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JD Davids Oral History

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JD Davids, a writer, health activist, and communication strategist, recounts his experiences as a member of the Philadelphia HIV/AIDS activist movement and subsequent move to New York City. A Philadelphia resident until 2002, JD talks about how his time spent in anarchist collective housing led him to ACT UP Philadelphia and other direct action organizing for HIV/AIDS services. JD expands on the evolution of his gender identity and the scope of his activism as he organized and networked to found Project TEACH and Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP). He concludes by discussing his move to New York City and how his gender expression developed through illness, pregnancy, and parenthood and which communities he is active in today.

Item Information:

Identifier
br86b377g
Collection
Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
O'Brien, Michelle Esther
Davids, JD
Contributor(s)
Katz, Micah
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
Mar. 11, 2017
Dates Covered
1967 to 2017
Genre
Oral Histories
Subject(s)
ACT-UP
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP)
JD Davids
Project TEACH
Places
Pennsylvania > Philadelphia County > City of Philadelphia > Philadelphia
New York
Maryland > City of Baltimore > Baltimore
Washington, D.C. > Washington County > George Washington University - Foggy Bottom Campus
Pennsylvania > Philadelphia County > City of Philadelphia > Temple University
Topic(s)
Activists
Childhood
Coming out
Demonstrations
Drugs
Employment discrimination
Families
Feminism
FtMs
Gender dysphoria
Gender identity
Health care
HIV/AIDS
Hormones
Housing
Internet
LGBTI community
Politics
Pregnancy
Schools
Sports
Transgender parents
Resource Type
Audio
Digital Format
duration: 1 hour 49 minutes 29 seconds
Language
English
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