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Interview with Dee Dee Chamblee

Dee Dee Chamblee was born and raised in Rockdale County, GA. She shares her story at the Auburn Seminary Sojourner Truth Leadership Circle for Black Trans Women. In this oral history, she discusses her early understanding of her identity; her relationship with her mother, coming out; her role model, Lady Chablis; being arrested for being Black and trans; being HIV positive; and her community building work. Chamblee is an activist and founder of the organization, LaGender, which supports Black trans women and has done coalition work to stop the arrests of Black trans women as well. She shares parts of her spirituality and her hopes for the trans community in the future, and for trans youth.

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Identifier
5h73pw28v
Collection
Tretter Transgender Oral History Project
Institution
Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
Creator(s)
Chamblee, Dee Dee
Jenkins, Andrea
Publisher
University of Minnesota Minneapolis Libraries
Date Created
Feb. 7, 2017
Genre
Oral Histories
Transcriptions
Subject(s)
Auburn Seminary Sojourner Truth Leadership Circle for Black Trans Women
Dee Dee Chamblee
Lady Chablis
LaGender
Places
Georgia > Rockdale County
Topic(s)
Abuse
Activists
Black people
Drag
Educators
Families
Gender identity
HIV/AIDS
Imprisonment
Marriage
Mothers
MtFs
Role models
Spirituality
Transgender people
Transgender youth
Resource Type
Moving image
Text
Language
English
Related URL
https://umedia.lib.umn.edu/sites/default/files/archive/60/application/pdf/1553896.pdf
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