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  1. Transsexual pioneer Jorgenson dies

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: McKnight, Jennie
    Date: Jul. 4, 1989
    Topics: Gender confirming surgery, Transsexual people
    Subject: Christine Jorgenson, Gay Community News, International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE), Jorgenson Memorial Fund
    Description: This clipping announces Christine Jorgenson's death; she was one of the first people to undergo gender confirmation surgery. Originally published on page 2 of volume 16, number 45 of Gay Community ...
  2. TRANSSEXUAL CAN STAY

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator:
    Date: Feb. 19, 1977
    Topics: Gender confirming surgery, Law, Legal status, Transsexual people
    Subject: Gay Community News, Judge Charles Bobby, Steve Dain
    Description: A legal bulletin about a teacher who was fired after his gender confirming surgery; the court ruled in his favor. Originally published on page 2 of volume 4, number 34 of Gay Community News.
  3. Gay Legal Rights

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator:
    Date: Dec. 1, 1971
    Topics: Anti-discrimination law, Anti-gay discrimination, Discrimination (LGBTQ), Drag, Law, Sodomy laws
    Subject: Alphonso Zirpoli, Florida Supreme Court, Gay Community News, Illinois Gays for Legislative Action, San Francisco Society for Individual Rights, Supreme Court, The Gay Advocates, The University of Michigan
    Description: A collection of legal bulletins on recent important state and federal court cases for LGBT rights. Originally published on page 7 of volume 1, number 24 of Gay Community News.
  4. only her surgeon knows for sure

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator:
    Date: Mar. 28, 1981
    Topics: Civil rights (LGBTQ), Gender confirming surgery, Legal status, LGBTQ personal and family law, MtFs, Transgender rights, Transsexual people
    Subject: Gay Community News, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Raegan Kelly
    Description: A legal bulletin describing a case in which a trans woman is suing her workplace for discrimination. Originally published on page 2 of volume 8, issue 35 of Gay Community News.
  5. FAIRIES, LEATHERMEN AND QUEENS SHARE THE SPIRIT

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Bronski, Michael, Thompson, Mark, Hayes, Dimid
    Date: Jul. 12, 1987
    Topics: Berdache, Book reviews, Christians (LGBTQ), Closeted gay men, Crossdressing, Faeries, Gay activism, Gay culture, Gay liberation, Gay men, Homophobia, Internalised homophobia, Interviews, Lesbian activism, LGBTQ books, LGBTQ religions, LGBTQ spirituality, Persecution of gay men, Queer men
    Subject: Anita Bryant, Edward Carpenter, Gay Community News, Gay Spirit: Myth and Meaning, Harry Hay, LIVE-AID, Louisiana Sissies in Struggle, Mark Thompson, The Advocate, Tree Roots Collective, Walt Whitman
    Description: An interview with Mark Thompson and a review of his book, Gay Spirit: Myth and Meaning. Thompson discusses what it means to be gay and references crossdressers and iconic gay men of the past. Origi...
  6. Divine

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Divine, Holland, David
    Date: Nov. 13, 1976
    Topics: Drag, Drag queens, Female impersonators, Gender identity in the theater, Motion pictures, Off Off-Broadway theater, Theater
    Subject: Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, Babs Johnson, Divine, Female Trouble, Gay Community News, John Waters, Multiple Maniacs Mondo Trasho, Museum of Modern Art, Pink Flamingos, Roman Candles, Shakespeare, Tom Eyen, Women Behind Bars
    Description: An interview with Divine, the drag queen and actor. Originally printed on page 9 of Volume 4, number 2 of Gay Community News. Photography by Deborah Irmas.
  7. San Francisco Minstrels!

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: Peabody Essex Museum
    Creator:
    Date: May 12, 1874
    Topics: Female impersonators, Minstrel shows, Theater
    Subject: A. Smidt, Beaumont Read, Billy Birch, Birch, Wambold, and Backus' San Francisco Minstrels, C. Henry, Charley Backus, D. S. Wambold, E. Kirwan, J. Wills, Johnson & Powers, Joseph Norrie, Mechanics Hall, S. Watts, T. A. E. Richardson, T. P. Jones, The Great Ricardo, W. Blakeney, W. S. Mullaly, W. Schwab
    Description: Advertisement for event featuring minstrel and female impersonation act The Great Ricardo
  8. Donna Sachet Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: OUTWORDS
    Creator: Sachet, Donna
    Date: Jul. 27, 2016
    Topics: Child abuse, Coming out, Drag, Drag queens, Gay bars, Gay Christians, Gay community, Gay men, Gay movement, HIV/AIDS, Homophobia, Lipsynching, Methodist Church, Police harassment, Stonewall riots
    Subject: ACT UP, Bette Davis, Beverly Sills, Black Cat Bar, Campus Crusade for Christ, Donna Sachet, Donna Summer, Empress of San Francisco, Fire Island, Gay Men's Chorus, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), GLAAD Media Awards, Joan Crawford, José Sarria, Juanita More, Judy Garland, Mark Leno, Miss Gay San Francisco, Perry Ellis, Shanti Project, Tavern Guild, The Celluloid Closet, Trannyshack
    Description: "In July 2016, Donna invited OUTWORDS to record her story at her stylish home just above the Castro in San Francisco. She talked honestly about her wretched childhood, and the freedom she finally f...
  9. Bradley Picklesimer Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: OUTWORDS
    Creator: Picklesimer, Bradley
    Date: Mar. 28, 2018
    Topics: Anti-gay violence, Berdache, Drag, Drag queens, Gay discos, HIV/AIDS, Homophobia, Hormones, Police raids, Porn films (LGBTQ), Sexual assault, Siblings, Stonewall riots, Transitioning (Transgender), Transvestites
    Subject: ACT UP, AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), Bernard Jay, Bradley Picklesimer, Café LMNOP, Chi Chi LaRue, Club Agogo, Courtney Act, David Bowie, Divine, Francis Marion Picklesimer, Henry Faulkner, Jayne County, Judy Garland, Lee Angelique, Martha Lynn Stone, Miss Bradley, Sweet Evening Breeze, The Montparnasse, The Thrusters, Wade Littrell
    Description: "For his OUTWORDS interview in March 2018, Bradley very generously traveled from Meally to a friend’s home in surprisingly queer Lexington, Kentucky. Bradley’s stories were epic with detail and emo...
  10. Marcus Arana Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: OUTWORDS
    Creator: Arana, Marcus
    Date: Jul. 26, 2016
    Topics: Biphobia, Bisexuality, Child abuse, Civil rights (LGBTQ), Coming out, Discrimination (LGBTQ), Feminism, FtMs, Gender identity disorder, Health care for LGBTQ people, Intersex genital mutilation, Intersex people, Lesbian separatism, Lesbians, LGBTQ indigenous people, LGBTQ night life, LGBTQ spirituality, Native Americans (LGBTQ), Poverty, Public bathroom bills, Queer people, Stonewall riots, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transsexual people, Two-spirit people
    Subject: Advocates for Informed Consent, Anita Bryant, Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS), Briggs Initiative, Center for Individual Responsibility, Christine Jorgensen, City College of Fresno, Claire Skiffington, Community United Against Violence (CUAV), Dan White, David Harris, David Rubin, Donald Laub, Dubcoe Park, Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex but Were Afraid to Ask, George Moscone, Harvey Milk, Human Rights Commission of San Francisco, Humboldt State University, James Green, Joan Baez, John Briggs, Larry Baskin, Lina, Marcus Arana, Octavian Haight, People's Union Co-Op Farm, Pinocchio, Queer Nation, Renee Richards, Rock Hudson, Ronald Reagan, Running Eagle, Steve Dain, Stonewall Parade, Tom Ammiano, Tom Waddell Clinic, Trans March, University of California San Francisco
    Description: "Marcus was one of OUTWORDS’ first interviewees. He immediately invited us to call him Tio (Spanish for ‘uncle’). In his personal life, Marcus has battled cancer, physical disabilities, and homeles...
  11. Jamison Green Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: OUTWORDS
    Creator: Green, Jamison
    Date: May 12, 2017
    Topics: Anti-transgender discrimination, Children of LGBTQ people, Gender identity, Transgender activism
    Subject: Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists, Becoming a Visible Man, Jamison Green, Manchester Metropolitan University, World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
    Description: Interview with Jamison Green, conducted by Mason Funk on May 12, 2017.
  12. Shannon Minter Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: OUTWORDS
    Creator: Minter, Shannon
    Date: Aug. 7, 2017
    Topics: Christian communities, Christians (LGBTQ), Coming out, Family members, Homophobia, Lesbians, LGBTQ spirituality, Marriage, Parental acceptance, Small cities, Trans men, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: Faith in America, Larry Jackson, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Romeo and Juliet, Shannon Minter
    Description: "OUTWORDS was honored to sit down with Shannon in August 2016, at the tail end of the Lavender Law conference in Washington DC. Shannon was clearly exhausted, and perhaps for this reason, very refl...
  13. Ladyboy Gigi Raven Wilbur Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: OUTWORDS
    Creator: Wilbur, Ladyboy Gigi Raven
    Date: Jun. 1, 2017
    Topics: Androgyny, BDSM, BDSM community, Bisexual literature, Bisexual movement, Bisexual people, Catharsis, Christianity, Exorcism, Femininity, Gay pride, Intersex genital mutilation, Intersex identity, Intersex people, Learning disabilities, LGBTQ spirituality, LGBTQ suicide, Medicalisation, Paganism, Passing (gender), Radio programs, Sex education, Sexual freedom, Switches, Tantric sex
    Subject: After Hours: Queer Radio with Attitude, Aphrodite's Temple, BiNet USA, Carol Queen, Celebrate Bisexuality Day, Doc Duhon, Exhibitionism for the Shy, Fritz Klein, Jay, Kinsey Scale, Klein Sexual Orientation Grid, Ladyboy Gigi Raven Wilbur, Michael Page, Real Live Nude Girl, Sex Out Loud, The Dominant's Handbook: An Intimate Guide to BDSM, The Leather Daddy and the Femme, Tristan Taormino, Wendy Curry, Westheimer Art Festival
    Description: "In June 2017, the OUTWORDS interview team drove down a quiet lane with no sidewalks in semi-rural northwest Houston, arriving at the house Gigi shares with his partner J. After scouting the home f...
  14. Miss Major Griffin-Gracy Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: OUTWORDS
    Creator: Griffin-Gracy, Miss Major
    Date: Jul. 27, 2016
    Topics: Black people (LGBTQ), Catholic Church, Drag, Drag queens, Gay men, Gender confirming surgery, LGBTQ clubs, Misogyny, Murders of LGBTQ people, Normalisation, Passing (gender), Police, Sex work, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Sissies, Stonewall riots, Substance abuse, Trans men, Trans women, Transgender Black people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, Women's movement
    Subject: Ashley, Christine Jorgensen, Cookie, Evelyn, Grandma Cerils, Helen, Judy Garland, Kitty, Madison Society, Major!, Marcus Arana, Marsha P. Johnson, Mattachine Society, Miss Major, Monica, Natalie Wood, National Lawyers Guild, Puppy, Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (STAR), Sylvia Rivera
    Description: "OUTWORDS caught up with Miss Major in the summer of 2016, at the Oakland apartment she shared with her son."
  15. Mia Yamamoto Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: OUTWORDS
    Creator: Yamamoto, Mia
    Date: Apr. 17, 2017
    Topics: Gender identity, HIV/AIDS, Japanese American lawyers, LGBTQ veterans, Trans women, Transgender Asian Americans, Transphobia
    Subject: Aiden Aizumi, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Black Lives Matter (BLM), Christine Jorgensen, Civil Rights Movement, Concentration Camp, Cornel West, Donald Trump, Ellen Kameya, Emililo Aguinaldo, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Fred Korematsu, Frederick Douglass, Gordon Hiranbayashi, Harold Kameya, Harvey Milk, Ho Chi Min, Jacqueline Nquyen, Jamison Green, Marsha Aizumi, Mia Yamamoto, Mitsuye Endo, UCLA Law School, Vietnam War
    Description: "A few months after her OUTWORDS interview in April 2017, we invited Mia to say a few words about the project at our first-ever fundraiser. Mia got up and basically set the room on fire with her sp...