Trans Activism Oral History Project

This is an oral history project that we conducted in the academic year 2019-2020. The lead interviewer has been Dr. Evan Taylor, and the main collaborators have been the Transgender Archives (Dr. Aaron Devor, Director) and The ArQuives, Toronto. Elizabeth Holliday, MA student at the iSchool, University of Toronto, has been the Project RA. In March, 2020 we have been joined by co-applicant Dr. Chase Joynt, filmmaker.

The project interviewed 22 trans elders in the US and Canada about their histories of activism. We are currently in the process of archiving the interviews at The ArQuives and at the Transgender Archives, and providing access to the interviews and to short clips that focus on specific aspects.