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  1. Akasha Barker Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Barker, Akasha, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Jul. 12, 2018
    Topics: Adolescence, Androgyny, Arrests, Arts and entertainment occupations, Beauty schools, Body image, Change of name, Drugs, Education, Family members, Gender dysphoria, Gender realignment surgery, HIV/AIDS, Isolation, LGBTI community, Mental health, Music, NGOs, Police brutality, Sexually abused LGBTQ children, Support groups, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Description: In this conversation with interviewer Sebastián Castro Niculescu, entertainer Akasha Barker (she/her/hers & they/them/theirs) discusses her journey with her gender identity during the HIV/AIDS epid...
  2. An Interview with Cheon Jae-woo (Chorus Boy)

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Motta, Carlos, Jae-woo, Cheon
    Date: Jun. 2, 2010
    Topics: Activists, Asian cultures, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Drag, Gay men, Gay men's choirs, HIV/AIDS, Lesbians, Physicians, Transgender people, Transsexual people
    Subject: G-Voice
    Description: Physician Cheon Jae-woo ruminates on his experiences as a part of G-Voice, the first gay chorus ever to be formed in Korea. He says that the main object of the gay chorus is to communicate gay prid...
  3. An Interview with Diana Navarro

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Navarro, Diana, Motta, Carlos
    Date: Mar. 15, 2010
    Topics: Abuse, Activists, Anti-discrimination law, Change of name, Crossdressers, Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, Identification cards, Intersex, Law, Queer theory, Sex education, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Sexual orientation, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transgender rights, Transsexual people
    Subject: Option for the Right to Do and the Duty to Do Corporation
    Description: Diana Navarro, the director of the Option for the Right to Do and the Duty to Do Corporation, discusses her experiences as a transgender women and sex worker in Bogotaá, Colombia. As an activist,...
  4. Bianey Garcia Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Garcia, Bianey
    Date: Jul. 13, 2017
    Topics: Childhood, Coming out, Discrimination, Families, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Hormones, Immigration, Immigration law, Imprisonment, Latin american cultures, Lawyers, LGBTI community, MtFs, Organisations, Police, Prisons, Racism, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Sexual abuse, Transgender people, Transphobia, Violence
    Subject: Bianey Garcia, Make the Road
    Description: Bianey Garcia is a community organizer at Make the Road New York, a non-profit organization providing services and advocacy for Latinx and working class communities. Born in Veracruz, Mexico and ra...
  5. Carla Roldos Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Roldos, Carla, Keyes, Anna
    Date: Apr. 18, 2018
    Topics: Appearance, Death and dying, Drag balls, Employment discrimination, Gender realignment surgery, HIV/AIDS, Hormones, LGBTI community, Mental health, MtFs, Nursing, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Politics, Public safety, Role models, Support groups, Transgender people
    Subject: Gay mother
    Description: In an interview with Anna Keyes, trans woman Carla Roldos talks about her experiences transitioning and becoming a member of the trans community in New York City. Roldos specifically discusses the ...
  6. 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 (gender), Passing (sexuality), Relationships (LGBTQ), Sex workers (LGBTQ), 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...
  7. Charles Lewis Interview Transcript

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: Gabriel, Paul
    Date: Feb. 8, 1997
    Topics: Bars, Beat generation, Coming out, Drugs, Gay community, Gay identity, Gender realignment surgery, Help lines, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Intersex, Liberation movements, Lutheranism, Night life, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Police, Prostitution, Religions, Same-sex marriage, Sexual assault, Transsexual people
    Subject: American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Sociological Association (ASA), Beaux Arts Ball, Bill Black, Bill Grace, Bill Johnson, Bill May, Bill Plath, California Hall, Cecil Williams, Charles Lewis, Citizens Alert, Clay Caldwell, Council on Religion and the Homosexual, Daughters of Bilitis, Don Lucas, Don Stuart, Elliot Blackstone, Frank Kameny, Glide Memorial Methodist Church, Guy Straight, Herb Donaldson, Hospitality House, Jeff Johnson, Jim Lancaster, Jo Chadwick, Joel Workens, Mattachine Society, Nancy May, Night Ministry, North Beach Mission, Robert Cromey, Ron Lucas, Sally Stanford, Society for Individual Rights (SIR), Tavern Guild, Ted McIlvenna, Tom Dobson
  8. 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 (Transgender)
    Subject: ACT-UP, Bailey House, Ei Meeker, Terry McGovern
  9. 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 (LGBTQ), 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...
  10. 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 (gender), Passing (sexuality), Religions, Sexual orientation, Sexual practices, Sexuality, Soft butches, Suburbs, Suicide, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), 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...
  11. Interview with André Pérez

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Pérez, André
    Date: Oct. 20, 2016
    Topics: Abuse, Aggression, AIDS activists, Assigned gender, Civil rights, Feminism, FtMs, Gay pride, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Homophobia, Hormone therapy, Immigration, Lesbians, Machismo, Masculinity, Poverty, Sexual assault, Sports, Tomboys, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, Transsexual people, Violence
    Subject: Cacina Queen, Greta Martela, Nina Chaubal, Sasha Perez, Story Corps, Trans Lifeline, Trans Oral History Project, Vagina Monologues
    Description: André Pérez was 28 at the time of the interview, identifies as trans, uses they/them and he/him pronouns, and was assigned female at birth. They were a tomboy growing up liking sports and being ver...
  12. 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 ...
  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 (LGBTQ), 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 Barbara Satin

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Satin, Barbara
    Date: Oct. 13, 2015
    Topics: African Americans, Age, Air force, Assigned gender, Bisexuals, Business people, Coming out, Discrimination, Femininity, HIV/AIDS, Homeless people, Housing for older people, Jet planes--Piloting, Latin Americans--United States, Marriage, MtFs, Public relations, Religions, Roman catholicism, Sexuality, Social advocacy, Therapies
    Subject: 1993 Human Rights Protection for GLBT, Caitlyn Jenner, City of Lakes Crossgender Community (CLCC), Clare Housing, Deputy Faith Work Director, GLBT Generations, National LGBTQ Task Force, Out Front, P Fund, Patricia Wynn, Powderhorn Residence Group, Spirit of the Lakes Church, St. Thomas College, Training to Serve, United Church of Christ (UCC)
    Description: Barbara Satin is a bisexual trans woman assigned male at birth. She was born in 1934 as the youngest of four kids and raised Catholic in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since her father died when she was a ba...
  15. Interview With Breatta Bee Amore

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Amore, Breatta Bea
    Date: Feb. 16, 2017
    Topics: African Americans, AIDS (Disease)--Patients, Bathrooms, Christianity, Coming out, Dating, Drug abuse, Employment discrimination, Femininity, Film mini-series, Harassment, HIV/AIDS, MtFs, Pornographic films, Self-acceptance, Single parent families
    Description: Breatta Bee Amore was 58 at the time of the interview. She is a black trans female living with AIDS and was assigned male at birth. She was born in Madison, Wisconsin, predominately raised in Chica...