All posts filed under: community-based oral history

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 […]

Trans Activism Oral History Project – Lin Fraser

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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

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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 […]

Interview with Jehuda Tjahjadi on “Stories Worth Telling” Video Project

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Earlier this year, Jehuda Tjahjadi’s video project for Professor Elspeth Brown’s LGBQT2+ Oral History course at the University of Toronto-Mississauga was published on The Collab’s website. The video project focuses on 1999 BIPOC Pride which can be found here. Last week, I conducted a brief interview on Jehuda’s experience with Professor Brown’s class, any shortcomings while making the project, and his thoughts on queer oral history! Thank you Jehuda for agreeing to have a chat […]

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS!

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The ArQuives and The University of Toronto’s LGBTQ+ Oral History Digital Collaboratory are conducting an oral history project about the 2000 “Pussy Palace” Raid, Canada’s last major bathhouse police raid. Whether you attended the event on the night of the raid or were involved with the police action, the legal case, or related activism, we’d love for you to share your story. Interested in participating? Contact us: oralhistories@arquives.ca For more information about the project, please visit […]