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  1. Interview with Chishaun (CeCe) McDonald

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: McDonald, Chishaun Reed Mai'luv (CeCe)
    Date: Nov. 27, 2015
    Topics: Activists, Appearance, Assigned gender, Black people, Christianity, Coming out, Courts, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Families, Femmes, Gay boys, Gay identity, Gender dysphoria, Heteronormativity, HIV/AIDS, Hormone therapy, Hormones, Murders, Neonazism, Physical violence, Prisons, Racism, Relationships, Role behaviour, Sissies, Suicide, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia, Verbal abuse
    Subject: Angela Davis, Brandon Teena, Caitlyn Jenner, Christine Jorgensen, Dean Spade, Dorothy Day Shelter, Free CeCe, George Zimmerman, Honey Bear Royal, Howard Brown Center, Jerry Springer Show, Laverne Cox, Magic Johnson, Marci Bowers, Matthew Shepherd, Normal Life, The New Jim Crowe, Trayvon Martin
    Description: CeCe McDonald identifies as a black woman and was assigned male at birth. Her full name is Chrishaun Reed Mai’luv McDonald. She was 27 at the time of the interview and is the oldest of seven siblin...
  2. Interview with Elle Hearns

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Hearns, Elle
    Date: Feb. 7, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Black people, Bullying, Christianity, Coming out, Gay identity, Gender role, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Murders, Sexual assault, Suicide, Transgender people, Verbal abuse, Violence
    Subject: Anita Moore, Betty Skinner, Black Lives Matter (BLM), Brittany Nicole Kidd-Stergis, Cemia Dove, Cherno Biko, Dom Mockings, Erin Lange, GetEQUAL, John Crawford, Lourdes Ashley Hunter, Marsha P. Johnson Institute, Michael Brown, Michael David Battle, Sojourner Truth Leadership Fellowship for Black Trans Women, Sylvia Rivera, TGNCF, Tiffany Edwards, Trans Justice Funding Project, TransWomen of Color Collective, Tras Health Care Summit, Wriply Bennet
    Description: Elle Hearns identifies her gender as Black and her assigned birth as Black. She’s also identifies herself as a black trans woman. She was always tiny, she says, but in her mind, she was always big....
  3. Interview With Paulina Angel

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Angel, Paulina
    Date: Dec. 8, 2016
    Topics: Abuse, Assigned gender, Bullying, Coming out, Crossdressing, Families, Femininity, Gender identity, Hispanic Americans, Hormone therapy, Linguistics, Murders, Music, Online social networks, Passing, Politics, Pronoun, Role behaviour, Self medication, Self-acceptance, Social advocacy, Social movements, Transgender community, Transgender identity, Transgender people
    Subject: Fair Education Act, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), The Student Senate for California Community Colleges, Transgender Educational Resources
    Description: Paulina Angel is a Hispanic trans woman and musician originally from Indio, CA. Angel is an activist and organizer who has done work for multiple organizations including the Student Senate for Cali...
  4. Interview with Rona Love

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Love, Rona
    Date: Jul. 2, 2019
    Topics: Arts, Bisexual community, Butches, Child abuse, Drag community, FtMs, Gay community, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, Judaism, Kidnappings, Lesbians, LGBTI community, Mental health, MtFs, Murders, Music, Prison guards, Prisons, Self-respect, Sexual abuse, Slang, Street violence, Suicide, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning, Violence
    Subject: Black and Pink, Daniel Poliak, Director of Prison Justice Project, Hazel Katz, Mick King K, Parole Preparation Project, Sparkle, Tremont
    Description: Rona Love discusses her early childhood hardships, three decade long incarceration and experiences in psychiatric hospitals. She details abuse, violence and the extreme isolation of being a trans-f...
  5. Interview with Vanessa Sheridan

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Sheridan, Vanessa
    Date: Jul. 12, 2016
    Topics: Assigned gender, Black people, Coming out, Families, Fundamentalism, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Harassment, Hate crimes, Homophobia, Law, Murders, Partners, Performing arts, Racism, Religions, Socioeconomic characteristics, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia, Violence
    Subject: Caitlyn Jenner, Chaz Bono, City of Lakes Crossgender Community (CLCC), Crossing Over, HB2, Jerry Springer Show, Laura Jane Grace, Laverne Cox, Liberating the Transgendered Christian, Maury Povich, Phyllis Randolph Frye, Pulse Night Club, RuPaul, The Complete Guide to Transgender in the Workplace, Virginia Prince, Virginia Ramey Mollenkott
    Description: Vanessa Sheridan identifies as transgender and was assigned male at birth. She knew she was different from the age of 2 or 3 but didn’t understand what it meant at the time since she had no framewo...