Digital Transgender Archive

Interview with Che Gossett

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Che Gossett shares on the left political history of their parents, their time spent in multiple abolitionist, black and queer organizing groups, and their becoming a critical scholar of trans studies, art criticism and race. Specifically, Che discusses their time in Critical Resistance, Hearts on a Wire (a Philly-based trans prisoner zine), and the Barnard Center for Research on Women. Study plays a reoccurring and central role in Che's narrative, serving as an abolitionist political practice, and means of building transformative community. Che reflects on the dynamics of trans feminine people in black communities and institutions and the interrelationship of racism and transmisogyny.

Item Information:

Identifier
rx913q10s
Collection
Oral Histories with People of Color
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
Gossett, Che
Contributor(s)
O'Brien, Michelle Esther
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
May 3, 2019
Genre
Oral Histories
Transcriptions
Subject(s)
ACT UP Philly
All of Us or None
Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN)
Audre Lorde Project
Black Panthers
Center for Reserach on Women at Barnard
Critical Resistance
Darby Hickey
David Farwell
Detroit: Yes I Do Mind Dying
Different Avenues
Fox News
Fred Milton
Galaei
George Jackson
Hearts on a Wire
James Baldwin
Jerry Brown
Lambda Literary Retreat
Malcolm X
Martin Luther King Jr.
Michael Gurden
Native Son
Philadelphia FIGHT
Project Home
Roxbury
Ryan Smith
Ryan White Youth Conference
Street Transgender Action Revolutionaries (STAR)
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
Trans Health Conference
Uphams Corner Health Clinic
Yuri Kochiyama
Places
Massachusetts > Suffolk County > City of Boston > Boston
New York
Pennsylvania > Philadelphia County > City of Philadelphia > University of Pennsylvania
New York > New York County > Columbia University
Rhode Island > Providence > City of Providence > Brown University
Massachusetts > Suffolk > City of Boston > Dorchester
Topic(s)
AIDS education
Arab-Israeli conflict
Archivists
Baptist church
Black people
Black studies
Colonialism
Community centres
Cross-cultural relationships
Education
Femininity
Film
Gay clergy
Gender
Gender studies
Gentrification
HIV/AIDS
Homeless people
Homelessness
Justice
Labour
Military
Politics
Prisons
Pronoun
Racism
Relationships (LGBTQ)
Religions
Roman catholicism
Segregation
Thai boxing
Transgender community
Transgender people
Resource Type
Audio
Text
Language
English
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