All posts filed under: trans history

PPOHP: The Settlement

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Did you know that members of the Toronto Women’s Bathhouse Settlement Committee prioritized the establishment of a transgender search policy in their settlement talks with the Toronto Police Services? This led to the first attempt to draft a trans-friendly search policy in 2005, which was donated to us by Chanelle Gallant. Check out the first draft of this policy, including Chanelle’s first edits: More of The Pussy Palace Project can be found hereMore of The […]

Oregon State University’s Queer Archives

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Check out Oregon State University’s Queer Archives! 18 video interviews collected by undergrad students at Oregon State in 2016-2017. “The mission of the OSU Queer Archives is to preserve and share the stories, histories, and experiences of LGBTQ+ people within the OSU and Corvallis communities.” You can find the project and videos here (Main image taken from OSU’s website then edited).

PPOHP: The 20th Anniversary Panel

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Did you know that the Toronto Women’s Bathhouse Committee, the organizing group behind the Pussy Palace events, formed in 1998 to create sex-positive spaces for queer women? Organizer Chanelle Gallant positioned the events as a natural outgrowth of sex-positive queer feminist culture, while Carlyle Jansen highlighted the need for “outreach to queer women’s communities about safer sex.” Check out what some of the organizers had to say at the 20th anniversary panel event hosted by […]

PPOHP: The Fundraiser

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Did you know that the TWBC hosted a fundraiser to help raise legal fees for the 2 folks charged at the Pussy Palace? Check out this event flyer, donated by Chanelle Gallant. Attendees watched live performances & danced the night away! Check out the event flyer and buttons, donated by TWBC member Chanelle Gallant. More of The Pussy Palace Oral History Project here

Catching Up On Queer Public History Reading

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Inspired by Gregory Samantha Rosenthal’s creative pub crawl for the Southwest Virginia LGBQT2+ History Project! See “Make Roanoke Queer Again” (2017). The following citation can be used to read more on this piece: Gregory (Samantha) Rosenthal, “Make Roanoke Queer Again: Community History and Urban Change in a Southern City,” The Public Historian 39, no. 1 (February 1, 2017): 35–60, https://doi.org/10.1525/tph.2017.39.1.35. More on Gregory Samantha’s Rosenthal’s writing here

Pussy Palace Oral History Project: Gallant’s Box

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Did you know that our search for ephemeral evidence is well underway? We recently received a box full of raid-related artifacts from one of our narrators. We’ve got court transcripts, settlement minutes, Pussy Palace event flyers, and fundraiser buttons (among other amazing things)! We’re excited to spend some time with this stuff. Stay tuned for updates on what we uncover.  More of The Arquives hereMore of The Pussy Palace Oral History Project here Check out our Twitter […]

Archivo De La Memoria Trans

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“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

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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

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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 […]