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  1. Crisosto Apache Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: OUTWORDS
    Creator: Apache, Crisosto
    Date: Jul. 21, 2016
    Topics: Apache Indians, Child abuse, Chiricahua Indians, Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, Homophobia, Homosexuality, Indigenous peoples--Languages, Intersectionality, Intersex, LGBTQ indigenous people, Mescalero Indians, Native Americans (LGBTQ), Navajo Indians, Poetry (LGBTQ), Sexual identity, Substance abuse, Two-spirit people
    Subject: A Bridge Still in the Water, Crisosto Apache, Diné Bizaad, Gensis, Indian Health Service (IHS), James Thomas Stevens, Ndé Bizaa, Ndé’isdzan, Salt Clan, Sesame Street, Todd, Towering House People Clan
    Description: "OUTWORDS interviewed Crisosto in Denver on a warm summer day in July 2016, at the comfortable home he shares with his husband Todd, previous owner of The Den, one of Denver’s oldest gay bars (now ...
  2. 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
  3. Interview with Alexis Paige

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Paige, Alexis
    Date: Sep. 23, 2016
    Topics: Bisexuals, Breasts, Community centres, Drag, Families, Gender identity, Hormone therapy, Intersex, Machismo, Partners (LGBTQ), Psychotherapy, Racism, Same-sex marriage, Sexuality, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia
    Subject: Basic Rights Oregon, Cascade AIDS Project, Corey Paige, Lambda Legal, RuPaul, Trans Lifeline, Transgender Working Groups
    Description: Alexis Paige is a 28-year-old bisexual queer trans woman assigned male at birth. She is half-Korean on her mom’s side and a mixture of Norwegian, Italian and Polish on her father’s side. She uses s...
  4. 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...
  5. Interview with Anaïs Duplan

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Duplan, Anaïs
    Date: Jun. 18, 2019
    Topics: Afro-caribbeans, Black people, Body image, Change of name, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Indeterminacy (Linguistics), Intimacy, Poetry (LGBTQ), Time perception, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: Center for Afrofuturist Studies, Gennady Aygi, Mount Carmel and the Blood of Parnassus, Paul Celan, Take This Stallion, Terrance Hayes
  6. Interview with Andre Reed

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Reed, Andre
    Date: Sep. 6, 2017
    Topics: Adoption, African American transgender people, Appearance, Children of military personnel, Clothing, Drag, Employment discrimination, Families, FtMs, Gender identity, Homophobia, Identification cards, Masculinity, Men, Black, Passing (gender), Patriarchy, Racism, Relationships (LGBTQ), Religions, Sexism, Sports, Transgender prostitutes, Transitioning (Transgender), Visibility
    Description: Andre Reed identifies as a trans male and was assigned female at birth. He was born in Indiana. His dad was stationed in Georgia at Fort Benning where he lived. His father was later stationed in Ge...
  7. Interview with Andrea Jenkins

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Jul. 20, 2017
    Topics: Assigned gender, Black people, Coming out, Crossdressing, Divorce, Families, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, LGBT, Marriage, Prisons, Separation, Socioeconomic characteristics, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: CeCe McDonald, Center for Gender Spectrum Health, Kate Bornstein, Leslie Feinberg, My Momma's Gonna Call Me Anna, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Rainbow Health Initiative
    Description: Andrea Jenkins identifies as a transgender female and was assigned male at birth. Her mother and father were separated by the time she was about five. Their separation wasn’t necessarily by choice ...
  8. Interview with Anthony Ceballos

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Ceballos, Anthony
    Date: May 1, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Androgyny, Appearance, Bullying, Families, Femininity, Gay men, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Masculinity, Ojibwa Indians, Partners (LGBTQ), Role behaviour, Self-acceptance, Transgender people, Two-spirit people, Verbal abuse
    Subject: Lynnette Reini-Grandell, Transgender Oral History Project, Venus de Mars
    Description: Anthony Ceballos grew up in Minneapolis, MN and identifies as gay, androgynous, and Native. In this oral history, he talks about his experiences with femininity; being bullied in middle school for ...
  9. Interview with Aria Said

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Said, Aria
    Date: Jun. 6, 2017
    Topics: Adopted children, African American transgender people, Appearance, Assigned gender, Black people, Catholic Church--Education, Drag queens, Film, Foster parents, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Gender role, Genderfluid, Gentrification, Imprisonment, Language, Mental health, MtFs, NGOs, Passing (gender), Privilege (Social psychology), Self-acceptance, Serial killings, Sexuality, Social media, Therapies, Transgender community, Transgender people, Visibility
    Subject: Christine Jorgensen, Harry Benjamin Standards of Care, Isis King, Marsha P. Johnson, Miss Major, Sojurner Truth Leadership Circle Fellowship for Transformational Leadership, Stonewall, Sylvia Rivera, TGI Justice Project
    Description: Aria Said identifies as a black heterosexual transsexual female or trans woman, and she was assigned male at birth. She was born and raised in Portland, Oregon as well as Beaverton, Oregon, which i...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 identity, Gender role, Genderfluid, 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...
  12. Interview with Damion Mendez

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Mendez, Damion
    Date: Jun. 17, 2017
    Topics: Adoption, Assigned gender, Bullying, Ethnic groups, Femininity, Gay men, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Hormone therapy, Hysterectomy, Latinos, Lesbians, Masculinity, Medicalisation, Men, Passing (gender), Racism, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia
    Subject: Barack Obama, Family Tree Clinic, Human Sexuality Program, Janet Byrstrom, Jendeen Forberg, Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, Mondo Queer Beach Party, Pamela Anderson, Prince, Pulse Night Club, Roxanne Anderson
    Description: Damion Mendez is a Latino trans masculine identified person who mostly grew up in St. Paul, MN. In this oral history, he shares his experiences with transracial adoption, his early realizations of ...
  13. Interview with Dee Dee Chamblee

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Chamblee, Dee Dee, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Feb. 7, 2017
    Topics: Abuse, Activists, Black people, Drag, Educators, Families, Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, Imprisonment, Marriage, Mothers, MtFs, Role models, Spirituality, Transgender people, Transgender youth
    Subject: Auburn Seminary Sojourner Truth Leadership Circle for Black Trans Women, Dee Dee Chamblee, Lady Chablis, LaGender
    Description: Dee Dee Chamblee was born and raised in Rockdale County, GA. She shares her story at the Auburn Seminary Sojourner Truth Leadership Circle for Black Trans Women. In this oral history, she discusses...
  14. Interview with Destinee Salinas

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Salinas, Destinee
    Date: Sep. 28, 2016
    Topics: Acceptance, Androgyny, Anti-transgender violence, Anxiety, Augmentation mammaplasty, Bathrooms, Bullying, Catholic schools, Clothing, Cosmetics, Discrimination, Drag, Families, Gender identity, Gender role, Health insurance, Hispanic Americans, Hormones, Language, LGBTI community, Media, Mental health, Mexican Americans, Police, Popular culture, Pronoun, Racially mixed people, Racism, Relationships (LGBTQ), Social media, Transgender people
    Subject: Annual Minneapolis Transgender Equity Summer
    Description: Destinee Salinas is a 35-year-old Hispanic straight female and was assigned male at birth. Their pronouns are she/her and they/them. She is the middle child of four brothers and, having an acceptin...
  15. Interview with Geena Rocero

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Rocero, Geena
    Date: Nov. 16, 2016
    Topics: Anthropology, Assigned gender, Bullying, Contraception, Cultures, Families, Femininity, Femmes, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, Hormone therapy, Hormones, Immigration, Indigenous peoples, Lectures, LGBTI rights, MtFs, Olympic games, Pageants, Passing (gender), Photographic models, Poverty, Racism, Roman catholicism, Self-acceptance, Sexual harassment, Stealth (Transgender), Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia
    Subject: Asian Pacific Wellness Center, Babaylan, Bakla, Beutiful as I Want to Be, Caitlyn Jenner, Ferdinand Magellan, Gender Proud, Janet Mock, Jazz Jennings, Jeffrey Caliendo, Lauren Foster, Mahu, Papuan
    Description: Geena Rocero was raised in the Philippines and grew up poor in a small neighborhood in the metro city of Makati with three siblings and her parents. Realizing she identified as a girl at 4 or 5 yea...