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  1. Interview with Gia Love

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Love, Gia
    Date: Apr. 11, 2019
    Topics: African diaspora, African-americans, Black people, Bullying, Butches, Childhood, Crossdressing, Debates, Drag balls, Femininity, Foster children, Gender, Gender diversity, Homelessness, Homophobia, Hormones, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Mothers, Racism, Sexism, Sexual abuse, Special education, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia, Violence, Women
    Subject: Butch Queen, City College, Destination Tomorrow, Ginovia, Greenlight Hub, Harlem United, Harvard University, House of Bacardi, House of Juicy, House of Louboutin, House of McQueen, Islan Nettles, Kalem Lord, Malcolm X, Marist College, Martin Luther King Jr., New York Urban Debate League (NYUDL), Paris Is Burning, Sundance, TQ, Uber
    Description: Gia Love reflects on her life in the kiki ball scene, an underground queer and trans dance community in New York City. In kiki, particularly the House of Juicy, Gia found deep friendships and a sup...
  2. Interview with Hannah Baer

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Baer, Hannah
    Date: Feb. 19, 2019
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Buddhism, Capitalism, Femininity, Feminists, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Group relations training, Health care, Higher education, Homophobia, Insurance, Judaism, Masculinity, Microaggressions, Music, Plastic surgery, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Racism, Sexism, Social media, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia, Writers
    Subject: Against Me!, Eileen Fisher, Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS), Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ), Joseph Stern Center for Social Responsibility (JCC), Transcend Legal
  3. Interview with Iele Paloumpis

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Paloumpis, Iele
    Date: Mar. 6, 2019
    Topics: Abuse, Androgyny, Baptist church, Childhood, Christianity, Dancers, Disabilities, Eastern orthodox churches, Education, Humanistic, Gay theology, Gender diversity, Gender studies, HIV/AIDS, Homophobia, Liberation theology, Occultism, Pronoun, Sexually abused children, Spirituality, Terminal care, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transphobia, Working class
    Subject: Arts and Literact Program, Coalition for Hispanic Family Services, End-of-Life Doula, Hollins University
  4. Interview with Isabelle Wedin

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Wedin, Isabelle
    Date: Oct. 31, 2016
    Topics: Androgyny, Anxiety, Assigned gender, Biotechnology, Bisexuals, Bullying, Children, Coming out, Crossdressing, Depression, Discrimination, Divorce, Education, Employment discrimination, Estrogen, Femininity, Gender dysphoria, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Gender role, Harassment, Heteronormativity, Heterosexuality, Homophobia, Hormone therapy, Indigenous peoples, Intersex, Law, Lesbian identity, LGBTI community, Marriage, Masculinity, Medical interventions, Medicalisation, MtFs, Passing, Plays, Police, Racially mixed people, Racism, Sexism, Sexual harassment, Slavery, Social justice, Spironolactone, Support groups, Swimwear, Transgender people, Transphobia, Two-spirit people, Volunteering
    Subject: Alliance Defending Freedom, Allina Health Systems, Avery Edison, Catherine Graffam, Free CeCe, Google Hangouts, Informational Technology, Julia Serano, June Taylor, MetaFilter, National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), RJ Reynolds Tobacco
    Description: Isabelle Wedin is from Long Island, New York, was assigned male at birth, and identifies as a lesbian woman. Wedin doesn’t have any kids, and she’s been married for 9 years now. She cross-dressed i...
  5. Interview with Lou Weaver

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Weaver, Lou
    Date: Dec. 9, 2016
    Topics: Adoption, Bullying, Change of name, Coming out, Family members, FtMs, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Health insurance, Homophobia, Hormone therapy, Hormones, Human rights, Hysterectomy, Identity, Masculinity, Patriarchy, Polycystic ovary syndrome, Pregnancy, Relationships, Same-sex marriage, Sexuality, Sports, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: Caitlyn Jenner, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), RuPaul
    Description: Lou Weaver identifies as a queer trans man and was assigned female at birth. He was born in 1970 and raised in El Centro, California. He was also adopted. Weaver then moved to Denver, Colorado when...
  6. Interview with Mx. Enigma

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Enigma, Mx.
    Date: Mar. 3, 2019
    Topics: Arab-Israeli conflict, Change of name, Class struggle, Coming out, Gender diversity, Gender role, Homophobia, Jews, Judaism, Orthodox Judaism, Pronoun, Religions, Spirituality, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transphobia, Zionism
    Subject: Ali Forney Center, Art and Acceptance, Footsteps, Manhattan Neighbor and Network, Marsha's House
    Description: Mx.Enigma aka Je'Jae Cleopatra Daniels (They/Them) discusses their ostracism growing up in a Orthodox Jewish community for their race, class & gender, their later experiences of homelessness, findi...
  7. Interview with Qui Dorian Alexander

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Alexander, Qui Dorian
    Date: Sep. 11, 2017
    Topics: Bible, Black people, Dating, Depression, FtMs, Gay men, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Homophobia, Hormone therapy, Imprisonment, Lesbians, Masculinity, Oppression, Parents of transgender people, Partners of transgender people, Sexuality, Support groups, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia
    Subject: Adrienne Maree, Brown Boi Project, Charlene Arcila, Emergent Strategy, Mazzoni Center, Reg Ju, Ryan Li Dahlstrom, Tiq Milan, Trans Health Conference
    Description: Qui Dorian Alexander identifies as a gay and pansexual black trans masculine person and as non-binary FTM, female-to-male. They use they/them and he/him pronouns. He grew up speaking Spanish as his...
  8. Interview with Rachel Schroeder

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Schroeder, Rachel
    Date: Feb. 23, 2016
    Topics: Anxiety, Bisexual identity, Bisexuality, Body building, Child custody, Children, Counseling, Crossdressing, Depression, Divorce, Electrolysis, Family members, Femininity, Gay pride, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Health insurance, Homophobia, Hormone therapy, Hormones, Intersectionality (Sociology), Intolerance, Lesbian identity, Marriage, Medication, MtFs, Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, Self-acceptance, Social exclusion, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia
    Subject: City of Lakes Crossgender Community (CLCC), Janitorial Company, Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition
    Description: Rachel Schroeder identifies as trans was assigned male at birth. She grew up in Burnsville, Minnesota in a trailer park and worked on her grandparent’s farm. She experimented with crossdressing at ...
  9. Interview with Raquel Willis

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Willis, Raquel
    Date: Jun. 7, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Assigned gender, Black people, Coming out, Counseling, Dating, Drag, Drag kings, Family members, Femininity, Feminism, FtMs, Gay identity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Gender role, Homophobia, Hormone therapy, Masculinity, MtFs, Religions, Religious texts, Role behaviour, Sexism, Southern States, Sports, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia, Writers
    Subject: Black Girl Dangerous, RuPaul, Trans Advocacy Organization, Transgender Law Center
    Description: Raquel Willis is a black southern transgender queer woman from Augusta, Georgia who was raised Catholic. Her mom was an educator for almost 30 years at Augusta Technical College while her dad worke...
  10. Interview with Raymond Rea

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Raymond, Rea
    Date: Oct. 16, 2016
    Topics: Addictions, AIDS activists, Clothing, College teachers, Communities, Family members, Feminism, Film, FtMs, Gay culture, Gay pride, Gender diversity, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Gender minorities, Gender realignment surgery, HIV/AIDS, Homophobia, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Masculinity, Middle class, Misogyny, Punk, Relationships, Self-repression, Sexism, Skinheads, Social classes, Stigmatisation, Substance abuse, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: Harvey Milk
    Description: Raymond Rea was born in the 1960s. He identifies as a queer trans male and was assigned female at birth. He was born in upstate New York and then moved to Concord, Massachusetts, a small middle-to-...
  11. Interview with Robbi Ann Mecus

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Mecus, Robbi Ann
    Date: Aug. 23, 2019
    Topics: Anti-gay violence, Anti-transgender violence, Bathrooms, Crossdressing, Disabilities, Drag, Family members, Femininity, Forest rangers, Gay pride, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Gentrification, Health care, Homophobia, Internalised homophobia, Lesbians, LGBTI community, Machismo, Masculinity, Parenthood, Passing, Police, Pronoun, Racism, Religions, Roman catholicism, Secrecy, Sexism, Siblings, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia, Transsexual people, Visibility
    Subject: 2017 Women's March, Bizarre Bushwick, Donald Trump, Kate Bornstein, Renee Richards, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Second Serve, Stonewall, The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), Trans Day of Action
    Description: In this interview, Robbi Ann Mecus describes her journey from growing up with her family, experiencing gender dysphoria in a working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York City, to living as her ...
  12. Interview with Sage

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Sage
    Date: May 9, 2019
    Topics: Baptist church, Butches, Children, Christianity, Coming out, Conferences, Discrimination, Feminism, Flags--Confederate States of America, Gender, Homophobia, Internet, Judaism, Libraries, Microaggressions, Paganism, Pronoun, Racism, Religions, Rural areas, Social classes, Social justice, Taoism, Trade unions, Transgender people, Women's colleges, Youth literature
    Subject: American Library Association, LGBT Workers Association, Proposition 8, Stonewall 50, Tumblr
    Description: Sage discusses their growing up in a conservative evangelical Christian family in the Appalachia Mountains of Virginia, breaking from their family's religion through encountering children's and you...
  13. Interview with Susan Stryker

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Stryker, Susan
    Date: Oct. 22, 2019
    Topics: Activists, AIDS activists, BDSM, Childhood, Crossdressing, Ethnic groups, Historians, Homophobia, Hormones, Leather community, Lesbian culture, Lesbians, Masculinity, Military, Mormonism, Peace movement, Sex workers, Social classes, Trade unions, Transgender people, Transgender studies
    Subject: Blue Jeans Day, Christine Jorgensen, Dear Abby, Gay Activist Alliance, Gay and Lesbian Historical Society, Gay Pieere, I Want What I Want, Janice Raymond, Leslie Feinberg, Patrick Califia-Rice, Perversion: The Erotic Form of Hatred, Renee Richards, Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Transgender Studies Quarterly (TSQ), The Transsexual Empire: the Making of the She-Male, Transgender Liberation: A Movement whose Time has Come, Victor Silverman
  14. Interview with Taya Mitchell

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Mitchell, Taya
    Date: Apr. 6, 2016
    Topics: African American transgender people, Appearance, Assigned gender, Bathrooms, Black race--Color, Bullying, Clothing, Coming out, Families, Femininity, Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, Homophobia, Hormone therapy, Identification cards, Inclusive education, Language, Medical care, Privilege (Social psychology), Racism, Representation, Reproduction, Schools, Social media, Surgery, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: Black Lives Matter (BLM), Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, OutFront Minnesota
    Description: Taya Mitchell is a performance artist and community organizer who was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. In this oral history, she shares many of her experiences with being homeschooled; bullying ...
  15. Interview with Tourmaline

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Tourmaline
    Date: Sep. 18, 2019
    Topics: Ableism, Artists, Black people, Black power, Black studies, Christianity, Discrimination, Film, Gender diversity, Gender role, Gentrification, HIV-positive people, HIV/AIDS, Homophobia, Housing, Kwanzaa, Prisons, Pronoun, Racism, Religions, Trade unions, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: Atlanta is a Sea of Bones, Black Panthers, Critical Resistance 10 (CR 10), Curb Resistance, David Farwell, Diane Davies, Faith Soloway, FIERCE, Happy Birthday, Marsha, Invaders, Jay Toole, Joseph DeFilippis, Legacy of Bones, Marcus Garvey, Marsha P. Johnson, Miss Egyptt, Miss Major, Mudbound, Ola Osaze, Queers for Economic Justice, Sasha Warsal, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, Taking Freedom Home, The Door, The House of Lady Snow, Veterans Affairs (VA), Welfare Warriors, Women's Liberation Front