Digital Transgender Archive

Genevieve Tatum Oral History

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Genevieve Tatum, a transgender woman, retells her experiences as an adolescent in The Village in New York City. She describes the aftermath of the Stonewall riot, the Civil Rights movement, and the Women's movement. Genevieve also reveals her journey in accepting her trans-identity; first as a cross-dresser, and eventually coming out as a non-operative transgender woman. She describes the pain, confusion, and denial she felt, but also the relief upon accepting her truth and sharing it with her loved ones. After coming out, Genevieve lent her experiences to the SAGE Transgenerational Theater Project, where is hoping to solidify the transgender community's place in LGBT history. (Summary by Ariana Blondo.)

Item Information:

Identifier
3t945r051
Collection
Oral Histories with People of Color
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
Tatum, Genevieve
Dicken, Matthew
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
Jul. 22, 2017
Dates Covered
1948 to 2017
Genre
Oral Histories
Subject(s)
Genevieve Tatum
Marsha P. Johnson
Stonewall
Places
New York
Topic(s)
Acceptance
Crossdressers
LGBTI community
Liberation movements
Music
Parents of transgender people
Politics
Sexuality
Transgender community
Transitioning
Violence
Resource Type
Audio
Digital Format
Duration: 1 Hour 9 minutes 3 seconds
Language
English
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