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  1. Vivian Lopez Ponce Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Ponce, Vivian Lopez, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Aug. 21, 2018
    Topics: Acceptance, Activists, AIDS activists, Discos, Family members, HIV/AIDS, Homosexuality, MtFs, Sexology, Sexual relationships, Sexuality, Support groups, Transgender people, Women
    Description: In an interview with Sebástian Castro Niculescu, activist Vivian Lopez Ponce details her struggles with her gender identity throughout her life, including a lack of familial acceptance and family d...
  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. 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...
  4. Torrey Peters Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Peters, Torrey, Lewis, AJ
    Date: Jun. 26, 2018
    Topics: Adolescence, Crossdressers, Dating, Femmes, Gender dysphoria, MtFs, Sexual relationships, Sexuality, Shame, Subcultures, Support groups, Transgender people, Writers
    Description: In an interview with AJ Lewis, Torrey Peters discusses her experience with coming into her gender identity, describing her sexuality and her feelings of shame and isolation that have come with it. ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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,...
  7. 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...
  8. Transgender Usenet Research Guide

     
    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: Queer Digital History Project
    Creator: Dame-Griff, Avery
    Date: Nov. 2017
    Topics: Crossdressing, Electronic discussion groups, Email, Internet forums, Support groups, Transgender people
    Subject: Usenet
    Description: This guide is intended to help researchers unfamiliar with Usenet gain an introductory understanding of the platform and its history. Beyond the brief background, it also contains an abbreviated li...
  9. Interview with Valerie Spencer

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Spencer, Valerie
    Date: Oct. 5, 2017
    Topics: African American transgender people, Assigned gender, Bullying, Butches, Christianity, Clothing, Depression, Drag queens, Employment discrimination, Exorcism, Families, Families, Black, Femininity, Heteronormativity, HIV/AIDS, Identity politics, Intersectionality (Sociology), Labeling, Language, Marriage, Medical interventions, Medicalisation, Privilege (Social psychology), Psychic trauma, Racism, Role behaviour, Role models, Schools, Self-care, Health, Social advocacy, Soft butches, Support groups, Therapies, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia
    Subject: Caitlyn Jenner, Janet Mock, Laverne Cox, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center of Color
    Description: Valerie Spencer identifies as a black trans woman and was assigned male at birth. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California in the suburbs. She had an older brother who was murdered when s...
  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 Venus DeMars part 2

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: DeMars, Venus
    Date: Sep. 12, 2017
    Topics: Appearance, Assigned gender, Clothing, Coming out, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Drag, Film industry, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Gender role, Marriage, Masculinity, Mental health, MtFs, Music groups, Outing, Pronoun, Rock music, Sexuality, Support groups, Therapies, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Subject: Human Rights Act
    Description: Venus de Mars identifies as a male to female trans female and assigned male at birth. She was born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1960 and had surgery as a baby to appear more male. She came out as trans ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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
  14. Simon Chartrand Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Chartrand, Simon
    Date: Jul. 27, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Autism spectrum disorders, Childhood, Clothing, Colleges, Coming out, Community centres, Dating, Families, Gender identity, Gender minorities, Health care, Hormones, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Misogyny, Physicians, Racism, Relationships (LGBTQ), Schools, Social media, Support groups, Therapies, Transgender children, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: Janet Mock, Simon Chartrand
  15. Rafaela Anshel Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Arban, Courtney
    Date: Jul. 13, 2017
    Topics: Age, Child abuse, Childhood, Choirs, Clothing, Coming out, Families, Friendships, Gay identity, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Hormones, Judaism, LGBTI community, MtFs, Music, Popular culture, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Privacy, Relationships (LGBTQ), Self-acceptance, Sexual assault, Sexual practices, Social workers, Stereotypes, Support groups, Therapies, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Violence
    Subject: Gender Identity Project, Rafaela Anshel
    Description: Rafaela Anshel is a Jewish trans woman, affiliated with the Congregation Beth Simchat Torah. This interview is a reflection of Anshel’s transition. She details accounts from youth up until present ...