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  1. Akasha Barker Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Barker, Akasha, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Jul. 12, 2018
    Topics: Adolescence, Androgyny, Arrests, Arts and entertainment occupations, Beauty schools, Body image, Change of name, Drugs, Education, Family members, Gender dysphoria, Gender realignment surgery, HIV/AIDS, Isolation, LGBTI community, Mental health, Music, NGOs, Police brutality, Sexually abused LGBTQ children, Support groups, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Description: In this conversation with interviewer Sebastián Castro Niculescu, entertainer Akasha Barker (she/her/hers & they/them/theirs) discusses her journey with her gender identity during the HIV/AIDS epid...
  2. 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...
  3. 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
  4. An Interview with Diana Navarro

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Navarro, Diana, Motta, Carlos
    Date: Mar. 15, 2010
    Topics: Abuse, Activists, Anti-discrimination law, Change of name, Crossdressers, Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, Identification cards, Intersex, Law, Queer theory, Sex education, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Sexual orientation, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transgender rights, Transsexual people
    Subject: Option for the Right to Do and the Duty to Do Corporation
    Description: Diana Navarro, the director of the Option for the Right to Do and the Duty to Do Corporation, discusses her experiences as a transgender women and sex worker in Bogotaá, Colombia. As an activist,...
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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
  10. Genevieve Tatum Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Tatum, Genevieve, Dicken, Matthew
    Date: Jul. 22, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Crossdressers, LGBTI community, Liberation movements, Music, Parents of transgender people, Politics, Sexuality, Transgender community, Transitioning (Transgender), Violence
    Subject: Genevieve Tatum, Marsha P. Johnson, Stonewall
    Description: Genevieve Tatum, a transgender woman, retells her experiences as an adolescent in The Village in New York City. She describes the aftermath of the Stonewall riot, the Civil Rights movement, and the...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Interview with Andrea Jenkins and Phillipe Cunningham

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Cunningham, Phillipe, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Nov. 27, 2017
    Topics: Activists, African American transgender people, Black people, Elections, Family members, Femininity, Gender diversity, Political campaigns, Politicians, Politics, Race, Social advocacy, Social classes, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transphobia, Visibility
    Subject: Althea Garrison, Barack Obama, Minneapolis’ Youth Violence Prevention Executive Committee, Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, Monica Roberts, Trans Equity Summit, Tretter Transgender Oral History Project, University of Minnesota
    Description: Andrea Jenkins grew up in Chicago, Illinois and went to college in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is the Oral Historian for the Transgender Oral History Project at the GLBT Tretter Collection. She wor...
  14. 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 fluid, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Gender role, 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...
  15. 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...