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  1. Interview with Zeno Peterson

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Peterson, Zeno
    Date: May 28, 2019
    Topics: Bathrooms, Black people, Class struggle, Classicists, Gender, Gender identity, Gender role, Heteronormativity, Hormones, Masculinity, Musical theatre, Narcissism, Patriarchy, Pronoun, Racism, Rap (Music), Sexuality, Transgender people, Upper class
    Subject: descarga, hormone normative, Parmenides, traumatic narcissism, Zeno of Elea
    Description: Zeno is a wordsmith, performer and educator. He discusses his experience of traumatic narcissism, the difficulty with affirmations, and limitations pronouns have on encompassing an expansive relati...
  2. Interview with Violet

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Violet
    Date: May 10, 2019
    Topics: Capitalism, Childhood, Civil rights, Class struggle, Ethnic groups, Femininity, Furry fandom (Subculture), Gender, Gender realignment surgery, Gentrification, Health care, Hormones, Mental health, Music, Outing, Roleplay, Sexism, Social classes, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: Soundcloud
    Description: Violet shares her experience of being a musician and DJ in New York’s rave scene while navigating the political landscape of gentrification. Having grown up nomadically with immigrant parents, she ...
  3. Interview with Tuesday Smillie

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Smille, Tuesday
    Date: Oct. 11, 2019
    Topics: Activists, Animal rights activists, Artists, Childhood, Coming out, Ethnic groups, Family members, Gay liberation, Gender diversity, Relationships (LGBTQ), Social classes, Transgender community, Transgender people, Visual arts, Zines
    Subject: Adele Carpenter, Ali Forney Center, Kirsten Rossi, Michelle O'Brien, Sergio Rodriguez, Silence of the Lambs, Street Transgender Action Revolutionaries (STAR), Ursula K. Le Guin, Wangechi Mutu
    Description: (Photo of Tuesday and interviewer Michelle). Tuesday Smillie is a visual artist whose work grapples with power and violence. In this interview, Tuesday recounts her coming out in a radical queer yo...
  4. Interview with Tourmaline

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Tourmaline
    Date: Sep. 18, 2019
    Topics: Ableism, Artists, Black people, Black power, Black studies, Christianity, Discrimination, Film, Gender diversity, Gender role, Gentrification, HIV-positive people, HIV/AIDS, Homophobia, Housing, Kwanzaa, Prisons, Pronoun, Racism, Religions, Trade unions, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: Atlanta is a Sea of Bones, Black Panthers, Critical Resistance 10 (CR 10), Curb Resistance, David Farwell, Diane Davies, Faith Soloway, FIERCE, Happy Birthday, Marsha, Invaders, Jay Toole, Joseph DeFilippis, Legacy of Bones, Marcus Garvey, Marsha P. Johnson, Miss Egyptt, Miss Major, Mudbound, Ola Osaze, Queers for Economic Justice, Sasha Warsal, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, Taking Freedom Home, The Door, The House of Lady Snow, Veterans Affairs (VA), Welfare Warriors, Women's Liberation Front
  5. Interview with Tei Okamoto

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Okamoto, Tei
    Date: Mar. 10, 2019
    Topics: Artists, Black people, Coming out, Drag balls, Family members, Femininity, Film, Gender, Gender role, Health care, Heterosexuals, HIV/AIDS, Japanese American families, Masculinity, Medical interventions, Oral history, Poetry (LGBTQ), Prisons, Pronoun, Racially mixed people, Sex education, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Sexuality, STDs, Substance abuse, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Youth
    Subject: Asians, Blacks, and Latin and United New Tribes (ABLUNT), Azar Namdar, Bette Ledder, Black Lives Matter (BLM), Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS), Che Vilanueva, Christopher Lee, City University of New York (CUNY), Club Universe, Coco Club, Dejah Dior, Estella Gonzales, Gail Wyatt, Gerbari Allah, Gina Eichenbaum, Greg Kats, House 806, House of Hope, House of Infinity, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Imani Uzuri, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Jeannie Little, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), Joan Morgan, Joel Gomez, Justice: Just Us, Kara Paige, Kelsey Lou, Menses, Omar Daniel, Planned Parenthood, Project Street Beat, Queers for Economic Justice, Rockwood Fellow, Samin Bashir, Sarah Schulman, Sienna Shields, Sweetest Hangover, Tenderloin AIDS Resource Center, The Slams, Tom Dwayne, Tranny Fest, Trans Advocay in Rural Places (TARP), Trans Project at University of California, San Francisco, Trish Moran, When the Chicken Heads Come Home to Roost, Whitney Biennial, Women's Health Project, Zander Gracia
  6. Interview with Tashan Lovermore

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Lovemore, Tashan
    Date: Feb. 28, 2019
    Topics: Black people, Change of name, Childhood, Family members, Gender, Gentrification, Hormones, LGBTI community, Microaggressions, Photography, Pronoun, Religions, Self-acceptance, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Subject: Bklyn Boihood, Black Trans TV, BLK RYL Production, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), Kingsborough Community College, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), The Door, The Labyrinth Foundation Counseling/Gender Service, Inc., The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center)
    Description: Tashan Lovemore shares his path to his "limitless" gender, pushing against narrow expectations of masculinity and manhood while finding contentment and confidence in his own gender. He grew up in t...
  7. 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
  8. Interview with Sandra Mesics

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Mesics, Sandra
    Date: Jan. 14, 2019
    Topics: Childhood, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Drag, Drag balls, Drag queens, Family members, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Hormones, Insurance, Journalists, Mardi gras, Marriage, Peace movement, Pronoun, Religions, Roman catholicism, Secrecy, Steel industry and trade, Surgery, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Subject: Angela Douglas, Betty Johnson, Bobby Ray, Brandy Alexander, Christine Jorgensen, David Wesser, Divine, Eddie Joe Stark, Elizabeth Coffey, Empathy Press, Eromin (Erotic Minorities) Center, Fantasia Fair, Gay Liberation Front, Harry Benjamin, Image, Jack O'Brien, John Money, John Ronald Brown, Lee Brewster, National Enquirer, National Insider, Neptune Productions, Pink Flamingos, Pudgy Roberts, Rachel Harlow, Radical Queens, Reed Erickson, Richard Finocchio, Stonewall Rebellion, The Daily Collegiate, The Transsexual Phenomenon, Third World Communications, Transsexual Action Organization (TAO), Transsexualism and Sex Reassignment, Transvestia, United Transvestites Transsexual Society (UTTS), Virginia Prince, Zelda Suplee
  9. Interview with Sage

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Sage
    Date: May 9, 2019
    Topics: Baptist church, Butches, Children, Christianity, Coming out, Conferences, Discrimination, Feminism, Flags--Confederate States of America, Gender, Homophobia, Internet, Judaism, Libraries, Microaggressions, Paganism, Pronoun, Racism, Religions, Rural areas, Social classes, Social justice, Soft butches, Taoism, Trade unions, Transgender people, Women's colleges, Youth literature
    Subject: American Library Association, LGBT Workers Association, Proposition 8, Stonewall 50, Tumblr
    Description: Sage discusses their growing up in a conservative evangelical Christian family in the Appalachia Mountains of Virginia, breaking from their family's religion through encountering children's and you...
  10. Interview with Ryann Holmes

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Holmes, Ryann
    Date: May 14, 2019
    Topics: Activists, Anti-transgender violence, Black people, Childhood, Christianity, Dating, Family members, Gender diversity, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Gender role, Hormones, Lesbianism, Parents (LGBTQ), Pronoun, Religions, Secondary education, Tomboys, Transgender parents, Transgender people
    Subject: Bklyn Boihood, Black Trans TV, Miss Major
    Description: In this dialogue, Ryann Holmes discusses their life with Sir Knight of BlackTransTV. Ryann co-founded bklyn boihood, an organization for transmasculine people of color. Ryann discusses being a tomb...
  11. Interview with Rona Love

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Love, Rona
    Date: Jul. 2, 2019
    Topics: Arts, Bisexual community, Butches, Child abuse, Drag community, FtMs, Gay community, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, Judaism, Kidnappings, Lesbians, LGBTI community, Mental health, MtFs, Murders of LGBTQ people, Music, Prison guards, Prisons, Self-respect, Sexual abuse, Slang, Soft butches, Street violence, Suicide, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Violence
    Subject: Black and Pink, Daniel Poliak, Director of Prison Justice Project, Hazel Katz, Mick King K, Parole Preparation Project, Sparkle, Tremont
    Description: Rona Love discusses her early childhood hardships, three decade long incarceration and experiences in psychiatric hospitals. She details abuse, violence and the extreme isolation of being a trans-f...
  12. Interview with Robbi Ann Mecus

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Mecus, Robbi Ann
    Date: Aug. 23, 2019
    Topics: Anti-gay violence, Anti-transgender violence, Bathrooms, Crossdressing, Disabilities, Drag, Family members, Femininity, Forest rangers, Gay pride, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Gentrification, Health care, Homophobia, Internalised homophobia, Lesbians, LGBTI community, Machismo, Masculinity, Parenthood, Passing (gender), Passing (sexuality), Police, Pronoun, Racism, Religions, Roman catholicism, Secrecy, Sexism, Siblings, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, Transsexual people, Visibility
    Subject: 2017 Women's March, Bizarre Bushwick, Donald Trump, Kate Bornstein, Renee Richards, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Second Serve, Stonewall, The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), Trans Day of Action
    Description: In this interview, Robbi Ann Mecus describes her journey from growing up with her family, experiencing gender dysphoria in a working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York City, to living as her ...
  13. Interview with Raffi Marhaba

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Marhaba, Raffi
    Date: Feb. 26, 2019
    Topics: Activists, Asylum migration, Bisexuality, Change of name, Childhood, Drugs, Gender diversity, Immigration, Language, Lesbian identity, LGBTI community, Masculinity, Mental health, Microaggressions, Pronoun, Psychotherapy, Self-mutilation, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, Verbal abuse
  14. Interview with Paisley Currah

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Currah, Paisley
    Date: Jun. 27, 2019
    Topics: Activists, Birth certificates, Children, Conferences, Divorced people, Feminists, Gender, Gender role, Gender studies, HIV/AIDS, Internalised homophobia, Lesbian culture, Lesbians, LGBTI community, Marxism, Parents (LGBTQ), Political science, Prisons, Religions, Rural areas, Trade unions, Transgender community, Transgender movement, Transgender people, Transgender studies, Women's studies, Zines
    Subject: ACT UP Ithaca, Biddy Martin, Carolyn Riccardi, Carrie Davis, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS), City University of New York (CUNY), Connor Brotus, David Valentine, Empire State Pride Agenda, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Jamison Green, Jennifer Levi, Joann Prinzivalli, Melissa Sklarz, Ned Brinkley, New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA), Pauline Park, Queens Homophile Association, Queer Nation, Roz Blumenthal, Sarah Schulman, Shannon Minter, Sierra Showman, Sophia Pazzos, Spencer Bergstedt, Susan Stryker, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), The Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act (SONDA), Trans Day of Action, Transgender Law and Policy Institute (TLPI), True Spirit Conference
  15. Interview with Mylo Mendez

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Mendez, Mylo
    Date: Jun. 11, 2019
    Topics: Anarchism, Arts, Childhood, Coming out, Education, Family members, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender role, Gender studies, Gentrification, Health care, Jiu-jitsu, Machismo, Martial arts, Marxism, Masculinity, Politics, Pronoun, Punk, Self-defence, Sexual identity, Thai boxing, Transgender identity, Transgender people, Vegans, Women's studies, Zines
    Subject: Bancho MMA, Florence Johnston Collective, Otion Front Studios, Parsons School of Design, Physical Culture Collective, Queer Fight School, Silent Barn, Silvia Federici, Students Against Cruelty to Animals (SACA), The New School, Unity and Struggle, University of Texas - Austin (UT Austin), We're Hir, We're Queer
    Description: In this interview Mylo Mendez shares hir ongoing work with creating queer and trans self-defense. Ze discusses hir evolution as an artist, currently working in zines, as well as hir involvement wit...