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  1. Interview with Kate Bornstein

    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Bornstein, Kate
    Date: Nov. 4, 2019
    Topics: Activists, Actors, Buddhism, Cancer, Chat rooms, Childhood, Counseling, Crossdressers, Crowdsourcing, Cults, Death and dying, Drag queens, Ethnic groups, Femininity, Film, FtMs, Fundraising, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Health, Health care, Lesbians, LGBTI community, Overweight people, Postmodernism, Religions, Scientology, SM, Suicide, Theatre, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transgender studies, Women's studies, World war II, Wrestling, Writers, Youth
    Subject: 9/11 Terror Attacks, A Queer and Pleasant Danger, A Thousand and One Ways to Live Without Working, America Online, B'hai, Barbara Carrellas, Christine Jorgensen, Church of Scientology, Gazebo, Gender Just for the Fun of it: Compassionate Gender Strategies for Divisive Times, Gender Outlaw, Hello Cruel World, I Am Cait, Jamison Green, Laura Vogel, Lee Sullivan, On Our Backs, Power Surge, Tuli Kupferberg, We Croak
    Description: Kate Bornstein discusses her life as a writer and actor. Moving between growing up in a Jewish family on the New Jersey shore, studying acting in school, joining the Church of Scientology, finding ...
  2. 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
  3. Interview with Sandra Mesics

    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Mesics, Sandra
    Date: Jan. 14, 2019
    Topics: Childhood, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Drag, Drag balls, Drag queens, Family members, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Hormones, Insurance, Journalists, Mardi gras, Marriage, Peace movement, Pronoun, Religions, Roman catholicism, Secrecy, Steel industry and trade, Surgery, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Subject: Angela Douglas, Betty Johnson, Bobby Ray, Brandy Alexander, Christine Jorgensen, David Wesser, Divine, Eddie Joe Stark, Elizabeth Coffey, Empathy Press, Eromin (Erotic Minorities) Center, Fantasia Fair, Gay Liberation Front, Harry Benjamin, Image, Jack O'Brien, John Money, John Ronald Brown, Lee Brewster, National Enquirer, National Insider, Neptune Productions, Pink Flamingos, Pudgy Roberts, Rachel Harlow, Radical Queens, Reed Erickson, Richard Finocchio, Stonewall Rebellion, The Daily Collegiate, The Transsexual Phenomenon, Third World Communications, Transsexual Action Organization (TAO), Transsexualism and Sex Reassignment, Transvestia, United Transvestites Transsexual Society (UTTS), Virginia Prince, Zelda Suplee
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. Miss Major Griffin-Gracy Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Griffin-Gracy, Major, Lewis, AJ
    Date: Dec. 16, 2017
    Topics: Care, Clothing, Crossdressing, Drag queens, Ethnic groups, Families, Gender realignment surgery, HIV/AIDS, Hormones, Law, Legal aid, Organisations, Police, Prisons, Sex workers, Stigmatisation, Transgender people, Transgender prostitution, Transitioning
    Subject: Angels for Care, Christine Jorgensen, Griffin Gracy Historical Retreat and Resource Center, Harry Benjamin, Major Griffin-Gracy, Marsha P. Johnson, Miss Major, Sylvia Rivera, Tenderloin AIDs Resource Project, Trans Gender, Gender Variant and Intersex Justice Project
    Description: In this interview, Miss Major talks about the culture of transwomen sex workers in New York City and Chicago during the 1960's through 1980's as well as her care-work and advocacy during the rise o...
  7. 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...
  8. Interview with Aria Said

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Said, Aria
    Date: Jun. 6, 2017
    Topics: Adopted children, African American transgender people, Appearance, Assigned gender, Black people, Catholic Church--Education, Drag queens, Film, Foster parents, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Gender role, Gentrification, Imprisonment, Language, Mental health, MtFs, NGOs, Passing, Privilege (Social psychology), Self-acceptance, Serial killings, Sexuality, Social media, Therapies, Transgender community, Transgender people, Visibility
    Subject: Christine Jorgensen, Harry Benjamin Standards of Care, Isis King, Marsha P. Johnson, Miss Major, Sojurner Truth Leadership Circle Fellowship for Transformational Leadership, Stonewall, Sylvia Rivera, TGI Justice Project
    Description: Aria Said identifies as a black heterosexual transsexual female or trans woman, and she was assigned male at birth. She was born and raised in Portland, Oregon as well as Beaverton, Oregon, which i...
  9. Chelsea Goodwin and Dr. Rusty Mae Moore Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Awad, Nadia, Moore, Rusty Mae, Goodwin, Chelsea
    Date: May 4, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Coming out, Feminism, Gender diversity, Harassment, Homelessness, Housing, Paganism, Police, Politics, Subculture, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning
    Subject: ACT-UP, Chelsea Goodwin, Christine Jorgensen, Dyke Action Machine, Queer Nation, Rusty Mae Moore, Transy House
    Description: After purchasing a house in Park Slope in the 1980's to be closer to her kids, Dr. Rusty Mae Moore and Chelsea Goodwin opened their home to homeless trans folk. Transy House, as it was called, aime...
  10. Interview with Donna Ewing part 2

    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Ewing, Dona
    Date: May 1, 2017
    Topics: AIDS (Disease)--Patients, Anti-racism, Assigned gender, Biology, Cannabis, Clothing, Cosmetics, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Drag, Drag queens, Drug traffic, Electrolysis, Entertainers, Ethnicity, Gay community, Gender realignment surgery, HIV/AIDS, Immigrants, Intersex people, Investments, MtFs, Passing, Sexual practices, Strippers, Transgender people, Transitioning, Travel
    Subject: Caitlyn Jenner, Christine Jorgensen, Copper Squirrel, Donald Hastings, G.I. Act, Laverne Cox
    Description: Donna Ewing is a trans woman assigned male at birth. She was 84 years old at the time of the interview. She traveled a lot and lived a reckless life, she explains. She’s been to Holland, England, C...
  11. Interview with Jane Fee

    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Fee, Jane, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Mar. 18, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Childhood, Children, Coming out, Crossdressing, Divorce, Gender identity, Grandchildren, Hormone therapy, Hormones, Identity, Identity (Psychology), Military, MtFs, Politics, Transgender people, Veterans, World war II
    Subject: Board of Directors of the DFL Gay and Lesbian Caucus, Christine Jorgensen, City of Lakes Crossgender Community (CLCC), International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE), It’s Time America, It’s Time Minnesota, Jane Fee, Phyllis Randolph Frye, Sally Jessy Raphael Show, Virginia Prince, Yvonne Cook
    Description: Jane Fee is a retired veteran and advocate who lives in St. Petersburg, FL. In this oral history, she touches on many things including her 29 years in the service, part of which took place in WWII;...
  12. Interview with Melissa Harl

    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Harl, Melissa
    Date: Jan. 30, 2017
    Topics: Boy Scouts, Change of name, Clothing, Coming out, Conformity, Discrimination, Educators, Femininity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Hormone therapy, Hormones, Marriage, Music, Sexuality, Socialisation, Transgender people
    Subject: Christine Jorgensen, Gender Odyssey, Kate Bornstein, Macalester College, Smiley's Family Clinic, Stonewall 25, World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
    Description: In this oral history Melissa Harl shares her story as a female with transgender experience and history. Growing up in Mequon, WI, a suburb of Milwaukee, she discusses her childhood, her realization...
  13. Interview With Tracie Jada O'Brien

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: O'Brien, Tracie Jada
    Date: Jan. 13, 2017
    Topics: Adult child abuse victims--Mental health, African American transgender people, African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc, Assigned gender, Blacks--Segregation, Bullying, Christianity, Cosmetics, Counselors, Depression, Mental, Drag queens, Families, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, HIV/AIDS, Hormone therapy, Imprisonment, MtFs, Police raids, Religions, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual practices, Transgender prostitution
    Subject: Affordable Care Act, Christine Jorgensen, Miss Fannie's Ball, National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), Tenderloin, The Center for Special Problems
    Description: Tracie Jada O’Brien identifies as an African American female and was assigned male at birth. She was 65 at the time of the interview. She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri in the 1950s and 1960s in an...
  14. Interview with Mara Glubka

    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Glubka, Mara, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Apr. 11, 2016
    Topics: Coming out, Discrimination, Divorce, Gender realignment surgery, Happiness, Hormone therapy, Legal name , MtFs, Parenthood, Transgender people
    Subject: An Act to Provide for Single-sex Multiple Occupancy Bathroom and Changing Facilities in Schools and Public Agencies and to Create Statewide Consistency in Regulation of Employment and Public Accommodations, Christine Jorgensen, HB2, Mara Glubka
    Description: Mara Glubka, born and raised in Winona, MN, details her experiences as a transgender female in this oral history. She discusses having to hide her identity as a child, being forced to go to counsel...
  15. 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 ...