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  1. Amaree Jael Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Jael, Amaree, Maya, Elliott
    Date: Aug. 15, 2016
    Topics: Bigender people, Black people, Bullying, Homophobia, Isolation, Parents of transgender people, Poverty, Race identity, Racism, Sexuality, Slavery, Social exclusion, Transgender community, Transitioning (Transgender), Transsexual people, Verbal abuse, Visibility
    Subject: Amaree Jael
  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. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Francois Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Francois, Kümm, Paige
    Date: Jun. 28, 2018
    Topics: Appearance, Body image, Colleges, Coming out, Employment discrimination, Friendships, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Racism
    Description: Paige Kümm interviews Francois, a gender fluid Haitian person who was born and raised in New York City, and still resides there. They talk about the gentrification of Francois's neighborhood and ho...
  6. Interview with Enzi Tanner

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Tanner, Enzi, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Dec. 12, 2015
    Topics: Black people, Coming out, Dating, Education, Families, Gay community, Health care, Hormones, Judaism, Men, Racism, Role models, Roman catholicism, Sexual reorientation, Social workers, Surgery, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: Brown Boi Project, Enzi Tanner, Trans Youth Support Network
    Description: Enzi Tanner describes himself as a role model and mentor to younger men, a role that he’s been able to take on through his gender transition. In this oral history, Tanner speaks about his race, com...
  7. 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...
  8. Interview with Alonzo Wesley

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Wesley, Alonzo, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Aug. 13, 2015
    Topics: Black people, Disabilities, FtMs, Harassment, Hormones, Masculinity, Racism, Transgender people
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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 ...
  12. Interview with Ash Farah

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Farah, Ash
    Date: Jun. 1, 2017
    Topics: Bisexuality, Black people, Exorcism, FtMs, Gender dysphoria, Gender realignment surgery, Hijab (Islamic clothing), Homelessness, Intersex, Migrants, Misogyny, Racism, Religions, Same-sex marriage, Transgender youth
    Subject: Avenues for Homeless Youth, Barack Obama, CeCe McDonald, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, Out Front, Roxanne Anderson
    Description: Ash Farah identifies as a bisexual black trans man and was born with an intersex condition with gonads that were surgically enhanced. He was assigned female at birth and was born in the middle part...
  13. Interview with Billy Navarro Jr.

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Navarro, Billy Jr.
    Date: Feb. 19, 2016
    Topics: Drag, Drag community, Ethnic groups, Families, Femininity, FtMs, Gender diversity, Gender fluid, Homelessness, Hormone therapy, Jews, Racism, Roman catholicism, Transgender people, Transphobia, Volunteering
    Subject: Beyond the Binary, Black Lives Matter (BLM), CeCe McDonald, Clothing Shelf, District 202, Free CeCe, Gender Gear Program, Holly Wood, La Clinica, Laverne Cox, Marsha P. Johnson, Michelle Alexander, Minnesota Aids Project, Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, Out for Equity, Rainbow Health Initiative, Shot Clinic, Sylvia Rivera, Transgender Youth Support Network
    Description: Billy Navarro Jr. is a mixed race, genderqueer trans man from Mound, MN. In this oral history, he shares his experiences with being raised on a farm; learning about community care from his grandmot...
  14. 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...
  15. 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 ...