Digital Transgender Archive

Interview with Hunta Williams

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Hunta Williams is a deaf, black trans man. Williams grew up in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Minneapolis to attend culinary school. From a young age, he felt “different” than his peers, always playing with boys in school. In this oral history, Williams shares his thoughts on coming out, his complicated relationship with his sexual orientation post-transition, police brutality and the reflective process he went through for his medical transition. Williams’ story sheds important light on the intersections of trans, deaf, black, and male identities.

Item Information:

Identifier
ng451h78w
Collection
Oral Histories with People of Color
Institution
Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
Creator(s)
Williams, Hunta
Jenkins, Andrea
Publisher
University of Minnesota Minneapolis Libraries
Date Created
Jul. 18, 2016
Genre
Oral Histories
Transcriptions
Subject(s)
Hunta Williams
Places
New York > Kings County > Brooklyn
Topic(s)
Anti-transgender violence
Coming out
Cooks
Deaf people
Families
FtMs
Health care
Hormones
Parents of transgender people
Police brutality
Surgery
Transgender 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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