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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. 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 ...
  3. 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
  4. 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, LGBTI movement, Masculinity, Military, Older people, Police patrol--Surveillance operations, Politics, Pronoun, Religions, Social classes, 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...
  5. 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, 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...
  6. 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 children, Spirituality, Terminal care, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transphobia, Working class
    Subject: Arts and Literact Program, Coalition for Hispanic Family Services, End-of-Life Doula, Hollins University
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Pauline Park Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Awad, Nadia, Park, Pauline
    Date: Mar. 9, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Adoption, Coming out, Diversity, Ethnic groups, Families, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Heteronormativity, HIV/AIDS, Human rights, Law, LGBTI community, LGBTI movement, Liberation movements, MtFs, Politics, Racism, Solidarity, Support groups, Transgender people, Transgender rights
    Subject: Pauline Park
    Description: Pauline Park is a long-time transgender activist based in New York City who led the campaign for the 2004 New York City transgender rights law. Born in Korea but adopted into a Christian evangelica...
  13. Torrey Peters Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Peters, Torrey, Lewis, AJ
    Date: Jun. 26, 2018
    Topics: Adolescence, Crossdressers, Dating, Femmes, Gender dysphoria, MtFs, Sexual relationships, Sexuality, Shame, Subcultures, Support groups, Transgender people, Writers
    Description: In an interview with AJ Lewis, Torrey Peters discusses her experience with coming into her gender identity, describing her sexuality and her feelings of shame and isolation that have come with it. ...
  14. Yanyi Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Yanyi, Lisowski, Zef
    Date: Jun. 11, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Allies, Appearance, Bathrooms, Bullying, Coming out, Communities, Ethnic groups, Gay-straight alliances, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Libraries, Masculinity, Media, Parents of transgender people, Poets, Public services, Racism, Religions, Representation, Schools, Secrecy, Sexuality, Social media, Students, Therapists, Tomboys, Transgender community, Transgender people, Violence, Work situation, Writers
    Description: Yanyi, a poet and software engineer, reflects on his experiences being part of and building many forms of community, including Asian American community, queer/trans community, and neighborhood comm...