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  1. 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....
  2. 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...
  3. Shannon Harrington Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Lewis, AJ, Harrington, Shannon
    Date: Jul. 26, 2017
    Topics: AIDS organisations, Bars, Childhood, Discos, Drag, Drag balls, Drag queens, Entertainers, Events, Friendships, Fundraising, Gay community, HIV/AIDS, Labelling, Mafia, MtFs, Murders, Night life, Parents, Performing arts, Recreational drug use, Relationships, Transgender community, Travel, Wigs
    Subject: Bailey House, Boy Bar, Dorian Corey, God's Love We Deliver, International Chrysis, Lee Brewster, Shannon Harrington, Wigstock
    Description: Shannon Harrington is a wig master, hair chaser, and make-up artist who has been living in New York City for over 30 years. In this interview Miss Shannon provides meaningful and nuanced insight in...