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  1. Ariadne Kane Speaks of the Transsexual Experience

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: SB, Kane, Ariadne
    Date: Jan. 31, 1976
    Topics: Drag queens, Feminism, Gay community, Gender confirming surgery, Gender identity, Interviews, Police harassment, Sex (Body), Transgender activism, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transvestites
    Subject: Ariadne Kane, Cycle Sluts, Divine, Fantasia Fair, Gay Community News, New England Conference on Alternate Sex and Gender Lifestyles, Skag Drag
    Description: An interview with Ariadne Kane, a self described transgenderist who organized events and conferences for the transgender and transvestite communities. Originally published on pages 10 and 11 of vol...
  2. Donna Sachet Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: OUTWORDS
    Creator: Sachet, Donna
    Date: Jul. 27, 2016
    Topics: Child abuse, Coming out, Drag, Drag queens, Gay bars, Gay Christians, Gay community, Gay men, Gay movement, HIV/AIDS, Homophobia, Lipsynching, Methodist Church, Police harassment, Stonewall riots
    Subject: ACT UP, Bette Davis, Beverly Sills, Black Cat Bar, Campus Crusade for Christ, Donna Sachet, Donna Summer, Empress of San Francisco, Fire Island, Gay Men's Chorus, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), GLAAD Media Awards, Joan Crawford, José Sarria, Juanita More, Judy Garland, Mark Leno, Miss Gay San Francisco, Perry Ellis, Shanti Project, Tavern Guild, The Celluloid Closet, Trannyshack
    Description: "In July 2016, Donna invited OUTWORDS to record her story at her stylish home just above the Castro in San Francisco. She talked honestly about her wretched childhood, and the freedom she finally f...
  3. GCN STONEWALL NATION 69~79: What Happened, Anyhow?

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Stein, Cindy
    Date: Jun. 23, 1979
    Topics: Drag queens, Gay liberation, Lesbians, Police harassment, Stonewall riots
    Subject: Allen Ginsberg, Dave Van Ronk, Dick Leitsch, Donn Teal, Gay Community News, Howard Smith, Lucian Truscott IV, New York City Police Department, New York Daily News, New York Mattachine Society, New York Times, The Gay Militants, Village Voice
    Description: An account of the Stonewall Riots, originally published on page 9 of volume 6, number 47 of Gay Community News, in the Stonewall 10th Anniversary issue. The author mentions drag queens being presen...
  4. Radical Cheerleaders of Santa Cruz (Cheerbook)

    Collection: Zines
    Institution: Queer Zine Archive Project
    Creator: Radical Cheerleaders of Santa Cruz
    Date: 1999
    Topics: Activism (LGBTQ), Anarchism, Anti-war demonstrations, Body image, Capitalism, Cheers, Coming out, Feminists, Gender expression, Gender roles, Health care for LGBTQ people, Intersex people, LGBTQ direct action, Police harassment, Queer people, Queer rights, Sexual health
    Subject: Answer Coalition, Barbie, Kiss In, Sex Positivity, Sex Radicals
    Description: A book of cheers created by the Radical Cheerleaders of Santa Cruz.

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Bronski, Michael, Carlo, Vivian, Robinson, Colin, Poggi, Stephanie, Burns, Randy, Shively, Charley, Stowell, Sterling, Nestle, Joan, Lorde, Audre, Ewing, Tess, Rose, Steven, Abelove, Henry
    Date: Jun. 11, 1989
    Topics: AIDS awareness, Black people (LGBTQ), Communities (LGBTQ), Discrimination (LGBTQ), Drag queens, Gay community, HIV/AIDS, Homophiles, Latinx (LGBTQ), LGBTQ indigenous people, People of colour (LGBTQ), Police harassment, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Stonewall riots, Transvestites
    Subject: Bread and Roses, Daughters of Bilitis, Gay Activists Alliance, Gay Community News, Gay Liberation Front, Gay Women's Liberation, Lesbian History Archives, March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation, Marsha P. Johnson, Mattachine Society, Radicalesbians, Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (STAR), Sylvia Rivera, That Certain Summer
    Description: A collection of stories and remembrances from the Stonewall riots and 1969. Writers comment on memory, inclusion, and what the riots mean as a symbol. Originally published on pages 14 through 17 of...
  6. The Virtual Movement

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Nangeroni, Nancy
    Date: 1997
    Topics: Coming out, FtMs, Gender expression, Gender roles, Internet forums, LGBTQ Internet forums, Police harassment, Transgender community, Transgender culture, Transgender people
    Subject: Brandon Teena, Chanelle Pickett, FTM Conference of the Americas, Gay Community News, James Green, Kate Bornstein, Leslie Feinberg, Nancy Nangeroni, New York Times, Newsweek, Riki Anne Wilchins, Southern Comfort Conference, Texas T Party, Tonye Barreto-Neto, Transgender Tapestry
    Description: An article covering the development of the transgender community, in person and online. originally published on pages 36 through 40 of volume 23, issue 2/3 of Gay Community News.
  7. Transsexual Sues Dallas Police

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: This Week in Texas (TWT)
    Date: circa May 15, 1981
    Topics: Arrests of LGBTQ people, Police, Police harassment, Transphobia, Transsexual people, Transsexuality
    Subject: Dallas Police Department
    Description: News article on page 12 of This Week in Texas, volume 7, number 8, published May 15-21, 1981. The article details the legal troubles of a trans person in Dallas. The person in question experienced ...
  8. transvestite's assailant not charged in shooting

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Date: Mar. 12, 1983
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Criminal law, Criminalisation, Hate crimes, Police, Police brutality, Police harassment, Transgender Black people
    Subject: Deon Miller, Gay Community News, George Christ Jr., Nassau County Grand Jury, Patrick Smith, the Long Island Connection
    Description: A legal bulletin describing the shooting and arrest of two trans people on Long Island. Originally published on page 2 of volume 10, number 33 of Gay Community News. Content Warning: This item c...
  9. Valda Prout Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: OUTWORDS
    Creator: Prout, Valda
    Date: Aug. 6, 2016
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Coming out, Drag, Drag balls, Drag queens, Gay bars, Gender confirming surgery, Hair removal, Homophobia, Hormone therapy (Gender), Police harassment, Police raids, Racism, Segregation, Slurs, Theater, Transgender Black people, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, West Indian Americans
    Subject: Agassiz Village, Auntie Mame, Dorothy Mallory, Dr. Risch, George L. Prout, Jacques, La Belse, Mae Bonds, Paul Robeson, Phil Black, Punch Bowl, Summer Stock, Valda Prout
    Description: "Today, Valda lives in a small apartment just north of Logan Circle in Washington DC, a short walk from the African American Civil War Memorial, which honors the more than 200,000 black soldiers wh...