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  1. Amaree Jael Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Jael, Amaree, Maya, Elliott
    Date: Aug. 15, 2016
    Topics: Bigender people, Black people, Bullying, Homophobia, Isolation, Parents of transgender people, Poverty, Race identity, Racism, Sexuality, Slavery, Social exclusion, Transgender community, Transitioning, Transsexual people, Verbal abuse, Visibility
    Subject: Amaree Jael
  2. Carolyn Connolly Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Connolly, Carolyn, O'Brien, Michelle Esther
    Date: Dec. 25, 2018
    Topics: Alcoholism, Coming out, Crossdressing, Drug abuse, Homophobia, Punk, Transgender people, Transsexualism
    Description: Carolyn Connolly begins with her difficult childhood in a blue-collar Irish-Italian family in Flatlands, Brooklyn, her entry into metal scenes of NYC, and her radicalization into the Love and Rage ...
  3. 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
  4. 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...
  5. Eli Oberman Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Oberman, Eli, Milks, M. Henry
    Date: Feb. 20, 2017
    Topics: Breast cancer, Bullying, Coming out, Depression, Families, Femininity, Feminism, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Health care, Homophobia, Hormones, Loneliness, Misogyny, Musicians, Passing, Patriarchy, Therapies, Transphobia
    Subject: Eli Oberman, The New School
    Description: Eli Oberman—one of, if not the first, trans-identified students at Eugene Lang— talks about coming out as one of two very different trans children to a family of feminists, misogyny in transmasculi...
  6. Michelle Esther O'Brien Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Kerr, Ted
    Date: Jan. 16, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Anarchism, Colleges, Coming out, Communism, Direct action, Environmentalism, Ethnic groups, Feminism, Gender diversity, Homophobia, Internet, Lesbian feminism, Lesbian separatism, Libraries, Mental health, MtFs, Organisations, Political movements, Politics, Racism, Science fiction, Sexuality, Social law, Sociology, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender youth, Travel, Welfare benefits
    Subject: bell hooks, Michelle Esther O'Brien
    Description: In this interview, Michelle O’Brien discusses milestones in her politicization: Ancient Forest Defense Network in the Pacific Northwest, highway blockades in Minnesota, trans healthcare organizing ...
  7. Naomi Clark Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Clark, Naomi
    Date: Mar. 3, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Bathrooms, Beauty standards, Change of name, Childhood, Coming out, Dating, Discrimination, Educators, HIV/AIDS, Homophobia, Internet forums, Isolation, LGBTI community, MtFs, Oppression, Parents, Politics, Representation, Social networking websites, Transgender people, Transitioning, Video games--Design, Work situation
    Subject: Judith Butler, Lambda Legal, Naomi Clark, Sylvia Rivera
    Description: Naomi Clark describes her work with hte Sylvia Rivera Law Project, the on-line trans and queer community Strap-On.org, and her career in video game design. She begins her oral history with her chil...
  8. Nogga Schwartz Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Adorian, Kristen, Schwartz, Nogga
    Date: May 26, 2018
    Topics: Atheism, Coming out, FtMs, Gender diversity, Homophobia, Hormone therapy, Immigrants, Internalised homophobia, Internet forums, Judaism, Language, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Online dating, Patriarchy, Social media, Transgender people
    Subject: Planet Out, Topher Gross
    Description: Kirsten Adorian interviews Nogga Schwartz, an Israeli immigrant who came out as trans as a teenager. He talks about lack of parental acceptance as an adolescent and the importance of the trans comm...
  9. Stella Dance Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Dance, Stella
    Date: Mar. 29, 2017
    Topics: Assigned gender, Autonomy, BDSM, Bullying, Childhood, Class struggle, Colleges, Coming out, Employment discrimination, Families, Femininity, Friendships, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Harassment, Homophobia, Hospitals, Learning difficulties, Mental health, Racism, Rape, Relationships, Schizophrenia, Schools, Sex parties, Sexual orientation, Sexuality, Suicide, Therapies, Trade unions, Work situation
    Subject: Stella Dance
    Description: Stella Dance is an educator, tarot-card reader, and professional dungeon monitor who currently works at the recently unionized Babeland sex toy boutique in New York City. In this interview they des...
  10. 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...