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  1. 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...
  2. 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), Passing (sexuality), 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Interview with Imara Jones

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Jones, Imara
    Date: Apr. 25, 2019
    Topics: Activists, Ageism, Black people, Capitalism, Childhood, Future, Gender identity, Gentrification, Journalists, Marxism, Mass media, Politics, Representation, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Transgender community, Transgender movement, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: Audre Lorde, Black Trans Future, Color Lines, David French, Donald Trump, Free Speech Television, Governor's House, Happy Birthday, Marsha, Marsha Clark, Marsha P. Johnson, Morehouse College, New York Women's Studies Association Conference, Pose, Saidiya Hartman, The Anti-Violence Project (AVP), The Last Sip, The New York Women's Foundation, Tourmaline, Tovia Smith, Trans Slash
    Description: Imara Jones reflects on the challenges and rewards of producing independent media for diverse millennial audiences, including her talk show The Last Sip and her docuseries Translash. She addresses ...
  6. Interview with Jackson Reddy

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Reddy, Jackson
    Date: May 29, 2019
    Topics: AIDS activists, Alcoholism, Anti-transgender violence, Artists, Black people, Buddhism, Childhood, Comedians, Coming out, Education, Family members, Fathers, Gay liberation, Gender diversity, Hormones, Internalised homophobia, Media, Music, Pronoun, Psychotherapy, Sexual abuse, Transgender community, Transgender culture, Transgender people, Writers
    Subject: Black Trans TV, Malcolm X, Marsha P. Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., Shayna Matteski, Soka Gakkai International, Sylvia Rivera
    Description: Jackson Reddy reflects on their family dynamics and how these relationships shaped their growth. They also touch upon the role of trauma and the process of healing, especially in terms of self-care...
  7. Interview with Julienne Brown (Mizz June)

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Brown, Julienne (Mizz June)
    Date: May 6, 2016
    Topics: African American transgender people, Allies, Bullying, Christianity, Clothing, Dating, Femininity, Film, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Gentrification, Intersectionality (Sociology), Labelling, LGBTI community, Migration, Representation, Role behaviour, Schools, Sexism, Sexual identity, Transgender identity, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: Audre Lorde Project (ALP), FIERCE, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera
    Description: Julienne Brown “Mizz June,” grew up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. She describes her strong relationship with her grandfather and her challenges with her mother’s adherence to her Jehovah’s W...
  8. Interview with Kristen P. Lovell

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Lovell, Kristen P.
    Date: Apr. 4, 2019
    Topics: Actors, Bisexual youth, Black people, Bullying, Cocaine, Drag, Drag queens, Drugs, Gay and lesbian youth, Health care, Homeless people, Jews, LGBTI community, Transgender youth, Transitioning (Transgender), Women, Writers
    Subject: Amanda Milan Incident, Center Lane, Chi-Chi's, Cole Cafe, Covenant House, Fenced Out, Iris House, James Street Hotel, March of Dimes, Marsha P. Johnson, Michael Bloomberg, New Neutral Zone, New York Police Department (NYPD), Octavia St. Laurent, Operation Spotlight, Rites of Passage, Stonewall mobile, Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (STAR), Sylvia Rivera, Trans Empowerment Group, Two Potatoes
    Description: Kristen Lovell discusses her time working "the stroll," in the West Village in the late 1990s and early 2000s. She recounts the community, conflict and challenges faced by fellow sex workers, inclu...
  9. Interview with Tourmaline

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Tourmaline
    Date: Sep. 18, 2019
    Topics: Ableism, Artists, Black people, Black power, Black studies, Christianity, Discrimination, Film, Gender diversity, Gender role, Gentrification, HIV-positive people, HIV/AIDS, Homophobia, Housing, Kwanzaa, Prisons, Pronoun, Racism, Religions, Trade unions, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: Atlanta is a Sea of Bones, Black Panthers, Critical Resistance 10 (CR 10), Curb Resistance, David Farwell, Diane Davies, Faith Soloway, FIERCE, Happy Birthday, Marsha, Invaders, Jay Toole, Joseph DeFilippis, Legacy of Bones, Marcus Garvey, Marsha P. Johnson, Miss Egyptt, Miss Major, Mudbound, Ola Osaze, Queers for Economic Justice, Sasha Warsal, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, Taking Freedom Home, The Door, The House of Lady Snow, Veterans Affairs (VA), Welfare Warriors, Women's Liberation Front
  10. Miss Major Griffin-Gracy Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Griffin-Gracy, Major, Lewis, AJ
    Date: Dec. 16, 2017
    Topics: Care, Clothing, Crossdressing, Drag queens, Ethnic groups, Families, Gender realignment surgery, HIV/AIDS, Hormones, Law, Legal aid, Organisations, Police, Prisons, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Stigmatisation, Transgender people, Transgender prostitution, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: Angels for Care, Christine Jorgensen, Griffin Gracy Historical Retreat and Resource Center, Harry Benjamin, Major Griffin-Gracy, Marsha P. Johnson, Miss Major, Sylvia Rivera, Tenderloin AIDs Resource Project, Trans Gender, Gender Variant and Intersex Justice Project
    Description: In this interview, Miss Major talks about the culture of transwomen sex workers in New York City and Chicago during the 1960's through 1980's as well as her care-work and advocacy during the rise o...