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  1. Son Kit Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Kit, Son, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Jul. 23, 2018
    Topics: Academics, Anime, Artists, Asian cultures, Colleges, Friendships, Gender identity, Korean American families, Transgender people, Zines
    Description: In an interview with Sebástian Casto Niculescu, artist/curator Son Kit explains their complex childhood, in which the pressures of their Korean family and their confusion with their queer identity ...
  2. Dezi Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Dezi, Towne, Tyler
    Date: Jul. 11, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Coming out, Drugs, Families, Femininity, Friendships, Gender fluid, Gender identity, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Music, Relationships, Sexually abused children
    People: Burner Community, Burning Man
    Description: Dezi speaks to interviewer Tyler Towne about their childhood in suburban California, growing up with two brothers. They discuss forming a supportive community of queer people in their life and the ...
  3. Moira Airington and Nicole White Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Towne, Tyler, Airington, Moira, White, Nicole
    Date: Apr. 15, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Ambulance drivers, Childhood, Colleges, Coming out, Discrimination, Educators, Families, Gender identity, Marriage, Parents of transgender people, Partners, Passing, Relationships, Transgender people, Transitioning
    People: Moira Airington, Nicole White
  4. Tyler Ingolia Collection of Popstitutes Videotapes, 1988-1997

    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: Human Sexuality Collection, Cornell University
    Creator: Ingolia, Tyler
    Date: Jan. 18, 2018
    Topics: Activists, Drag, Events, Music groups, Night life, Punk, Singers, Transgender community, Videocassettes, Videos
    People: Alvin Orloff, Bambi Lake, Bradley Kellogg, Danielle Willis, Del Rubio Triplets, Drew Daniel, Fudgie Frottage, Jack Curtis Dubowsky, Jennifer Blowdryer, Jerome Caja, Justin Bond, Klubstitute, Lady Steve, Lavender Tortoise, Michael Collins, Popstitutes, Trannyshack, Tyler Ingolia, Veronica Klaus
    Description: Original videocassette recordings of performances by the Popstitutes. Performers who appear in the videos include Michael Collins, Brad Kellogg, Alvin Orloff; cabaret performer, writer, and trans...
  5. Miss Major Griffin-Gracy Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    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
    People: 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...
  6. Ei Meeker Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Awad, Nadia, Meeker, Ei
    Date: Oct. 9, 2017
    Topics: Activists, AIDS organisations, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Community centres, Direct action, Educators, Families, FtMs, Gender identity, Gender role, Harassment, Health care, Help lines, HIV/AIDS, Housing, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Politics, Roman catholicism, Schools, Sex education, Sexuality, Tolerance, Transgender children, Transgender people, Transitioning
    People: ACT-UP, Bailey House, Ei Meeker, Terry McGovern
  7. Aiden Simon Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    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
    People: Aiden Simon
  8. Ric Tennenbaum Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Vaccaro, Jeanne, Tennenbaum, Ric
    Date: Aug. 2, 2017
    Topics: Action campaigns, Appearance, Body image, Clothing, Colleges, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Gender minorities, Harassment, Help lines, Labelling, Language, LGBTI community, Oral history, Party drugs, Transgender community, Transgender identity, Transgender studies, Transitioning, Visibility
    People: Mackenzie Reynolds, Ric Tennenbaum
  9. Yanyi Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    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
    People: Yanyi
  10. Spree Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Spree
    Date: Jun. 8, 2017
    Topics: Actors, AIDS activists, Appearance, Black people, Childhood, Coming out, Faeries, Families, Femininity, Gender identity, MtFs, Politics, Theatre, Transgender people
    People: ACT-UP, International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA), Marsha P. Johnson, Ortez Alderman, Queer Nation, Spree
    Description: Performer, and activist Spree shares her experiences as a Radical Faerie; a member of ACT UP, The Emma Goldman Gypsy Players and The Eggplant Players; and a resident of numerous places around the w...
  11. Dean Spade Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Spade, Dean, Awad, Nadia
    Date: Apr. 24, 2017
    Topics: Demonstrations, Feminists, Foster parents, Gay pride, Gender diversity, Health care, Hormones, Immigration, Imprisonment, Lawyers, Lesbians, LGBTI community, Peace movement, Spirituality
    People: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Audre Lorde Project, CUNY Law School, Dean Spade, FIERCE, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), National LGBTQ Task Force, Queers for Economic Justice, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), University of California Santa Cruz
    Description: Dean Spade relates his journey and politicization first through the support of his mother in conservative Virginia, his first tastes of feminism and increasingly his work to provide support and res...
  12. Phoenix Danger Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Danger, Phoenix
    Date: Apr. 24, 2017
    Topics: Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Demonstrations, Employment discrimination, Ethnic groups, Families, Gay-straight alliances, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, Immigration, Labour, Multiculturalism, Politics, Racism, Relationships, Substance abuse, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transphobia
    People: Babeland, Phoenix Danger
    Description: Phoenix Danger was active in the successful unionization campaign at Babeland, a NYC sex toy shop. In this interview, they recount their early life in suburban New York as the child of Filipino imm...
  13. Julian Talamantez Brolaski Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Lewis, AJ, Talamantez Brolaski, Julian
    Date: Mar. 24, 2017
    Topics: Androgyny, Discrimination, Gender diversity, Labour, Literature, Music, Native american cultures, Poetry, Transgender people, Two-spirit people
    People: Julian Talamantez Brolaski
    Description: Julian Talamantez Brolaski uses language and xirs' own pronoun paradigm to come closer to words that best express xir identity; at one time utilizing "it" as xir pronoun and appreciating the leveli...
  14. Sabelo Narasimhan Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Awad, Nadia, Narasimhan, Sabelo
    Date: Feb. 28, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Activists, Artists, Bathrooms, Childhood, Clothing, Dating, Environmentalism, Ethnic groups, Families, FtMs, Gender identity, Immigration, LGBTI community, Life stories, Organisations, Passing, Police, Prisons, Schools, Sports, Transgender people, Visibility, Youth centres
    People: Sabelo Narasimhan
    Description: In this interview, Sabelo Narasimhan--a South Asian youth activist, organizer, photographer, and immigrant of color--discusses his penchant for collecting and sharing stories. Hear him talk about w...
  15. Eli Oberman Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Oberman, Eli, Milks, M. Henry
    Date: Feb. 20, 2017
    Topics: Breast cancer, Bullying, Coming out, Depression, Families, Femininity, Feminism, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Health care, Homophobia, Hormones, Loneliness, Misogyny, Musicians, Passing, Patriarchy, Therapies, Transphobia
    People: Eli Oberman, The New School
    Description: Eli Oberman—one of, if not the first, trans-identified students at Eugene Lang— talks about coming out as one of two very different trans children to a family of feminists, misogyny in transmasculi...