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  1. Panel on Gender-Nonconforming People and AIDS

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: GLBT Historical Society
    Creator: Sullivan, Lou, Taylor, Janet, Olsen, Mark
    Date: 1989
    Topics: AIDS activists, Alcoholism, Appearance, Body image, Child abuse, Cosmetics, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Drag, FtMs, Gay identity, Gender realignment surgery, HIV-positive people, HIV/AIDS, Intersex people, Oral sex, Orgasm, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Penises, Recognition (Philosophy), Relationships (LGBTQ), Safe sex in AIDS prevention, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Sexual practices, Sexual relationships, Sexuality, Therapies, Transgender people, Writers
    Subject: Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association
  2. Interview with Andrea Lawlor

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Lawlor, Andrea
    Date: Aug. 18, 2019
    Topics: Gender diversity, Gender identity, Literature, Transgender community, Transgender people, Working class
    Subject: Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl
    Description: Andrea Lawlor teaches writing at Mount Holyoke College and is author of the novel Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl (2017). In this interview, Lawlor discusses growing up in a working-class comm...
  3. Interview with Violet

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Violet
    Date: May 10, 2019
    Topics: Capitalism, Childhood, Civil rights, Class struggle, Ethnic groups, Femininity, Furry fandom (Subculture), Gender, Gender realignment surgery, Gentrification, Health care, Hormones, Mental health, Music, Outing, Roleplay, Sexism, Social classes, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: Soundcloud
    Description: Violet shares her experience of being a musician and DJ in New York’s rave scene while navigating the political landscape of gentrification. Having grown up nomadically with immigrant parents, she ...
  4. 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...
  5. Interview with Susan Stryker

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Stryker, Susan
    Date: Oct. 22, 2019
    Topics: Activists, AIDS activists, BDSM, Childhood, Crossdressing, Ethnic groups, Historians, Homophobia, Hormones, Leather community, Lesbian culture, Lesbians, Masculinity, Military, Mormonism, Peace movement, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Social classes, Trade unions, Transgender people, Transgender studies
    Subject: Blue Jeans Day, Christine Jorgensen, Dear Abby, Gay Activist Alliance, Gay and Lesbian Historical Society, Gay Pieere, I Want What I Want, Janice Raymond, Leslie Feinberg, Patrick Califia-Rice, Perversion: The Erotic Form of Hatred, Renee Richards, Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Transgender Studies Quarterly (TSQ), The Transsexual Empire: the Making of the She-Male, Transgender Liberation: A Movement whose Time has Come, Victor Silverman
  6. Interview with Sandra Mesics

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Mesics, Sandra
    Date: Jan. 14, 2019
    Topics: Childhood, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Drag, Drag balls, Drag queens, Family members, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Hormones, Insurance, Journalists, Mardi gras, Marriage, Peace movement, Pronoun, Religions, Roman catholicism, Secrecy, Steel industry and trade, Surgery, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Subject: Angela Douglas, Betty Johnson, Bobby Ray, Brandy Alexander, Christine Jorgensen, David Wesser, Divine, Eddie Joe Stark, Elizabeth Coffey, Empathy Press, Eromin (Erotic Minorities) Center, Fantasia Fair, Gay Liberation Front, Harry Benjamin, Image, Jack O'Brien, John Money, John Ronald Brown, Lee Brewster, National Enquirer, National Insider, Neptune Productions, Pink Flamingos, Pudgy Roberts, Rachel Harlow, Radical Queens, Reed Erickson, Richard Finocchio, Stonewall Rebellion, The Daily Collegiate, The Transsexual Phenomenon, Third World Communications, Transsexual Action Organization (TAO), Transsexualism and Sex Reassignment, Transvestia, United Transvestites Transsexual Society (UTTS), Virginia Prince, Zelda Suplee
  7. 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...
  8. Interview with Robbi Ann Mecus

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Mecus, Robbi Ann
    Date: Aug. 23, 2019
    Topics: Anti-gay violence, Anti-transgender violence, Bathrooms, Crossdressing, Disabilities, Drag, Family members, Femininity, Forest rangers, Gay pride, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Gentrification, Health care, Homophobia, Internalised homophobia, Lesbians, LGBTI community, Machismo, Masculinity, Parenthood, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Police, Pronoun, Racism, Religions, Roman catholicism, Secrecy, Sexism, Siblings, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, Transsexual people, Visibility
    Subject: 2017 Women's March, Bizarre Bushwick, Donald Trump, Kate Bornstein, Renee Richards, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Second Serve, Stonewall, The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), Trans Day of Action
    Description: In this interview, Robbi Ann Mecus describes her journey from growing up with her family, experiencing gender dysphoria in a working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York City, to living as her ...
  9. Interview with Paisley Currah

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Currah, Paisley
    Date: Jun. 27, 2019
    Topics: Activists, Birth certificates, Children, Conferences, Divorced people, Feminists, Gender, Gender role, Gender studies, HIV/AIDS, Internalised homophobia, Lesbian culture, Lesbians, LGBTI community, Marxism, Parents (LGBTQ), Political science, Prisons, Religions, Rural areas, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender movement, Transgender people, Transgender studies, Women's studies, Zines
    Subject: ACT UP Ithaca, Biddy Martin, Carolyn Riccardi, Carrie Davis, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS), City University of New York (CUNY), Connor Brotus, David Valentine, Empire State Pride Agenda, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Jamison Green, Jennifer Levi, Joann Prinzivalli, Melissa Sklarz, Ned Brinkley, New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA), Pauline Park, Queens Homophile Association, Queer Nation, Roz Blumenthal, Sarah Schulman, Shannon Minter, Sierra Showman, Sophia Pazzos, Spencer Bergstedt, Susan Stryker, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), The Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act (SONDA), Trans Day of Action, Transgender Law and Policy Institute (TLPI), True Spirit Conference
  10. Interview with McKenzie Wark

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Wark, McKenzie
    Date: Jun. 20, 2019
    Topics: Abortion, Bisexuality, Childhood, Children, Cruising, Drugs, Femininity, Gay men, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Hormones, Immigration, Journalists, Mardi gras, Marxism, Masculinity, MtFs, Parents (LGBTQ), Peace movement, Pronoun, Punk, Relationships (LGBTQ), Sexuality, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transgender studies, Transitioning (Transgender), Upbringing, Writers
    Subject: Christen Clifford, Kathy Acker, Macquarie University, The New School of Social Reserach, Ugenia College, University of Technology Sydney
  11. Interview with Kay Gabriel

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Gabriel, Kay
    Date: Jun. 4, 2019
    Topics: Anarchism, Anarchists, Arab Spring, 2010-, Capitalism, Childhood, Christianity, Class struggle, Classicists, Communism, Crossdressing, Eating disorders, Jews, Modernism, MtFs, Poetry (LGBTQ), Poets, Self-mutilation, Therapists, Transitioning (Transgender), Zionism
    Subject: Euripides, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ), Occupy Wallstreet
    Description: Kay Grabriel discusses studying critical theory and literature, her radicalization through Occupy Wall Street and becoming a communist, and her writing as a poet. Kay grew up in a left Jewish famil...
  12. Interview with Kate Doyle Griffths

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Griffiths, Kate Doyle
    Date: Apr. 9, 2019
    Topics: Activists, AIDS organisations, Biphobia, Black people, Black studies, Class struggle, Cruising, Divorce, Education, Family members, Parents (LGBTQ), Peace movement, Politics, Pronoun, Queer theory, Racism, Social classes, Socialism, Strikes and lockouts, Trade unions
    Subject: 9/11 Terror Attacks, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Betsy Esch, Bob Hasegawa, Caddyshack, City University of New York (CUNY), Donna Cartwright, Elizabeth Esch, Greengrocer Organizing Campaign, Haverford College, Henrietta Hudson's, International Socialist Organization (ISO), Jules Gleeson, Julie Kushner, Limelight Disco, Occupy Wallstreet, Solidarity, Student Peace Coalition, Teamster Rank and File Education and Legal Defense Fund, Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU), United Automobile Workers (UAW), United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS), UPS Strike
    Description: "Kate Doyle Griffiths discusses their politicization as a socialist, bringing an anthropological lens to their political, personal and sexual life. Griffiths reflects on growing up in Housten, Texa...
  13. Interview with Kate Bornstein

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Bornstein, Kate
    Date: Nov. 4, 2019
    Topics: Activists, Actors, Buddhism, Cancer, Chat rooms, Childhood, Counseling, Crossdressers, Crowdsourcing, Cults, Death and dying, Drag queens, Ethnic groups, Femininity, Film, FtMs, Fundraising, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Health, Health care, Lesbians, LGBTI community, Overweight people, Postmodernism, Religions, Scientology, SM, Suicide, Theatre, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transgender studies, Women's studies, World war II, Wrestling, Writers, Youth
    Subject: 9/11 Terror Attacks, A Queer and Pleasant Danger, A Thousand and One Ways to Live Without Working, America Online, B'hai, Barbara Carrellas, Christine Jorgensen, Church of Scientology, Gazebo, Gender Just for the Fun of it: Compassionate Gender Strategies for Divisive Times, Gender Outlaw, Hello Cruel World, I Am Cait, Jamison Green, Laura Vogel, Lee Sullivan, On Our Backs, Power Surge, Tuli Kupferberg, We Croak
    Description: Kate Bornstein discusses her life as a writer and actor. Moving between growing up in a Jewish family on the New Jersey shore, studying acting in school, joining the Church of Scientology, finding ...
  14. 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
  15. Interview with Iele Paloumpis

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Paloumpis, Iele
    Date: Mar. 6, 2019
    Topics: Abuse, Androgyny, Baptist church, Childhood, Christianity, Dancers, Disabilities, Eastern orthodox churches, Education, Humanistic, Gay theology, Gender diversity, Gender studies, HIV/AIDS, Homophobia, Liberation theology, Occultism, Pronoun, Sexually abused LGBTQ children, Spirituality, Terminal care, Theology (LGBTQ), Transgender community, Transgender people, Transphobia, Working class
    Subject: Arts and Literact Program, Coalition for Hispanic Family Services, End-of-Life Doula, Hollins University
  16. Interview with Hayden Gibson

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Gibson, Hayden
    Date: Jul. 27, 2019
    Topics: Adoption, Bars, Change of name, Christianity, Gender diversity, Homophobia, Job applications, Judaism, LGBTI community, Librarians, Police, Punk, Sexism, Writers
    Subject: Brooklyn Pride, Dyke March, Fun Home, Ginger's, Henrietta Hudson's, Left Hand of Darkness, Oranges Aren't the Only Fruit, Stonewall
    Description: Hayden Gibson was born in Calhoun Falls, South Carolina. In this interview, Hayden shares their experiences about growing up in an adopted evangelical family, making the courageous move to New York...
  17. Interview with Hannah Soldner

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Soldner, Hannah
    Date: Jan. 15, 2019
    Topics: Assigned gender, Bible--Versions, Hussite, Childhood, Christianity, Ethnic diversity, Family members, Film, Gay theology, Gender, Gender role, Liberation theology, Masculinity, Masturbation, People with disabilities, Pronoun, Religions, Sexuality, Social classes, Theology, Theology (LGBTQ), Writers
    Subject: Lab/Shul, Martin Luther King Jr., Pirkei Avot, Sylvia Rivera, This is my Body Communion (TBS), University of Colorado - Boulder, Vacation Bible School (VBS), Women of Transgender Expierence
  18. Interview with Hannah Baer

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Baer, Hannah
    Date: Feb. 19, 2019
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Buddhism, Capitalism, Femininity, Feminists, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Group relations training, Health care, Higher education, Homophobia, Insurance, Judaism, Masculinity, Microaggressions, Music, Plastic surgery, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Racism, Sexism, Social media, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, Writers
    Subject: Against Me!, Eileen Fisher, Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS), Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ), Joseph Stern Center for Social Responsibility (JCC), Transcend Legal
  19. Interview with Erica Connerney

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Connerney, Erica
    Date: Jul. 16, 2019
    Topics: AIDS awareness, Anti-transgender violence, Asian religions, Asian studies, Bisexuality, Buddhism, Cabaret, Change of name, Childhood, Crossdressing, Employment discrimination, Erotica, Family members, Gay liberation, Gay political groups, Gay pride, Gender realignment surgery, Gentrification, Government, Hijras, Isolation, Lesbian culture, Lesbian girls, Relationships (LGBTQ), Religions, Roman catholicism, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Transgender people, Transphobia, Transsexual people, Women's colleges, Writers
    Subject: Boston Globe, Central Asian Studies, Corporal Klinger, Cubbyhole, Donald Trump, Dyke March, Get Behind Me Satan, Henrietta Hudson's, Jacque's, Janice Raymond, Jeff Sessions, Kamilah Harris, M*A*S*H, MacDowell Colony, On Our Backs, Pace University, Pat Oleszko, Pose, Queer Liberation March, Rita Hester, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Susie Bright, The Queen of Exit Seventeen, The Transsexual Empire, The Upside-down Tree: India's Changing Culture, Trans Advocate, Trans Day of Action, Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminism (TERF), Vera Lex: Journal of the International Natural Law Society, Wheaton College, Wicca
    Description: Erica Connerney is a philosophy/trans literature professor and author living in Tribeca, NY. She discusses her past and present in terms of her identity as a transsexual woman, as well as her hopes...
  20. 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...
  21. Interview with Angal Field

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Field, Angal
    Date: May 1, 2019
    Topics: Colonialism, Family members, Film, Gay identity, Gay liberation, Gender, Gender bending, Health care, Hormones, Lesbians, Liberals, Photography, Politics, Privilege (Social psychology), Religions, Roman catholicism, Sexual practices, Sexuality, Transgender community, Transgender identity, Transgender people, Transgender youth, Transitioning (Transgender), Visibility
    Subject: Barnard University, Celina Sciamma, Tomboy
    Description: Angal Field shares their experience of being a writer, filmmaker and photographer in today’s media landscape and discusses the trappings of trans visibility. Using the medium of film to “speak back...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. Interview with Daye Pope

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Pope, Daye
    Date: May 20, 2017
    Topics: Appearance, Assigned gender, Bullying, Change of name, Clothing, Family members, Femininity, Feminism, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Hair, Health, Health care, Homelessness, Hormones, Labour, Politics, Poverty, Pronoun, Relationships (LGBTQ), Schools, Sexuality, Social advocacy, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Subject: Caitlyn Jenner, Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), Environnmental Justice Community, Trans Union, Victory Fund
    Description: Daye Pope identifies as a woman and was assigned male at birth. She was born in Centerville, Iowa and spent part of her childhood on a farm outside Nashua, Iowa. She spent the bulk of her school ye...
  25. 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...
  26. Interview with K. Davis Senseman

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Senseman, K. Davis
    Date: Jan. 10, 2017
    Topics: Abuse, Appearance, Assigned gender, Clothing, Families, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Masculinity, Politics, Pronoun, Racism, Transgender people, Women, Black, Working class
    Subject: Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)
    Description: K. Davis Senseman is 41. He identifies as genderqueer and gender non-conforming and uses all pronouns. She was assigned female at birth and is an only child. He grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ...
  27. Interview with Hayden Mora

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Mora, Hayden
    Date: Sep. 26, 2016
    Topics: Alcoholism, Assigned gender, Clothing, Educational institutions, Family members, Gender diversity, Gender role, Health, HIV/AIDS, Hormones, Housing, Lesbian identity, Marriage law, Masculinity, Physical health, Pluralism, Politics, Poverty, Pronoun, Racism, Testosterone, Therapies, Transgender people, Working class, Xenophobia
    Subject: Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
    Description: Hayden Mora is an organizer originally from Boston, MA, working in Washington, DC. In this oral history, he shares his experiences with things like addiction and sobriety; having a narrative that i...
  28. Interview with Gaebriel Lyrek

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Lyrek, Gaebriel
    Date: Aug. 7, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Appearance, Assigned gender, Biology, Bullying, Child abuse, Clothing, Crossdressing, Drag, Families, FtMs, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, Health insurance, Marriage, Outing, Partners (LGBTQ), Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Phalloplasty
    Description: Gaebriel Lyrek identifies as a straight male and was assigned female at birth. He grew up in Montrose, Minnesota on a dairy farm in the middle of a cornfield and went to school in Buffalo, Minnesot...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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...
  31. Interview with finn schneider

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: schneider, finn
    Date: Aug. 4, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Assigned gender, Body image, Change of name, Clothing, Criminalisation, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Educational institutions, Family members, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Hormones, Intersectionality (Sociology), Jews, Marriage, Masculinity, Mental health, Partners of transgender people, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Pronoun, Religions, Roman catholicism, Sexuality, Transgender community, Transgender people, Universities
    Description: finn schneider identifies as a white transgender queer, non-binary, and trans masculine. They were 32 at the time of the interview. They were assigned female at birth. They are of German heritage a...
  32. 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 ...
  33. Interview with Venus DeMars part 1

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: DeMars, Venus
    Date: May 3, 2017
    Topics: Assigned gender, Autobiographies, Breasts, Bullying, Cosmetics, Counseling, Crossdressing, Depression, Hormones, Marriage, MtFs, Musicians, Nose--Surgery, Pronoun, Puberty, Transgender people
    Subject: City of Lakes Crossgender Community (CLCC), Venus de Mars
    Description: Venus de Mars was born in 1960 and grew up as a closeted trans kid, describing herself as a “little boy with a secret.” She didn’t grow up female since she was assigned male at birth but feels comp...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. Interview with Faye Seidler

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Seidler, Faye
    Date: Oct. 15, 2016
    Topics: AIDS education, Assigned gender, Bullying, Crossdressing, Depression, Discrimination, Divorce, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender realignment surgery, Hair--Removal, Hormones, Hospitals, Insurance, Isolation, Legal name, Masculinity, MtFs, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Polyamory, Puberty, Sexuality, Suicidal behavior, Therapies, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, Working class, Writers
    Subject: Grey Ace Trans Woman, The Great Plains Affirming Campus Conference
    Description: Faye Seidler identifies as a gray ace transgender woman and was assigned male at birth. She mostly grew up in Fargo, North Dakota and in many other towns within North Dakota. She was bullied in sch...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. Interview with EJ Olson

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Olson, EJ
    Date: Dec. 16, 2016
    Topics: AIDS organisations, Allies, Appearance, Artists, Assigned gender, Bullying, Colleges, Coming out, Communities, Counseling, Dating, Families, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Marriage, Masculinity, Pronoun, Racism, Religions, Self-acceptance, Sexual orientation, Theatre, Therapies, Transgender community, Transitioning (Transgender), Women's colleges
    Subject: Callen Lorde, Chatham College, Family Tree Clinic, Garden State Equality, LGBT Task Force, LGBTQ Center, Rainbow Health Initiative, Riot Girl Feminism, Trans Hormone Care Program
    Description: EJ Olson was 37 at the time of the interview and was assigned female at birth. They identify as genderqueer, gender non-conforming, and gender fluid and grew up in Empire, Michigan. They are the ol...
  41. Interview with Gradylee Shapiro

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Shapiro, Gradylee
    Date: Jan. 17, 2016
    Topics: Acceptance, Appearance, Assigned gender, Baldness, Bisexuality, Bullying, Butches, Clothing, Coming out, Dating, Death and dying, Depression, Discrimination, Divorce, Family members, Femininity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Homelessness, Homophobia, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Lesbian identity, LGBTI community, Marriage, Mental disorders, Ovariectomy, Partners (LGBTQ), Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Poor, Schools, Soft butches, Swindlers and swindling, Testosterone, Transitioning (Transgender), Violence
    Subject: District 202, Ethan Laubach, Gender Blur, GLBT Youth Organization, Prism
    Description: Gradylee Shapiro identifies as a butch and was assigned female at birth. They did not specify preferred pronouns in their interview so the gender-neutral terms, they/them, are used throughout this ...
  42. Interview with Carter Thurmond

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Thurmond, Carter
    Date: Aug. 27, 2015
    Topics: Acceptance, Appearance, Bisexuality, Change of name, Clothing, Coming out, Discrimination, Domestic partnerships, Families, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Heteronormativity, Lesbian identity, Same-sex marriage, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Sexual orientation, Sexual practices, Social media, Social movements, Support groups, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Description: Carter Thurmond identifies as an assigned female at birth trans dyke. They grew up in Slidell, LA. In this oral history, Thurmond discusses things such as community building, coming out to family, ...
  43. Interview with Hannah Stein

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Stein, Hannah
    Date: Oct. 27, 2017
    Topics: Abuse, Assigned gender, Bisexual identity, Bullying, Capitalism, Classical music, Clothing, Coming out, Employees, Families, Gender realignment surgery, Hair--Removal, Hormone therapy, Hormones, Internet, Intersex, Middle class, MtFs, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Repression (Psychology), Robbery, Schools, Sexual harassment, Sexuality, Suicide, Theatre, Therapists, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: 20% Theatre, Door to Dooor Canvasing, Environment Minnesota, Lawrence University, Lebanese Restaurant, Mixed Blood Theater, The Naked I
    Description: Hannah Stein identifies as a trans woman assigned male at birth. She has a younger sister and grew up in Athens, Georgia in a middle-class household. Her mom worked for the hospital as a cancer nur...
  44. Interview with Danika Ragnhild

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Ragnhild, Danika
    Date: Feb. 17, 2017
    Topics: Abuse, Autistic people, Biology, Bullying, Change of name, Dating, Disabilities, Femininity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Gender-nonconforming people, Harassment, Hormone therapy, Hormones, Intersectionality (Sociology), Marriage, MtFs, Non-monogamous relationships, People with disabilities, Politics, Porn films (LGBTQ), Post-traumatic stress disorder, Poverty, Privilege (Social psychology), Pronoun, Rape, Rural areas, Sex industry, Sex workers, Sexual abuse, Sexual practices, Sexuality, Transgender people, Violence, Women, Black
    Subject: Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Stanley Kubrick, The Exchange, Transgender Youth Support Network
    Description: Danika Ragnhild is a trans woman and trans feminine person originally from Crookston, MN. In this oral history, she shares her experiences with being harassed around gender and disability as a chil...
  45. Interview with Ashley Finch

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Finch, Ashley
    Date: Apr. 5, 2017
    Topics: Abuse, Alcoholism, Antidepressants, Anxiety disorders, Assigned gender, Bipolar disorder, Bullying, Change of name, Cisgender people, Coming out, Depression, Families, Gender identity, Gender studies, Gender-nonconforming people, Homosexuality, Hormones, Language, Marriage, MtFs, Parents (LGBTQ), Politics, Race, Racism, Religions, Schools, Self-mutilation, Siblings, Substance abuse, Suicidal behavior, Therapies, Transgender people
    Subject: Augsburg College, El Sontule, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Global Center of Education, Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, Sandinista Campaign
    Description: Ashley Finch was born and raised in St. Paul, MN and identifies as a trans woman. In this oral history, she shares her experiences negotiating her gender identity from an early age and exploring he...
  46. Interview Olivia Hnlicka

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Hnlicka, Olivia
    Date: Jan. 14, 2016
    Topics: Acceptance, Appearance, Assigned gender, Beauty standards, Butches, Capitalism, Cisgender people, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Death and dying, Depression, Drag, Family members, Femininity, Femmes, Gay community, Gender identity, Hair, Hair--Removal, Heterosexuality, HIV/AIDS, Homeless people, Homelessness, Hormone therapy, Hormones, Masculinity, Medicalisation, MtFs, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Religions, Sexual orientation, Sexual practices, Sexuality, Soft butches, Suburbs, Suicide, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Travel, White people
    Subject: About Face Youth Theatre, Annoyance Theatre, Bear Culture, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Coed Prison Sluts, Crusty Girl, Vogue Magazine
    Description: Olivia Hnilicka identifies as a white queer transgender woman and was assigned male at birth. Her mother was an elementary school teacher before she had her and her five brothers. She was born in R...
  47. Interview with Freya Richman

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Richman, Freya
    Date: Nov. 2, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Arts and entertainment occupations, Assigned gender, Clothing, Coming out, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Directors, Discrimination, Family members, Femininity, Femmes, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, Jews, MtFs, Pronoun, Religions, Support groups, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: 20% Theatre, Artaria String Quartet, Community Center, The Naked I, Transgender Equity Council of the City of Minneapolis
    Description: Freya Richman identifies as Jewish female or femme assigned male at birth. She is the youngest of three siblings and grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin, a small city in the northeastern part of Wiscons...
  48. Interview with Ashley Meyers

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Meyers, Ashley
    Date: Jan. 13, 2016
    Topics: Acceptance, Activists, Adolescence, Assigned gender, Chromosomes, Contraception, Dyslexia, Educators, Endocrinology, Estrogen--Therapeutic use, Family members, Gender identity, Genitals, Hormone therapy, Hormones, Human growth, Intersex people, Learning difficulties, Medicalisation, Menstruation, Normalisation, Puberty, Turner's syndrome
    Subject: Intersex Organization of North America, Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis, Orson Wells, The Grapes of Wrath
    Description: Ashley Meyers identifies as an intersex woman, and she was assigned female at birth. She was diagnosed with non-verbal learning disorder and tends to be a slower reader. She hasn’t dealt with bully...
  49. Interview with James Schwartz

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Schwartz, James
    Date: Jun. 15, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Assigned gender, Change of name, College students, Coming out, Development, Environmentalism, Film, FtMs, Gay identity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Gender-nonconforming people, Health insurance, Hormones, Internalised homophobia, Masculinity, Movement (LGBTQ), Religions, Self-acceptance, Sexuality, Social media, Social norms, Support groups, Therapies, Transgender community, Transphobia
    Subject: Forest and Natural Resource Management, Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life, Gender Education Center, Program in Human Sexuality, University of Minnesota
    Description: James Schwartz identifies as a trans man and was assigned female at birth. He was born in Maple Grove, Minnesota where his parents grew up and then moved to Monticello, Minnesota in second grade. S...
  50. Interview with Barbara Satin

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Satin, Barbara
    Date: Oct. 13, 2015
    Topics: African Americans, Age, Air force, Assigned gender, Bisexuals, Business people, Coming out, Discrimination, Femininity, HIV/AIDS, Homeless people, Housing for older people, Jet planes--Piloting, Latin Americans--United States, Marriage, MtFs, Public relations, Religions, Roman catholicism, Sexuality, Social advocacy, Therapies
    Subject: 1993 Human Rights Protection for GLBT, Caitlyn Jenner, City of Lakes Crossgender Community (CLCC), Clare Housing, Deputy Faith Work Director, GLBT Generations, National LGBTQ Task Force, Out Front, P Fund, Patricia Wynn, Powderhorn Residence Group, Spirit of the Lakes Church, St. Thomas College, Training to Serve, United Church of Christ (UCC)
    Description: Barbara Satin is a bisexual trans woman assigned male at birth. She was born in 1934 as the youngest of four kids and raised Catholic in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since her father died when she was a ba...