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  1. Interview with Tuesday Smillie

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Smille, Tuesday
    Date: Oct. 11, 2019
    Topics: Activists, Animal rights activists, Artists, Childhood, Coming out, Ethnic groups, Family members, Gay liberation, Gender diversity, Relationships (LGBTQ), Social classes, Transgender community, Transgender people, Visual arts, Zines
    Subject: Adele Carpenter, Ali Forney Center, Kirsten Rossi, Michelle O'Brien, Sergio Rodriguez, Silence of the Lambs, Street Transgender Action Revolutionaries (STAR), Ursula K. Le Guin, Wangechi Mutu
    Description: (Photo of Tuesday and interviewer Michelle). Tuesday Smillie is a visual artist whose work grapples with power and violence. In this interview, Tuesday recounts her coming out in a radical queer yo...
  2. Interview with Sage

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Sage
    Date: May 9, 2019
    Topics: Baptist church, Butches, Children, Christianity, Coming out, Conferences, Discrimination, Feminism, Flags--Confederate States of America, Gender, Homophobia, Internet, Judaism, Libraries, Microaggressions, Paganism, Pronoun, Racism, Religions, Rural areas, Social classes, Social justice, Soft butches, Taoism, Trade unions, Transgender people, Women's colleges, Youth literature
    Subject: American Library Association, LGBT Workers Association, Proposition 8, Stonewall 50, Tumblr
    Description: Sage discusses their growing up in a conservative evangelical Christian family in the Appalachia Mountains of Virginia, breaking from their family's religion through encountering children's and you...
  3. Interview with Jules Gleeson

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Gleeson, Jules
    Date: Nov. 4, 2019
    Topics: Academics, Activists, Anime, Arab-Israeli conflict, Black people, Capitalism, Childhood, Comic books, strips, etc., Coming out, Communism, Cults, Discrimination, Feminism, Gay clergy, Gay men, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Health care, Hormone therapy, Hormones, Immigration, Internet, Intersex, LGBTI community, Liberation theology, Literature, Night life, Peace movement, Physical affection, Police, Racism, Right-wing extremists, Roman catholicism, Sexual harassment, Social media, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Subject: Amnesty International Club, Anti-Scientology, British National Party, Donald Trump, Fairy Tales, Group of Eight (G8), Hillary Clinton, Historical Materialism Conference, Jesus College Cambridge, Julius, King's College London, New York Police Department (NYPD), Osteoporosis, Palestine, Stonewall, United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Werewolf The Apocalypse
  4. Interview with Barms

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Barms
    Date: May 17, 2019
    Topics: Anarchism, Anthropology, Anti-transgender violence, Art history, Autism spectrum disorders, Bars, Bisexual identity, Bisexuality, Childhood, Children, Christianity, Class struggle, Clubs, Coming out, Communism, Construction workers, Disabilities, Femininity, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender role, Gentrification, Hate speech, Homophobia, Internet, Labour movement, Marxism, Masculinity, Mental disorders, New Left, People with disabilities, Performance art, Pronoun, Relationships (LGBTQ), Religions, Sexuality, Socialism, Solidarity, Surgery, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, Writers
    Subject: 9/11 Terror Attacks, A Red Bloom, Chris O'Feeley, Me Too Movement, Michael Bloomberg, Pratt Institute, Queer Workers Project, Rudy Guiliani, Sam Goody, True Scum
    Description: Barms is a construction worker apprentice and a communist. In this interview, they discuss the role of philosophy and abstract thinking for themselves and many trans people as a strategy of managin...
  5. Interview with Amanda Armstrong

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Armstrong, Amanda
    Date: Mar. 21, 2019
    Topics: Androgyny, Anti-transgender violence, Bathrooms, Bullying, Childbirth, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Communism, Counseling, Counterculture, Death penalty, Education, Family members, Feminists, Gay liberation, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender role, Hormones, Labour, LGBTI community, Liberalism, Menstruation, Middle class, Motherhood, MtFs, New Left, Parents (LGBTQ), Police, Politics, Psychology, Religions, Resistance movements, Rural areas, Sexual assault, Socialism, Sports, Transgender movement, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transsexualism, Visibility, White people
    Subject: 9/11 Terror Attacks, Academic Workers for a Democratic Union, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.), Karl Marx, Occupy Oakland, Oscar Grant, Ralph Nader, Swarthmore College, Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminism (TERF), University of California Student-Workers Union (UAW)
    Description: Amanda Armstrong recounts her organizing as a graduate student militant in the 2009-2012 protest wave in Berkley and Oakland. She joined occupations and building take-overs organized by students an...
  6. Interview with Nichole Moravec

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Moravec, Nichole
    Date: Mar. 30, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Appearance, Bathrooms, Binders (Materials), Bullying, Colleges, Coming out, Divorce, Family members, Gender diversity, Internet, Intersectionality (Sociology), Lesbian identity, Masculinity, Pronoun, Sexuality, Social advocacy, Therapies, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: Mumbletech
    Description: Nichole Moravec is 23 and grew up in Faribault, Minnesota. Their parents divorced when they were fifteen. They were assigned female at birth and identify as non-binary and genderqueer. To them bein...
  7. Interview with Awen Briem

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Briem, Awen
    Date: Dec. 28, 2015
    Topics: Acceptance, Appearance, Assigned gender, Bullying, Change of name, Clothing, Coming out, Communities, Employment discrimination, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Harassment, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Homophobia, Hormones, Language, Masculinity, Partners (LGBTQ), Politics, Religions, Schools, Sexuality, Social media, Suicide, Surgery, Therapies, Transgender people, Transphobia, Youth
    Subject: OutFront Minnesota
    Description: Awen Briem identifies as transgender and as male if he’s not out to them. He was assigned female at birth and grew up in Syracuse, New York. His family then moved to Des Moines, Iowa. He experience...
  8. Interview with Maxwell Poessnecker

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Poessnecker, Maxwell
    Date: Jul. 6, 2017
    Topics: Appearance, Assigned gender, Bullying, Clothing, Coming out, Counseling, Families, Feminism, FtMs, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Health care, Lesbian identity, Masculinity, Mastectomy, Mental health, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Pronoun, Separation, Sexual orientation, Surgery, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Subject: Queer for Career
    Description: Maxwell Poessnecker is a 26-year-old queer trans masculine guy who was assigned female at birth. They use they/them pronouns, but predominately also use he/him pronouns depending on the space they ...
  9. Interview with Rebecca Kling

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Kling, Rebecca
    Date: Jan. 25, 2016
    Topics: Acceptance, Bullying, Coming out, Dating, Discrimination, Employment discrimination, Gender dysphoria, Gender realignment surgery, Hair--Removal, Hormones, Mental health, Partners (LGBTQ), Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Schools, Self-acceptance, Sexual orientation, Surgery, Theatre, Therapies, Transgender identity
    Subject: Caitlyn Jenner, Creating Change, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Philadelphia Trans Health Conference
    Description: Rebecca Kling identifies as a white woman and sometimes as a trans woman. She was assigned male at birth. She grew up on the north side of Chicago, Illinois in the 1990s and has an older brother. S...
  10. Interview with Venus DeMars part 2

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: DeMars, Venus
    Date: Sep. 12, 2017
    Topics: Appearance, Assigned gender, Clothing, Coming out, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Drag, Film industry, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Gender role, Marriage, Masculinity, Mental health, MtFs, Music groups, Outing, Pronoun, Rock music, Sexuality, Support groups, Therapies, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Subject: Human Rights Act
    Description: Venus de Mars identifies as a male to female trans female and assigned male at birth. She was born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1960 and had surgery as a baby to appear more male. She came out as trans ...
  11. Interview with Toni Pajak

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Pajak, Toni
    Date: Nov. 23, 2015
    Topics: Acceptance, Assigned gender, Body image, Christianity, Classism, Coming out, Crossdressers, Dating, Depression, Diabetes, Discrimination, Divorce, Employment discrimination, Family members, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Hair--Removal, Health insurance, Heterosexual women, Hormones, Information technology, Marriage, Military, MtFs, Politics, Pregnancy, Public safety, Racism, Relationships (LGBTQ), Religions, Sexual orientation, Sexual practices, Social media, Sports, Therapies, Transitioning (Transgender), Transsexual people
    Description: Toni Pajak identifies as a transsexual woman assigned male at birth. She was born in 1968. She grew up in North Minneapolis, Minnesota and went to grade school in the early 1970s. Her parents divor...
  12. Interview with Neno Miller

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Miller, Neno
    Date: Nov. 29, 2016
    Topics: Assigned gender, Bathrooms, Bisexuality, Body image, Bullying, Change of name, Clothing, Coming out, Femininity, Gay identity, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Journalists, Lesbians, Masculinity, Politics, Reading, Relationships (LGBTQ), Sexual orientation, Stonewall riots, Therapies, Tomboys, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: Affordable Care Act, University of Minnesota
    Description: Neno Miller identifies as genderqueer, non-binary, trans masculine, and also with the term gender fuck. They were assigned female at birth. Miller grew up in Medford, Wisconsin, which is an isolate...
  13. Interview with Amanda Beech

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Beech, Amanda
    Date: Mar. 3, 2017
    Topics: Appearance, Assigned gender, Bullying, Change of name, Cheerleading, Clothing, Coming out, Electrolysis, Family members, Femininity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Hairdressers, Health insurance, Hormones, Jews, MtFs, Orgasm, Partners (LGBTQ), People with disabilities, Religions, Self-acceptance, Sexual practices, World war II
    Subject: Cullan Markland, Donna Ewing
    Description: Amanda Beech is a 48-year-old woman who was assigned male at birth. Beech went to school in the little town of Ellendale, Minnesota and lived in Bath, Minnesota. From a young age friends and family...
  14. Interview with Jess Dugan

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Dugan, Jess
    Date: Jan. 22, 2016
    Topics: Appearance, Arts, Assigned gender, Bathrooms, Bullying, Coming out, Communities, Dating, Divorce, Families, FtMs, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, Lesbian identity, Marriage, Masculinity, Partners (LGBTQ), Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Photography, Puberty, Self-acceptance
    Subject: Dykes to Watch Out For, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Transcending Boundaries, True Spirit
    Description: Jess Dugan identifies as genderqueer and gender variant and was assigned female at birth. Her parents divorced when she was 7 after her mom came out as a lesbian. She grew up in Little Rock, Arkans...
  15. Interview with Stef Wilenchek

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Wilenchek, Stef
    Date: Sep. 11, 2015
    Topics: Bisexuality, Coming out, Depression, Disabilities, Discrimination, Eating disorders, Family members, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Health insurance, Heteronormativity, Higher education, Homophobia, Hormone therapy, Hormones, Intersex, Justice, LGBTI community, Parenthood, Partners (LGBTQ), Police brutality, Politics, Pronoun, Puberty, Race, Racism, Schools, Self-acceptance, Sexism, Sexuality, Transgender community, Transphobia, Violence
    Subject: Laverne Cox
    Description: Stef Wilenchek shares their experiences growing up middle class in the South, coming out as gay in college and discovering their genderqueer identity through their work in LGBTQ college student ser...