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  1. Chelsea Goodwin and Dr. Rusty Mae Moore Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Awad, Nadia, Moore, Rusty Mae, Goodwin, Chelsea
    Date: May 4, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Coming out, Feminism, Gender diversity, Harassment, Homelessness, Housing, Paganism, Police, Politics, Subculture, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning
    Subject: ACT-UP, Chelsea Goodwin, Christine Jorgensen, Dyke Action Machine, Queer Nation, Rusty Mae Moore, Transy House
    Description: After purchasing a house in Park Slope in the 1980's to be closer to her kids, Dr. Rusty Mae Moore and Chelsea Goodwin opened their home to homeless trans folk. Transy House, as it was called, aime...
  2. Facing Discrimination, Organizing for Freedom: the Transgender Community

    Collection: Phyllis Frye Collection
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Frye, Phyllis Randolph
    Date: 2000
    Topics: Activists, Anti-transgender violence, Bathrooms, Civil rights, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Employment discrimination, Gender, Harassment, Hate crimes, Homelessness, Law, Liberation movements, Personal and family law, Police brutality, Prisoners, Social exclusion, Stonewall riots, Transgender community, Transgender movement, Transgender people, Transgender rights
    Subject: 1979 March on Washington, Anne Osborn, Brandon Teena, Chai Feldblum, Dallas Denny, Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), FTM International, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), International Bill of Gender Rights (IBGR), International Conference on Transgender Law & Employment Policy (ICTLEP), International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE), Jane Ellen, JoAnn Roberts, JoAnna McNamara, Lavender Law Conference, Louis G. Sullivan, March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Rights, Mary Frances Fairfax, Merrissa Sherrill Lynn, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), National Gender Lobbying Day, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), Phyllis Randolph Frye, Sharon Stuart, Stonewall 25, Susan Stryker, The National Lesbian and Gay Law Association (NLGLA), Title VII, Transgender Law Conference, Transsexual Menace, Tri-Ess Society for the Second Self, Tyra Hunter, Virginia Prince
    Description: from the textbook CREATING CHANGE: PUBLIC POLICY, AND CIVIL RIGHTS, Edited by John D'Emilio, William B. Turner and Urvashi Vaid, St. Martins Press, 2000, ISBN: 0-312-24375-8
  3. Jamie Bauer Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Bauer, Jamie
    Date: Jun. 5, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Age, Childhood, Civil rights, Clothing, Coming out, Dating, Demonstrations, Drugs, Ethnic groups, FtMs, Gay rights, Gender diversity, Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Lesbian community, Liberation movements, Politics, Racism, Relationships, Therapists, Transgender community, Transitioning, Transphobia, Violence, Work situation
    Subject: ACT-UP, Anita Bryant, Jamie Bauer, Women's Pentagon Action
    Description: Jamie Bauer recounts their childhood and adolescence growing up in New York City’s Stuyvesant Town, resisting family pressure to conform to normative gender expressions and discovering butch femme ...
  4. Josephine Perez Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Keyes, Anna, Perez, Josephine
    Date: Mar. 23, 2018
    Topics: Abuse, Activists, Childhood, Coming out, Drag, Employment discrimination, Ethnic groups, Families, Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Housing, LGBTI community, MtFs, Organisations, Police, Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual orientation, Street violence, Substance abuse, Transgender community, Transgender prostitutes, Transgender youth, Transitioning, Transphobia
    Subject: Audre Lorde Project
  5. 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...
  6. Paris Milane Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Milane, Paris
    Date: Jun. 22, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Change of name, Childhood, Clothing, Colleges, Crimes, Ethnic groups, Families, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Hormones, Housing, MtFs, Organisations, Sex workers, Stealth, Substance abuse, Support groups, Transgender community, Unemployment, Violence
    Subject: Housing Works, Paris Milane
    Description: Paris shares her experience of growing up in Atlanta and starting to “live her truth” at a young age. She recalls finding reassurance in a community of other Black trans women for the first time an...
  7. Sophie Cadle Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Cadle, Sophie, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Aug. 6, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Activists, Family members, Friendships, Gender identity, Homelessness, Imprisonment, Mental health, Relationships, Substance abuse, Transgender people
    Description: Activist/consultant Sophie Cadle talks to Sebaástian Castro Niculescu about their struggles throughout their life with their family, relationships, homelessness, incarceration, and substance abuse....
  8. Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Van Ness, Lorenzo, Asapansa-Johnson Walker, Tanya
    Date: Apr. 2, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Army, Bullying, Childhood, Christianity, Discrimination, Ethnic groups, Femininity, Gender identity, Harassment, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Homophobia, Hormones, LGBTI community, Migration, MtFs, Nurses, Oppression, Passing, Politics, Racism, Resistance movements, Sex workers, Sexual harassment, Sexuality, Social exclusion, Social workers, Substance abuse, Transgender people, Transphobia, Violence
    Subject: Karen Burstein, Paris Is Burning, Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker
    Description: Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker is a co-founder of the New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG). Here, she shares her history of LGB and trans activism in New York City. Born on Staten Island, Mis...