Digital Transgender Archive

Interview with Harvey Katz

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"Harvey Katz describes himself as a “Man with a transgender history.”. Katz is a performer and educator best known for his storytelling act, Athens Boys Choir which performs across the U.S. on college campuses, sharing stories and poems about queerness and transness. In this oral history, Katz reflects upon passing as a cisgender man most of the time and using his white, male, passing privilege to advocate against transphobia and sexism. He shares some traumatic medical stories and his evolving relationship with his family around his queerness and eventual transition."

Item Information:

Identifier
8c97kq57b
Collection
Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
Institution
Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
Creator(s)
Jenkins, Andrea
Katz, Harvey
Publisher
University of Minnesota Minneapolis Libraries
Date Created
Jan. 29, 2016
Genre
Oral Histories
Transcriptions
Subject(s)
Athens Boys Choir
Places
New York
Georgia
Florida > Miami-Dade County > Miami
Topic(s)
Colleges
Educators
Entertainers
Gender realignment surgery
Hormones
Jewish transgender people
Marriage
Masculinity
Passing
Poetry
Representation
Storytelling
Visibility
White people
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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