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  1. Interview with Robbi Ann Mecus

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Mecus, Robbi Ann
    Date: Aug. 23, 2019
    Topics: Anti-gay violence, Anti-transgender violence, Bathrooms, Crossdressing, Disabilities, Drag, Family members, Femininity, Forest rangers, Gay pride, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Gentrification, Health care, Homophobia, Internalised homophobia, Lesbians, LGBTI community, Machismo, Masculinity, Parenthood, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Police, Pronoun, Racism, Religions, Roman catholicism, Secrecy, Sexism, Siblings, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, Transsexual people, Visibility
    Subject: 2017 Women's March, Bizarre Bushwick, Donald Trump, Kate Bornstein, Renee Richards, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Second Serve, Stonewall, The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), Trans Day of Action
    Description: In this interview, Robbi Ann Mecus describes her journey from growing up with her family, experiencing gender dysphoria in a working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York City, to living as her ...
  2. Interview with McKenzie Wark

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Wark, McKenzie
    Date: Jun. 20, 2019
    Topics: Abortion, Bisexuality, Childhood, Children, Cruising, Drugs, Femininity, Gay men, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Hormones, Immigration, Journalists, Mardi gras, Marxism, Masculinity, MtFs, Parents (LGBTQ), Peace movement, Pronoun, Punk, Relationships (LGBTQ), Sexuality, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transgender studies, Transitioning (Transgender), Upbringing, Writers
    Subject: Christen Clifford, Kathy Acker, Macquarie University, The New School of Social Reserach, Ugenia College, University of Technology Sydney
  3. Interview with Eddie Jarel Jones

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Jones, Eddie Jarel
    Date: May 29, 2019
    Topics: African American universities and colleges, Anti-transgender violence, Bathrooms, Beauty standards, Bisexual youth, Black people, Bullying, Childhood, Cosmetics, Crossdressing, Dating, Discrimination, Drag, Family members, Femininity, Gay and lesbian youth, Gay pride, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, Heterosexism, Homophobia, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Pronoun, Racism, Self-image, Social media, Telecommunication, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transgender youth, Transphobia, Visibility, Women's colleges
    Subject: Bathroom Act, BlackTransTV, Jussie Smollett, King Children, Lincoln University, MOBIfest, Morehouse College, Philly Fashion Week, Pose, Sean Torrington, Slay TV, SLAYFEST, SpeakOut, Spelman College, Terry Torrington, The Phluid Project, World Pride 2019
    Description: Eddie Jarel Jones is a Cleveland, Ohio native and current social influencer, media personality, producer, Emcee, and model. They reflect on the experience of attending a Historically Black College ...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Interview with Gia Love

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Love, Gia
    Date: Apr. 11, 2019
    Topics: African diaspora, African-americans, Black people, Bullying, Butches, Childhood, Crossdressing, Debates, Drag balls, Femininity, Foster children, Gender, Gender diversity, Homelessness, Homophobia, Hormones, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Mothers, Racism, Sexism, Sexual abuse, Soft butches, Special education, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, Violence, Women
    Subject: Butch Queen, City College, Destination Tomorrow, Ginovia, Greenlight Hub, Harlem United, Harvard University, House of Bacardi, House of Juicy, House of Louboutin, House of McQueen, Islan Nettles, Kalem Lord, Malcolm X, Marist College, Martin Luther King Jr., New York Urban Debate League (NYUDL), Paris Is Burning, Sundance, TQ, Uber
    Description: Gia Love reflects on her life in the kiki ball scene, an underground queer and trans dance community in New York City. In kiki, particularly the House of Juicy, Gia found deep friendships and a sup...
  7. 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...
  8. Interview with Tei Okamoto

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Okamoto, Tei
    Date: Mar. 10, 2019
    Topics: Artists, Black people, Coming out, Drag balls, Family members, Femininity, Film, Gender, Gender role, Health care, Heterosexuals, HIV/AIDS, Japanese American families, Masculinity, Medical interventions, Oral history, Poetry (LGBTQ), Prisons, Pronoun, Racially mixed people, Sex education, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Sexuality, STDs, Substance abuse, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Youth
    Subject: Asians, Blacks, and Latin and United New Tribes (ABLUNT), Azar Namdar, Bette Ledder, Black Lives Matter (BLM), Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS), Che Vilanueva, Christopher Lee, City University of New York (CUNY), Club Universe, Coco Club, Dejah Dior, Estella Gonzales, Gail Wyatt, Gerbari Allah, Gina Eichenbaum, Greg Kats, House 806, House of Hope, House of Infinity, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Imani Uzuri, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Jeannie Little, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), Joan Morgan, Joel Gomez, Justice: Just Us, Kara Paige, Kelsey Lou, Menses, Omar Daniel, Planned Parenthood, Project Street Beat, Queers for Economic Justice, Rockwood Fellow, Samin Bashir, Sarah Schulman, Sienna Shields, Sweetest Hangover, Tenderloin AIDS Resource Center, The Slams, Tom Dwayne, Tranny Fest, Trans Advocay in Rural Places (TARP), Trans Project at University of California, San Francisco, Trish Moran, When the Chicken Heads Come Home to Roost, Whitney Biennial, Women's Health Project, Zander Gracia
  9. Interview with Hannah Baer

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Baer, Hannah
    Date: Feb. 19, 2019
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Buddhism, Capitalism, Femininity, Feminists, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Group relations training, Health care, Higher education, Homophobia, Insurance, Judaism, Masculinity, Microaggressions, Music, Plastic surgery, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Racism, Sexism, Social media, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, Writers
    Subject: Against Me!, Eileen Fisher, Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS), Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ), Joseph Stern Center for Social Responsibility (JCC), Transcend Legal
  10. Dezi Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Dezi, Towne, Tyler
    Date: Jul. 11, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Coming out, Drugs, Families, Femininity, Friendships, Gender fluid, Gender identity, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Music, Relationships (LGBTQ), Sexually abused LGBTQ children
    Subject: Burner Community, Burning Man
    Description: Dezi speaks to interviewer Tyler Towne about their childhood in suburban California, growing up with two brothers. They discuss forming a supportive community of queer people in their life and the ...
  11. Interview with finn schneider

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: schneider, finn
    Date: Aug. 4, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Assigned gender, Body image, Change of name, Clothing, Criminalisation, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Educational institutions, Family members, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Hormones, Intersectionality (Sociology), Jews, Marriage, Masculinity, Mental health, Partners of transgender people, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Pronoun, Religions, Roman catholicism, Sexuality, Transgender community, Transgender people, Universities
    Description: finn schneider identifies as a white transgender queer, non-binary, and trans masculine. They were 32 at the time of the interview. They were assigned female at birth. They are of German heritage a...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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...
  14. Nala Simone Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Simone, Nala, Calou, Yana
    Date: May 9, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Activists, Anti-transgender violence, Childhood, Clergy, Colleges, Coming out, Drag balls, Employment discrimination, Ethnic groups, Families, Femininity, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, Hormones, Masculinity, Oppression, Racism, Religions, Representation, Solidarity, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, Workshops
    Subject: Aaryn Lang, Janet Mock, Laverne Cox, Lourdes Ashley Hunter, Miss Major, Nala Simone
    Description: Nala Simone is an activist who was born and raised in Brooklyn. Nala begins with her childhood in Bushwick, her time as a fashion design student at the Fashion Institute of Design, and her process ...
  15. 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 ...