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  1. 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, Religions, Sexual orientation, Sexual practices, Sexuality, Suburbs, Suicide, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning, 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...
  2. 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, Psychotherapy, Racism, Same-sex marriage, Sexuality, Transgender people, Transitioning, 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...
  3. 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, Neonazism, Physical violence, Prisons, Racism, Relationships, Role behaviour, Sissies, Suicide, Transgender people, Transitioning, 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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 “...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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 ...
  10. Interview with Osiris Coleman

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Coleman, Osiris
    Date: Sep. 21, 2015
    Topics: Assigned gender, Bisexuals, Black people, Change of name, Child abuse, Employment discrimination, Families, Gender realignment surgery, Heterosexuals, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Lesbians, MtFs, Ovariectomy, Phalloplasty, Pregnancy, Sexual abuse, Transgender people, Transitioning
    Subject: Curtis Crane, Janet Mock, Loren Cameron, New York City Department of Sanitation
    Description: Osiris Coleman is a 44-year-old black trans straight man. He was assigned female at birth. He grew up in West Philadelphia, going to public school for a couple of years and then to Catholic school....
  11. 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.
  12. Interview with Quinton Neal

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Neal, Quinton
    Date: Feb. 23, 2016
    Topics: African American transgender people, Androgyny (Psychology), Appearance, Discrimination, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Intersectionality (Sociology), LGBTI community, Medical interventions, Online dating, Privilege (Social psychology), Problem-oriented policing, Psychic trauma, Racism, Rape, Religions, Religious institutions, Role behaviour, Rural areas, Schools, Self-care, Health, Sexual freedom, Sexual orientation, Sexual violence, Sexuality, Support groups
    Subject: Black Liberation Projects, Black Lives Matter (BLM), Caitlyn Jenner, Delta Phi Upsilon, Janet Mock, Laverne Cox
    Description: Quinton Neal was born in the small, rural town of Peoria, Illinois and identifies as black, gay, and gender fluid where she switches between genders. She was assigned male at birth and uses both he...
  13. Interview with Rebecca Kling

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Kling, Rebecca
    Date: Jan. 25, 2016
    Topics: Acceptance, Bullying, Coming out, Dating, Discrimination, Employment discrimination, Gender dysphoria, Gender realignment surgery, Hair--Removal, Hormones, Mental health, Partners, Passing, Schools, Self-acceptance, Sexual orientation, Surgery, Theatre, Therapies, Transgender identity
    Subject: Caitlyn Jenner, Creating Change, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Philadelphia Trans Health Conference
    Description: Rebecca Kling identifies as a white woman and sometimes as a trans woman. She was assigned male at birth. She grew up on the north side of Chicago, Illinois in the 1990s and has an older brother. S...
  14. 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...
  15. Interview with Vanessa Sheridan

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Sheridan, Vanessa
    Date: Jul. 12, 2016
    Topics: Assigned gender, Black people, Coming out, Families, Fundamentalism, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Harassment, Hate crimes, Homophobia, Law, Murders, Partners, Performing arts, Racism, Religions, Socioeconomic characteristics, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia, Violence
    Subject: Caitlyn Jenner, Chaz Bono, City of Lakes Crossgender Community (CLCC), Crossing Over, HB2, Jerry Springer Show, Laura Jane Grace, Laverne Cox, Liberating the Transgendered Christian, Maury Povich, Phyllis Randolph Frye, Pulse Night Club, RuPaul, The Complete Guide to Transgender in the Workplace, Virginia Prince, Virginia Ramey Mollenkott
    Description: Vanessa Sheridan identifies as transgender and was assigned male at birth. She knew she was different from the age of 2 or 3 but didn’t understand what it meant at the time since she had no framewo...