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  1. Alejandra Rodriguez Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Rodriguez, Alejandra, Oloya-Santiago, Tamara
    Date: Aug. 21, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Discrimination, Employment discrimination, Families, Hormones, Immigrants, MtFs, Partners (LGBTQ), Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia
    Subject: Community Healthcare Network (CHN)
    Description: In this oral history, Alejandra Rodriguez speaks about immigrating from Mexico to the United States as a young adult to escape the intense discrimination they were suffering. Alejandra speaks about...
  2. 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...
  3. An Interview with Cheon Jae-woo (Chorus Boy)

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Motta, Carlos, Jae-woo, Cheon
    Date: Jun. 2, 2010
    Topics: Activists, Asian cultures, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Drag, Gay men, Gay men's choirs, HIV/AIDS, Lesbians, Physicians, Transgender people, Transsexual people
    Subject: G-Voice
    Description: Physician Cheon Jae-woo ruminates on his experiences as a part of G-Voice, the first gay chorus ever to be formed in Korea. He says that the main object of the gay chorus is to communicate gay prid...
  4. An Interview with CHOI Hyun-sook and MONG Choi

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Motta, Carlos, Hyun-sook, CHOI, Choi, MONG
    Date: Jun. 3, 2010
    Topics: Acceptance, Activists, Anti-discrimination law, Asian cultures, Capitalism, Discrimination, Lesbians, LGBTI community, LGBTI rights, Politicians, Politics
    Description: CHOI Hyun-sook, a former political candidate, and MONG Choi discuss their experiences as sexual minority activists. They describe the policies they are trying to change and those they are trying to...
  5. An Interview with Fernando Serrano

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Serrano, Fernando, Motta, Carlos
    Date: Mar. 18, 2010
    Topics: Activists, Discrimination, Femininity, Gender identity, LGBTI rights, LGBTI rights policy, Masculinity, Movement (LGBTQ), Sexual orientation, Sexuality, Transgender people, Violence
    Subject: Planeta Paz
    Description: Anthropologist Fernando Serrano talks to Carlos Motta about his work with the LGBT Community Centers Strategy, which seeks the development of a series of services for that specific community and fo...
  6. An Interview with Hanmuji

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Motta, Carlos
    Date: May 30, 2010
    Topics: Anti-discrimination law, Discrimination, Employment discrimination, Femininity, FtMs, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Homophobia, Identification cards, Intersex, LGBTI community, Malpractice, Masculinity, Mastectomy, Medical interventions, MtFs, Passing (gender), Politics, Sexual orientation, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transphobia, Transsexualism
    Description: Hanmuji, an FTM trans man, discusses his experience as a trans person and the structures and policies surrounding the transgender community in Korea.
  7. An Interview with Hossein Alizadeh

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Motta, Carlos, Alizadeh, Hossein
    Date: Feb. 18, 2011
    Topics: Activists, Arrests, Crimes, Discrimination, Gender identity, Law, LGBTI community, LGBTI rights, Middle East, Sexual orientation
    Subject: International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
    Description: Hossein Alizadeh, the Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator for the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), discusses the persecution of LGBTI people in Iran thro...
  8. 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...
  9. Brigitte Jamilette Hernandez Martinez Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Van Ness, Lorenzo, Hernandez Martinez, Brigitte Jamilette
    Date: Aug. 2, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Beauty operators, Discrimination, Education, Families, Immigrants, MtFs, Partners (LGBTQ), Safer sex, Self-acceptance, Sexual abuse, Transgender people
  10. Brycen Gaines Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Elle, Eve, Gaines, Brycen
    Date: Apr. 29, 2017
    Topics: Colleges, Discrimination, FtMs, Gay-straight alliances, Gender identity, Health care, Hormones, LGBTI community, Racism, Therapies, Transgender community, Transitioning (Transgender), Work situation
    Subject: Brycen Gaines
    Description: 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 tran...
  11. 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...
  12. Chanel Lopez Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Lopez, Chanel, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Jul. 31, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Adolescence, Appearance, Change of name, Christianity, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Drag balls, Drag community, Drugs, Families, Femininity, Gender dysphoria, Gender realignment surgery, Isolation, Mental health, Role models, Schools, Self-acceptance, Transgender community
    Subject: Anti Violence Project, Bronx Community Pride Center, Crash Club
    Description: Transgender communities liaison Chanel Lopez details her experience as a Latinx trans woman in both New York and the Dominican Republic. Lopez opens up to interviewer Sebastian Castro Niculescu abo...
  13. Christian aka Wordz on Hip Hop Activism

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Transgender Oral History Project
    Creator: Lovehall, Christian Axavier
    Date: Feb. 19, 2014
    Topics: Activists, Demonstrations, Discrimination, Funeral rites, Gangs, Gender identity, Musicians, Poetry (LGBTQ), Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Upbringing, Violence
    Subject: Philadelphia Trans March
  14. Interview with Alyssandra Taylor

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Taylor, Alyssandra
    Date: May 14, 2016
    Topics: Acceptance, Body image, Change of name, Coming out, Depression, Discrimination, Family members, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Hormones, Intersectionality (Sociology), MtFs, Oppression, Racism, Relationships (LGBTQ), Self-acceptance, Sexuality, Theatre, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: Boston Alliance for Gay, Lesbian Youth (BAGLY)
    Description: Alyssandra Taylor identifies as a trans feminine and non-binary woman depending on how they feel. She uses they/them and she/her pronouns and was assigned male at birth. They’re nicknames include A...
  15. Interview with Ameriah Neal

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Neal, Ameirah
    Date: Dec. 1, 2016
    Topics: Assigned gender, Black people, Child abuse, Colleges, Discrimination, Division, Drug abuse, Employment policies, Etymology, Families, Femininity, Homelessness, Hormone therapy, Intersectionality (Sociology), Language, Passing (gender), Politics, Prejudices, Race relations, Sexual orientation, Stereotypes, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Subject: Black Lives Matter (BLM)
    Description: Ameirah Neal is a 27 years old straight transgender woman of color who was assigned male at birth. She grew up on the southeast side of Washington, D.C. She realized from the young age of 5 that sh...