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  1. Interview with Stef Wilenchek

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Jenkins, Andrea, Wilenchek, Stef
    Date: Sep. 11, 2015
    Topics: Higher education, Middle class, Parents, Self-acceptance, Sexuality, Transphobia, Violence
    Description: Stef Wilenchek shares their experiences growing up middle class in the South, coming out as gay in college and discovering their genderqueer identity through their work in LGBTQ college student ser...
  2. 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...
  3. Paris Milane Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Milane, Paris
    Date: Jun. 22, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Change of name, Childhood, Clothing, Colleges, Crimes, Ethnic groups, Families, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Hormones, Housing, MtFs, Organisations, Sex workers, Stealth, Substance abuse, Support groups, Transgender community, Unemployment, Violence
    Subject: Housing Works, Paris Milane
    Description: Paris shares her experience of growing up in Atlanta and starting to “live her truth” at a young age. She recalls finding reassurance in a community of other Black trans women for the first time an...
  4. Rev. Dr. Erin Swenson Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: LGBTQ Religious Archives Network
    Creator: Swenson, Erin, Weekley, David
    Date: Nov. 2017
    Topics: Activists, Clergy, MtFs, Presbyterianism, Religions, Transgender rights
    Description: Erin Swenson, a transgender woman, speaks of her experience of breaking ground for LGBTQ rights in the Presbyterian church.