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  1. Abigail B. Thomas Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Ortiz, Natalia, Thomas, Abigail B.
    Date: Apr. 29, 2017
    Topics: Bullying, Gender diversity, LGBTI community, Mental health, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), People with disabilities, Racism, Sexual assault, Sexual child abuse, Sexual orientation, Special education, Transgender children, Transgender identity, Transgender people, Transgender rights, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: Abigail B. Thomas, Janet Mock
  2. Åce Rothing Interview

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Motta, Carlos, Rothing, Åse
    Date: Nov. 2, 2009
    Topics: Acceptance, Bisexuality, Discrimination, Femininity, Heteronormativity, Homosexuality, Law, LGBTI rights, Masculinity, Sex education, Sexual assault, Sexuality, Transgender people, Transsexualism
    Description: In this oral history conducted by Carlos Motta, researcher Åce Rothing discusses her experiences doing research on sex education in Norwegian schools and the implications of the reproduction of het...
  3. 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...
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. Alejandra Rodriguez Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Rodriguez, Alejandra, Oloya-Santiago, Tamara
    Date: Aug. 21, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Discrimination, Employment discrimination, Families, Hormones, Immigrants, MtFs, Partners (LGBTQ), Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia
    Subject: Community Healthcare Network (CHN)
    Description: In this oral history, Alejandra Rodriguez speaks about immigrating from Mexico to the United States as a young adult to escape the intense discrimination they were suffering. Alejandra speaks about...
  7. 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,...
  8. An Interview with Cheon Jae-woo (Chorus Boy)

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Motta, Carlos, Jae-woo, Cheon
    Date: Jun. 2, 2010
    Topics: Activists, Asian cultures, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Drag, Gay men, Gay men's choirs, HIV/AIDS, Lesbians, Physicians, Transgender people, Transsexual people
    Subject: G-Voice
    Description: Physician Cheon Jae-woo ruminates on his experiences as a part of G-Voice, the first gay chorus ever to be formed in Korea. He says that the main object of the gay chorus is to communicate gay prid...
  9. An Interview with Diana Navarro

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Navarro, Diana, Motta, Carlos
    Date: Mar. 15, 2010
    Topics: Abuse, Activists, Anti-discrimination law, Change of name, Crossdressers, Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, Identification cards, Intersex, Law, Queer theory, Sex education, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Sexual orientation, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transgender rights, Transsexual people
    Subject: Option for the Right to Do and the Duty to Do Corporation
    Description: Diana Navarro, the director of the Option for the Right to Do and the Duty to Do Corporation, discusses her experiences as a transgender women and sex worker in Bogotaá, Colombia. As an activist,...
  10. An Interview with Dr. Tiger Howard Devore, PhD

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Devore, Tiger Howard, Motta, Carlos
    Date: Feb. 7, 2011
    Topics: Chromosomes, Ethics, Femininity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Gender role, Homosexuality, Intersex, Law, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Medical interventions, Physicians, Psychology, Sexology, Sexual orientation, Sexuality, Stereotypes, Surgery, Therapists, Transgender people
    Description: Dr. Tiger Howard Devore PhD, clinical psychologist and certified sex therapist, discusses how he works with people who are sexually different and has been advocating for their rights for 30 years. ...
  11. An Interview with Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Benestad, Esben Esther Pirelli, Motta, Carlos
    Date: Nov. 5, 2009
    Topics: Anti-discrimination law, Coming out, Family therapy, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Identification cards, Law, LGBTI rights, Marriage, Mastectomy, Partners of transgender people, Psychiatrists, Psychology, Queer theory, Sexology, Transgender people, Transsexual people, Transsexualism
    Subject: Harry Benjamin Resource Center (HBRC), Norwegian LGBT Association
    Description: Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad, a transgender person, discusses their experiences being trans as well as their work with the transgender community through clinical work, sexology, and family therapy...
  12. An Interview with Fernando Serrano

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Serrano, Fernando, Motta, Carlos
    Date: Mar. 18, 2010
    Topics: Activists, Discrimination, Femininity, Gender identity, LGBTI rights, LGBTI rights policy, Masculinity, Movement (LGBTQ), Sexual orientation, Sexuality, Transgender people, Violence
    Subject: Planeta Paz
    Description: Anthropologist Fernando Serrano talks to Carlos Motta about his work with the LGBT Community Centers Strategy, which seeks the development of a series of services for that specific community and fo...
  13. An Interview with Hanmuji

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Motta, Carlos
    Date: May 30, 2010
    Topics: Anti-discrimination law, Discrimination, Employment discrimination, Femininity, FtMs, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Homophobia, Identification cards, Intersex, LGBTI community, Malpractice, Masculinity, Mastectomy, Medical interventions, MtFs, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Politics, Sexual orientation, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transphobia, Transsexualism
    Description: Hanmuji, an FTM trans man, discusses his experience as a trans person and the structures and policies surrounding the transgender community in Korea.
  14. An Interview with Justus Eisfeld

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Motta, Carlos, Eisfeld, Justus
    Date: Jan. 24, 2011
    Topics: Activists, Discrimination, Health care, Social classes, Transgender people, Transgender rights
    Subject: Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE)
    Description: Justus Eisfeld, a trans activist and co-director of the Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE), discusses the fight for transgender rights legally, socioeconomically, and in healthcare.
  15. An Interview with Mx. Justin Vivian Bond

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: We Who Feel Differently
    Creator: Motta, Carlos, Bond, Justin Vivian
    Date: Feb. 25, 2011
    Topics: Artists, Childhood, Gender identity, Politics, Transgender people
    Description: This interview centers on Mx. Justin Vivian Bond, an artist, performer, singer/songwriter, writer and a painter. The interviews covers topic such as performance, upbringing, conservativism, and gen...