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  1. Aiden Simon Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Zavidow, Evan, Simon, Aiden
    Date: Aug. 16, 2017
    Topics: Artists, Coming out, Gender role, Military, Parents of transgender people, Photographers, Siblings, Social norms, Support groups, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: Aiden Simon
  2. Charles Lewis Interview Transcript

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: Gabriel, Paul
    Date: Feb. 8, 1997
    Topics: Bars, Beat generation, Coming out, Drugs, Gay community, Gay identity, Gender realignment surgery, Help lines, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Intersex, Liberation movements, Lutheranism, Night life, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Police, Prostitution, Religions, Same-sex marriage, Sexual assault, Transsexual people
    Subject: American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Sociological Association (ASA), Beaux Arts Ball, Bill Black, Bill Grace, Bill Johnson, Bill May, Bill Plath, California Hall, Cecil Williams, Charles Lewis, Citizens Alert, Clay Caldwell, Council on Religion and the Homosexual, Daughters of Bilitis, Don Lucas, Don Stuart, Elliot Blackstone, Frank Kameny, Glide Memorial Methodist Church, Guy Straight, Herb Donaldson, Hospitality House, Jeff Johnson, Jim Lancaster, Jo Chadwick, Joel Workens, Mattachine Society, Nancy May, Night Ministry, North Beach Mission, Robert Cromey, Ron Lucas, Sally Stanford, Society for Individual Rights (SIR), Tavern Guild, Ted McIlvenna, Tom Dobson
  3. Elsie Hupp Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Hupp, Elsie, Ramsay, Grace
    Date: Feb. 21, 2017
    Topics: Childhood, Christianity, Eating disorders, Education, Feminism, Isolation, Mental health, MtFs, Oppression, Sexual assault, Therapies, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: Babycastles, Boy Scouts, DeviantArt, Elsie Hupp, Myspace, New York University, Twtich
    Description: Elsie grew up middle class in the Midwest where the church was a big presence in her life. Though she encountered a progressiveness in various ways within the religious communities she was part of ...
  4. 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 (gender), Passing (sexuality), Photography, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: Evan Schwartz, Pratt University
  5. Interview Olivia Hnlicka

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Hnlicka, Olivia
    Date: Jan. 14, 2016
    Topics: Acceptance, Appearance, Assigned gender, Beauty standards, Butches, Capitalism, Cisgender people, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Death and dying, Depression, Drag, Family members, Femininity, Femmes, Gay community, Gender identity, Hair, Hair--Removal, Heterosexuality, HIV/AIDS, Homeless people, Homelessness, Hormone therapy, Hormones, Masculinity, Medicalisation, MtFs, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Religions, Sexual orientation, Sexual practices, Sexuality, Soft butches, Suburbs, Suicide, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Travel, White people
    Subject: About Face Youth Theatre, Annoyance Theatre, Bear Culture, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Coed Prison Sluts, Crusty Girl, Vogue Magazine
    Description: Olivia Hnilicka identifies as a white queer transgender woman and was assigned male at birth. Her mother was an elementary school teacher before she had her and her five brothers. She was born in R...
  6. Interview with Alexis Paige

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Paige, Alexis
    Date: Sep. 23, 2016
    Topics: Bisexuals, Breasts, Community centres, Drag, Families, Gender identity, Hormone therapy, Intersex, Machismo, Partners (LGBTQ), Psychotherapy, Racism, Same-sex marriage, Sexuality, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia
    Subject: Basic Rights Oregon, Cascade AIDS Project, Corey Paige, Lambda Legal, RuPaul, Trans Lifeline, Transgender Working Groups
    Description: Alexis Paige is a 28-year-old bisexual queer trans woman assigned male at birth. She is half-Korean on her mom’s side and a mixture of Norwegian, Italian and Polish on her father’s side. She uses s...
  7. Interview with Andrea Jenkins

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Jul. 20, 2017
    Topics: Assigned gender, Black people, Coming out, Crossdressing, Divorce, Families, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, LGBT, Marriage, Prisons, Separation, Socioeconomic characteristics, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: CeCe McDonald, Center for Gender Spectrum Health, Kate Bornstein, Leslie Feinberg, My Momma's Gonna Call Me Anna, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Rainbow Health Initiative
    Description: Andrea Jenkins identifies as a transgender female and was assigned male at birth. Her mother and father were separated by the time she was about five. Their separation wasn’t necessarily by choice ...
  8. Interview with Ash Stephens

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Ash Stephens
    Date: Apr. 19, 2019
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Black people, Butches, Change of name, Childhood, Christianity, Education, Family members, Femininity, Gay men, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender fluid, Gentrification, Higher education, Lesbian culture, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Military, Movement (LGBTQ), Older people, Police patrol--Surveillance operations, Politics, Pronoun, Religions, Social classes, Soft butches, Transgender community, Transgender culture, Transgender identity, Transgender people
    Subject: Bible Belt, Black Hollywood, Brooklyn Bail Fund, Georgia Southern University, Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, University of Illinois at Chicago
    Description: Ash recounts growing up in a southern Bible Belt community. He details his journey from Georgia to Chicago where he completed his higher-level education and met his “chosen family.” Ash is currentl...
  9. Interview with Capri Kasai

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Kasai, Capri
    Date: Mar. 19, 2019
    Topics: Black people, Body image, Child abuse, Childhood, Climatic changes, Conservatism, Disaster medicine, Divorce, Environmental justice, Environmentalism, Femininity, Film, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Gender role, Health care, Homophobia, Internet, Lesbian identity, LGBTI community, Liberalism, Masculinity, Military, Misogyny, Moving, Household, Music, Parents (LGBTQ), Politics, Polygamy, Public health, Queer theory, Racism, Religions, Skinheads, Southern States, Visibility, Writers
    Description: Capri recounts their childhood in a military family and the resulting relocations that their family underwent. They address family dynamics that continue to affect their inner monologue and relatio...
  10. Interview with Chishaun (CeCe) McDonald

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: McDonald, Chishaun Reed Mai'luv (CeCe)
    Date: Nov. 27, 2015
    Topics: Activists, Appearance, Assigned gender, Black people, Christianity, Coming out, Courts, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Families, Femmes, Gay boys, Gay identity, Gender dysphoria, Heteronormativity, HIV/AIDS, Hormone therapy, Hormones, Murders of LGBTQ people, Neonazism, Physical violence, Prisons, Racism, Relationships (LGBTQ), Role behaviour, Sissies, Suicide, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, Verbal abuse
    Subject: Angela Davis, Brandon Teena, Caitlyn Jenner, Christine Jorgensen, Dean Spade, Dorothy Day Shelter, Free CeCe, George Zimmerman, Honey Bear Royal, Howard Brown Center, Jerry Springer Show, Laverne Cox, Magic Johnson, Marci Bowers, Matthew Shepherd, Normal Life, The New Jim Crowe, Trayvon Martin
    Description: CeCe McDonald identifies as a black woman and was assigned male at birth. Her full name is Chrishaun Reed Mai’luv McDonald. She was 27 at the time of the interview and is the oldest of seven siblin...
  11. Interview with Crispin Torres

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Torres, Crispin, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: May 27, 2016
    Topics: Coming out, Education, Educators, Gay community, Gay culture, Gay families, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, Latinos, Masculinity, Mexican Americans, Misogyny, Musicians, Political movements, Relationships (LGBTQ), Roman catholicism, Surgery, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia
    Subject: Lambda Legal
    Description: Crispin Torres has been an LGBT advocate and worked to support LGBT people with national organizations for much of his professional career. In this oral history, Torres shares his personal story, f...
  12. Interview with Gloria Allen

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Allen, Gloria, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Apr. 26, 2016
    Topics: Actors, Black people, Church, Entertainers, Gender realignment surgery, Marriage, Nurses, Older people, Singers, Transitioning (Transgender), Women
    Subject: Center on Halstead, Charm (play), Charm school, Gloria Allen, Mixed Blood Theater, Precious Davis, Trans 100 Legacy Award
    Description: Best known as the founder of Charm School at the Center on Halstead, an LGBT community center in Chicago, IL, Gloria Allen shares 70 years worth of experiences in the rich oral history. Allen, or “...
  13. Interview with Iele Paloumpis

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Paloumpis, Iele
    Date: Mar. 6, 2019
    Topics: Abuse, Androgyny, Baptist church, Childhood, Christianity, Dancers, Disabilities, Eastern orthodox churches, Education, Humanistic, Gay theology, Gender diversity, Gender studies, HIV/AIDS, Homophobia, Liberation theology, Occultism, Pronoun, Sexually abused LGBTQ children, Spirituality, Terminal care, Theology (LGBTQ), Transgender community, Transgender people, Transphobia, Working class
    Subject: Arts and Literact Program, Coalition for Hispanic Family Services, End-of-Life Doula, Hollins University
  14. Interview with Jackson Reddy

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Reddy, Jackson
    Date: May 29, 2019
    Topics: AIDS activists, Alcoholism, Anti-transgender violence, Artists, Black people, Buddhism, Childhood, Comedians, Coming out, Education, Family members, Fathers, Gay liberation, Gender diversity, Hormones, Internalised homophobia, Media, Music, Pronoun, Psychotherapy, Sexual abuse, Transgender community, Transgender culture, Transgender people, Writers
    Subject: Black Trans TV, Malcolm X, Marsha P. Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., Shayna Matteski, Soka Gakkai International, Sylvia Rivera
    Description: Jackson Reddy reflects on their family dynamics and how these relationships shaped their growth. They also touch upon the role of trauma and the process of healing, especially in terms of self-care...
  15. Interview with June Remus, Part 1 of 2

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Jenkins, Andrea, Remus, June
    Date: Aug. 5, 2015
    Topics: Activists, Black people, Children, Christianity, Discos, Divorce, Gender realignment surgery, Grandchildren, Marriage, MtFs, Racism, Religions, Retirement, Sexuality, Social integration, Strippers, Transgender youth, Transsexual people, Women
    Subject: June Remus, Transgender Equity Summit, University of Minnesota Program in Human Sexuality
    Description: June Remus is a 70 year old black woman who describes herself as a “post-operative transsexual.” In this rich oral history, Remus’ big and generous personality shines through. She discusses her lif...