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  1. Closing Remarks: Getting Possessive About the Term "Lesbian"

     
    Collection: International Conference on Transgender Law and Employment Policy: Annual Proceedings and Newsletters
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Arriola, Elvia
    Date: Jul. 1996
    Topics: Discrimination, Feminists, Gender identity, Genderism, Incest victims, Lesbians, MtFs, Sexual orientation, Social exclusion, Support groups, Survivors of sexual abuse (LGBTQ), Transgender people, Transsexual people, Women's organisations
  2. Employment Law Luncheon

     
    Collection: International Conference on Transgender Law and Employment Policy: Annual Proceedings and Newsletters
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Skaer, Laura Elizabeth, Kegans, Joe
    Date: Aug. 1993
    Topics: Acceptance, Anti-discrimination law, Civil rights, Coming out, Criminal law, Employment discrimination, Labour law, Lawyers, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Research, Solidarity, Support groups, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transsexual people
    Subject: Christine Burnham, Doe v. the Boeing Company, Gender Change Employability Issues, International Bill of Gender Rights (IBGR), Phyllis Randolph Frye, Title VII
  3. 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, ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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 ...
  12. Interview with Quinn Villagomez

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Villagomez, Quinn
    Date: Sep. 17, 2015
    Topics: Acceptance, Appearance, Assigned gender, Bullying, Coming out, Depression, Drag, Family members, Femininity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Health insurance, MtFs, Partners (LGBTQ), Pronoun, Radio (LGBTQ), Relationships (LGBTQ), Schools, Self-acceptance, Support groups, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: Brown College, Caitlyn Jenner, Janet Mock, Laverne Cox, University of Minnesota
    Description: Quinn Villagomez identifies as a biracial female and trans woman. She was assigned male at birth and was born and raised in north Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has an older sister who struggles with ...
  13. Interview with Quinton Neal

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Neal, Quinton
    Date: Feb. 23, 2016
    Topics: African American transgender people, Androgyny (Psychology), Appearance, Discrimination, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Intersectionality (Sociology), LGBTI community, Medical interventions, Online dating, Privilege (Social psychology), Problem-oriented policing, Psychic trauma, Racism, Rape, Religions, Religious institutions, Role behaviour, Rural areas, Schools, Self-care, Health, Sexual freedom, Sexual orientation, Sexual violence, Sexuality, Support groups
    Subject: Black Liberation Projects, Black Lives Matter (BLM), Caitlyn Jenner, Delta Phi Upsilon, Janet Mock, Laverne Cox
    Description: Quinton Neal was born in the small, rural town of Peoria, Illinois and identifies as black, gay, and gender fluid where she switches between genders. She was assigned male at birth and uses both he...
  14. Interview with Renae Pagel

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Pagel, Renae
    Date: Aug. 23, 2016
    Topics: Acceptance, Anxiety, Augmentation mammaplasty, Change of name, Coming out, Crossdressing, Depression, Electrolysis, Estrogen, Friendships, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Hormone therapy, Hormones, Medication, Progesterone, Relationships (LGBTQ), Support groups, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Description: Renae Pagel identifies as female and was assigned male at birth. She grew up in Cannon Falls, Minnesota on a hobby farm on 25 acres with horses, chickens, ducks, a goat, and a few pigs. She has fiv...
  15. Interview with Roze Brooks (R.B.)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Brook, Roze, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Nov. 3, 2016
    Topics: Activists, Adolescence, Allies, Bathrooms, Colleges, Education, Families, Friends, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Higher education, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Politics, Sexism, Sexuality, Support groups, Transphobia
    Subject: Title IX
    Description: In this oral history, Roze (R.B.) Brooks shares their experiences about growing up in St. Louis, MO and their journey of doing queer and trans activism and advocacy work in higher education at Univ...