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  1. Donna M. Cartwright Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Cartwright, Donna M., O'Brien, Michelle Esther
    Date: Dec. 23, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Activists, Arrests, Beauty standards, Colleges, Coming out, Crossdressing, Dating, Drag queens, Ethnic relations, Events, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, Labour movement, LGBTI movement, Marriage, Normalisation, Organisations, Secrecy, Sex workers, Sexuality, Social movements, Socialism, Stereotypes, Therapists, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender movement, Transgender people, Transgender prostitutes, Transgender rights, Transgender youth, Transitioning
    Subject: Brandon Teena, Christine Jorgensen, Donna M. Cartwright, Gender Right Advocacy Association of New Jersey (GRAANJ), GenderPAC, National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA), Pride at Work, Terence Stamp, The New York Times
    Description: Donna Cartwright discusses her long history in the labor movement, as a socialist militant, in leading roles in trans rights organizing and LGBTQ organizations. She recounts her 30 years spent as a...
  2. Interview with A. Kei Williams

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Williams, A. Kei
    Date: Apr. 8, 2019
    Topics: Arts, Black people, Black studies, Childhood, Coming out, Ethnic groups, Family members, Feminism, Gender identity, Healing, Identity, Islam, Labour, Organisations, Police, Politics, Prisons, Refugee centres, Religions, Slavery, Trade unions, Youth
    Subject: Aiyana Stanley Jones, Al Hernix, Black Lives Matter, Ferguson, Hamilton College, Harriet Tubman, Nation of Islam, Outerground, Sandra Bland, Swipe it Forward, Trevon Martin, Union Theological Seminary
  3. Interview with Alex Iantaffi

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Iantaffi, Alex, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Oct. 6, 2015
    Topics: Activists, Bisexual identity, Child abuse, Communism, Divorce, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, Immigration, Intimate partner violence, Marriage, Masculinity, Musicians, Parents, Piano, Roman catholicism, Therapists, Trade unions, Transgender people
    Subject: Alex Iantaffi, BiCon
    Description: Alex Iantaffi is a non-binary gender-queer trans-masculine person. In this oral history, he shares his experiences growing up in Rome in a working-class family; his identifications with and through...
  4. Interview with Cayden Betzig

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Betzig, Cayden
    Date: Jun. 12, 2019
    Topics: Childhood, Education, Family members, Gay men, Gender diversity, Health insurance, Hinduism, Homophobia, Hormones, Labour movement, Language, LGBTI community, Politics, Psychotherapy, Religions, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transgender youth, Transitioning, Visibility
    Subject: Callen-Lorde's Health Outreach to Teens Program, City Year, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), George Mason University, Hunter College, New York University (NYU), Student Labor Action Movement, United Federation of Teachers (UFT)
    Description: Cayden discusses his work as an untenured and trans educator. He reflects on his involvement in the NYC’s teacher’s union the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and the UFT’s social justice caucus...
  5. Interview with Farah Khimji

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Khimji, Farah
    Date: May 22, 2019
    Topics: African cultures, Aggression, Capitalism, Childhood, Coming out, Cultures, Family members, Feminists, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Gender role, Gujarati diaspora, Health care, Homophobia, Insurance, Islam, Labour movement, LGBTI community, Machismo, Marxism, Microaggressions, Pronoun, Religions, Trade unions, Transphobia
    Subject: Callen-Lorde Health Center, LIES, Teen Cosmo, Teen Vouge
    Description: Farah Khimji discusses living at the intersection of being non-binary, Ismaili Muslim and an atheist. They are the co-founder of LIES, a materialist feminist journal exploring theories and experien...
  6. Interview with Kate Doyle Griffths

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Griffiths, Kate Doyle
    Date: Apr. 9, 2019
    Topics: Activists, AIDS organisations, Biphobia, Black people, Black studies, Class struggle, Cruising, Divorce, Education, Family members, Parents, Peace movement, Politics, Pronoun, Queer theory, Racism, Social classes, Socialism, Strikes and lockouts, Trade unions
    Subject: 9/11 Terror Attacks, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Betsy Esch, Bob Hasegawa, Caddyshack, City University of New York (CUNY), Donna Cartwright, Elizabeth Esch, Greengrocer Organizing Campaign, Haverford College, Henrietta Hudson's, International Socialist Organization (ISO), Jules Gleeson, Julie Kushner, Limelight Disco, Occupy Wallstreet, Solidarity, Student Peace Coalition, Teamster Rank and File Education and Legal Defense Fund, Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU), United Automobile Workers (UAW), United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS), UPS Strike
    Description: "Kate Doyle Griffiths discusses their politicization as a socialist, bringing an anthropological lens to their political, personal and sexual life. Griffiths reflects on growing up in Housten, Texa...
  7. Interview with Lix Z

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Z, Lix
    Date: Jul. 17, 2019
    Topics: Activists, Anarchists, Archives, Black people, Body adornments, Cruising, Drag, Education, Eroticism, Exhibitionism, Fetishism, Gay pride week, Gender diversity, Heterosexuals, Leather community, Police, Punk, SM, Trade unions, Transgender community, Writers, Zines
    Subject: Blue Stocking, DIY Spaces, FTP Gay, Happy Fun Hideaway, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Maya Songbird, Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC), Queer/Trans Zinefest (QTZFest), Silent Barn, Socrates Sculpture Park, Telepathic Children, Time is the Thing a Body Move Through, Trans Play Party
  8. 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
  9. Interview with Paisley Currah

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Currah, Paisley
    Date: Jun. 27, 2019
    Topics: Activists, Birth certificates, Children, Conferences, Divorced people, Feminists, Gender, Gender role, Gender studies, HIV/AIDS, Internalised homophobia, Lesbian culture, Lesbians, LGBTI community, Marxism, Parents, Political science, Prisons, Religions, Rural areas, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender movement, Transgender people, Transgender studies, Women's studies, Zines
    Subject: ACT UP Ithaca, Biddy Martin, Carolyn Riccardi, Carrie Davis, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS), City University of New York (CUNY), Connor Brotus, David Valentine, Empire State Pride Agenda, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Jamison Green, Jennifer Levi, Joann Prinzivalli, Melissa Sklarz, Ned Brinkley, New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA), Pauline Park, Queens Homophile Association, Queer Nation, Roz Blumenthal, Sarah Schulman, Shannon Minter, Sierra Showman, Sophia Pazzos, Spencer Bergstedt, Susan Stryker, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), The Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act (SONDA), Trans Day of Action, Transgender Law and Policy Institute (TLPI), True Spirit Conference
  10. Interview with Robbi Ann Mecus

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Mecus, Robbi Ann
    Date: Aug. 23, 2019
    Topics: Anti-gay violence, Anti-transgender violence, Bathrooms, Crossdressing, Disabilities, Drag, Family members, Femininity, Forest rangers, Gay pride, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Gentrification, Health care, Homophobia, Internalised homophobia, Lesbians, LGBTI community, Machismo, Masculinity, Parenthood, Passing, Police, Pronoun, Racism, Religions, Roman catholicism, Secrecy, Sexism, Siblings, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia, Transsexual people, Visibility
    Subject: 2017 Women's March, Bizarre Bushwick, Donald Trump, Kate Bornstein, Renee Richards, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Second Serve, Stonewall, The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), Trans Day of Action
    Description: In this interview, Robbi Ann Mecus describes her journey from growing up with her family, experiencing gender dysphoria in a working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York City, to living as her ...
  11. Interview with Sage

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Sage
    Date: May 9, 2019
    Topics: Baptist church, Butches, Children, Christianity, Coming out, Conferences, Discrimination, Feminism, Flags--Confederate States of America, Gender, Homophobia, Internet, Judaism, Libraries, Microaggressions, Paganism, Pronoun, Racism, Religions, Rural areas, Social classes, Social justice, Taoism, Trade unions, Transgender people, Women's colleges, Youth literature
    Subject: American Library Association, LGBT Workers Association, Proposition 8, Stonewall 50, Tumblr
    Description: Sage discusses their growing up in a conservative evangelical Christian family in the Appalachia Mountains of Virginia, breaking from their family's religion through encountering children's and you...
  12. Interview with Susan Stryker

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Stryker, Susan
    Date: Oct. 22, 2019
    Topics: Activists, AIDS activists, BDSM, Childhood, Crossdressing, Ethnic groups, Historians, Homophobia, Hormones, Leather community, Lesbian culture, Lesbians, Masculinity, Military, Mormonism, Peace movement, Sex workers, Social classes, Trade unions, Transgender people, Transgender studies
    Subject: Blue Jeans Day, Christine Jorgensen, Dear Abby, Gay Activist Alliance, Gay and Lesbian Historical Society, Gay Pieere, I Want What I Want, Janice Raymond, Leslie Feinberg, Patrick Califia-Rice, Perversion: The Erotic Form of Hatred, Renee Richards, Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Transgender Studies Quarterly (TSQ), The Transsexual Empire: the Making of the She-Male, Transgender Liberation: A Movement whose Time has Come, Victor Silverman
  13. Interview with Tourmaline

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Tourmaline
    Date: Sep. 18, 2019
    Topics: Ableism, Artists, Black people, Black power, Black studies, Christianity, Discrimination, Film, Gender diversity, Gender role, Gentrification, HIV-positive people, HIV/AIDS, Homophobia, Housing, Kwanzaa, Prisons, Pronoun, Racism, Religions, Trade unions, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: Atlanta is a Sea of Bones, Black Panthers, Critical Resistance 10 (CR 10), Curb Resistance, David Farwell, Diane Davies, Faith Soloway, FIERCE, Happy Birthday, Marsha, Invaders, Jay Toole, Joseph DeFilippis, Legacy of Bones, Marcus Garvey, Marsha P. Johnson, Miss Egyptt, Miss Major, Mudbound, Ola Osaze, Queers for Economic Justice, Sasha Warsal, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, Taking Freedom Home, The Door, The House of Lady Snow, Veterans Affairs (VA), Welfare Warriors, Women's Liberation Front
  14. Michelle Esther O'Brien Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Kerr, Ted
    Date: Jan. 16, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Anarchism, Colleges, Coming out, Communism, Direct action, Environmentalism, Ethnic groups, Feminism, Gender diversity, Homophobia, Internet, Lesbian feminism, Lesbian separatism, Libraries, Mental health, MtFs, Organisations, Political movements, Politics, Racism, Science fiction, Sexuality, Social law, Sociology, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender youth, Travel, Welfare benefits
    Subject: bell hooks, Michelle Esther O'Brien
    Description: In this interview, Michelle O’Brien discusses milestones in her politicization: Ancient Forest Defense Network in the Pacific Northwest, highway blockades in Minnesota, trans healthcare organizing ...
  15. Nala Simone Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Simone, Nala, Calou, Yana
    Date: May 9, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Activists, Anti-transgender violence, Childhood, Clergy, Colleges, Coming out, Drag balls, Employment discrimination, Ethnic groups, Families, Femininity, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, Hormones, Masculinity, Oppression, Racism, Religions, Representation, Solidarity, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia, Workshops
    Subject: Aaryn Lang, Janet Mock, Laverne Cox, Lourdes Ashley Hunter, Miss Major, Nala Simone
    Description: Nala Simone is an activist who was born and raised in Brooklyn. Nala begins with her childhood in Bushwick, her time as a fashion design student at the Fashion Institute of Design, and her process ...