Digital Transgender Archive

Carla Roldos Oral History

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In an interview with Anna Keyes, trans woman Carla Roldos talks about her experiences transitioning and becoming a member of the trans community in New York City. Roldos specifically discusses the role of a “gay mother” that role models played for her, and that she played for others in transition. In addition to dealing with some mental health issues and personal loss, Roldos commented on the difficulties she faced with employment discrimination as a registered nurse.

Item Information:

Identifier
5q47rn74h
Collection
Oral Histories with People of Color
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
Roldos, Carla
Keyes, Anna
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
Apr. 18, 2018
Dates Covered
1957 to 2018
Genre
Oral Histories
Subject(s)
Gay mother
Places
San Juan > San Juan Antiguo Barrio
New York > Chelsea
Topic(s)
Appearance
Death and dying
Drag balls
Employment discrimination
Gender realignment surgery
HIV/AIDS
Hormones
LGBTI community
Mental health
MtFs
Nursing
Passing
Politics
Public safety
Role models
Support groups
Transgender people
Resource Type
Audio
Digital Format
1 hour 5 minutes 3 seconds
Language
English
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