Casto Niculescu, Aelita Parizek discusses their journey of discovery both with their transness and in the art world. Parizek explains how their experiences at Parso...
  2. 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...
  3. Amanda Hurtado Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Hurtado, Amanda, Oloya-Santiago, Tamara
    Date: Mar. 15, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Allies, Cultures, Families, Gender identity, Immigrants, Language, MtFs, Self-acceptance, Sexuality, Support groups, Transgender people, Transitioning, Violence
    Subject: Make the Road
    Description: Amanda Hurtado speaks with Tamara Oyola Santiago about her life in Ecuador and the change she experienced upon coming to the United States. In this intimate conversation, Amanda shares her history,...
  4. Anna Keyes Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Maya, Elliott, Keyes, Anna
    Date: Jul. 14, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Artists, Bullying, Childhood, Colleges, Coming out, Depression, Ethnic groups, Families, Film, Film studies, Gender identity, Gender relations, Gender role, Health care, Hormones, MtFs, Passing, Public space, Relationships, Representation, Self-acceptance, Social media, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning
    Subject: Anna Keyes
  5. Brycen Gaines Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Elle, Eve, Gaines, Brycen
    Date: Apr. 29, 2017
    Topics: Colleges, Discrimination, FtMs, Gay-straight alliances, Gender identity, Health care, Hormones, LGBTI community, Racism, Therapies, Transgender community, Transitioning, Work situation
    Subject: Brycen Gaines
    Description: In this brief interview, Brycen Gaines touches on a variety of topics, beginning with his first moment of awareness of his gender identity. He discusses discrimination, healthcare, family, and tran...
  6. Buzz Slutzky Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Tennenbaum, Ric, Slutzky, Buzz
    Date: Jun. 29, 2017
    Topics: Comedy, Educators, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Medicalisation, Music, Relationships, Zines
    Subject: Buzz Slutzky
  7. Cayenne Doroshow Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Doroshow, Cayenne, Nova, Cyd
    Date: Feb. 19, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Age, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Communities, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Families, Femininity, Gay community, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Homelessness, Hormones, Housing, Language, LGBTI community, Loneliness, MtFs, Racism, Representation, Riots, Roman catholicism, Sexual assault, Support groups, Therapies, Transgender people, Transgender rights, Transitioning, Violence
    Subject: Caitlyn Jenner, Cayenne Doroshow, Miss Major
    Description: Cayenne Doroshow shares her experience developing a supportive relationship with her family, enduring ignorance and discrimination, first meeting another transwoman, learning about hormones, and di...
  8. Cecilia Gentili Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Gentili, Cecilia
    Date: Jul. 14, 2017
    Topics: Addictions, Childhood, Clothing, Dictatorships, Drugs, Families, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Immigration, Immigration policy, Imprisonment, Labour, MtFs, Organisations, Passing, Relationships, Sex workers, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transphobia, Violence
    Subject: Cecilia Gentili, Gay Men's Health Crisis
    Description: Cecilia Gentili is the Director of Policy at Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC). In this wide-ranging interview, she reflects on the relationships and experiences that inform her story of struggle, res...
  9. 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
  10. Chase Strangio Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Strangio, Chase, O'Brien, Michelle Esther
    Date: Oct. 12, 2018
    Topics: Activists, Gender identity, Imprisonment, Judaism, Law, Lawyers, Legal process, LGBTI movement, Transgender people
    Subject: Chelsea Manning
    Description: Chase Strangio discusses their work as a leading LGBTQ legal advocate with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), including their representation of and connection to well-known former political...
  11. Dan Rosensweet Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Niculescu, Sebastián Castro, Rosensweet, Dan
    Date: Jun. 27, 2018
    Topics: Adolescence, Body image, Coming out, Crossdressing, Eating disorders, Families, Friendships, Gender identity, Homophobia, Hormones, Quality of life, Schools, Sexuality, Support groups, Transgender community
    Description: Interviewer Sebastián Castro Niculescu speaks to Dan Rosensweet about growing up in Brooklyn as an only child, coming out to family members as trans, and how in retrospect they can pinpoint moments...
  12. Dezi Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Dezi, Towne, Tyler
    Date: Jul. 11, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Coming out, Drugs, Families, Femininity, Friendships, Gender fluid, Gender identity, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Music, Relationships, Sexually abused children
    Subject: Burner Community, Burning Man
    Description: Dezi speaks to interviewer Tyler Towne about their childhood in suburban California, growing up with two brothers. They discuss forming a supportive community of queer people in their life and the ...
  13. 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...
  14. Ei Meeker Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Awad, Nadia, Meeker, Ei
    Date: Oct. 9, 2017
    Topics: Activists, AIDS organisations, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Community centres, Direct action, Educators, Families, FtMs, Gender identity, Gender role, Harassment, Health care, Help lines, HIV/AIDS, Housing, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Politics, Roman catholicism, Schools, Sex education, Sexuality, Tolerance, Transgender children, Transgender people, Transitioning
    Subject: ACT-UP, Bailey House, Ei Meeker, Terry McGovern
  15. Eli Bodian Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Bodian, Eli, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Jun. 29, 2018
    Topics: Adolescence, Employment discrimination, Families, Friendships, Gender identity, Jews, Language, Siblings, Transgender families, Transgender people, Unemployment, Youth organisations
    Subject: Caitlyn Jenner
    Description: Eli Bodian shares information about their upbringing with Sebastián Castro Niculescu in this interview, specifically what it was like being trans and having a sibling who is also trans. Bodian talk...