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  1. Margaret Berg Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Berg, Margaret, Anshel, Rafaela
    Date: Sep. 5, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Alcoholism, Androgyny, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Crossdressing, Families, Friendships, Gay identity, Gender identity, Health care, Labelling, Medical interventions, MtFs, Passing, Religions, Schools, Self-acceptance, Sexuality, Stealth, Suicidal behavior, Therapists, Transgender community, Transitioning, Transphobia, Transsexual people
    People: Christine Jorgensen, Gender Identity Project, Margaret Berg
  2. Vivian Lopez Ponce Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Ponce, Vivian Lopez, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Aug. 21, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Activists, AIDS activists, Discos, Family members, HIV/AIDS, Homosexuality, MtFs, Sexology, Sexual relationships, Sexuality, Support groups, Transgender people, Women
    Description: In an interview with Sebástian Castro Niculescu, activist Vivian Lopez Ponce details her struggles with her gender identity throughout her life, including a lack of familial acceptance and family d...
  3. Juliana Moraes Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    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 ...
  4. Sophie Cadle Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Cadle, Sophie, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Aug. 6, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Activists, Family members, Friendships, Gender identity, Homelessness, Imprisonment, Mental health, Relationships, Substance abuse, Transgender people
    Description: Activist/consultant Sophie Cadle talks to Sebaástian Castro Niculescu about their struggles throughout their life with their family, relationships, homelessness, incarceration, and substance abuse....
  5. Chanel Lopez Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Lopez, Chanel, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Jul. 31, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Adolescence, Appearance, Change of name, Christianity, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Drag balls, Drag community, Drugs, Families, Femininity, Gender dysphoria, Gender realignment surgery, Isolation, Mental health, Role models, Schools, Self-acceptance, Transgender community
    People: Anti Violence Project, Bronx Community Pride Center, Crash Club
    Description: Transgender communities liaison Chanel Lopez details her experience as a Latinx trans woman in both New York and the Dominican Republic. Lopez opens up to interviewer Sebastian Castro Niculescu abo...
  6. Jarrett Key Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Key, Jarrett, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Jul. 25, 2018
    Topics: Artists, Black people, Choreographers, Colleges, Dancers, Families, LGBTI community, Politics, Sexuality, Twins
    People: Brown University
    Description: Jarrett Key speaks of their childhood growing up in rural Alabama with a twin brother who also identifies as queer. They speak of their whirlwind move to New York City after attending Brown Univers...
  7. Sindell Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Niculescu, Sebastián Castro, Sindell
    Date: Jul. 24, 2018
    Topics: Childhood, Choir boys, Divorce, Gender dysphoria, Hormone therapy, Masturbation, MtFs, Musicians, Passing, Pornography, Sex workers, Transgender people, Transitioning, Travel
    Description: Sebastián Castro Niculescu interviews Sindell, an entertainer who sings, dances, and performs. She talks about being married to a man whose family did not know she was trans, as well as her dreams ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. Quito Ziegler Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Niculescu, Sebastián Castro, Ziegler, Quito
    Date: Jul. 18, 2018
    Topics: Artists, Childhood, Education, Ethnic groups, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Judaism, LGBTI community, NGOs, Photography, Socialism
    Description: Quito Ziegler tells interviewer Sebastián Castro Niculescu about their childhood growing up in a Jewish and socialist environment. Their journey to find their gender identity and a queer community ...
  10. Akasha Barker Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Barker, Akasha, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Jul. 12, 2018
    Topics: Adolescence, Androgyny, Arrests, Arts and entertainment occupations, Beauty schools, Body image, Change of name, Drugs, Education, Family members, Gender dysphoria, Gender realignment surgery, HIV/AIDS, Isolation, LGBTI community, Mental health, Music, NGOs, Police brutality, Sexually abused children, Support groups, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Description: In this conversation with interviewer Sebastián Castro Niculescu, entertainer Akasha Barker (she/her/hers & they/them/theirs) discusses her journey with her gender identity during the HIV/AIDS epid...
  11. 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 ...
  12. Eli Bodian Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    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
    People: 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...
  13. Francois Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Francois, Kümm, Paige
    Date: Jun. 28, 2018
    Topics: Appearance, Body image, Colleges, Coming out, Employment discrimination, Friendships, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Racism
    Description: Paige Kümm interviews Francois, a gender fluid Haitian person who was born and raised in New York City, and still resides there. They talk about the gentrification of Francois's neighborhood and ho...
  14. Dan Rosensweet Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Niculescu, Sebastián Castro, Rosensweet, Dan
    Date: Jun. 27, 2018
    Topics: Adolescence, Body image, Coming out, Crossdressing, Eating disorders, Families, Friendships, Gender identity, Homophobia, Hormones, Quality of life, Schools, Sexuality, Support groups, Transgender community
    Description: Interviewer Sebastián Castro Niculescu speaks to Dan Rosensweet about growing up in Brooklyn as an only child, coming out to family members as trans, and how in retrospect they can pinpoint moments...
  15. Torrey Peters Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    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. ...
  16. Sebastián Castro Niculescu Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Niculescu, Sebastián Castro, O'Brien, Michelle
    Date: Jun. 7, 2018
    Topics: Childhood, Colleges, Cosmetics, Drag, Femininity, Gender identity, Online dating, Sexual assault, Sexuality, Transgender people
    Description: Sebastián discusses growing up between Long Island and Queens. She recounts stories of sneaking into the NYC drag club scene through the early 2010s, bridging her love of extreme drag into critical...
  17. Nogga Schwartz Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Adorian, Kristen, Schwartz, Nogga
    Date: May 26, 2018
    Topics: Atheism, Coming out, FtMs, Gender diversity, Homophobia, Hormone therapy, Immigrants, Internalised homophobia, Internet forums, Judaism, Language, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Online dating, Patriarchy, Social media, Transgender people
    People: Planet Out, Topher Gross
    Description: Kirsten Adorian interviews Nogga Schwartz, an Israeli immigrant who came out as trans as a teenager. He talks about lack of parental acceptance as an adolescent and the importance of the trans comm...
  18. Morgan Gus Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Gus, Morgan, Honkasalo, Julian
    Date: May 20, 2018
    Topics: Communities, FtMs, Gentrification, Hormones, Lesbians, Music, Music groups, Plastic surgery, Roman catholicism, Self-acceptance, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning
    Description: Morgan Gus, interviewed by Julian Honkasalo, talks about growing up in a community neighborhood of New York City where their mother was supportive of gender expression. Gus remarks about the changi...
  19. Saja Liese Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Towne, Tyler, Liese, Saja
    Date: May 17, 2018
    Topics: Adolescence, Childhood, Divorce, Employment policies, Friendships, Gender identity, Partners of transgender people, Relationships, Transgender people
    Description: Sake Liese tells interviewer Tyler Towne about her relationship with another transgender person and how they have supported one another through their journeys. She also talks about her identity as ...
  20. Julian Honkasalo

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Honkasalo, Julian, O'Brien, Michelle Esther
    Date: May 16, 2018
    Topics: Academics, Adolescence, Bullying, Families, Friendships, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Masculinity, Music, Research, Sociology
    Description: Julian Honkasalo is a Finnish scholar of trans history who became interested in the NYC Trans Oral history project as part of his studies. Honkasalo tells interviewer Michelle Esther O'Brien how hi...
  21. Carla Roldos Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Roldos, Carla, Keyes, Anna
    Date: Apr. 18, 2018
    Topics: Appearance, Death and dying, Drag balls, Employment discrimination, Gender realignment surgery, HIV/AIDS, Hormones, LGBTI community, Mental health, MtFs, Nursing, Passing, Politics, Public safety, Role models, Support groups, Transgender people
    People: Gay mother
    Description: In an interview with Anna Keyes, trans woman Carla Roldos talks about her experiences transitioning and becoming a member of the trans community in New York City. Roldos specifically discusses the ...
  22. 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
  23. Sonia Martinez Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Martinez, Sonia, Keyes, Anna
    Date: Apr. 11, 2018
    Topics: Adolescence, Breasts, Crossdressers, Drag, Drag queens, Family members, Femininity, Hormones, LGBTI community, MtFs, Night life, Prisons, Relationships, Transgender people
    People: Stonewall
    Description: Anna Keyes interviews Sonia Martinez, who opens up about her growth into her female identity throughout her adolescence and beyond. Martinez found a community of LGBTQIA+ individuals as a youth, wh...
  24. Brenda Holder Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Holder, Brenda, Keyes, Anna
    Date: Apr. 4, 2018
    Topics: Drag balls, Drag community, Drag queens, Homelessness, Intolerance, Latinos, LGBTI community, Military, Role models, Transsexual people
    People: Dorian Corey, Paris Dupree, Pepper Labeija
    Description: Army veteran and drag queen Brenda Holder discusses finding community in the drag world through her journey as a Hispanic trans woman. Holder tells interviewer Anna Keyes of her relationships with ...
  25. Robin Scott Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Scott, Robin, Towne, Tyler
    Date: Mar. 28, 2018
    Topics: Artists, Childhood, Coming out, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Mental health, Relationships, Representation, Sexual orientation, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning, Weddings
    People: Robin Scott
  26. Cerah Rowley Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Rowley, Cerah, Towne, Tyler
    Date: Mar. 23, 2018
    Topics: Addictions, Appearance, Childhood, Families, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Homophobia, Musicians, Religions, Sexuality, Transgenderism
  27. Josephine Perez Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Keyes, Anna, Perez, Josephine
    Date: Mar. 23, 2018
    Topics: Abuse, Activists, Childhood, Coming out, Drag, Employment discrimination, Ethnic groups, Families, Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Housing, LGBTI community, MtFs, Organisations, Police, Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual orientation, Street violence, Substance abuse, Transgender community, Transgender prostitutes, Transgender youth, Transitioning, Transphobia
    People: Audre Lorde Project, Josephine Perez
  28. Zephyr D Merkur Herrera Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Van Ness, Lorenzo, Merkur Herrera, Zephyr D
    Date: Mar. 17, 2018
    Topics: Activists, Eating disorders, Family members, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Language, LGBTI community, Musicians, Schools, Sports, Tomboys, Transgender people, Transgenderism
    Description: Barista and peer advocate Zephyr D Merkur Herrera details their experiences in the trans community throughout their active adolescence and beyond. In this interview with Lorenzo Van Ness, Herrera e...
  29. Amanda Hurtado Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    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, Violence
    People: Make the Road
  30. Finding Aid to the Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien Personal Collection

    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: Sexual Minorities Archives
    Creator: Power, Ben
    Date: Mar. 12, 2018
    Topics: Activists, Anti-transgender violence, Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.), Demonstrations, Gay pride parades, Intimate partner violence, MtFs, Pageants, Printed ephemera, Transgender people
    People: Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien, Miss Trans America Pageant, Miss Trans New England Pageant, Miss Trans Northampton Pageant, New England Transgender Pride March
  31. Grace Detrevarah Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Detrevarah, Grace, Keyes, Anna
    Date: Feb. 21, 2018
    Topics: Dancers, Drag queens, Families, Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, Immigrants, LGBTI community, Religions, Sex workers, Social integration, Transgender people, Writers
    People: Candy Labeija, LaRoque Bey
    Description: Grace Detrevarah, a self-proclaimed "spiritual black trans woman" talks to Anna Keyes about her supportive parents and rebellious adolescence, and growing up in an environment far removed from a tr...
  32. Nico Fuentes Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Fuentes, Nico, O'Brien, Michelle Esther
    Date: Feb. 11, 2018
    Topics: Appearance, Clothing, Colleges, Depression, Direct action, Families, Feminism, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Harassment, Isolation, Labour, Lesbians, Politics, Racism, Sex shops, Trade unions, Transgender people
    People: Nico Fuentes
    Description: Nico Fuentes is a member leader in a current unionization campaign at the Pleasure Chest, a sex toy shop. Beginning with an account of growing up in a Mexican family in West Texas and Oklahoma, she...
  33. 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...
  34. Alyssa Pariah Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Pariah, Alyssa
    Date: Jan. 16, 2018
    Topics: Activists, Appearance, Arrests, Bathrooms, Bullying, Capitalism, Child abuse, Childhood, Clothing, Communities, Detention, Direct action, Discrimination, Ethnic groups, Femininity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, Occupy movement--New York (State)--New York, Police, Relationships, Schools, Sex workers, Sexuality, Social movements, Socialism, Transgender youth, Transitioning
    People: Alyssa Pariah, Black Lives Matter
    Description: Alyssa Pariah recounts her difficult childhood in New Jersey, her involvement in trans women of color and sex worker communities in New York, and her radicalization as a revolutionary socialist. Sh...
  35. Leandra Vicci Papers, 1974–2014

    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies
    Date: 2018
    Topics: Coming out, Education, Higher, Transgender people
    People: Leandra Vicci, Lynn Conway, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Description: Collection includes three books, some publicity and personal information on Leandra Vicci, and scholarly articles. The books and articles pertain to transgender issues, including medical informatio...
  36. Donna M. Cartwright Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Cartwright, Donna M., O'Brien, Michelle Esther
    Date: Dec. 23, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Activists, Arrests, Beauty standards, Colleges, Coming out, Crossdressing, Dating, Drag queens, Ethnic relations, Events, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, Labour movement, LGBTI movement, Marriage, Normalisation, Organisations, Secrecy, Sex workers, Sexuality, Social movements, Socialism, Stereotypes, Therapists, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender movement, Transgender people, Transgender prostitutes, Transgender rights, Transgender youth, Transitioning
    People: Brandon Teena, Christine Jorgensen, Donna M. Cartwright, Gender Right Advocacy Association of New Jersey (GRAANJ), GenderPAC, National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA), Pride at Work, Terence Stamp, The New York Times
    Description: Donna Cartwright discusses her long history in the labor movement, as a socialist militant, in leading roles in trans rights organizing and LGBTQ organizations. She recounts her 30 years spent as a...
  37. 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...
  38. Trans Talk November 2017: A Living Legend

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator: Clark, Joanna, Nowling, Una
    Date: Nov. 24, 2017
    Topics: Army, Courts, Interviews, Military, MtFs, Navy, Transgender people, Transphobia, Transsexual people
    People: American Educational Gender Information Service, Inc. (AEGIS), Joanna Clark
    Description: On this month’s Trans Talk Edition of the Tenth Voice we’re going to have a special interview with a woman who is part of living transgender history. You’ve heard all about the issue of transgender...
  39. Rye Young Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Young, Rye, O'Brien, Michelle Esther
    Date: Nov. 2, 2017
    Topics: Childhood, Classism, Families, Feminism, FtMs, Fundraising, Labour, LGBTI movement, Organisations, Politics, Racism, Social movements
    People: Rye Young, Third Wave Fund
  40. Transgender Usenet Research Guide

    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Dame-Griff, Avery
    Date: Nov. 2017
    Topics: Crossdressing, Electronic discussion groups, Email, Internet forums, Support groups, Transgender people
    People: Usenet
    Description: This guide is intended to help researchers unfamiliar with Usenet gain an introductory understanding of the platform and its history. Beyond the brief background, it also contains an abbreviated li...
  41. Topher Gross Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Awad, Nadia, Gross, Topher
    Date: Oct. 15, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Childhood, Colleges, Entertainers, Families, Festivals, FtMs, Gender identity, Lesbian community, Lesbian separatism, LGBTI community, Night life, Radical feminism, Relationships, Schools, Social exclusion, Transgender people, Transitioning
    People: Topher Gross
  42. 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
  43. Wilma Weissman Photographs

    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
    Creator: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center
    Date: Sep. 27, 2017
    Topics: Drag queens
    People: Cherry Grove, Invasion of the Pines, Wil Weissman, Wilma Weissman
  44. Alejandra Rodriguez Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    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, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia
    People: Community Healthcare Network (CHN)
  45. Chichi Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    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, Siblings, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia, Violence, Waiters
  46. 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
  47. Brigitte Jamilette Hernandez Martinez Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    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, Safer sex, Self-acceptance, Sexual abuse, Transgender people
  48. 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
  49. Evan Schwartz Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    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
    People: Evan Schwartz, Pratt University
  50. Sylver Guadalupe Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Guadalupe, Sylver, Maya, Elliott
    Date: Jul. 28, 2017
    Topics: Alcoholism, Childhood, Christianity, Clothing, Communities, Depression, Drag balls, Drag community, Families, Gender diversity, Lesbian community, LGBTI community, Self-acceptance, Social exclusion, Transgender people, Transgender youth, Two-spirit people, Youth organisations, Youth shelters
    People: Marsha P. Johnson, Sylver Guadalupe
  51. Simon Chartrand Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Chartrand, Simon
    Date: Jul. 27, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Autism spectrum disorders, Childhood, Clothing, Colleges, Coming out, Community centres, Dating, Families, Gender identity, Gender minorities, Health care, Hormones, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Misogyny, Physicians, Racism, Relationships, Schools, Social media, Support groups, Therapies, Transgender children, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning
    People: Janet Mock, Simon Chartrand
  52. Shannon Harrington Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Lewis, AJ, Harrington, Shannon
    Date: Jul. 26, 2017
    Topics: AIDS organisations, Bars, Childhood, Discos, Drag, Drag balls, Drag queens, Entertainers, Events, Friendships, Fundraising, Gay community, HIV/AIDS, Labelling, Mafia, MtFs, Murders, Night life, Parents, Performing arts, Recreational drug use, Relationships, Transgender community, Travel, Wigs
    People: Bailey House, Boy Bar, Dorian Corey, God's Love We Deliver, International Chrysis, Lee Brewster, Shannon Harrington, Wigstock
    Description: Shannon Harrington is a wig master, hair chaser, and make-up artist who has been living in New York City for over 30 years. In this interview Miss Shannon provides meaningful and nuanced insight in...
  53. Luce Lincoln Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Awad, Nadia, Lincoln, Luce
    Date: Jul. 25, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Anarchism, Appearance, Coming out, Ethnic groups, Families, Film, Gender diversity, Immigrant youth, LGBTI community, Passing, Schools, Self-acceptance, Transgender people, Travel, Youth organisations
    People: Kate Bornstein, Leslie Feinberg, Luce Lincoln
  54. Mackenzie Reynolds Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Reynolds, Mackenzie, Tennenbaum, Ric
    Date: Jul. 23, 2017
    Topics: Beauty standards, Bullying, Child abuse, Christianity, Clothing, Coming out, Country and western music, Families, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Judaism, Legal name , Night life, Rabbis, Religions, Social classes, Transitioning, Work situation
    People: Mackenzie Reynolds
    Description: Mackenzie Reynolds is Jewish leader and participant in New York queer life. Beginning with their membership in United Methodist Church in Spokane, Washington, Reynolds has explored their faith and ...
  55. Genevieve Tatum Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Tatum, Genevieve, Dicken, Matthew
    Date: Jul. 22, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Crossdressers, LGBTI community, Liberation movements, Music, Parents of transgender people, Politics, Sexuality, Transgender community, Transitioning, Violence
    People: Genevieve Tatum, Marsha P. Johnson, Stonewall
  56. Joseph L. Norton Papers

    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives, University at Albany
    Creator: Gianfrancesco, Kim, Bennett, Carolyn
    Date: Jul. 20, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Counselors, Educators, Gay community, Gender identity, Letters, Research, Sexuality, Transgender people
    People: Joseph L. Norton
    Description: The Joseph L. Norton Papers include notes, correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, publications, and other materials documenting Norton's work as a SUNY Albany professor, a counselor, a teacher, an...
  57. Suneela Mubayi Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Mubayi, Suneela, Awad, Nadia
    Date: Jul. 20, 2017
    Topics: Discrimination, Dissertations, Educators, Families, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Harassment, Hinduism, Islam, Linguistics, Migration, Partition, Territorial, Roman catholicism, Schools, Transgender people, Translators, Travel
    People: Suneela Mubayi
  58. AJ Lewis Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Lewis, AJ, Tennenbaum, Ric
    Date: Jul. 19, 2017
    Topics: Change of name, Childhood, Christianity, Coming out, Cross-cultural relationships, Dating, Educators, Employment discrimination, Families, FtMs, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Higher education, Hormones, LGBTI community, Literature, Masculinity, Media, Music, Night life, Oral history, Passing, Public services, Schools, Trade unions, Transgender people, Transitioning, Violence
    People: AJ Lewis, Housing Works
  59. Kai Pelton Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Maya, Elliott, Pelton, Kai
    Date: Jul. 17, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Adultism, Androgyny, Appearance, Artists, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Hormones, Mental health, Music, Schools, Sexuality, Theatre, Transgender community
    People: Kai Pelton
  60. Anna Keyes Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Maya, Elliott, Keyes, Anna
    Date: Jul. 14, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Artists, Bullying, Childhood, Colleges, Coming out, Depression, Ethnic groups, Families, Film, Film studies, Gender identity, Gender relations, Gender role, Health care, Hormones, MtFs, Passing, Public space, Relationships, Representation, Self-acceptance, Social media, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning
    People: Anna Keyes
  61. Cecilia Gentili Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    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, Relationships, Sex workers, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transphobia, Violence
    People: 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...
  62. Santos Arce Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Arce, Santos, Van Ness, Lorenzo
    Date: Jul. 14, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Child abuse, Childhood, Class struggle, Clothing, Coming out, Families, Friendships, FtMs, Gender identity, Hormones, Labour, Latinos, Lesbian identity, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Music, Music groups, Musicians, Night life, Relationships, Sex education, Sexual orientation, Sexuality, Transgender community, Transgender people
    People: Santos Arce
  63. Bianey Garcia Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    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, Sexual abuse, Transgender people, Transphobia, Violence
    People: 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...
  64. Fainan Lakha Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Lakha, Fainan, Maya, Elliott
    Date: Jul. 13, 2017
    Topics: Childhood, Coming out, Communities, Ethnic groups, Gender diversity, Islam, Liberation movements, MtFs, Oppression, Politics, Representation, Sexual abuse, Transgender people, Transitioning, Visibility
    People: Fainan Lakha, Laverne Cox
    Description: Fainan Lakha is a student at Columbia majoring in Comparative Literature and Society. She grew up in a Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim community in Seattle and became involved in the Oneness University a...
  65. Rafaela Anshel Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Arban, Courtney
    Date: Jul. 13, 2017
    Topics: Age, Child abuse, Childhood, Choirs, Clothing, Coming out, Families, Friendships, Gay identity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Hormones, Judaism, LGBTI community, MtFs, Music, Popular culture, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Privacy, Relationships, Self-acceptance, Sexual assault, Sexual practices, Social workers, Stereotypes, Support groups, Therapies, Transgender people, Transitioning, Violence
    People: Gender Identity Project, Rafaela Anshel
    Description: Rafaela Anshel is a Jewish trans woman, affiliated with the Congregation Beth Simchat Torah. This interview is a reflection of Anshel’s transition. She details accounts from youth up until present ...
  66. Melissa Sklarz Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Sklarz, Melissa, Tennenbaum, Ric
    Date: Jul. 5, 2017
    Topics: Bathrooms, Civil rights, Crossdressing, Elections, Ethnic groups, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Homelessness, Hormones, Isolation, Lobbying, MtFs, Night life, Politics, Public sex, Public space, Representation, Schools, Sex workers, Stigmatisation, Substance abuse, Transgender people, Transgender rights, Transitioning, Visibility
    People: Caitlyn Jenner, Christine Jorgensen, Gay and Lesbian Independent Democrats, GenderPAC, Kate Bornstein, Laverne Cox, Melissa Sklarz, Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, Riki Anne Wilchins, Stonewall Democrats
    Description: Melissa Sklarz was the first transgender elected official in New York, having been a judicial delegate since the 1990s. She has served on many trans rights legislative committees, including the Sto...
  67. Martina Downey Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Tennenbaum, Ric, Downey, Martina
    Date: Jul. 3, 2017
    Topics: Abuse, Activists, Bathrooms, Bisexuality, Black people, Bullying, Butches, Change of name, Class struggle, Colleges, Colonialism, Coming out, Dormitories, Drug abuse, Ethnic groups, Families, Gay-straight alliances, Gender diversity, HIV/AIDS, Judaism, Labelling, Lesbian movement, LGBTI community, LGBTI movement, Missionaries, MtFs, Music, Night life, Nurses, Passing, Politics, Religions, Roman catholicism, Transgender community, Transgender identity, Transgender youth, Transitioning, Violence, Visibility, Working class
    People: Al Sharpton, David Bowie, Martina Downey, Phil Donahue
    Description: In this interview, Martina Downey discusses her experiences navigating many different communities in her life: the Black church, the university, predominately white institutions, corporate offices,...
  68. Buzz Slutzky Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Tennenbaum, Ric, Slutzky, Buzz
    Date: Jun. 29, 2017
    Topics: Comedy, Educators, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Medicalisation, Music, Relationships, Zines
    People: Buzz Slutzky
  69. Lauren Simkin Berke Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Simkin Berke, Lauren, Tennenbaum, Ric
    Date: Jun. 27, 2017
    Topics: Artists, Childhood, Definitions, Festivals, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Gender minorities, Hormones, Parties, Politics, Representation, Schools, Transgender community, Zines
    People: Kate Bornstein, Lauren Simkin Berke
  70. Paris Milane Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Milane, Paris
    Date: Jun. 22, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Change of name, Childhood, Clothing, Colleges, Crimes, Ethnic groups, Families, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Hormones, Housing, MtFs, Organisations, Sex workers, Stealth, Substance abuse, Support groups, Transgender community, Unemployment, Violence
    People: Housing Works, Paris Milane
    Description: Paris shares her experience of growing up in Atlanta and starting to “live her truth” at a young age. She recalls finding reassurance in a community of other Black trans women for the first time an...
  71. Kyle Lukoff Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Lukoff, Kyle, Tennenbaum, Ric
    Date: Jun. 21, 2017
    Topics: Body image, Body politics, Books, Change of name, Childhood, Colleges, Coming out, Eating disorders, FtMs, Health care, Hormones, Internet, Librarians, Literature, Mental health, Passing, Representation, Schools, Therapies, Transitioning, Transphobia
    People: Caitlyn Jenner, Kyle Lukoff
  72. Dylan Kapit Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Zavidow, Evan, Kapit, Dylan
    Date: Jun. 18, 2017
    Topics: Bullying, Childhood, Coming out, Dating, Families, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, LGBTI community, Mental health, Relationships, Special education
    People: Barnard College, Dylan Kapit
  73. Oral History with Lezlie Lee Kam, PT 2 (16 June 2017)

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
    Creator: Brown, Elspeth, Lee Kam, Lezlie
    Date: Jun. 16, 2017
    Topics: Alcoholism, Bars, Butches, Gay pride, Hate crimes, Latinos, Lesbians, LGBTI community, Mardi gras, MtFs, Older transgender people, Oral history, Police, Police brutality--United States, Sex workers, Volunteering
    People: Black Lives Matter, Club Manhattan, Lesbian Organization of Toronto, Lezlie Lee Kam, LOOT, Proud and Visible Coalition, Soca, The Rose, World Majority Lesbians
    Description: Lezlie Lee Kam is a 55+, gender-mysterious, world majority person and dyke; a Trini; a Carib; Brown; and a Callaloo-a mix of Chinese, Carib, Indian, Portuguese, and Venezuelan. She was born in Trin...
  74. Lorena Borjas Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Borjas, Lorena, Van Ness, Lorenzo
    Date: Jun. 11, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Deportation, Friendships, Hormones, Human rights, Immigrants, MtFs, Partners, Transgender people, Transitioning, Visibility
    People: Lorena Borjas Community Fund, Sylvia Rivera Law Project
  75. 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
  76. 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...
  77. Jamie Bauer Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Bauer, Jamie
    Date: Jun. 5, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Age, Childhood, Civil rights, Clothing, Coming out, Dating, Demonstrations, Drugs, Ethnic groups, FtMs, Gay rights, Gender diversity, Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Lesbian community, Liberation movements, Politics, Racism, Relationships, Therapists, Transgender community, Transitioning, Transphobia, Violence, Work situation
    People: ACT-UP, Anita Bryant, Jamie Bauer, Women's Pentagon Action
    Description: Jamie Bauer recounts their childhood and adolescence growing up in New York City’s Stuyvesant Town, resisting family pressure to conform to normative gender expressions and discovering butch femme ...
  78. Fly Away Zine Mobile Collection

    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: Arizona Queer Archives
    Creator: Arizona Queer Archives
    Date: May 16, 2017
    Topics: Ethnic relations, Feminism, Gender bending, Lesbian feminism, Lesbians, Polyamory, Sex education, Transgender people, Transitioning, Zines
    Description: The Fly Away Zine Mobile is a free lending library, self-publishing skill-sharer, and mini reading room focused on zines and other forms of DIY publishing. The zine mobile travels all over North Am...
  79. Wingspan LGBT Community Center Collection

    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: Arizona Queer Archives
    Creator: Arizona Queer Archives
    Date: May 16, 2017
    Topics: Bisexuals, Community centres, Gay men, Lesbians, Transgender people
    Description: The Wingspan Collection consists of 52 boxes of materials related to over 25 years as a non-profit supporting LGBTQI communities. From programming to grants written and received to the Wingspan Fil...
  80. Shelby Chestnut Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Awad, Nadia, Chestnut, Shelby
    Date: May 14, 2017
    Topics: Addictions, Arts, Butches, Clothing, Coming out, Depression, Ethnic groups, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Housing, Identity, Indian reservations--Montana, Learning difficulties, LGBTI community, Native americans, Relationships, Representation, Schools, Sexuality, Suburbs, Transgender rights, Violence, Youth
    People: Janet Mock
    Description: Shelby Chestnut describes their childhood and adolescence between Montana and Minnesota, discussing friendships and family, bullying and acceptance, mixed-race (Native American and white) identity,...
  81. Nala Simone Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Simone, Nala, Calou, Yana
    Date: May 9, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Activists, Anti-transgender violence, Childhood, Clergy, Colleges, Coming out, Drag balls, Employment discrimination, Ethnic groups, Families, Femininity, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, Hormones, Masculinity, Oppression, Racism, Religions, Representation, Solidarity, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning, Transphobia, Workshops
    People: Aaryn Lang, Janet Mock, Laverne Cox, Lourdes Ashley Hunter, Miss Major, Nala Simone
    Description: Nala Simone is an activist who was born and raised in Brooklyn. Nala begins with her childhood in Bushwick, her time as a fashion design student at the Fashion Institute of Design, and her process ...
  82. Christian Appel Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Appel, Christian, Martinez, Dinick
    Date: May 8, 2017
    Topics: Assigned gender, Body image, Childhood, Ethnic groups, Families, Femininity, Gender diversity, Higher education, Hormones, LGBTI community, Mental health, MtFs, Oppression, Sexuality, Spirituality
    People: Christian Appel, SAGE, Trans Generational Theater Project
    Description: Christian Appel grew up in New Rochelle, escaping to find community in New York's party scene (particularly the Motherfucker parties) and at IDA, a queer gardening farmstead in Tennessee. She draws...
  83. Miles Shalabi Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Shalabi, Miles, Calou, Yana
    Date: May 5, 2017
    Topics: Change of name, Coming out, Communities, FtMs, Health care, Islam, Judges, LGBTI community, Transgender community, Transgender youth, Transitioning
    People: CUNY LGBT Leadership, Miles Shalabi
    Description: Slim discusses his experience of coming out to his family and navigating his parents' feelings about his identity while finding acceptance and support from his siblings, girlfriend and friends. Hav...
  84. Chelsea Goodwin and Dr. Rusty Mae Moore Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    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
    People: 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...
  85. Zavé Martohardjono Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Martohardjono, Zavé, Awad, Nadia
    Date: May 2, 2017
    Topics: Coming out, Dating, Diversity, Education, Ethnic groups, Families, Gay-straight alliances, Gender identity, Gender minorities, Health care, Hormone therapy, Labelling, LGBTI movement, North american cultures, Parties, Passing, Sexism, Sociocultural evolution, Transgender community, Transgender people, Work situation
    People: Zavé Martohardjono
    Description: "Zavé Martohardjono recounts growing up as a mixed race queer New Yorker. Having seen New York change over the past couple of decades, Zavé tells us about living in globally diverse neighborhoods, ...
  86. Abigail B. Thomas Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Ortiz, Natalia, Thomas, Abigail B.
    Date: Apr. 29, 2017
    Topics: Bullying, Gender diversity, LGBTI community, Mental health, Passing, People with disabilities, Racism, Sexual assault, Sexual child abuse, Sexual orientation, Special education, Transgender children, Transgender identity, Transgender people, Transgender rights, Transitioning
    People: Abigail B. Thomas, Janet Mock
  87. Brycen Gaines Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Elle, Eve, Gaines, Brycen
    Date: Apr. 29, 2017
    Topics: Colleges, Discrimination, FtMs, Gay-straight alliances, Gender identity, Health care, Hormones, LGBTI community, Racism, Therapies, Transgender community, Transitioning, Work situation
    People: Brycen Gaines
    Description: In this brief interview, Brycen Gaines touches on a variety of topics, beginning with his first moment of awareness of his gender identity. He discusses discrimination, healthcare, family, and tran...
  88. Eve Elle Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Elle, Eve, Gaines, Brycen
    Date: Apr. 29, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Androgyny, Artists, Autonomy, Childhood, Dating, Families, Femininity, Gender identity, Gender role, MtFs, Schools, Sexual orientation, Transitioning, Work situation
    People: Eve Elle
  89. Kyle Katz Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Yesner, Lenni, Katz, Kyle
    Date: Apr. 29, 2017
    Topics: Butches, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Depression, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Health care, Hormones, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Night life, Relationships, Single parent families, Transgender people, Transitioning
    People: Kyle Katz
  90. Lenni Yesner Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Yesner, Lenni, Katz, Kyle
    Date: Apr. 29, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Body image, Childhood, Diversity, Families, Gender diversity, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Hormones, Internet, Judaism, Labelling, Marriage, Relationships, Role models, Schools, Theatre, Transgender community
    People: Lenni Yesner, SAGE
  91. Renee Imperato Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Torres, Andy, Dicken, Matthew, Imperato, Renee
    Date: Apr. 29, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Anti-racism, Childhood, Drag community, Gender identity, Labour, Liberation movements, MtFs, Night life, People with physical disabilities, Taxi drivers, Trade unions, Transgender rights, Violence
    People: 220 Club, Black Lives Matter, Leslie Feinberg, Renee Imperato
    Description: Born in NYC, Reneé Imperato, is a proud anti racist, pro union trans woman who has lived her life fighting for the rights of others. In this interview she shares her memories of growing up in New Y...
  92. Tiffany Miles Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Miles, Tiffany, Ramsay, Grace
    Date: Apr. 29, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Childhood, Christianity, Clothing, Coming out, Depression, Educators, Families, Friendships, Job applications, MtFs, Science fiction, Secrecy, Transgender people
    People: Tiffany Miles
  93. Oral History with Lezlie Lee Kam, PT 1 (27 April, 2017)

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
    Creator: Brown, Elspeth, Lee Kam, Lezlie
    Date: Apr. 27, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Afro-caribbeans, Black power, Butches, Christianity, Coming out, Ethnic relations, Gender role, Lesbian culture, Lesbian separatism, Migration, Oral history, Popular culture, Transphobia
    People: Lesbian Organization of Toronto
  94. 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...
  95. 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...
  96. Naz Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Naz, Awad, Nadia
    Date: Apr. 20, 2017
    Topics: Arts and entertainment occupations, Childhood, Class struggle, Clothing, Colleges, Communities, Employment discrimination, Ethnic groups, Families, Gender diversity, Homosexuality, Identity, Immigration, Islam, Labour, Politics, Refugees, Schools, Sexuality, Sports, Substance abuse, Transgender people, Transitioning
    People: Naz
  97. The Capital District Transgender Community Archive Collection

    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives, University at Albany
    Creator: Brinkman, Jamie
    Date: Apr. 14, 2017
    Topics: Newsletters, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transgenderism
    People: TGIC, Transgender Tapestry, Transgenderist, Transvestite Sex Review, TVIC Journal
    Description: The Capital District Transgender Community Archive Collection contains material pertaining to local transgender history. This collections contains a large variety of publications about transgenderism.
  98. Izzy Mustafa Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Awad, Nadia, Mustafa, Izzy
    Date: Apr. 11, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Childhood, Coming out, Ethnic groups, FtMs, Gender diversity, Identity, Intersex, Islam, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Passing, Politics, Religious right, Representation, Social norms, Training programs, Transgender people, Transitioning, Visibility
    People: Izzy Mustafa
  99. Ky Platt Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Van Ness, Lorenzo, Platt, Ky
    Date: Apr. 6, 2017
    Topics: Adoption, Advertising campaigns, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Ethnic diversity, Ethnic groups, Families, FtMs, Gender identity, Masculinity, Night life, Relationships, Transgender children, Transgender community, Transgender parents
    People: Ky Platt, Prince
  100. Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker Oral History

    Collection: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Van Ness, Lorenzo, Asapansa-Johnson Walker, Tanya
    Date: Apr. 2, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Army, Bullying, Childhood, Christianity, Discrimination, Ethnic groups, Femininity, Gender identity, Harassment, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Homophobia, Hormones, LGBTI community, Migration, MtFs, Nurses, Oppression, Passing, Politics, Racism, Resistance movements, Sex workers, Sexual harassment, Sexuality, Social exclusion, Social workers, Substance abuse, Transgender people, Transphobia, Violence
    People: Karen Burstein, Paris Is Burning, Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker
    Description: Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker is a co-founder of the New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG). Here, she shares her history of LGB and trans activism in New York City. Born on Staten Island, Mis...