Digital Transgender Archive

Lorenzo Van Ness Oral History

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Lorenzo Van Ness, a trans identifying individual, defines their gender as "super cute". They talk about their upbringing in a Dominican-American family, and their struggle with finding acceptance from their parents. Lorenzo talks about role models they have had, mainly teachers and mentors, who have mostly been women of color and queer-identifying people. Lorenzo talks about the expectations that people have of masculine presenting individuals, and how they are uncomfortable with this.

Item Information:

Identifier
s7526c53d
Collection
Oral Histories with People of Color
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
Van Ness, Lorenzo
Acquaye-Reynolds, Cleopatra
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Issued
Oct. 29, 2018
Genre
Oral Histories
Places
New York
Topic(s)
Childhood
Families
Gender identity
Human rights
LGBTI community
Masculinity
Social classes
Transgender people
Travel
Resource Type
Audio
Language
English
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