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  1. Abigail B. Thomas Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Ortiz, Natalia, Thomas, Abigail B.
    Date: Apr. 29, 2017
    Topics: Bullying, Gender diversity, LGBTI community, Mental health, Passing, People with disabilities, Racism, Sexual assault, Sexual child abuse, Sexual orientation, Special education, Transgender children, Transgender identity, Transgender people, Transgender rights, Transitioning
    Subject: Abigail B. Thomas, Janet Mock
  2. AJ Lewis Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Lewis, AJ, Tennenbaum, Ric
    Date: Jul. 19, 2017
    Topics: Change of name, Childhood, Christianity, Coming out, Cross-cultural relationships, Dating, Educators, Employment discrimination, Families, FtMs, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Higher education, Hormones, LGBTI community, Literature, Masculinity, Media, Music, Night life, Oral history, Passing, Public services, Schools, Trade unions, Transgender people, Transitioning, Violence
    Subject: AJ Lewis, Housing Works
  3. Anna Keyes Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Maya, Elliott, Keyes, Anna
    Date: Jul. 14, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Artists, Bullying, Childhood, Colleges, Coming out, Depression, Ethnic groups, Families, Film, Film studies, Gender identity, Gender relations, Gender role, Health care, Hormones, MtFs, Passing, Public space, Relationships, Representation, Self-acceptance, Social media, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning
    Subject: Anna Keyes
  4. Carla Roldos Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Roldos, Carla, Keyes, Anna
    Date: Apr. 18, 2018
    Topics: Appearance, Death and dying, Drag balls, Employment discrimination, Gender realignment surgery, HIV/AIDS, Hormones, LGBTI community, Mental health, MtFs, Nursing, Passing, Politics, Public safety, Role models, Support groups, Transgender people
    Subject: Gay mother
    Description: In an interview with Anna Keyes, trans woman Carla Roldos talks about her experiences transitioning and becoming a member of the trans community in New York City. Roldos specifically discusses the ...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Evan Schwartz Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Schwartz, Evan, Tennenbaum, Ric
    Date: Jul. 29, 2017
    Topics: Artists, Bars, Childhood, Coming out, Crossdressing, Families, FtMs, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Health care, Hormones, Marriage, Masculinity, Passing, Photography, Transitioning
    Subject: Evan Schwartz, Pratt University
  9. Gykyira Shoy Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Shoy, Gykyira
    Date: Feb. 15, 2017
    Topics: Abuse, AIDS education, Drag queens, Education, Employment discrimination, Ethnic groups, Gender diversity, LGBTI community, MtFs, Music, Passing, Sex workers, Transitioning, Visibility
    Description: Gykyira Shoy is the Program Director of New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG). Here, she describes her experience as a trans person of color and her work as an activist, engaged in justice st...
  10. Izzy Mustafa Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Awad, Nadia, Mustafa, Izzy
    Date: Apr. 11, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Childhood, Coming out, Ethnic groups, FtMs, Gender diversity, Identity, Intersex, Islam, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Passing, Politics, Religious right, Representation, Social norms, Training programs, Transgender people, Transitioning, Visibility
    Description: Izzy's family-life intertwines heavily with his oral history and coming out process. The middle child of a Muslim-Palestinian man and Christian-American woman, he talks about the particular ways ea...
  11. Jay London Toole Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Toole, Jay London, Kerr, Ted
    Date: Jun. 15, 2016
    Topics: Appearance, Arrests, Butches, Childhood, Coming out, Criminalisation, Crisis centres, Drugs, Families, Gender diversity, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Homeless people, Homelessness, Imprisonment, LGBTI community, Passing, Police, Prostitution, Sexual child abuse, Stigmatisation
    Subject: Jay London Toole
    Description: Jay Toole describes her experiences of queer homelessness in New York City. Born in the South Bronx, she became homeless as a child due to the circumstances of her family and identity as a stone bu...
  12. Jules Skloot Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Skloot, Jules, Dicken, Matthew
    Date: Dec. 13, 2018
    Topics: Appearance, Arts and entertainment occupations, Crossdressing, Educators, Gender fluid, Passing, Transgender people
    Subject: Leslie Feinberg
    Description: Jules Skloot talks to Matthew Dicken about his childhood and development of his gender identity, particularly his experiences with crossdressing and passing as a male at an early age. Over time, Sk...
  13. Kyle Lukoff Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Lukoff, Kyle, Tennenbaum, Ric
    Date: Jun. 21, 2017
    Topics: Body image, Body politics, Books, Change of name, Childhood, Colleges, Coming out, Eating disorders, FtMs, Health care, Hormones, Internet, Librarians, Literature, Mental health, Passing, Representation, Schools, Therapies, Transitioning, Transphobia
    Subject: Caitlyn Jenner, Kyle Lukoff
  14. Luce Lincoln Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Awad, Nadia, Lincoln, Luce
    Date: Jul. 25, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Anarchism, Appearance, Coming out, Ethnic groups, Families, Film, Gender diversity, Immigrant youth, LGBTI community, Passing, Schools, Self-acceptance, Transgender people, Travel, Youth organisations
    Subject: Kate Bornstein, Leslie Feinberg, Luce Lincoln
  15. Margaret Berg Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Berg, Margaret, Anshel, Rafaela
    Date: Sep. 5, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Alcoholism, Androgyny, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Crossdressing, Families, Friendships, Gay identity, Gender identity, Health care, Labelling, Medical interventions, MtFs, Passing, Religions, Schools, Self-acceptance, Sexuality, Stealth, Suicidal behavior, Therapists, Transgender community, Transitioning, Transphobia, Transsexual people
    Subject: Christine Jorgensen, Gender Identity Project, Margaret Berg