Digital Transgender Archive

Ky Platt Oral History

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Ky Platt is a mixed-race, transgender comedian and author. Originally from Hamilton, Ohio, Ky has been active in the NYC LGBTQ+ community since the 1990s. In this interview, Ky recounts his experiences of being raised in Southwestern Ohio as a mixed-race person who had identified as being queer since childhood, being a part of the LGBTQ+ community in the 1990s, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, his popular and acclaimed blog in the mid-2000s called “AskThisBlackWoman,” and being an active co-parent in a queer family. (Summary by Sydnee Novack.)

Item Information:

Identifier
cc08hf838
Collection
Oral Histories with People of Color
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
Van Ness, Lorenzo
Platt, Ky
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
Apr. 6, 2017
Dates Covered
1972 to 2017
Genre
Oral Histories
Subject(s)
Prince
Places
New York
Ohio > Butler County > City of Hamilton > Hamilton
Topic(s)
Adoption
Advertising campaigns
Childhood
Clothing
Coming out
Ethnic diversity
Ethnic groups
Families
FtMs
Gender identity
Masculinity
Night life
Relationships (LGBTQ)
Transgender children
Transgender community
Transgender parents
Resource Type
Audio
Digital Format
duration: 52 minutes 31 seconds
Language
English
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