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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
    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, 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
    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, Photography, Transitioning
    Subject: Evan Schwartz, Pratt University
  5. 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, Roman catholicism, Surgery, Transgender people, Transitioning, 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...
  6. 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, 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 “...
  7. 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...
  8. Interview with June Remus, Part 2 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...
  9. Interview with Karl Meyer

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Meyer, Karl, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Oct. 5, 2015
    Topics: Dating, Discrimination, Femininity, Parents, Religions, Sexual relationships, Sexuality, Social classes, Youth
    Description: Karl Meyer shares his experiences identifying as autogynephiliac, as he describes it, men and boys who enjoy imagining themselves as women, but do not identify as women. In this oral history, Meyer...
  10. Interview with Phillipe Cunningham

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Cunningham, Phillipe, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Sep. 25, 2015
    Topics: Black people, Bullying, Ethnic groups, Ethnic relations, FtMs, Gay community, Gender minorities
    Description: In this powerful oral history, Phillipe Cunningham shares his experiences as Black trans man with a complicated history of gendered and sexual identities.
  11. Interview with Sayuri Hernandez

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Hernandez, Sayuri, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Sep. 12, 2016
    Topics: Addictions, Child abuse, Dating, Exercise, Feminism, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, Racially mixed people, Spirituality, Stores, Retail, Substance abuse, White people, Women
    Subject: Loyola University, Sayuri Hernandez
    Description: Sayuri Hernandez describes herself as a Puerto Rican, German and Irish heterosexual female. In this oral history, Hernandez reflects upon her early experiments in “drag,” childhood abuse, addiction...
  12. J. Soto Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Soto, J., Milks, M. Henry
    Date: Oct. 20, 2016
    Topics: Acceptance, Artists, Arts, Childhood, Christianity, Coming out, Ethnic groups, Families, FtMs, Gay community, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Language, Migration, Night life, Relationships, Social exclusion, Transgender community, Transitioning
    Subject: J. Soto
    Description: J. Soto recounts his evolving understanding of gender and identity along his eastward migration across the United States. Born and raised in the Bay Area, J. attended graduate school in Chicago, IL...
  13. Juliana Moraes Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Moraes, Juliana, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Aug. 18, 2018
    Topics: Childhood, Dance, Discrimination, Education, Femininity, Hormones, Immigrants, Latinos, Machismo, Mental health, MtFs, Sex workers, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning
    Description: Juliana Moraes tells interviewer Sebastián Castro Niculescu about her family immigrating to New Jersey from Brazil, and how growing up as a dark-skinned gender non-confirming child has had lasting ...
  14. Major Interview Transcript

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: Stryker, Susan
    Date: Jan. 29, 1998
    Topics: Drag balls, Drag queens, Gay community, Hormones, Lesbian community, Military, MtFs, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Subject: Christine Jorgensen, Finocchio's Club
  15. Memory Circle: Remembering Bryn Kelly

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Scholl, Zachary, Barton, Joss, Lewis, AJ, Kerr, Theodore, Clark, Naomi, Liederman, Katie, Crandall, Maxe, Parker, Chris, Cage, Diana, Shulman, Sarah, Novack, Rebecca, Blasdel, Gaines
    Date: Aug. 20, 2016
    Topics: Activists, AIDS phobia, Artists, Blogs, Christianity, Colleges, Coming out, Depression, Discrimination, Families, Gender identity, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Hormones, Hospitals, Isolation, Marriage, MtFs, Music groups, Night life, Relationships, Self-help, Smoking, Solidarity, Suicide, Tarot, Transgender community, Transgender culture, Transitioning, Transphobia, Writers
    Subject: ACT-UP, Bryn Kelly, Lambda Literary Retreat, Testo Junkie
    Description: Story sharers include: Katie Liederman, Diana Cage, Maxe Crandall, Chris Parker, Naomi Clark, Gaines Blasdel, AJ Lewis, Zachary Scholl, Rebecca Novack, Joss Barton, Sarah Shulman / / Friends of pro...