Author: Andy Huynh

Archivo De La Memoria Trans

archiving oral history / community-based oral history / gay history / oral history / photography / trans history

“Archivo de la Memoria Trans: el proyecto colaborativo que reunió 10.000 fotos.” The Archivo de la Memoria Trans, translated as The Archive of Trans Memory, has collected over 10,000 photos of Trans Latinx folk. According to La Nacion, the project began as a Facebook group to share old photographs of trans people amongst one another, as a way to honour and commemorate queer and trans people before them. The group allowed people to reconnect with […]

Trans Activism Oral History Project – Jude Patton

archiving oral history / community-based oral history / gay history / oral history / public humanities / trans history

Jude talks about generational differences in trans communities and activism, his ongoing and extensive work on knowledge gathering and dissemination, and being an early influence on the board of WPATH. Historical and Geographical Coverage: St. Louis; Sacramento, CA; West Coast USA; 1961-2020 Trans Activism Oral History Project – Presented in Collaboration with the LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory (project lead, Dr. Elspeth Brown), the Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria, and The ArQuives: Canada’s […]

Trans Activism Oral History Project – Kimberly Nixon

archiving oral history / community-based oral history / gay history / oral history / public humanities / trans history

Kimberly talks about her life and work history as a pilot and about her human rights legal cases that she pursued for over 15 years. Historical and Geographical Coverage: Vancouver, BC, Canada; 1980’s-2020 Trans Activism Oral History Project – Presented in Collaboration with the LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory (project lead, Dr. Elspeth Brown), the Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria, and The ArQuives: Canada’s LGBTQ2+ Archives. Kimberly Nixon (she/her) interviewed by Dr. Evan […]

Call for Applications: Work Study Interview Coder for queer and trans oral histories (LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory), working with Professor Elspeth Brown.

archiving oral history / gay history / oral history / public humanities / trans history

We seek a work-study eligible graduate student or advanced undergraduate student with experience in interview coding to code LGBQT2+ oral history interviews. The two oral history projects we’re currently working on are the Trans Activism Oral History Project and the Pussy Palace Police Raid Oral History Project. Successful applicants will be contracted from Spring/Summer May 3, 2021 to Aug 6, 2021 (100 hours) at $26.00 per hour.   This is a work study position. To apply, you must […]

Pussy Palace Oral History Project: Tangible Traces: Searching for the Pussy Palace Polaroids

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By Alisha Stranges and Elio Colavito  Did you know that the 2000 Pussy Palace had an instant photo room? On the fourth floor of the Palace, a sign reading “porn/photo room” directed patrons in two equally playful directions: towards a room for screening pornography and/or towards a room for having Polaroids taken to document one’s night at the bathhouse (Blair 163; Vogels paras. 10-13). In our most recent oral history interview, Carlyle Jansen, one of the founding members of the Toronto […]

Trans Activism Oral History Project – Lin Fraser

archiving oral history / community-based oral history / oral history / public humanities

Excerpt from the Trans Activism Oral History Project – Presented in Collaboration with the LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory (project lead, Dr. Elspeth Brown), the Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria, and The ArQuives: Canada’s LGBTQ2+ Archives. Lin Fraser (she/her) interviewed by Dr. Evan Taylor (they/them).Original recording using Zoom platform on Feb. 7, 2020. To view the full interview, visit: (Part 1) https://vimeo.com/533133073 & (Part 2) https://vimeo.com/533145429 More on the Trans Activism Oral History […]

All the Right Questions: Demography, Sense Memory, and the Many Narrators of the Pussy Palace Raid

archiving oral history / community-based oral history / gay history / oral history

By Elio Colavito and Alisha Stranges The Pussy Palace Oral History Project, a collaboration between The ArQuives and the LGBTQ+ Oral History Digital Collaboratory, has finally reached the interviewing stage. We are collecting oral history interviews with patrons, event organizers, those involved in the police action, the subsequent legal case, and community activism related to the Toronto police raid of the September 14, 2000 Pussy Palace, an exclusive bathhouse event for queer women, trans, and […]

The Dragon Fruit Project: An Intergenerational API LGBTQ Oral History Project

archiving oral history / community-based oral history / gay history / oral history

How might being both queer and an Asian-American impact an individual’s life while growing up in the 1960s-90s? Are the stories of queer Asian and Pacific Islanders important to analyze to better contextualize what it means to be queer? What were the experiences of these individuals growing up prior to the 1990s? How might re-telling the stories of queer Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders of the 60s-90s benefit us today?  These are the types of questions […]