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  1. Jeanette Minor Comics

    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: GLBT Historical Society
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Comic books, strips, etc., Transgender people
    Subject: Tenderloin
    Description: Jeanette Minor is a transgender cartoonist who, as of 2000, was living in the Tenderloin. This small collection contains one piece of pulp art and drafts for a two-page comic strip, satirically ima...
  2. Ari Kane Papers

    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: GLBT Historical Society
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Bisexuals, Gender diversity, Transgender people
    Subject: Fantasia Fair
    Description: Ari Kane, born in 1936, is a bisexual and nonbinary counselor, gerontologist, and sexologist known for founding the Outreach Institute of Gender Studies as well as Fantasia Fair, a yearly festival ...
  3. Ginny Knuth papers

    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: GLBT Historical Society
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Transgender people
    Description: Ginny Knuth (1934-1997) was a cisgender woman who volunteered extensively with San Francisco transgender organizations from 1983 until her death. She first became involved with Educational TV Chann...
  4. FTM Conference tapes

    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: GLBT Historical Society
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Transgender people
    Subject: 1995 FTM Conference
    Description: The 1995 FTM Conference was the first international gender conference to focus on transgender men. It was produced by FTM International, a trans men’s organization founded by Lou Sullivan and chair...
  5. Fantasia Fair and Other Transgender Events Collection

    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: GLBT Historical Society
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Transgender people
    Description: Fantasia Fair is a conference for transgender and gender-nonconforming people. Founded in 1975, the Fair originally positioned itself as an event for cross-dressers, but its scope expanded to keep ...
  6. Dodi Horvat Papers

    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: GLBT Historical Society
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Authors, Lesbians, Transgender people
    Description: Dodi Horvat (1940-1989) was a microbiologist and mycologist who also wrote science fiction. Earlier archivists’ unattributed notes give contradictory accounts of Horvat’s name and identity, listing...
  7. David Iris Cameron Strachan papers

    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: GLBT Historical Society
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: HIV/AIDS, Intersex people
    Description: David Iris Cameron Strachan is an intersex activist, a long-term HIV survivor, and a member of the Radical Faeries (“Iris” is their Radical Faerie name). Strachan has Klinefelter Syndrome (XXY chro...
  8. Christine Taylor Papers

    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: GLBT Historical Society
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Transgender people
    Subject: Tenderloin Self Help Center, Transgender Nation
    Description: Christine Tayleur was a Canadian trans woman, social worker, and co-founder of Transgender Nation. She was active in the San Francisco transgender scene between the 1970s and the 1990s, acting as a...
  9. Camille Moran Paper

    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: GLBT Historical Society
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Mental health, Transgender people
    Description: Camille Moran is a transgender poet and painter, as well as an activist who works against psychiatric abuse of queer and trans youth. As a six-year-old child in the 1950s, Moran was institutionaliz...
  10. Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits Records

    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: GLBT Historical Society
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Native americans, Two-spirit people
    Subject: Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS)
    Description: Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS) is a volunteer organization whose self-described mission it is “to restore and recover the role of Two-Spirit people within the American Indian/First N...
  11. Interview with Sage

    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Sage
    Date: May 9, 2019
    Topics: Baptist church, Butches, Children, Christianity, Coming out, Conferences, Discrimination, Feminism, Flags--Confederate States of America, Gender, Homophobia, Internet, Judaism, Libraries, Microaggressions, Paganism, Pronoun, Racism, Religions, Rural areas, Social classes, Social justice, Taoism, Trade unions, Transgender people, Women's colleges, Youth literature
    Subject: American Library Association, LGBT Workers Association, Proposition 8, Stonewall 50, Tumblr
    Description: Sage discusses their growing up in a conservative evangelical Christian family in the Appalachia Mountains of Virginia, breaking from their family's religion through encountering children's and you...
  12. Interview with Ryann Holmes

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Holmes, Ryann
    Date: May 14, 2019
    Topics: Activists, Anti-transgender violence, Black people, Childhood, Christianity, Dating, Family members, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Gender role, Hormones, Lesbianism, Parents, Pronoun, Religions, Secondary education, Tomboys, Transgender parents, Transgender people
    Subject: Bklyn Boihood, Black Trans TV, Miss Major
    Description: In this dialogue, Ryann Holmes discusses their life with Sir Knight of BlackTransTV. Ryann co-founded bklyn boihood, an organization for transmasculine people of color. Ryann discusses being a tomb...
  13. Interview with Rona Love

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Love, Rona
    Date: Jul. 2, 2019
    Topics: Arts, Bisexual community, Butches, Child abuse, Drag community, FtMs, Gay community, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, Judaism, Kidnappings, Lesbians, LGBTI community, Mental health, MtFs, Murders, Music, Prison guards, Prisons, Self-respect, Sexual abuse, Slang, Street violence, Suicide, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning, Violence
    Subject: Black and Pink, Daniel Poliak, Director of Prison Justice Project, Hazel Katz, Mick King K, Parole Preparation Project, Sparkle, Tremont
    Description: Rona Love discusses her early childhood hardships, three decade long incarceration and experiences in psychiatric hospitals. She details abuse, violence and the extreme isolation of being a trans-f...
  14. Interview with Robbi Ann Mecus

    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Mecus, Robbi Ann
    Date: Aug. 23, 2019
    Topics: Anti-gay violence, Anti-transgender violence, Bathrooms, Crossdressing, Disabilities, Drag, Family members, Femininity, Forest rangers, Gay pride, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Gentrification, Health care, Homophobia, Internalised homophobia, Lesbians, LGBTI community, Machismo, Masculinity, Parenthood, Passing, Police, Pronoun, Racism, Religions, Roman catholicism, Secrecy, Sexism, Siblings, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia, Transsexual people, Visibility
    Subject: 2017 Women's March, Bizarre Bushwick, Donald Trump, Kate Bornstein, Renee Richards, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Second Serve, Stonewall, The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), Trans Day of Action
    Description: In this interview, Robbi Ann Mecus describes her journey from growing up with her family, experiencing gender dysphoria in a working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York City, to living as her ...
  15. Interview with Raffi Marhaba

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Marhaba, Raffi
    Date: Feb. 26, 2019
    Topics: Activists, Asylum migration, Bisexuality, Change of name, Childhood, Drugs, Gender diversity, Immigration, Language, Lesbian identity, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Mental health, Microaggressions, Pronoun, Psychotherapy, Self-mutilation, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia, Verbal abuse