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  1. Interview with André Pérez

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Pérez, André
    Date: Oct. 20, 2016
    Topics: Abuse, Aggression, AIDS activists, Assigned gender, Civil rights, Feminism, FtMs, Gay pride, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Homophobia, Hormone therapy, Immigration, Lesbians, Machismo, Masculinity, Poverty, Sexual assault, Sports, Tomboys, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia, Transsexual people, Violence
    Subject: Cacina Queen, Greta Martela, Nina Chaubal, Sasha Perez, Story Corps, Trans Lifeline, Trans Oral History Project, Vagina Monologues
    Description: André Pérez was 28 at the time of the interview, identifies as trans, uses they/them and he/him pronouns, and was assigned female at birth. They were a tomboy growing up liking sports and being ver...
  2. Interview with Ben Singer

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Singer, Ben
    Date: Nov. 24, 2017
    Topics: Abuse, Activists, Bullying, Butches, Change of name, Coming out, DSM, Family members, Feminism, FtMs, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Health insurance, Hormones, Intersectionality (Sociology), Masculinity, Oppression, Public health, Relationships, Sexual abuse, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia, Violence
    Subject: Bridges to Coalition: A Community Forum on Trans Issues, Transgender Health Action Coalition
    Description: Ben Singer identifies as a trans man and was assigned female at birth. He was born and raised in Sterling, Illinois in a working-class family. For the past 25 years he’s been estranged from his fam...
  3. Interview with Brawen Zakariasen

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Zakariasen, Brawen
    Date: Mar. 21, 2017
    Topics: Bisexuality, Bullying, Child abuse, Divorce, Drag, Emotional incest, Family members, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Homophobia, Marriage, Monogamy, MtFs, Psychological abuse, Self-destructive behavior, Sexual abuse, Transgender people, Video games industry, Violence
    Subject: Center for Sexual Health at the University of Minnesota, William S. Burroughs
    Description: Branwen Zakariasen identifies as a monogamous queer trans woman and was assigned male at birth. She has one older sister. She took her wife’s last name to fully express how meaningful her wife and ...
  4. Interview with Danika Ragnhild

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Ragnhild, Danika
    Date: Feb. 17, 2017
    Topics: Abuse, Autistic people, Biology, Bullying, Change of name, Dating, Disabilities, Femininity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Gender-nonconforming people, Harassment, Hormone therapy, Hormones, Intersectionality (Sociology), Marriage, MtFs, Non-monogamous relationships, People with disabilities, Politics, Porn films, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Poverty, Privilege (Social psychology), Pronoun, Rape, Rural areas, Sex industry, Sex workers, Sexual abuse, Sexual practices, Sexuality, Transgender people, Violence, Women, Black
    Subject: Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Stanley Kubrick, The Exchange, Transgender Youth Support Network
    Description: Danika Ragnhild is a trans woman and trans feminine person originally from Crookston, MN. In this oral history, she shares her experiences with being harassed around gender and disability as a chil...
  5. 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....
  6. Interview with Gia Love

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Love, Gia
    Date: Apr. 11, 2019
    Topics: African diaspora, African-americans, Black people, Bullying, Butches, Childhood, Crossdressing, Debates, Drag balls, Femininity, Foster children, Gender, Gender diversity, Homelessness, Homophobia, Hormones, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Mothers, Racism, Sexism, Sexual abuse, Special education, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia, Violence, Women
    Subject: Butch Queen, City College, Destination Tomorrow, Ginovia, Greenlight Hub, Harlem United, Harvard University, House of Bacardi, House of Juicy, House of Louboutin, House of McQueen, Islan Nettles, Kalem Lord, Malcolm X, Marist College, Martin Luther King Jr., New York Urban Debate League (NYUDL), Paris Is Burning, Sundance, TQ, Uber
    Description: Gia Love reflects on her life in the kiki ball scene, an underground queer and trans dance community in New York City. In kiki, particularly the House of Juicy, Gia found deep friendships and a sup...
  7. Interview with Gogo Graham

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Graham, Gogo
    Date: May 10, 2019
    Topics: Camp , Childhood, Christianity, Clubs, Coming out, Fashion designers, Fashion--Japanese influences, Gay identity, Harassment, Hormones, Internet, Media, Microaggressions, MtFs, Music, Plastic surgery, Pop music, Rape, Social media, Step families, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transphobia, Verbal abuse, Violence
    Subject: Asian Pacific Island Community Health Association (APICHA), Cecilia Gentilly, Hussein Chalayan, Kaden Ho, Raygun Hugo, RuPaul, RuPaul's Drag Race, Spectrum, The University of Texas - Austin, Tumblr, Yohji Yamamoto
  8. Interview with Gradylee Shapiro

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Shapiro, Gradylee
    Date: Jan. 17, 2016
    Topics: Acceptance, Appearance, Assigned gender, Baldness, Bisexuality, Bullying, Butches, Clothing, Coming out, Dating, Death and dying, Depression, Discrimination, Divorce, Family members, Femininity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Homelessness, Homophobia, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Lesbian identity, LGBTI community, Marriage, Mental disorders, Ovariectomy, Partners, Passing, Poor, Schools, Swindlers and swindling, Testosterone, Transitioning, Violence
    Subject: District 202, Ethan Laubach, Gender Blur, GLBT Youth Organization, Prism
    Description: Gradylee Shapiro identifies as a butch and was assigned female at birth. They did not specify preferred pronouns in their interview so the gender-neutral terms, they/them, are used throughout this ...
  9. Interview with Imani Henry

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Henry, Imani
    Date: Mar. 8, 2019
    Topics: Abuse, Activists, Afro-caribbeans, Arrests, Black people, Christianity, Cults, Discrimination, Gay pride, Gender minorities, Middle class, Peace movement, Police, Racism, Religions, School facilities, Slavery, Social media, Street violence, Transgender people, Violence, Working class, Youth
    Subject: Black Lives Matter, Black Student Organization, Boston Tech, Christine Lewis, Domestic Workers United, Emerson College, English High, Equality for Flatbush, ICE, James Dobson, Keith Kyler, Ken Livingston, Kimani Grey, Latin Academy, Latin Boston, Malcolm X, National School Walkout Day, Patrick Dorsman, Peoples Monday, Rodney King, Sandra Bland, Sean Bell, Trish Marinara, University of Massachusetts - Lowell (UMass Lowell)
  10. Interview with Kylar Broadus

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Broadus, Kylar
    Date: Jan. 14, 2016
    Topics: Activists, Black people, Coming out, Discrimination, Divorce, Drag, Education, Families, Gender, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, HIV/AIDS, Hormones, Lawyers, Malpractice, Masculinity, Oppression, Partners, Sexism, Sexuality, Spirituality, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia, Violence
    Subject: Audre Lorde, Barbara Smith, Billy Tipton, Christine Jorgensen, Creating Change, HBIGDA Standards of Care for Hormonal and Surgical Sex Reassignment of Gender Dysphoric Persons, John Alexander Goodrum, Karen Broadus, Renee Richards, The Program on Human Sexuality, World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
    Description: Kylar Broadus is a shares his story at the 2016 Creating Change Conference in Chicago, IL. Broadus is a Black man from Fayette, Missouri, who says his journey was not like the journey of other men ...
  11. Interview with Lourdes Ashley Hunter

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Hunter, Lourdes Ashley
    Date: Mar. 22, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Assigned gender, Black people, Bullying, Christianity, Families, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Genocide, Hair--Removal, HIV/AIDS, Hormones, Liberation movements, Self-acceptance, Transgender people, Violence
    Subject: Barack Obama, Creating Change, Ellie Ford, Islan Nettles, Laverne Cox, Queers for Economic Justice, Slyvia Rivera Law Project, Trans Justice, Trans Youth Group, TransWomen of Color Collective, Women's March
    Description: Lourdes Ashley Hunter is a black trans woman who was born in 1976 in Detroit, Michigan where they* lived for twenty-six years. They are a gender non-conforming, non-binary gender abolitionist and s...
  12. Interview with Melinda Lee

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Lee, Melinda
    Date: Aug. 17, 2017
    Topics: Asian Americans, Dating, Families, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Hormone therapy, Labeling, Language, LGBTI community, Politics, Pronoun, Rape, Schools, Sexual orientation, Social media, Surgery, Transphobia, Violence, White supremacy movements--United States
    Subject: Black and Pink, Khmer Rouge, Lobby Days, OutFront Minnesota, The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans, Trans Advisory and Action Team
    Description: Melinda Lee is a gender non-conforming, non-binary person. They were assigned female at birth, and they come from Cambodian, Chinese, and Vietnamese descent. They were born and raised in Long Beach...
  13. Interview with Monet (Kisha) Martin

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Martin, Monet (Kisha)
    Date: May 18, 2017
    Topics: Assigned gender, Cannabis, Cross-cultural relationships, Drag queens, Drugs, Families, Gender identity, Hormones, MtFs, Rape, Sex workers, Sexual relationships, Sports, Surgery, Transgender people, Violence
    Description: Monet (Kisha) Martin identifies as a trans woman and was assigned male at birth. She played sports growing up such as basketball, baseball, hockey, and soccer. Martin was kicked out of high school ...
  14. 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...
  15. Interview with Ryan Li Dahlstrom

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Dahlstrom, Ryan Li, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Mar. 28, 2016
    Topics: Activists, Communities, FtMs, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, LGBTI community, Liberation movements, Race relations, Transgender people, Violence
    Subject: Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice Board, Gender Blur, Ryan Li Dahlstrom, Transgender Youth Support Network
    Description: Originally from Minnesota, Ryan Li Dahlstrom is a community builder and leader, who has helped found, build, and be a part of organizations such as Gender Blur, Trans Youth Support Network, Astraea...