Digital Transgender Archive

Interview with Crispin Torres

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Crispin Torres has been an LGBT advocate and worked to support LGBT people with national organizations for much of his professional career. In this oral history, Torres shares his personal story, from exploring his queerness in high school in Chicago to transitioning in his twenties, to the importance of family--chosen and biological--and the shifts he’s seen in transgender politics over the past 25 years. Torres shares insights on relationships, gay community and the spectrums of gender and sexuality. His story is full of nuance, complexity and reflection.

Item Information:

Identifier
1c18dg00z
Collection
Oral Histories with People of Color
Institution
Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
Creator(s)
Torres, Crispin
Jenkins, Andrea
Publisher
University of Minnesota Minneapolis Libraries
Date Created
May 27, 2016
Genre
Oral Histories
Transcriptions
Subject(s)
Lambda Legal
Places
Illinois > Cook County > City of Chicago > Chicago
Mexico City > Cuauhtémoc Borough
Topic(s)
Coming out
Education
Educators
Gay community
Gay culture
Gay families
Gender realignment surgery
Hormones
Latinos
Masculinity
Mexican Americans
Misogyny
Musicians
Political movements
Relationships
Roman catholicism
Surgery
Transgender people
Transitioning
Transphobia
Resource Type
Moving image
Text
Language
English
Related URL
https://umedia.lib.umn.edu/search?facets%5Bcollection_name_s%5D%5B%5D=Transgender+Oral+History+Project&q=transgender
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