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  1. 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...
  2. Dean Spade Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Spade, Dean, Awad, Nadia
    Date: Apr. 24, 2017
    Topics: Demonstrations, Feminists, Foster parents, Gay pride, Gender diversity, Health care, Hormones, Immigration, Imprisonment, Lawyers, Lesbians, LGBTI community, Peace movement, Spirituality
    Subject: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Audre Lorde Project, CUNY Law School, Dean Spade, FIERCE, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), National LGBTQ Task Force, Queers for Economic Justice, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), University of California Santa Cruz
    Description: Dean Spade relates his journey and politicization first through the support of his mother in conservative Virginia, his first tastes of feminism and increasingly his work to provide support and res...
  3. El Roy Red Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Red, El Roy, Holmes, Zoe
    Date: Mar. 30, 2017
    Topics: Abuse, Adoption, Body image, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Ethnic groups, Families, Femininity, Gay liberation, Gender diversity, Higher education, Immigration, Isolation, Passing, Poetry, Sexuality, Substance abuse
    Subject: El Roy Red, Ponderosa Movement and Discovery, University of Pittsburgh
    Description: El Roy Red is a poet who has lived in New York City for three years. Red begins the interview by discussing her self-expression through a unique sense of style and how she found her voice as a writ...
  4. 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, 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...
  5. Interview with Geena Rocero

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Rocero, Geena
    Date: Nov. 16, 2016
    Topics: Anthropology, Assigned gender, Bullying, Contraception, Cultures, Families, Femininity, Femmes, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, Hormone therapy, Hormones, Immigration, Indigenous peoples, Lectures, LGBTI rights, MtFs, Olympic games, Pageants, Passing, Photographic models, Poverty, Racism, Roman catholicism, Self-acceptance, Sexual harassment, Stealth, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia
    Subject: Asian Pacific Wellness Center, Babaylan, Bakla, Beutiful as I Want to Be, Caitlyn Jenner, Ferdinand Magellan, Gender Proud, Janet Mock, Jazz Jennings, Jeffrey Caliendo, Lauren Foster, Mahu, Papuan
    Description: Geena Rocero was raised in the Philippines and grew up poor in a small neighborhood in the metro city of Makati with three siblings and her parents. Realizing she identified as a girl at 4 or 5 yea...
  6. Interview with Jules Gleeson

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Gleeson, Jules
    Date: Nov. 4, 2019
    Topics: Academics, Activists, Anime, Arab-Israeli conflict, Black people, Capitalism, Childhood, Comic books, strips, etc., Coming out, Communism, Cults, Discrimination, Feminism, Gay clergy, Gay men, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Health care, Hormone therapy, Hormones, Immigration, Internet, Intersex, LGBTI community, Liberation theology, Literature, Night life, Peace movement, Physical affection, Police, Racism, Right-wing extremists, Roman catholicism, Sexual harassment, Social media, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Subject: Amnesty International Club, Anti-Scientology, British National Party, Donald Trump, Fairy Tales, Group of Eight (G8), Hillary Clinton, Historical Materialism Conference, Jesus College Cambridge, Julius, King's College London, New York Police Department (NYPD), Osteoporosis, Palestine, Stonewall, United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Werewolf The Apocalypse
  7. Interview with McKenzie Wark

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Wark, McKenzie
    Date: Jun. 20, 2019
    Topics: Abortion, Bisexuality, Childhood, Children, Cruising, Drugs, Femininity, Gay men, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Hormones, Immigration, Journalists, Mardi gras, Marxism, Masculinity, MtFs, Parents, Peace movement, Pronoun, Punk, Relationships, Sexuality, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transgender studies, Transitioning, Upbringing, Writers
    Subject: Christen Clifford, Kathy Acker, Macquarie University, The New School of Social Reserach, Ugenia College, University of Technology Sydney
  8. Interview with Raffi Marhaba

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Marhaba, Raffi
    Date: Feb. 26, 2019
    Topics: Activists, Asylum migration, Bisexuality, Change of name, Childhood, Drugs, Gender diversity, Immigration, Language, Lesbian identity, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Mental health, Microaggressions, Pronoun, Psychotherapy, Self-mutilation, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia, Verbal abuse
  9. Naz Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Naz, Awad, Nadia
    Date: Apr. 20, 2017
    Topics: Arts and entertainment occupations, Childhood, Class struggle, Clothing, Colleges, Communities, Employment discrimination, Ethnic groups, Families, Gender diversity, Homosexuality, Identity, Immigration, Islam, Labour, Politics, Refugees, Schools, Sexuality, Sports, Substance abuse, Transgender people, Transitioning
    Description: Naz is a gender non-conforming queer artist who works around in between spaces. They were born in Iran into a middle class muslim family, and followed their parents to the United States as a child ...
  10. Phoenix Danger Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Danger, Phoenix
    Date: Apr. 24, 2017
    Topics: Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Demonstrations, Employment discrimination, Ethnic groups, Families, Gay-straight alliances, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, Immigration, Labour, Multiculturalism, Politics, Racism, Relationships, Substance abuse, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transphobia
    Subject: Babeland, Phoenix Danger
    Description: Phoenix Danger was active in the successful unionization campaign at Babeland, a NYC sex toy shop. In this interview, they recount their early life in suburban New York as the child of Filipino imm...