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  1. Carmelita Nass Interview Transcript

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: Davis, Bob
    Date: Oct. 28, 1996
    Topics: Arrests, Drag, Drag queens, Gangs, Night life, Sexuality
    Subject: Billy DeVoe, Blue Lou, Carmelita Nass, Carol Wallace, Charles Pearce, Charlotte Valenti, Danny Barker, George Buchanan, Harvey Lee, Hoyt Bass, Jim Bailey, Jimmy Calloway, Lee Carr, Li Kar, Ray Bourbon, Reed Alexander, Russell Reed, Val DeVere
  2. Charles Lewis Interview Transcript

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: Gabriel, Paul
    Date: Feb. 8, 1997
    Topics: Bars, Beat generation, Coming out, Drugs, Gay community, Gay identity, Gender realignment surgery, Help lines, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Intersex, Liberation movements, Lutheranism, Night life, Passing, Police, Prostitution, Religions, Same-sex marriage, Sexual assault, Transsexual people
    Subject: American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Sociological Association (ASA), Beaux Arts Ball, Bill Black, Bill Grace, Bill Johnson, Bill May, Bill Plath, California Hall, Cecil Williams, Charles Lewis, Citizens Alert, Clay Caldwell, Council on Religion and the Homosexual, Daughters of Bilitis, Don Lucas, Don Stuart, Elliot Blackstone, Frank Kameny, Glide Memorial Methodist Church, Guy Straight, Herb Donaldson, Hospitality House, Jeff Johnson, Jim Lancaster, Jo Chadwick, Joel Workens, Mattachine Society, Nancy May, Night Ministry, North Beach Mission, Robert Cromey, Ron Lucas, Sally Stanford, Society for Individual Rights (SIR), Tavern Guild, Ted McIlvenna, Tom Dobson
  3. Image Object Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Object, Image, Dicken, Matthew
    Date: Mar. 19, 2018
    Topics: Appearance, Arts and entertainment occupations, Gender identity, Night life, Sexuality
    Description: In this interview conducted by Matthew Dicken, Image Object (this individual does not have pronouns per the individual's own request) discusses childhood and development, exploring gender identity,...
  4. J. Soto Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Soto, J., Milks, M. Henry
    Date: Oct. 20, 2016
    Topics: Acceptance, Artists, Arts, Childhood, Christianity, Coming out, Ethnic groups, Families, FtMs, Gay community, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Language, Migration, Night life, Relationships, Social exclusion, Transgender community, Transitioning
    Subject: J. Soto
    Description: J. Soto recounts his evolving understanding of gender and identity along his eastward migration across the United States. Born and raised in the Bay Area, J. attended graduate school in Chicago, IL...
  5. Jose Sarria Interview Transcript (1997)

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: Gabriel, Paul
    Date: Jul. 9, 1997
    Topics: Crossdressing, Drag queens, Gay community, Night life, Sexual child abuse
    Subject: Finocchio's Club, Harry Benjamin, Henry Von Dykoff, Imperial Court, Larry Buttwinick, Lee Ackerman, William Bliss
  6. Kiara St. James Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, St. James, Kiara
    Date: Mar. 6, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Activists, Black people, Childhood, Christianity, Civil rights, Drag queens, Education, Families, Femmes, Foster families, Gender identity, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Hormones, Intimate partner violence, MtFs, Night life, Organisations, Politics, Poverty, Racism, Sex workers, Transgender community, Transgender rights, Transitioning, Transphobia
    Subject: Housing Works, Kiara St. James, New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG)
    Description: Kiara St. James is the CEO and a co-founder of New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG). Here, she recalls the experiences throughout her life that inform her activism and advocacy today as a tr...
  7. Ky Platt Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Van Ness, Lorenzo, Platt, Ky
    Date: Apr. 6, 2017
    Topics: Adoption, Advertising campaigns, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Ethnic diversity, Ethnic groups, Families, FtMs, Gender identity, Masculinity, Night life, Relationships, Transgender children, Transgender community, Transgender parents
    Subject: Prince
    Description: Ky Platt is a mixed-race, transgender comedian and author. Originally from Hamilton, Ohio, Ky has been active in the NYC LGBTQ+ community since the 1990s. In this interview, Ky recounts his experie...
  8. Kyle Katz Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Yesner, Lenni, Katz, Kyle
    Date: Apr. 29, 2017
    Topics: Butches, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Depression, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Health care, Hormones, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Night life, Relationships, Single parent families, Transgender people, Transitioning
    Subject: Kyle Katz
  9. Mackenzie Reynolds Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Reynolds, Mackenzie, Tennenbaum, Ric
    Date: Jul. 23, 2017
    Topics: Beauty standards, Bullying, Child abuse, Christianity, Clothing, Coming out, Country and western music, Families, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Judaism, Legal name , Night life, Rabbis, Religions, Social classes, Transitioning, Work situation
    Subject: Mackenzie Reynolds
    Description: Mackenzie Reynolds is Jewish leader and participant in New York queer life. Beginning with their membership in United Methodist Church in Spokane, Washington, Reynolds has explored their faith and ...
  10. Melissa Sklarz Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Sklarz, Melissa, Tennenbaum, Ric
    Date: Jul. 5, 2017
    Topics: Bathrooms, Civil rights, Crossdressing, Elections, Ethnic groups, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Homelessness, Hormones, Isolation, Lobbying, MtFs, Night life, Politics, Public sex, Public space, Representation, Schools, Sex workers, Stigmatisation, Substance abuse, Transgender people, Transgender rights, Transitioning, Visibility
    Subject: Caitlyn Jenner, Christine Jorgensen, Gay and Lesbian Independent Democrats, GenderPAC, Kate Bornstein, Laverne Cox, Melissa Sklarz, Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, Riki Anne Wilchins, Stonewall Democrats
    Description: Melissa Sklarz was the first transgender elected official in New York, having been a judicial delegate since the 1990s. She has served on many trans rights legislative committees, including the Sto...
  11. Memory Circle: Remembering Bryn Kelly

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Scholl, Zachary, Barton, Joss, Lewis, AJ, Kerr, Theodore, Clark, Naomi, Liederman, Katie, Crandall, Maxe, Parker, Chris, Cage, Diana, Shulman, Sarah, Novack, Rebecca, Blasdel, Gaines
    Date: Aug. 20, 2016
    Topics: Activists, AIDS phobia, Artists, Blogs, Christianity, Colleges, Coming out, Depression, Discrimination, Families, Gender identity, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Hormones, Hospitals, Isolation, Marriage, MtFs, Music groups, Night life, Relationships, Self-help, Smoking, Solidarity, Suicide, Tarot, Transgender community, Transgender culture, Transitioning, Transphobia, Writers
    Subject: ACT-UP, Bryn Kelly, Lambda Literary Retreat, Testo Junkie
    Description: Story sharers include: Katie Liederman, Diana Cage, Maxe Crandall, Chris Parker, Naomi Clark, Gaines Blasdel, AJ Lewis, Zachary Scholl, Rebecca Novack, Joss Barton, Sarah Shulman / / Friends of pro...
  12. Miss Major on Stonewall

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Transgender Oral History Project
    Creator:
    Date: Jun. 27, 2015
    Topics: Activists, Arrests, Courts, Gay culture, Night life, Police, Stonewall riots, Transgender people, Violence
    Subject: Stonewall
    Description: Miss Major, an anti prison activist for decades, reflects on her experience during the Stonewall Riots of 1969.
  13. Renee Imperato Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Torres, Andy, Dicken, Matthew, Imperato, Renee
    Date: Apr. 29, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Anti-racism, Childhood, Drag community, Gender identity, Labour, Liberation movements, MtFs, Night life, People with physical disabilities, Taxi drivers, Trade unions, Transgender rights, Violence
    Subject: 220 Club, Black Lives Matter, Leslie Feinberg, Renee Imperato
    Description: Born in NYC, Reneé Imperato, is a proud anti racist, pro union trans woman who has lived her life fighting for the rights of others. In this interview she shares her memories of growing up in New Y...
  14. Santos Arce Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Arce, Santos, Van Ness, Lorenzo
    Date: Jul. 14, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Child abuse, Childhood, Class struggle, Clothing, Coming out, Families, Friendships, FtMs, Gender identity, Hormones, Labour, Latinos, Lesbian identity, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Music, Music groups, Musicians, Night life, Relationships, Sex education, Sexual orientation, Sexuality, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Description: Santos, a bassist and sex educator, shares the story of his life in New York City, from his strict upbringing in East New York in the 80's, to his introduction to the punk and hardcore scene in the...
  15. 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...