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  1. Interview with Zeno Peterson

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Peterson, Zeno
    Date: May 28, 2019
    Topics: Bathrooms, Black people, Class struggle, Classicists, Gender, Gender identity, Gender role, Heteronormativity, Hormones, Masculinity, Musical theatre, Narcissism, Patriarchy, Pronoun, Racism, Rap (Music), Sexuality, Transgender people, Upper class
    Subject: descarga, hormone normative, Parmenides, traumatic narcissism, Zeno of Elea
    Description: Zeno is a wordsmith, performer and educator. He discusses his experience of traumatic narcissism, the difficulty with affirmations, and limitations pronouns have on encompassing an expansive relati...
  2. Interview with Violet

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Violet
    Date: May 10, 2019
    Topics: Capitalism, Childhood, Civil rights, Class struggle, Ethnic groups, Femininity, Furry fandom (Subculture), Gender, Gender realignment surgery, Gentrification, Health care, Hormones, Mental health, Music, Outing, Roleplay, Sexism, Social classes, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning
    Subject: Soundcloud
    Description: Violet shares her experience of being a musician and DJ in New York’s rave scene while navigating the political landscape of gentrification. Having grown up nomadically with immigrant parents, she ...
  3. Interview with Tuesday Smillie

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Smille, Tuesday
    Date: Oct. 11, 2019
    Topics: Activists, Animal rights activists, Artists, Childhood, Coming out, Ethnic groups, Family members, Gay liberation, Gender diversity, Relationships, Social classes, Transgender community, Transgender people, Visual arts, Zines
    Subject: Adele Carpenter, Ali Forney Center, Kirsten Rossi, Michelle O'Brien, Sergio Rodriguez, Silence of the Lambs, Street Transgender Action Revolutionaries (STAR), Ursula K. Le Guin, Wangechi Mutu
    Description: (Photo of Tuesday and interviewer Michelle). Tuesday Smillie is a visual artist whose work grapples with power and violence. In this interview, Tuesday recounts her coming out in a radical queer yo...
  4. Interview with Tourmaline

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Tourmaline
    Date: Sep. 18, 2019
    Topics: Ableism, Artists, Black people, Black power, Black studies, Christianity, Discrimination, Film, Gender diversity, Gender role, Gentrification, HIV-positive people, HIV/AIDS, Homophobia, Housing, Kwanzaa, Prisons, Pronoun, Racism, Religions, Trade unions, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: Atlanta is a Sea of Bones, Black Panthers, Critical Resistance 10 (CR 10), Curb Resistance, David Farwell, Diane Davies, Faith Soloway, FIERCE, Happy Birthday, Marsha, Invaders, Jay Toole, Joseph DeFilippis, Legacy of Bones, Marcus Garvey, Marsha P. Johnson, Miss Egyptt, Miss Major, Mudbound, Ola Osaze, Queers for Economic Justice, Sasha Warsal, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, Taking Freedom Home, The Door, The House of Lady Snow, Veterans Affairs (VA), Welfare Warriors, Women's Liberation Front
  5. Interview with Tei Okamoto

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Okamoto, Tei
    Date: Mar. 10, 2019
    Topics: Artists, Black people, Coming out, Drag balls, Family members, Femininity, Film, Gender, Gender role, Health care, Heterosexuals, HIV/AIDS, Japanese American families, Masculinity, Medical interventions, Oral history, Poetry, Prisons, Pronoun, Racially mixed people, Sex education, Sex workers, Sexuality, STDs, Substance abuse, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning, Youth
    Subject: Asians, Blacks, and Latin and United New Tribes (ABLUNT), Azar Namdar, Bette Ledder, Black Lives Matter (BLM), Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS), Che Vilanueva, Christopher Lee, City University of New York (CUNY), Club Universe, Coco Club, Dejah Dior, Estella Gonzales, Gail Wyatt, Gerbari Allah, Gina Eichenbaum, Greg Kats, House 806, House of Hope, House of Infinity, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Imani Uzuri, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Jeannie Little, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), Joan Morgan, Joel Gomez, Justice: Just Us, Kara Paige, Kelsey Lou, Menses, Omar Daniel, Planned Parenthood, Project Street Beat, Queers for Economic Justice, Rockwood Fellow, Samin Bashir, Sarah Schulman, Sienna Shields, Sweetest Hangover, Tenderloin AIDS Resource Center, The Slams, Tom Dwayne, Tranny Fest, Trans Advocay in Rural Places (TARP), Trans Project at University of California, San Francisco, Trish Moran, When the Chicken Heads Come Home to Roost, Whitney Biennial, Women's Health Project, Zander Gracia
  6. Interview with Tashan Lovermore

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Lovemore, Tashan
    Date: Feb. 28, 2019
    Topics: Black people, Change of name, Childhood, Family members, Gender, Gentrification, Hormones, LGBTI community, Microaggressions, Photography, Pronoun, Religions, Self-acceptance, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Subject: Bklyn Boihood, Black Trans TV, BLK RYL Production, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), Kingsborough Community College, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), The Door, The Labyrinth Foundation Counseling/Gender Service, Inc., The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center)
    Description: Tashan Lovemore shares his path to his "limitless" gender, pushing against narrow expectations of masculinity and manhood while finding contentment and confidence in his own gender. He grew up in t...
  7. Interview with Susan Stryker

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Stryker, Susan
    Date: Oct. 22, 2019
    Topics: Activists, AIDS activists, BDSM, Childhood, Crossdressing, Ethnic groups, Historians, Homophobia, Hormones, Leather community, Lesbian culture, Lesbians, Masculinity, Military, Mormonism, Peace movement, Sex workers, Social classes, Trade unions, Transgender people, Transgender studies
    Subject: Blue Jeans Day, Christine Jorgensen, Dear Abby, Gay Activist Alliance, Gay and Lesbian Historical Society, Gay Pieere, I Want What I Want, Janice Raymond, Leslie Feinberg, Patrick Califia-Rice, Perversion: The Erotic Form of Hatred, Renee Richards, Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Transgender Studies Quarterly (TSQ), The Transsexual Empire: the Making of the She-Male, Transgender Liberation: A Movement whose Time has Come, Victor Silverman
  8. Interview with Sir Knight

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Knight, Sir
    Date: Feb. 28, 2019
    Topics: Basketball, Femininity, Gender, Gender dysphoria, Lesbians, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Outing, Pronoun, Self-acceptance, Sexuality, Spirituality, Surgery, Transgender people, Transitioning
    Subject: BlackTransTV, Brooklyn Boyhood, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Muriel Paige, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, Sheryl Swoopes, Stonewall 50, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, Tashan Lovemore
    Description: Sir Knight begins with his growing up in Maryland, participation in women's basketball, and early frustrations with gender segregation. From his first girlfriend at 14, he embraced his own masculin...
  9. Interview with Sandra Mesics

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Mesics, Sandra
    Date: Jan. 14, 2019
    Topics: Childhood, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Drag, Drag balls, Drag queens, Family members, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Hormones, Insurance, Journalists, Mardi gras, Marriage, Peace movement, Pronoun, Religions, Roman catholicism, Secrecy, Steel industry and trade, Surgery, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Subject: Angela Douglas, Betty Johnson, Bobby Ray, Brandy Alexander, Christine Jorgensen, David Wesser, Divine, Eddie Joe Stark, Elizabeth Coffey, Empathy Press, Eromin (Erotic Minorities) Center, Fantasia Fair, Gay Liberation Front, Harry Benjamin, Image, Jack O'Brien, John Money, John Ronald Brown, Lee Brewster, National Enquirer, National Insider, Neptune Productions, Pink Flamingos, Pudgy Roberts, Rachel Harlow, Radical Queens, Reed Erickson, Richard Finocchio, Stonewall Rebellion, The Daily Collegiate, The Transsexual Phenomenon, Third World Communications, Transsexual Action Organization (TAO), Transsexualism and Sex Reassignment, Transvestia, United Transvestites Transsexual Society (UTTS), Virginia Prince, Zelda Suplee
  10. Victoria Schneider Papers

     
    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: GLBT Historical Society
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Law, Law enforcement, Transgender people
    Description: Victoria Schneider is an activist and sex worker best known for her lawsuit against the City and County of San Francisco, concerning an unlawful strip search during her booking at the San Francisco...
  11. Transgender Gendervariant Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP) Collection

     
    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: GLBT Historical Society
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Transgender people
    Description: The Transgender Gendervariant Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP) is an organization of transgender, gender-variant, and intersex people – most of them low-income transgender women of color who have b...
  12. Transsexual News Telegraph Papers

     
    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: GLBT Historical Society
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Transgender people
    Description: The TNT (Transsexual News Telegraph) records contain the working files of “Gail Sondegaard,” the pseudonymous editor and publisher of TNT from 1993 to 2000. TNT began as a publication called Rites ...
  13. Texas Tomboy Collection

     
    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: GLBT Historical Society
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Arts, Film, Transgender people
    Description: The Texas Tomboy collection contains materials from video artist Texas Tomboy, aka Tex Starr, one of the stars of Monika Treut’s film “Gendernauts” (1999) and Cary Cronenwett’s “Maggots and Men” (2...
  14. Tamara Ching Papers

     
    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: GLBT Historical Society
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Sex workers, Transgender people
    Description: Tamara Ching (1949-) is an advocate, activist, and former sex worker. Ching made her gender transition in the late seventies, while working for the Community Services Administration under President...
  15. Shiloh Quine Papers

     
    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: GLBT Historical Society
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Transgender people
    Description: Shiloh Heavenly Quine, a transgender woman born in 1959, was the first person in the United States to receive state-funded gender-affirming surgery while incarcerated. Her 2015 settlement with the ...