Digital Transgender Archive

Renee Imperato Oral History

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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 York including her childhood spent in Times Square, her friendship with Leslie Feinberg, and her memories of the legendary 220 club in New York City’s West Village. Throughout the interview Reneé weaves in the struggle for trans rights with the Black Lives Matter movement and union organizing. (Summary by Ted Kerr.)

Item Information:

Identifier
0p096715q
Collection
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
Torres, Andy
Dicken, Matthew
Imperato, Renee
Contributor(s)
Kerr, Theodore
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
Apr. 29, 2017
Dates Covered
1948 to 2017
Genre
Oral Histories
Subject(s)
220 Club
Black Lives Matter
Leslie Feinberg
Renee Imperato
Places
New York
Topic(s)
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
Resource Type
Audio
Digital Format
duration 55 minutes 55 seconds
Language
English
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