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  1. Interview with Qui Dorian Alexander

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Alexander, Qui Dorian
    Date: Sep. 11, 2017
    Topics: Bible, Black people, Dating, Depression, FtMs, Gay men, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Homophobia, Hormone therapy, Imprisonment, Lesbians, Masculinity, Oppression, Parents of transgender people, Partners of transgender people, Sexuality, Support groups, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia
    Subject: Adrienne Maree, Brown Boi Project, Charlene Arcila, Emergent Strategy, Mazzoni Center, Reg Ju, Ryan Li Dahlstrom, Tiq Milan, Trans Health Conference
    Description: Qui Dorian Alexander is a Puerto Rican/Black/Afro-Latinx trans-masculine non-binary FTM person who goes by he/him and they/them. At the time of this interview, Alexander was a graduate student and ...
  2. 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), Passing (sexuality), 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...
  3. 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), Passing (sexuality), 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 ...
  4. Interview with Raquel Willis

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Willis, Raquel
    Date: Jun. 7, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Assigned gender, Black people, Coming out, Counseling, Dating, Drag, Drag kings, Family members, Femininity, Feminism, FtMs, Gay identity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Gender role, Homophobia, Hormone therapy, Masculinity, MtFs, Religions, Religious texts, Role behaviour, Sexism, Southern States, Sports, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, Writers
    Subject: Black Girl Dangerous, RuPaul, Trans Advocacy Organization, Transgender Law Center
    Description: Raquel Willis is a black southern transgender queer woman from Augusta, Georgia who was raised Catholic. Her mom was an educator for almost 30 years at Augusta Technical College while her dad worke...
  5. Interview with Dominic Giovon Chilko

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Chilko, Dominic Giovon
    Date: Jun. 2, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Adoption, Assigned gender, Children, Corrective rape, Drag, Drag kings, Ethnic groups, FtMs, Gay pride, Gender realignment surgery, Heterosexuals, Hormones, Lesbians, Masculinity, Mental health, Partners (LGBTQ), Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Performing arts, Physical fitness, Physicians, Psychotherapy, Racism, Sexuality, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia
    Subject: Boys Don't Cry, Buck Angel, Everest Institute, Lil One, Man Made
    Description: Dominic Giovon Chilko identifies as a biracial straight trans man and was assigned female at birth. He grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and was adopted as a baby by his parents. Around the age of 7...
  6. 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 ...
  7. Interview with JAC Stringer

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Stringer, JAC
    Date: Feb. 17, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Androgyny, Assigned gender, Bipolar disorder, Bullying, Children, Coming out, Counseling, Depression, Discrimination, Drag, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Hormones, Labour movement, Masculinity, Medication, Mental health, Misogyny, Native americans, Oppression, Parents of transgender people, Peace movement, Relationships (LGBTQ), Roman catholicism, Suicide, Transgender movement, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Description: JAC Stringer identifies as part Native American and genderqueer on the trans masculine spectrum and was assigned female at birth. He grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio in a city neighborhood close to down...
  8. Interview with Zeam Porter

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Porter, Zeam
    Date: Dec. 29, 2016
    Topics: Activists, Age, Bathrooms, Bullying, Coming out, Depression, Discrimination, Family members, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, Intersectionality (Sociology), Masculinity, Medical interventions, Mental disorders, Poetry, Privilege (Social psychology), Relationships (LGBTQ), Religions, Sexual orientation, Sports
    Subject: Gender Revolution 8, Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, OutFront Minnesota
    Description: Zeam Porter identifies as a black polyamorous transmasculine genderqueer demiboy and was assigned female at birth. His gender is very fluid but also grounded in being trans masculine. They prefer h...
  9. Lee Livingston Perine

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Perine, Lee Livingston
    Date: Dec. 22, 2016
    Topics: Acceptance, Black people, Butch-femme relationships, Children, Coming out, Divorce, Families, Femininity, Gay identity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Marriage, Masculinity, Misogyny, Racism, Sexuality, Sports, Suicide, Tomboys, Transgender people, Transphobia, Twins
    Subject: Donald Trump
    Description: Lee Levingston Perine identifies as a black genderqueer and trans person and was assigned female at birth. They were 38 at the time of the interview. They have an older brother and a fraternal twin...
  10. Interview with Catalina Velasquez

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Velasquez, Catalina
    Date: Dec. 9, 2016
    Topics: Augmentation mammaplasty, Change of name, Citizenship, Colombian Americans, Dating, Development, Employment, Gender realignment surgery, Health insurance, Illegal aliens, Masculinity, MtFs, Privilege (Social psychology), Racism, Relationships (LGBTQ), Role behaviour, Self-acceptance, Transgender people, Xenophobia
    Subject: Audre Lorde, Casa Ruby, Laverne Cox
    Description: Catalina Velasquez identifies as a straight transgender woman attracted to cis men and goes by Queen Goddess Sister. She is Colombian, was born in Cali, Colombia, and has a sister. She came to the ...
  11. Interview with Jessi Brandon

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Brandon, Jessi, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Nov. 27, 2016
    Topics: Autism spectrum disorders, Bisexuality, Black people, Boarding schools, Christianity, Gender diversity, Gender minorities, Masculinity, Neurotic disorders, Politics, Resistance movements, Sexual orientation, Transgender people
    Subject: Jessi Brandon, Trump Administration
    Description: Jessi Brandon is freshman studying at Macalester College, who recently moved from Enterprise, Alabama to St. Paul, Minnesota. In this interview, they discuss growing up in Germany; early childhood ...
  12. Interview with André Pérez

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Pérez, André
    Date: Oct. 20, 2016
    Topics: Abuse, Aggression, AIDS activists, Assigned gender, Civil rights, Feminism, FtMs, Gay pride, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Homophobia, Hormone therapy, Immigration, Lesbians, Machismo, Masculinity, Poverty, Sexual assault, Sports, Tomboys, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, Transsexual people, Violence
    Subject: Cacina Queen, Greta Martela, Nina Chaubal, Sasha Perez, Story Corps, Trans Lifeline, Trans Oral History Project, Vagina Monologues
    Description: André Pérez was 28 at the time of the interview, identifies as trans, uses they/them and he/him pronouns, and was assigned female at birth. They were a tomboy growing up liking sports and being ver...
  13. Interview with Jae Bates

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Bates, Jae
    Date: Jun. 28, 2016
    Topics: Acceptance, Adoption, Assigned gender, Bullying, Coming out, Depression, Diabetes, Discrimination, Gay men, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Health insurance, HIV/AIDS, Hormone therapy, Masculinity, Mastectomy, Partners of transgender people, Racism, Sexuality, Sports, Transgender people, Transphobia, Verbal abuse
    Subject: Korean War, OutFront Minnesota, Vietnam War
    Description: Jae Bates identifies as a queer trans man or trans male and was assigned female at birth. He has one older brother who is adopted. He was born in South Korea in 1996 and grew up around Hopkins, Min...
  14. Interview with Elliot Winter

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Winter, Elliot
    Date: Jun. 8, 2016
    Topics: Adopted children, Anti-transgender violence, Assigned gender, Bullying, Clothing, Drug abuse, Families, Femininity, Gender realignment surgery, Hormone therapy, Korean Americans, Masculinity, Online dating, Parents, White, Racism, Role behaviour, Schools, Self-acceptance, Sexuality, Social media, Suicide, Therapies, Tomboys, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Description: Elliot Winter identifies as a transgender male and was assigned female at birth. One of his earliest memories is fighting his parents to wear clothing that suited him as a child. He moved around a ...
  15. Interview with Crispin Torres

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Torres, Crispin, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: May 27, 2016
    Topics: Coming out, Education, Educators, Gay community, Gay culture, Gay families, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, Latinos, Masculinity, Mexican Americans, Misogyny, Musicians, Political movements, Relationships (LGBTQ), Roman catholicism, Surgery, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia
    Subject: Lambda Legal
    Description: Crispin Torres has been an LGBT advocate and worked to support LGBT people with national organizations for much of his professional career. In this oral history, Torres shares his personal story, f...