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  1. Alejandra Rodriguez Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Rodriguez, Alejandra, Oloya-Santiago, Tamara
    Date: Aug. 21, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Discrimination, Employment discrimination, Families, Hormones, Immigrants, MtFs, Partners (LGBTQ), Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia
    Subject: Community Healthcare Network (CHN)
    Description: In this oral history, Alejandra Rodriguez speaks about immigrating from Mexico to the United States as a young adult to escape the intense discrimination they were suffering. Alejandra speaks about...
  2. Amanda Hurtado Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Hurtado, Amanda, Oloya-Santiago, Tamara
    Date: Mar. 15, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Allies, Cultures, Families, Gender identity, Immigrants, Language, MtFs, Self-acceptance, Sexuality, Support groups, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Violence
    Subject: Make the Road
    Description: Amanda Hurtado speaks with Tamara Oyola Santiago about her life in Ecuador and the change she experienced upon coming to the United States. In this intimate conversation, Amanda shares her history,...
  3. Bianey Garcia Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Garcia, Bianey
    Date: Jul. 13, 2017
    Topics: Childhood, Coming out, Discrimination, Families, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Hormones, Immigration, Immigration law, Imprisonment, Latin american cultures, Lawyers, LGBTI community, MtFs, Organisations, Police, Prisons, Racism, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Sexual abuse, Transgender people, Transphobia, Violence
    Subject: Bianey Garcia, Make the Road
    Description: Bianey Garcia is a community organizer at Make the Road New York, a non-profit organization providing services and advocacy for Latinx and working class communities. Born in Veracruz, Mexico and ra...
  4. Brigitte Jamilette Hernandez Martinez Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Van Ness, Lorenzo, Hernandez Martinez, Brigitte Jamilette
    Date: Aug. 2, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Beauty operators, Discrimination, Education, Families, Immigrants, MtFs, Partners (LGBTQ), Safer sex, Self-acceptance, Sexual abuse, Transgender people
  5. Cecilia Gentili Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Gentili, Cecilia
    Date: Jul. 14, 2017
    Topics: Addictions, Childhood, Clothing, Dictatorships, Drugs, Families, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Immigration, Immigration policy, Imprisonment, Labour, MtFs, Organisations, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Relationships (LGBTQ), Sex workers (LGBTQ), Transgender community, Transgender people, Transphobia, Violence
    Subject: Cecilia Gentili, Gay Men's Health Crisis
    Description: Cecilia Gentili is the Director of Policy at Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC). In this wide-ranging interview, she reflects on the relationships and experiences that inform her story of struggle, res...
  6. Chelsea Goodwin and Dr. Rusty Mae Moore Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Awad, Nadia, Moore, Rusty Mae, Goodwin, Chelsea
    Date: May 4, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Coming out, Feminism, Gender diversity, Harassment, Homelessness, Housing, Paganism, Police, Politics, Subculture, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: ACT-UP, Chelsea Goodwin, Christine Jorgensen, Dyke Action Machine, Queer Nation, Rusty Mae Moore, Transy House
    Description: After purchasing a house in Park Slope in the 1980's to be closer to her kids, Dr. Rusty Mae Moore and Chelsea Goodwin opened their home to homeless trans folk. Transy House, as it was called, aime...
  7. Chichi Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Oloya-Santiago, Tamara, Chichi
    Date: Aug. 21, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Childhood, Education, Families, Immigrants, MtFs, Naturalisation, Self-acceptance, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Siblings, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, Violence, Waiters
    Description: This interview, conducted in Spanish, is conducted by Tamara Oloya-Santiago. Chici, the interviewee, tells their story of immigrating from Peru to Queens, New York and the discrimination they suffe...
  8. Christine Jorgensen Arrives at New York Idlewild Airport

     
    Collection: Christine Jorgensen Collection
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: 1953
    Topics: Photography, Transgender people, Travel
    Subject: Christine Jorgensen
    Description: Christine Jorgensen returns to the United States in 1953 after undergoing gender realignment surgery in Denmark, pictured here at the New York Idlewild Airport (now JFK International Airport).
  9. Christine's Fiancé Acts to Unsnarl Bridal Plans

     
    Collection: Christine Jorgensen Collection
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator: The Associated Press
    Date: Apr. 1, 1959
    Topics: Army, Divorce, Gender realignment surgery, Marriage, Transgender people
    Subject: Christine Jorgensen, Howard J. Knox
  10. Close-Up of Christine Jorgensen Upon Arrival at New York Idlewild Airport

     
    Collection: Christine Jorgensen Collection
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator: The Associated Press
    Date: Feb. 12, 1953
    Topics: Gender realignment surgery, Photography, Transgender people
    Subject: Christine Jorgensen
    Description: A close-up photograph taken of Christine Jorgensen by the AP after her return to the United States at the New York Idlewild Airport (now JFK International Airport) in 1953 and was published by the AP.
  11. Eli Bodian Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Bodian, Eli, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Jun. 29, 2018
    Topics: Adolescence, Employment discrimination, Families, Friendships, Gender identity, Jews, Language, Siblings, Transgender families, Transgender people, Unemployment, Youth organisations
    Subject: Caitlyn Jenner
    Description: Eli Bodian shares information about their upbringing with Sebastián Castro Niculescu in this interview, specifically what it was like being trans and having a sibling who is also trans. Bodian talk...
  12. "G.I." Christine Returns Home

     
    Collection: Christine Jorgensen Collection
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator: Coronation News
    Date: Feb. 12, 1953
    Topics: Gender realignment surgery, Military, Press (LGBTQ), Transgender people, Veterans, Videos
    Subject: Christine Jorgensen
    Description: A 1953 video of a press conference featuring Christine Jorgensen upon her arrival to the United States following her surgery in Denmark
  13. Interview with Anaïs Duplan

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Duplan, Anaïs
    Date: Jun. 18, 2019
    Topics: Afro-caribbeans, Black people, Body image, Change of name, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Indeterminacy (Linguistics), Intimacy, Poetry (LGBTQ), Time perception, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: Center for Afrofuturist Studies, Gennady Aygi, Mount Carmel and the Blood of Parnassus, Paul Celan, Take This Stallion, Terrance Hayes
  14. Interview with Farah Khimji

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Khimji, Farah
    Date: May 22, 2019
    Topics: African cultures, Aggression, Capitalism, Childhood, Coming out, Cultures, Family members, Feminists, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Gender role, Gujarati diaspora, Health care, Homophobia, Insurance, Islam, Labour movement, LGBTI community, Machismo, Marxism, Microaggressions, Pronoun, Religions, Trade unions, Transphobia
    Subject: Callen-Lorde Health Center, LIES, Teen Cosmo, Teen Vouge
    Description: Farah Khimji discusses living at the intersection of being non-binary, Ismaili Muslim and an atheist. They are the co-founder of LIES, a materialist feminist journal exploring theories and experien...
  15. 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