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Cayenne Doroshow Oral History

Cayenne Doroshow shares her experience developing a supportive relationship with her family, enduring ignorance and discrimination, first meeting another transwoman, learning about hormones, and discovering Miss Major and others who she now calls her moms. Having grown up in a time there were so few out and proud transwomen in her life, Cayenne explains how she has seen the trans movement progress without neglecting the fact that her community is pushed out of housing, portrayed inaccurately in the media, and offered short term solutions if anything rather than sustainable employment opportunities and a chance to age with dignity. A longtime transadvocate and New Yorker, Doroshow offers a crucial account of her history in New York City.

Item Information

Identifier
bv73c073m
Collection
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
Doroshow, Cayenne
Nova, Cyd
Contributor(s)
Zavidow, Evan
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
Feb. 19, 2017
Dates Covered
1960 to 2017
Genre
Oral Histories
Subject(s)
Caitlyn Jenner
Cayenne Doroshow
Miss Major
Places
New York
Topic(s)
Acceptance
Age
Childhood
Clothing
Coming out
Communities
Crossdressing
Discrimination
Families
Femininity
Gay community
Gender identity
Gender realignment surgery
Health care
Homelessness
Hormones
Housing
Language
LGBTI community
Loneliness
MtFs
Racism
Representation
Riots
Roman catholicism
Sexual assault
Support groups
Therapies
Transgender people
Transgender rights
Transitioning
Violence
Resource Type
Audio
Digital Format
duration: 1 hour 29 minutes 25 seconds
Language
English
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