Digital Transgender Archive

Interview with T. Aaron Hans

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T. Aaron Hans describes themselves as a butch transmasculine person. Ze has worked for 20 year as a national organizer for LGBTQIA justice and has worked with and been party of organizations such as the National LGBTQ Task Force, The Gay and Lesbian Anti Violence Program; the National Youth Advocacy Coalition, Trans Youth Support Network, The Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, and the AIDS project. In this oral history ze discusses early understandings of gender identity at a young age; being heavily bullied in school; hir experience with transitioning; job discrimination; privilege; and a dichotomy between personal identity and how we are read in the world. Ze discusses hir hopes for younger trans and queer communities being able to express themselves more radically and being able to be authentic in an intersectional way.

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