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  1. Hazel Katz Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Katz, Hazel, Silverman, Aviva
    Date: Jan. 4, 2019
    Topics: Appearance, Artists, Atheism, Coming out, Educators, Imprisonment, Law, Religious society of friends, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Description: In this interview conducted by Aviva Silverman, Hazel Katz discusses her upbringing, including her religious differences from her parents, and her reluctance to come out because of the social diffi...
  2. Mountain Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Silverman, Aviva
    Date: Dec. 30, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Artists, Childhood, Christianity, Gender identity, Intersex, Surgery, Tattoos, Transgender identity
    Description: Mountain is interviewed by Aviva Silverman, and talks about their gender non-conforming identity. Mountain defines their gender as "gender agnostic". They talk about growing up in a Christian house...
  3. Carolyn Connolly Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Connolly, Carolyn, O'Brien, Michelle Esther
    Date: Dec. 25, 2018
    Topics: Alcoholism, Coming out, Crossdressing, Drug abuse, Homophobia, Punk, Transgender people, Transsexualism
    Description: Carolyn Connolly begins with her difficult childhood in a blue-collar Irish-Italian family in Flatlands, Brooklyn, her entry into metal scenes of NYC, and her radicalization into the Love and Rage ...
  4. Jules Skloot Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Skloot, Jules, Dicken, Matthew
    Date: Dec. 13, 2018
    Topics: Appearance, Arts and entertainment occupations, Crossdressing, Educators, Gender fluid, Passing, Transgender people
    Subject: Leslie Feinberg
    Description: Jules Skloot talks to Matthew Dicken about his childhood and development of his gender identity, particularly his experiences with crossdressing and passing as a male at an early age. Over time, Sk...
  5. Rose Wood Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Wood, Rose, Schoo, Deidre
    Date: Nov. 26, 2018
    Topics: Adolescence, Androgyny, Artists, Death and dying, Drag, Drugs, Gay pride, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Parents, Performing arts, Strippers, Transgender identity, Transitioning
    Description: Rose Wood talks to interviewer Deidre Schoo about her experience as a performance artist in New York City. She shares information about her childhood and her family, specifically her father, and wh...
  6. Andrea Long Chu Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Chu, Andrea Long
    Date: Nov. 2, 2018
    Topics: Feminist theory, Literature, Religions, Transgender people, Transgender studies, Writers
    Description: Andrea Long Chu is an emerging trans intellectual, writing on the politics of gender and desire. In this interview she recounts her growing up to a devoted Christian family in North Carolina, atten...
  7. Kamryn Wolf Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Wolf, Kamryn, O'Brien, Michelle Esther
    Date: Oct. 29, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Appearance, Art history, Bullying, Christianity, Coming out, Education, Gender identity, Health care, LGBTI community, Upbringing
    Description: Kamryn Wolf was one of the union members and supporters who helped win a union contract at Babeland, a NYC sex toy store. In this interview, Kamryn discusses their suburban growing up and alienatio...
  8. Lorenzo Van Ness Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Van Ness, Lorenzo, Acquaye-Reynolds, Cleopatra
    Date: Oct. 29, 2018
    Topics: Childhood, Families, Gender identity, Human rights, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Social classes, Transgender people, Travel
    Description: Lorenzo Van Ness, a trans identifying individual, defines their gender as "super cute". They talk about their upbringing in a Dominican-American family, and their struggle with finding acceptance f...
  9. Chase Strangio Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Strangio, Chase, O'Brien, Michelle Esther
    Date: Oct. 12, 2018
    Topics: Activists, Gender identity, Imprisonment, Judaism, Law, Lawyers, Legal process, LGBTI movement, Transgender people
    Subject: Chelsea Manning
    Description: Chase Strangio discusses their work as a leading LGBTQ legal advocate with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), including their representation of and connection to well-known former political...
  10. Margaret Berg Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    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
    Subject: Christine Jorgensen, Gender Identity Project, Margaret Berg
  11. Ilan N. Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Maltsev, Tyler
    Date: Aug. 25, 2018
    Topics: Family members, FtMs, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Health insurance, Hormones, Lawyers, Mental health, Phalloplasty, Transitioning
    Description: Ilan N., interviewed by Tyler Maltsev, spends this interview talking about his difficulties accessing gender realignment surgery, remarking that he has had to "jump through hoops" with physical and...
  12. Vivian Lopez Ponce Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    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...
  13. Juliana Moraes Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    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 ...
  14. Aelita Parizek Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Parizek, Aelita, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Aug. 10, 2018
    Topics: Arts, Arts and entertainment occupations, Body image, Gender identity, Hormones, Sex workers, Students, Testosterone, Transgender people, Transitioning
    Description: In this interview with Sebastián Casto Niculescu, Aelita Parizek discusses their journey of discovery both with their transness and in the art world. Parizek explains how their experiences at Parso...
  15. Sophie Cadle Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    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....