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  1. Aiden Simon Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Zavidow, Evan, Simon, Aiden
    Date: Aug. 16, 2017
    Topics: Artists, Coming out, Gender role, Military, Parents of transgender people, Photographers, Siblings, Social norms, Support groups, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: Aiden Simon
  2. 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...
  3. Amanda Hurtado Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Hurtado, Amanda, Oloya-Santiago, Tamara
    Date: Mar. 15, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Allies, Cultures, Families, Gender identity, Immigrants, Language, MtFs, Self-acceptance, Sexuality, Support groups, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Violence
    Subject: Make the Road
    Description: Amanda Hurtado speaks with Tamara Oyola Santiago about her life in Ecuador and the change she experienced upon coming to the United States. In this intimate conversation, Amanda shares her history,...
  4. Carla Roldos Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Roldos, Carla, Keyes, Anna
    Date: Apr. 18, 2018
    Topics: Appearance, Death and dying, Drag balls, Employment discrimination, Gender realignment surgery, HIV/AIDS, Hormones, LGBTI community, Mental health, MtFs, Nursing, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Politics, Public safety, Role models, Support groups, Transgender people
    Subject: Gay mother
    Description: In an interview with Anna Keyes, trans woman Carla Roldos talks about her experiences transitioning and becoming a member of the trans community in New York City. Roldos specifically discusses the ...
  5. Cayenne Doroshow Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Doroshow, Cayenne, Nova, Cyd
    Date: Feb. 19, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Age, Childhood, Clothing, Coming out, Communities, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Families, Femininity, Gay community, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Homelessness, Hormones, Housing, Language, LGBTI community, Loneliness, MtFs, Racism, Representation, Riots, Roman catholicism, Sexual assault, Support groups, Therapies, Transgender people, Transgender rights, Transitioning (Transgender), Violence
    Subject: Caitlyn Jenner, Cayenne Doroshow, Miss Major
    Description: Cayenne Doroshow shares her experience developing a supportive relationship with her family, enduring ignorance and discrimination, first meeting another transwoman, learning about hormones, and di...
  6. Dan Rosensweet Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Niculescu, Sebastián Castro, Rosensweet, Dan
    Date: Jun. 27, 2018
    Topics: Adolescence, Body image, Coming out, Crossdressing, Eating disorders, Families, Friendships, Gender identity, Homophobia, Hormones, Quality of life, Schools, Sexuality, Support groups, Transgender community
    Description: Interviewer Sebastián Castro Niculescu speaks to Dan Rosensweet about growing up in Brooklyn as an only child, coming out to family members as trans, and how in retrospect they can pinpoint moments...
  7. Interview with Carter Thurmond

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Thurmond, Carter
    Date: Aug. 27, 2015
    Topics: Acceptance, Appearance, Bisexuality, Change of name, Clothing, Coming out, Discrimination, Domestic partnerships, Families, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Heteronormativity, Lesbian identity, Same-sex marriage, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Sexual orientation, Sexual practices, Social media, Social movements, Support groups, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Description: Carter Thurmond identifies as an assigned female at birth trans dyke. They grew up in Slidell, LA. In this oral history, Thurmond discusses things such as community building, coming out to family, ...
  8. Interview with Charlene Bradshaw

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Jenkins, Andrea, Bradshaw, Charlene
    Date: Jan. 12, 2016
    Topics: Black people, Bullying, Childhood, Children, Coming out, Education, FtMs, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, Homophobia, Lesbians, Masculinity, Military, Sexism, Sexuality, Spirituality, Support groups, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Travel, Volunteering, Writers
    Subject: Charlene Bradshaw, Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    Description: In this oral history, Charlene Bradshaw reflects on his experiences living in Minneapolis, MN as a Black transgender person. Bradshaw describes himself as a ‘baby transgender,’ at the beginning of ...
  9. Interview with Erica Fields

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Fields, Erica
    Date: Sep. 8, 2015
    Topics: Adoption, African Americans, Assigned gender, Augmentation mammaplasty, Bullying, Children, Clothing, Coming out, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Divorce, Drugs, Educational institutions, Family members, Feminists, Gender bending, Gender dysphoria, Gender realignment surgery, Hormone therapy, Lesbians, Marriage, Privilege (Social psychology), Race identity, Race relations, Roman catholicism, Sexuality, Socio-economic status, Support groups, Theatre, Therapies, Transgender identity, Transgender people, Transsexual people
    Subject: Anon, Caitlyn Jenner, Christine McGinn, Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Ellen Krug, Gender Justice, Gender Outlaws, Getting to Ellen: A Memoir About Love, Honesty, and Gender Change, GLBT Chamber of Commerce, Gonzaga University, Hedda Gabler, Hidden Agenda, Hidden Agender, Hogan's Heroes, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Janet Mock, Jenny Boylan, Kate Bornstein, Laverne Cox, Leigh Smythe, Mara Keisling, Marcus Waterbury, Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, NASA, National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), National Gay Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), Northwest Bible College, Of Mice and Men, Old Bedlam Theatre, Star Trek, The Miser, The Taming of the Shrew, Trans, Women's Employment and Security Act (WESA)
    Description: Erica Fields is a business woman from Edina, MN who began her gender transition in 2007 at the age of 53. Her oral history is rich with bits of local history and culture. Fields lives a life in com...
  10. Interview with Freya Richman

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Richman, Freya
    Date: Nov. 2, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Arts and entertainment occupations, Assigned gender, Clothing, Coming out, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Directors, Discrimination, Family members, Femininity, Femmes, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, Jews, MtFs, Pronoun, Religions, Support groups, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: 20% Theatre, Artaria String Quartet, Community Center, The Naked I, Transgender Equity Council of the City of Minneapolis
    Description: Freya Richman identifies as Jewish female or femme assigned male at birth. She is the youngest of three siblings and grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin, a small city in the northeastern part of Wiscons...
  11. Interview with Isabelle Wedin

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Wedin, Isabelle
    Date: Oct. 31, 2016
    Topics: Androgyny, Anxiety, Assigned gender, Biotechnology, Bisexuals, Bullying, Children, Coming out, Crossdressing, Depression, Discrimination, Divorce, Education, Employment discrimination, Estrogen, Femininity, Gender dysphoria, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Gender role, Harassment, Heteronormativity, Heterosexuality, Homophobia, Hormone therapy, Indigenous peoples, Intersex, Law, Lesbian identity, LGBTI community, Marriage, Masculinity, Medical interventions, Medicalisation, MtFs, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Plays, Police, Racially mixed people, Racism, Sexism, Sexual harassment, Slavery, Social justice, Spironolactone, Support groups, Swimwear, Transgender people, Transphobia, Two-spirit people, Volunteering
    Subject: Alliance Defending Freedom, Allina Health Systems, Avery Edison, Catherine Graffam, Free CeCe, Google Hangouts, Informational Technology, Julia Serano, June Taylor, MetaFilter, National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), RJ Reynolds Tobacco
    Description: Isabelle Wedin is from Long Island, New York, was assigned male at birth, and identifies as a lesbian woman. Wedin doesn’t have any kids, and she’s been married for 9 years now. She cross-dressed i...
  12. Interview with James Schwartz

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Schwartz, James
    Date: Jun. 15, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Assigned gender, Change of name, College students, Coming out, Development, Environmentalism, Film, FtMs, Gay identity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Gender-nonconforming people, Health insurance, Hormones, Internalised homophobia, Masculinity, Movement (LGBTQ), Religions, Self-acceptance, Sexuality, Social media, Social norms, Support groups, Therapies, Transgender community, Transphobia
    Subject: Forest and Natural Resource Management, Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life, Gender Education Center, Program in Human Sexuality, University of Minnesota
    Description: James Schwartz identifies as a trans man and was assigned female at birth. He was born in Maple Grove, Minnesota where his parents grew up and then moved to Monticello, Minnesota in second grade. S...
  13. Interview with Meredeth Vezina

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Vezina, Meredith
    Date: Jan. 13, 2017
    Topics: Assigned gender, Baseball, Cheerleaders, Contraception, Cosmetics, Divorce, Drag queens, Endocrinology, Femininity, Football, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Lesbian identity, Marriage, Military, MtFs, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Privilege (Social psychology), Psychiatry, Relationships (LGBTQ), Shame, Sports, Support groups, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, Wars
    Subject: Cuyamaca Woods, Harry Benjamin Standards of Care, Janet Mock, Laverne Cox, Marsha P. Johnson, Michele Bachmann, National Organization for Women (NOW), Silvia Rivera, Stonewall 25, Tracy O'Brien, Traditions Military Video Business, Trans Elders, Trans Narratives, University of California San Diego, University of California San Diego Gender Program, University of Vermont, Vietnam War Veteran Interviews
    Description: Meredith Vezina identifies as a trans woman and was assigned male at birth. She lived in Berlin, New Hampshire until she moved to Long Island, New York when she was 7. She has two much younger sist...
  14. Interview with Micky Bradford

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Bradford, Micky
    Date: Oct. 4, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, African American transgender people, Androgyny (Psychology), Assigned gender, Coming out, Dating, Drag, Families, Femininity, Feminism, Gender diversity, Health facilities, Hormone therapy, Isolation, Lesbian community, Medical interventions, Migration, Military, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Prisons and race relations, Racism, Self-care, Health, Social advocacy, Support groups, Transgender people
    Subject: Southerners on New Ground (SONG), Trans Women of Color Collective (TWOC), Transgender Law Center
    Description: Micky Bradford identifies as a black non-binary trans feminine person and was assigned male at birth. They use she/her and they/them pronouns and were 26 at the time of the interview. Both of her p...
  15. Interview with Qui Dorian Alexander

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Alexander, Qui Dorian
    Date: Sep. 11, 2017
    Topics: Bible, Black people, Dating, Depression, FtMs, Gay men, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Homophobia, Hormone therapy, Imprisonment, Lesbians, Masculinity, Oppression, Parents of transgender people, Partners of transgender people, Sexuality, Support groups, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia
    Subject: Adrienne Maree, Brown Boi Project, Charlene Arcila, Emergent Strategy, Mazzoni Center, Reg Ju, Ryan Li Dahlstrom, Tiq Milan, Trans Health Conference
    Description: Qui Dorian Alexander is a Puerto Rican/Black/Afro-Latinx trans-masculine non-binary FTM person who goes by he/him and they/them. At the time of this interview, Alexander was a graduate student and ...