Digital Transgender Archive

Brycen Gaines Oral History

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In this brief interview, Brycen Gaines touches on a variety of topics, beginning with his first moment of awareness of his gender identity. He discusses discrimination, healthcare, family, and trans friends. He shares his frustration with the lack of LGBT community and resources in New Jersey outside of college campuses. Finally, Brycen talks about the importance of therapy to LGBT people and about his plans to become a therapist working primarily with the LGBT community.

Item Information:

Identifier
pc289j25g
Collection
Oral Histories with People of Color
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
Elle, Eve
Gaines, Brycen
Contributor(s)
Levy, Izzy
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
Apr. 29, 2017
Dates Covered
1988 to 2017
Genre
Oral Histories
Subject(s)
Brycen Gaines
Places
Pennsylvania > Philadelphia County > City of Philadelphia > Philadelphia
New Jersey
New York
New Jersey > Bergen County > Teaneck Township > Fairleigh Dickinson University
Topic(s)
Colleges
Discrimination
FtMs
Gay-straight alliances
Gender identity
Health care
Hormones
LGBTI community
Racism
Therapies
Transgender community
Transitioning
Work situation
Resource Type
Audio
Digital Format
duration: 13 minutes 35 seconds
Language
English
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