Digital Transgender Archive

Interview with Billie Sage Ashton

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Billie Sage Ashton describes her early life as a skinny child who liked to play sports. Billie grew up in the 1960 and 70s in Austin, MN. She came out in the 1980s and became involved with the City of Lakes Cross Gender Community. Over the years, Billie has attended many trans conferences and planned get-togethers with other trans women. In this oral history, Billie describes her complex relationships with her own gender identity, relationships and sexuality, through two marriages and divorces. Billie sees herself as advocate for trans people, working to improve healthcare access.

Item Information:

Identifier
b8515n591
Collection
Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
Institution
Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
Creator(s)
Ashton, Billie Sage
Jenkins, Andrea
Publisher
University of Minnesota Minneapolis Libraries
Date Created
Apr. 2, 2016
Genre
Oral Histories
Transcriptions
Subject(s)
Be All
Billie Sage Ashton
City of Lakes Crossgender Community (CLCC)
Delta Airlines
Southern Comfort Conference
Wild Side
Places
Minnesota > Mower County > City of Austin > Austin
Topic(s)
Activists
Children
Divorce
Legal name
Marriage
MtFs
Roman catholicism
Sexuality
Resource Type
Moving image
Text
Language
English
Related URL
https://umedia.lib.umn.edu/search?facets%5Bcollection_name_s%5D%5B%5D=Transgender+Oral+History+Project&q=transgender
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