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  1. Aelita Parizek Oral History

    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Parizek, Aelita, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Aug. 10, 2018
    Topics: Arts, Arts and entertainment occupations, Body image, Gender identity, Hormones, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Students, Testosterone, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Description: In this interview with Sebastián Casto Niculescu, Aelita Parizek discusses their journey of discovery both with their transness and in the art world. Parizek explains how their experiences at Parso...
  2. Bianey Garcia Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Garcia, Bianey
    Date: Jul. 13, 2017
    Topics: Childhood, Coming out, Discrimination, Families, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Hormones, Immigration, Immigration law, Imprisonment, Latin american cultures, Lawyers, LGBTI community, MtFs, Organisations, Police, Prisons, Racism, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Sexual abuse, Transgender people, Transphobia, Violence
    Subject: Bianey Garcia, Make the Road
    Description: Bianey Garcia is a community organizer at Make the Road New York, a non-profit organization providing services and advocacy for Latinx and working class communities. Born in Veracruz, Mexico and ra...
  3. 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...
  4. Chichi Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Oloya-Santiago, Tamara, Chichi
    Date: Aug. 21, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Childhood, Education, Families, Immigrants, MtFs, Naturalisation, Self-acceptance, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Siblings, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, Violence, Waiters
    Description: This interview, conducted in Spanish, is conducted by Tamara Oloya-Santiago. Chici, the interviewee, tells their story of immigrating from Peru to Queens, New York and the discrimination they suffe...
  5. Demure Butchness #1

    Collection: Zines
    Institution: Queer Zine Archive Project
    Creator: Timmer
    Date: 1992
    Topics: Crossdressers, Drag queens, Faggots, Female impersonators, Gay community, Gay men, Gender expression, Gender roles, LGBTQ events, LGBTQ night life, LGBTQ zines, Masculinity, Popular culture, Sex workers (LGBTQ)
    Subject: 1808 Club, Alphonse, Casablanca Show Lounge, Christian Slater, Club Kids, Dow Corning, Emilio Estevez, Glam Slam, Lady Miss Jill, Madonna, Miss Brett Marie, Miss Gay San Francisco, Miss Gay USA Minnesota, Miss Lisa, Miss Methadone, Morgan Chessler, Mr. Ron, Ms. Epiphany, MTV, Robin West, Rosie Perez, Saloon, Tanya Michaels, Tasha Monet
    Description: An article titled "Drag Hag Review" can be found on pages 21-24. Content warning for racist language in a personal ad on page 26.
  6. Female Impersonator News No. 43

    Collection: Short Runs of Periodicals
    Institution: Lili Elbe Archive
    Creator: Mesics, Sandy, Johnson, Betty, Roberts, Pudgy
    Date: 1980
    Topics: Adoption, BDSM, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Femininity, Incest, Marriage, Olympic games, Personals, Porn magazines, Pornography, Prisons, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Sodomites, Sodomy, Transsexual people
    Subject: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Baroness Schraeder, Betty Ann Lind, Gateway Gender Alliance (GGA), Haley Robbins, Michelle Williams, Mid-Atlantic Regional Journal, Tri Sigma, Tri-Ess Society for the Second Self
  7. Femme Shark Communique #1

    Collection: Zines
    Institution: Queer Zine Archive Project
    Creator: Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi, Mahmood, Zuleikha
    Date: 2008
    Topics: Body image, Butches, Classism, Eating disorders, Ethnic groups, Feminism, Femmes, Group leaders, Healing, Lesbians, Mental disorders, Prisons, Racism, Relationships (LGBTQ), Self-image, Sex industry, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Sexual violence, Soft butches, Transgender people, Transsexual people
    Subject: Assatta Shakur, Born in Flames, Chrystos, Girl fight, Gloria Anzaldua, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Marlon Riggs, Michelle Obama, Sylvia Rivera, The Fat Femme Mafia, Tongues Untied, Young Soul Rebels
  8. Grace Detrevarah Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Detrevarah, Grace, Keyes, Anna
    Date: Feb. 21, 2018
    Topics: Dancers, Drag queens, Families, Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, Immigrants, LGBTI community, Religions, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Social integration, Transgender people, Writers
    Subject: Candy Labeija, LaRoque Bey
    Description: Grace Detrevarah, a self-proclaimed "spiritual black trans woman" talks to Anna Keyes about her supportive parents and rebellious adolescence, and growing up in an environment far removed from a tr...
  9. Influx of Transvestite Prostitutes Plaguing Manhattan Plaza Area

    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transgender Archives, University of Victoria
    Date: Sep. 2, 1979
    Topics: Civil rights, Crossdressers, Police, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Violence
    Subject: Richard D. Emery
    Description: Clipping originally collected by Richard Ekins (from The University of Ulster Trans-Gender Archives/Richard Ekins collection at the Transgender Archives, University of Victoria)
  10. Interview with B. Hawk Snipes

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Snipes, B. Hawk
    Date: Mar. 28, 2019
    Topics: Artists, Bars, Black people, Childhood, Cocaine, Drug abuse, Drug users, Drugs, Education, Femininity, Gay and lesbian youth, Gay community centres, Gay liberation, Gay pride, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Health care, Homeless people, Homelessness, Hospitals, Housing, Jews, Latinos, LGBTI community, Neighborhood government, Police, Police raids, Prisons, Pronoun, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Stonewall riots, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transgender youth, Transitioning (Transgender), Transsexual people, Unemployment, White people, Women, Youth, Youth organisations
    Subject: 9/11 Terror Attacks, Amanda Milan Incident, Amy's Bread, Anderson Cooper, Bawdy Audie Josie, Center Lane, Chi-Chi's, Cole Cafe, Covenant House, Covenant House Rite of Passage (ROP), Fenced Out, Greenwich Village Youth Council (GYC), Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Iris House, James Street Hotel, JD Melendez, John Cameron Mitchell, Kate Barnhart, March of Dimes, Michael Bloomberg, New Neutral Zone, New York Police Department (NYPD), Octavia St. Laurent, Operation Spotlight, Peter Green, Project Reach, Rosie Perez, Sets, Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (STAR), Sylvia Rivera, The Garden Left Behind, Trans Health Conference, Trans in Action, Transy House, Wilson Cruz, Zendo's
    Description: B. Hawk Snipes discusses their growing in the Bronx, their time at the La Guardia High School of the Performing Arts and the Fashion Institute of Technology, and eventually becoming an entertainer ...
  11. Interview with Erica Connerney

    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Connerney, Erica
    Date: Jul. 16, 2019
    Topics: AIDS awareness, Anti-transgender violence, Asian religions, Asian studies, Bisexuality, Buddhism, Cabaret, Change of name, Childhood, Crossdressing, Employment discrimination, Erotica, Family members, Gay liberation, Gay political groups, Gay pride, Gender realignment surgery, Gentrification, Government, Hijras, Isolation, Lesbian culture, Lesbian girls, Relationships (LGBTQ), Religions, Roman catholicism, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Transgender people, Transphobia, Transsexual people, Women's colleges, Writers
    Subject: Boston Globe, Central Asian Studies, Corporal Klinger, Cubbyhole, Donald Trump, Dyke March, Get Behind Me Satan, Henrietta Hudson's, Jacque's, Janice Raymond, Jeff Sessions, Kamilah Harris, M*A*S*H, MacDowell Colony, On Our Backs, Pace University, Pat Oleszko, Pose, Queer Liberation March, Rita Hester, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Susie Bright, The Queen of Exit Seventeen, The Transsexual Empire, The Upside-down Tree: India's Changing Culture, Trans Advocate, Trans Day of Action, Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminism (TERF), Vera Lex: Journal of the International Natural Law Society, Wheaton College, Wicca
    Description: Erica Connerney is a philosophy/trans literature professor and author living in Tribeca, NY. She discusses her past and present in terms of her identity as a transsexual woman, as well as her hopes...
  12. 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 ...
  13. Interview with Kim Watson

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Watson, Kim
    Date: Jun. 18, 2019
    Topics: Activists, Adoptive parents, AIDS activists, AIDS organisations, Childhood, Drag community, Drag queens, Drugs, Family members, Gender, Health care, HIV-positive people, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Hormones, Intersex, LGBTI community, Mental health, Parenthood, Psychiatry, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Social service organisations, Transgender community, Transitioning (Transgender), Writers
    Subject: ACT UP, Addicts' Rehabilitation Center (ARC), AIDS WATCH, Bright Point, Bronx Lebanon, Carmen Vasquez, Community Kinship Life (CK Life), Empire [State] Pride Agenda, Escuelitas, HIV Prevention Planning Group (HPG), Marti Adult Day Program, Odyssey House, Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, Pose, RuPaul's Drag Race, Stonewall, The Modern-Day Woman, The Monster, Two Potatoes
  14. Interview with Monet (Kisha) Martin

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Martin, Monet (Kisha)
    Date: May 18, 2017
    Topics: Assigned gender, Cannabis, Cross-cultural relationships, Drag queens, Drugs, Families, Gender identity, Hormones, MtFs, Rape, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Sexual relationships, Sports, Surgery, Transgender people, Violence
    Description: Monet (Kisha) Martin identifies as a trans woman and was assigned male at birth. She played sports growing up such as basketball, baseball, hockey, and soccer. Martin was kicked out of high school ...
  15. Interview with Susan Stryker

    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Stryker, Susan
    Date: Oct. 22, 2019
    Topics: Activists, AIDS activists, BDSM, Childhood, Crossdressing, Ethnic groups, Historians, Homophobia, Hormones, Leather community, Lesbian culture, Lesbians, Masculinity, Military, Mormonism, Peace movement, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Social classes, Trade unions, Transgender people, Transgender studies
    Subject: Blue Jeans Day, Christine Jorgensen, Dear Abby, Gay Activist Alliance, Gay and Lesbian Historical Society, Gay Pieere, I Want What I Want, Janice Raymond, Leslie Feinberg, Patrick Califia-Rice, Perversion: The Erotic Form of Hatred, Renee Richards, Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Transgender Studies Quarterly (TSQ), The Transsexual Empire: the Making of the She-Male, Transgender Liberation: A Movement whose Time has Come, Victor Silverman