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Yana Calou Oral History

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Yana Calou spent much of their youth traveling around the world and eventually found a community in Utah, where they began advocating for LGBTQ rights. Later, Calou moved to NYC, where they worked on campaigns for the labor rights of retail workers, where many queer and trans people are employed. They talk much about hormones, gender reconstructive surgery, and the health insurance disparities. Calou discusses their work with Retail Action Project, and the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union. (Summary by Courtney Arban.)

Item Information:

Identifier
gq67jr43m
Collection
Oral Histories with People of Color
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
O'Brien, Michelle Esther
Calou, Yana
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
Mar. 1, 2017
Dates Covered
1982 to 2917
Genre
Oral Histories
Subject(s)
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
Yana Calou
Places
New York
Brazil
Utah
Topic(s)
Activists
Colleges
Employment discrimination
Gender diversity
Gender dysphoria
Gender realignment surgery
Health care
Hormone therapy
LGBTI community
LGBTI rights
Media occupations
Migration
NGOs
Parents (LGBTQ)
Residence permits
Trade unions
Transgender people
Visibility
Work situation
Resource Type
Audio
Digital Format
duration: 1 hour 38 minutes 57 seconds
Language
English
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