Digital Transgender Archive

Carolyn Connolly Oral History

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Carolyn Connolly begins with her difficult childhood in a blue-collar Irish-Italian family in Flatlands, Brooklyn, her entry into metal scenes of NYC, and her radicalization into the Love and Rage Anarchist Federation. Later Carolyn is hired as the first trans woman employee at Babeland, a NYC feminist sex toy show featured in other interviews about their later unionization, and becomes active in a national scene of radical trans writers. Carolyn also considers her sobriety, and leaving NYC through moving to New Paltz in the Hudson Valley of New York State.

Item Information:

Identifier
bv73c052v
Collection
Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
Connolly, Carolyn
O'Brien, Michelle Esther
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
Dec. 25, 2018
Dates Covered
1968 to 2018
Genre
Oral Histories
Places
New York > Kings County > Brooklyn
Florida > Miami-Dade County > Hialeah
Topic(s)
Alcoholism
Coming out
Crossdressing
Drug abuse
Homophobia
Punk
Transgender people
Transsexualism
Resource Type
Audio
Digital Format
Duration: 2 hours 48 minutes 43 seconds
Language
English
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