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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. An Interview with Dr. Tiger Howard Devore, PhD

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Devore, Tiger Howard, Motta, Carlos
    Date: Feb. 7, 2011
    Topics: Chromosomes, Ethics, Femininity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Gender role, Homosexuality, Intersex, Law, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Medical interventions, Physicians, Psychology, Sexology, Sexual orientation, Sexuality, Stereotypes, Surgery, Therapists, Transgender people
    Description: Dr. Tiger Howard Devore PhD, clinical psychologist and certified sex therapist, discusses how he works with people who are sexually different and has been advocating for their rights for 30 years. ...
  3. An Interview with Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Benestad, Esben Esther Pirelli, Motta, Carlos
    Date: Nov. 5, 2009
    Topics: Anti-discrimination law, Coming out, Family therapy, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Identification cards, Law, LGBTI rights, Marriage, Mastectomy, Partners of transgender people, Psychiatrists, Psychology, Queer theory, Sexology, Transgender people, Transsexual people, Transsexualism
    Subject: Harry Benjamin Resource Center (HBRC), Norwegian LGBT Association
    Description: Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad, a transgender person, discusses their experiences being trans as well as their work with the transgender community through clinical work, sexology, and family therapy...
  4. 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), Passing (sexuality), 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.
  5. 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...
  6. Free CeCe McDonald Panel

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Cox, Laverne, Gares, Jac, Jenkins, Andrea, McDonald, Chishaun Reed Mai'luv (CeCe)
    Date: Aug. 29, 2016
    Topics: Activists, Actors, Black people, Feminism, Film industry, Gender dysphoria, Imprisonment, Oppression, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: Anti Violence Project, Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Free CeCe, In The Life, Musical Chairs, Orange is the New Black, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Sayuri Hernandez, The Exhibitionist, Transforming, Unraveled
    Description: Laverne Cox is the executive producer of the Netflix original series, Orange is the New Black. She plays Sophia Burset, an incarcerated African American transgender woman. Cox is a renowned speaker...
  7. Hannah E. Simpson Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Simpson, Hannah E, Ramsay, Grace
    Date: Mar. 22, 2017
    Topics: Bullying, Coming out, Crossdressing, Drag, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Heteronormativity, Higher education, Hormones, Labour, Military, MtFs, Parents of transgender people, Social norms, Transgender families, Transphobia, Visibility
    Subject: Hannah E Simpson
  8. I Thought I Had to Settle

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Transgender Oral History Project
    Creator: Maurer, Luca
    Date: Apr. 9, 2015
    Topics: Acceptance, Coming out, Gender dysphoria, Gender minorities, Partners (LGBTQ), Self-image, Sexual orientation
    Description: Luca Maurer, Director of Ithaca College's LGBT Wellness Center
  9. Interview with Amanda Armstrong

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Armstrong, Amanda
    Date: Mar. 21, 2019
    Topics: Androgyny, Anti-transgender violence, Bathrooms, Bullying, Childbirth, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Communism, Counseling, Counterculture, Death penalty, Education, Family members, Feminists, Gay liberation, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender role, Hormones, Labour, LGBTI community, Liberalism, Menstruation, Middle class, Motherhood, MtFs, New Left, Parents (LGBTQ), Police, Politics, Psychology, Religions, Resistance movements, Rural areas, Sexual assault, Socialism, Sports, Transgender movement, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transsexualism, Visibility, White people
    Subject: 9/11 Terror Attacks, Academic Workers for a Democratic Union, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.), Karl Marx, Occupy Oakland, Oscar Grant, Ralph Nader, Swarthmore College, Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminism (TERF), University of California Student-Workers Union (UAW)
    Description: Amanda Armstrong recounts her organizing as a graduate student militant in the 2009-2012 protest wave in Berkley and Oakland. She joined occupations and building take-overs organized by students an...
  10. 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 ...
  11. Interview with Andrea Jenkins

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Jul. 25, 2017
    Topics: African American transgender people, Assigned gender, Depression, Divorce, Ethnicity, Family members, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Historians, Hormones, Labour, MtFs, Parents of transgender people, People with disabilities, Politics, Pronoun, Prostitution, Religions, Sexism, Sexual assault, Social advocacy, Social media, Therapies, Transgender people, Two-spirit people, Women, Black
    Subject: Caitlyn Jenner, Lisa Vecoli, Program in Human Sexuality, Trans Equity Summit, Transgender Oral History Project
    Description: Andrea Jenkins identifies as a transgender woman and was assigned male at birth. She was an employee at the city of Minneapolis and was involved in a project called the Trans Equity Summit which is...
  12. Interview with Ani Koch

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Koch, Ani
    Date: Jan. 6, 2017
    Topics: Bullying, Butches, Drag, Family members, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Health insurance, Lesbians, Marriage, Masculinity, Monogamy, Social exclusion, Soft butches, Sports, Tomboys, Transgender people
    Subject: Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Rainbow Health Initiative
    Description: Ani Koch identifies as genderqueer, trans masculine, and nonconforming, and they were assigned female at birth. They grew up in Dubuque, Iowa with two older brothers. As a kid they were a tomboy, o...
  13. 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...
  14. Interview with Awen Briem

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Briem, Awen
    Date: Dec. 28, 2015
    Topics: Acceptance, Appearance, Assigned gender, Bullying, Change of name, Clothing, Coming out, Communities, Employment discrimination, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Harassment, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Homophobia, Hormones, Language, Masculinity, Partners (LGBTQ), Politics, Religions, Schools, Sexuality, Social media, Suicide, Surgery, Therapies, Transgender people, Transphobia, Youth
    Subject: OutFront Minnesota
    Description: Awen Briem identifies as transgender and as male if he’s not out to them. He was assigned female at birth and grew up in Syracuse, New York. His family then moved to Des Moines, Iowa. He experience...
  15. Interview with Barms

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Barms
    Date: May 17, 2019
    Topics: Anarchism, Anthropology, Anti-transgender violence, Art history, Autism spectrum disorders, Bars, Bisexual identity, Bisexuality, Childhood, Children, Christianity, Class struggle, Clubs, Coming out, Communism, Construction workers, Disabilities, Femininity, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender role, Gentrification, Hate speech, Homophobia, Internet, Labour movement, Marxism, Masculinity, Mental disorders, New Left, People with disabilities, Performance art, Pronoun, Relationships (LGBTQ), Religions, Sexuality, Socialism, Solidarity, Surgery, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, Writers
    Subject: 9/11 Terror Attacks, A Red Bloom, Chris O'Feeley, Me Too Movement, Michael Bloomberg, Pratt Institute, Queer Workers Project, Rudy Guiliani, Sam Goody, True Scum
    Description: Barms is a construction worker apprentice and a communist. In this interview, they discuss the role of philosophy and abstract thinking for themselves and many trans people as a strategy of managin...