Month: August 2021

On the Stand, On the Record

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Pussy Palace Oral History Project narrator, Renee Racine, was a security volunteer at the September 14, 2000, bathhouse — the night the event was raided by Toronto police. She later testified in court in defense of two fellow security volunteers charged with contravening the Liquor License Act in Her Majesty the Queen v. Hornick and Aitcheson (OCJ, 2001). Both on the stand in 2001 and on the record 20 years later, Racine recalls what it was like to discover a police presence in the bathhouse.  

Pussy Palace Oral History Project: Why?

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Pussy Palace Oral History Project narrator, Renee Racine, was a security volunteer at the September 14, 2000, bathhouse — the night the event was raided by Toronto police. She later testified in court in defense of two fellow security volunteers charged with contravening the Liquor License Act in Her Majesty the Queen v. Hornick and Aitcheson (OCJ, 2001). Both on the stand in 2001 and on the record 20 years later, Racine reflects on the intentions of the Pussy Palace […]

Blogpost on The Louisiana Trans Oral History Project

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Much like other trans oral history projects, the Louisiana Trans Oral History Project aims to share, preserve and document the trans experience. The project was founded in 2020 and currently has 12 interviews on their website. An unusual but refreshing and interesting aspect of the project is that in these 12 interviews, 2 members of the project’s core team share their story. Both Dre Tarleton and Emmie Saux talk about their experience with gender identity […]

ACT UP Oral History Project

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Check out The ACT UP Oral History Project! The ACT UP Oral History Project is a collection of interviews with surviving members of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, New York. The project features over a hundred video interviews of US activists from 2002-2015! (Images taken from ACT UP Oral History Project website) More of the project can be found here: http://www.actuporalhistory.org/ Make sure to check us out on our other platforms using this link: […]

On the Record, On the Stand

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We’re happy to present our brand-new series, On the Record, On the Stand! This 6-week series showcases excerpts from the 2021 oral history interview and the 2001 court testimony of Pussy Palace security volunteer, Renee Racine. Racine was present for the police raid of the September 14, 2000, bathhouse event and later testified for the defense during the civil proceedings brought against 2 fellow security volunteers. Stay tuned to see how Racine reflects on her experiences both then and now. See you next week!