Digital Transgender Archive

Chanel Lopez Oral History

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Transgender communities liaison Chanel Lopez details her experience as a Latinx trans woman in both New York and the Dominican Republic. Lopez opens up to interviewer Sebastian Castro Niculescu about the lack of acceptance in her already fractured family, the intense discrimination faced throughout her life, and her general feelings of complete isolation. She does, however, explain positive instances of self- growth and love, finding solace in performance, as a notable activist, and other members of the transgender community.

Item Information:

Identifier
6m311p32g
Collection
Oral Histories with People of Color
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
Lopez, Chanel
Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
Jul. 31, 2018
Dates Covered
1975 to 2018
Genre
Oral Histories
Subject(s)
Anti Violence Project
Bronx Community Pride Center
Crash Club
Places
Massachusetts > Suffolk County > City of Boston > Boston
New York
Dominican Republic
New York > East Harlem
Topic(s)
Acceptance
Adolescence
Appearance
Change of name
Christianity
Crossdressing
Discrimination
Drag balls
Drag community
Drugs
Families
Femininity
Gender dysphoria
Gender realignment surgery
Isolation
Mental health
Role models
Schools
Self-acceptance
Transgender community
Resource Type
Audio
Digital Format
1 hour 19 minutes 2 seconds
Language
English
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