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  1. Alyssa Pariah Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Pariah, Alyssa
    Date: Jan. 16, 2018
    Topics: Activists, Appearance, Arrests, Bathrooms, Bullying, Capitalism, Child abuse, Childhood, Clothing, Communities, Detention, Direct action, Discrimination, Ethnic groups, Femininity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, Occupy movement--New York (State)--New York, Police, Relationships (LGBTQ), Schools, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Sexuality, Social movements, Socialism, Transgender youth, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: Alyssa Pariah, Black Lives Matter (BLM)
    Description: Alyssa Pariah recounts her difficult childhood in New Jersey, her involvement in trans women of color and sex worker communities in New York, and her radicalization as a revolutionary socialist. Sh...
  2. Bianey Garcia Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Garcia, Bianey
    Date: Jul. 13, 2017
    Topics: Childhood, Coming out, Discrimination, Families, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Hormones, Immigration, Immigration law, Imprisonment, Latin american cultures, Lawyers, LGBTI community, MtFs, Organisations, Police, Prisons, Racism, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Sexual abuse, Transgender people, Transphobia, Violence
    Subject: Bianey Garcia, Make the Road
    Description: Bianey Garcia is a community organizer at Make the Road New York, a non-profit organization providing services and advocacy for Latinx and working class communities. Born in Veracruz, Mexico and ra...
  3. Cayenne Doroshow Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Doroshow, Cayenne, Nova, Cyd
    Date: Feb. 19, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Age, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Communities, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Families, Femininity, Gay community, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Homelessness, Hormones, Housing, Language, LGBTI community, Loneliness, MtFs, Racism, Representation, Riots, Roman catholicism, Sexual assault, Support groups, Therapies, Transgender people, Transgender rights, Transitioning (Transgender), Violence
    Subject: Caitlyn Jenner, Cayenne Doroshow, Miss Major
    Description: Cayenne Doroshow shares her experience developing a supportive relationship with her family, enduring ignorance and discrimination, first meeting another transwoman, learning about hormones, and di...
  4. Cecilia Gentili Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Gentili, Cecilia
    Date: Jul. 14, 2017
    Topics: Addictions, Childhood, Clothing, Dictatorships, Drugs, Families, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Immigration, Immigration policy, Imprisonment, Labour, MtFs, Organisations, Passing (gender), Relationships (LGBTQ), Sex workers (LGBTQ), Transgender community, Transgender people, Transphobia, Violence
    Subject: Cecilia Gentili, Gay Men's Health Crisis
    Description: Cecilia Gentili is the Director of Policy at Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC). In this wide-ranging interview, she reflects on the relationships and experiences that inform her story of struggle, res...
  5. Chichi Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Oloya-Santiago, Tamara, Chichi
    Date: Aug. 21, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Childhood, Education, Families, Immigrants, MtFs, Naturalisation, Self-acceptance, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Siblings, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, Violence, Waiters
    Description: This interview, conducted in Spanish, is conducted by Tamara Oloya-Santiago. Chici, the interviewee, tells their story of immigrating from Peru to Queens, New York and the discrimination they suffe...
  6. El Roy Red Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Red, El Roy, Holmes, Zoe
    Date: Mar. 30, 2017
    Topics: Abuse, Adoption, Body image, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Ethnic groups, Families, Femininity, Gay liberation, Gender diversity, Higher education, Immigration, Isolation, Passing (gender), Poetry (LGBTQ), Sexuality, Substance abuse
    Subject: El Roy Red, Ponderosa Movement and Discovery, University of Pittsburgh
    Description: El Roy Red is a poet who has lived in New York City for three years. Red begins the interview by discussing her self-expression through a unique sense of style and how she found her voice as a writ...
  7. Fainan Lakha Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Lakha, Fainan, Maya, Elliott
    Date: Jul. 13, 2017
    Topics: Childhood, Coming out, Communities, Ethnic groups, Gender diversity, Islam, Liberation movements, MtFs, Oppression, Politics, Representation, Sexual abuse, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Visibility
    Subject: Fainan Lakha, Laverne Cox
    Description: Fainan Lakha is a student at Columbia majoring in Comparative Literature and Society. She grew up in a Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim community in Seattle and became involved in the Oneness University a...
  8. Interview with A. Kei Williams

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Williams, A. Kei
    Date: Apr. 8, 2019
    Topics: Arts, Black people, Black studies, Childhood, Coming out, Ethnic groups, Family members, Feminism, Gender identity, Healing, Identity, Islam, Labour, Organisations, Police, Politics, Prisons, Refugee centres, Religions, Slavery, Trade unions, Youth
    Subject: Aiyana Stanley Jones, Al Hernix, Black Lives Matter (BLM), Ferguson, Hamilton College, Harriet Tubman, Nation of Islam, Outerground, Sandra Bland, Swipe it Forward, Trevon Martin, Union Theological Seminary
  9. Interview with Andrea Abi-Karam

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Abi-Karam, Andrea
    Date: Jun. 21, 2019
    Topics: Activists, Anti-fascism, Body image, Capitalism, Childhood, Counterculture, Depression, Divorce, Family members, Gender minorities, Gentrification, Health care, Hormones, Insurance, Masculinity, Neofascism, Oppression, Physicians, Poetry (LGBTQ), Prisons, Psychiatrists, Religions, Suburbs, Surgery, Tattoos, Terrorism, Transgender people, Zines
    Subject: Ana Mendieta, Elizabeth Bishop, Ghost Ship Fire, GQ, Maryanne Moore, Mills College, New York Police Department (NYPD), Nighboat Books, Sister Spit, Spraytan, Sylvia Plath, They/Them
  10. Interview with Andrea Anderson

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Anderson, Andrea, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Apr. 26, 2016
    Topics: Childhood, Communities, Discrimination, Employment discrimination, Harassment, Hormones, Immigration, Latinos, LGBTI community, Machismo, Marriage, Misogyny, MtFs, Poetry (LGBTQ), Politics, Racism, Spirituality, Suicide, Transgender people
    Subject: Andrea Anderson, Westside Clinic
    Description: In this oral history Andrea Anderson reflects on her experiences as a Latina trans woman. Anderson details her experiences immigrating from Mexico to the U.S. at around age 15 and the difficulties ...
  11. Interview with Ash Stephens

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Ash Stephens
    Date: Apr. 19, 2019
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Black people, Butches, Change of name, Childhood, Christianity, Education, Family members, Femininity, Gay men, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender fluid, Gentrification, Higher education, Lesbian culture, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Military, Movement (LGBTQ), Older people, Police patrol--Surveillance operations, Politics, Pronoun, Religions, Social classes, Soft butches, Transgender community, Transgender culture, Transgender identity, Transgender people
    Subject: Bible Belt, Black Hollywood, Brooklyn Bail Fund, Georgia Southern University, Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, University of Illinois at Chicago
    Description: Ash recounts growing up in a southern Bible Belt community. He details his journey from Georgia to Chicago where he completed his higher-level education and met his “chosen family.” Ash is currentl...
  12. Interview with B. Hawk Snipes

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Snipes, B. Hawk
    Date: Mar. 28, 2019
    Topics: Artists, Bars, Black people, Childhood, Cocaine, Drug abuse, Drug users, Drugs, Education, Femininity, Gay and lesbian youth, Gay community centres, Gay liberation, Gay pride, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Health care, Homeless people, Homelessness, Hospitals, Housing, Jews, Latinos, LGBTI community, Neighborhood government, Police, Police raids, Prisons, Pronoun, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Stonewall riots, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transgender youth, Transitioning (Transgender), Transsexual people, Unemployment, White people, Women, Youth, Youth organisations
    Subject: 9/11 Terror Attacks, Amanda Milan Incident, Amy's Bread, Anderson Cooper, Bawdy Audie Josie, Center Lane, Chi-Chi's, Cole Cafe, Covenant House, Covenant House Rite of Passage (ROP), Fenced Out, Greenwich Village Youth Council (GYC), Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Iris House, James Street Hotel, JD Melendez, John Cameron Mitchell, Kate Barnhart, March of Dimes, Michael Bloomberg, New Neutral Zone, New York Police Department (NYPD), Octavia St. Laurent, Operation Spotlight, Peter Green, Project Reach, Rosie Perez, Sets, Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (STAR), Sylvia Rivera, The Garden Left Behind, Trans Health Conference, Trans in Action, Transy House, Wilson Cruz, Zendo's
    Description: B. Hawk Snipes discusses their growing in the Bronx, their time at the La Guardia High School of the Performing Arts and the Fashion Institute of Technology, and eventually becoming an entertainer ...
  13. Interview with Capri Kasai

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Kasai, Capri
    Date: Mar. 19, 2019
    Topics: Black people, Body image, Child abuse, Childhood, Climatic changes, Conservatism, Disaster medicine, Divorce, Environmental justice, Environmentalism, Femininity, Film, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Gender role, Health care, Homophobia, Internet, Lesbian identity, LGBTI community, Liberalism, Masculinity, Military, Misogyny, Moving, Household, Music, Parents (LGBTQ), Politics, Polygamy, Public health, Queer theory, Racism, Religions, Skinheads, Southern States, Visibility, Writers
    Description: Capri recounts their childhood in a military family and the resulting relocations that their family underwent. They address family dynamics that continue to affect their inner monologue and relatio...
  14. Interview with Cayden Betzig

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Betzig, Cayden
    Date: Jun. 12, 2019
    Topics: Childhood, Education, Family members, Gay men, Gender diversity, Health insurance, Hinduism, Homophobia, Hormones, Labour movement, Language, LGBTI community, Politics, Psychotherapy, Religions, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transgender youth, Transitioning (Transgender), Visibility
    Subject: Callen-Lorde's Health Outreach to Teens Program, City Year, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), George Mason University, Hunter College, New York University (NYU), Student Labor Action Movement, United Federation of Teachers (UFT)
    Description: Cayden discusses his work as an untenured and trans educator. He reflects on his involvement in the NYC’s teacher’s union the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and the UFT’s social justice caucus...
  15. Interview with Charlene Bradshaw

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Jenkins, Andrea, Bradshaw, Charlene
    Date: Jan. 12, 2016
    Topics: Black people, Bullying, Childhood, Children, Coming out, Education, FtMs, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, Homophobia, Lesbians, Masculinity, Military, Sexism, Sexuality, Spirituality, Support groups, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Travel, Volunteering, Writers
    Subject: Charlene Bradshaw, Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    Description: In this oral history, Charlene Bradshaw reflects on his experiences living in Minneapolis, MN as a Black transgender person. Bradshaw describes himself as a ‘baby transgender,’ at the beginning of ...