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Transgender Oral History Project

Sharing Stories from Transgender Communities

The Transgender Oral History Project (TOHP) is a community-driven effort to collect and share a diverse range of stories from within the transgender and gender variant communities.

We were founded in 2008 by André Pérez. The first interviews we completed as a part of this project were with the inaugural New England Transgender Pride March and Rally in 2008.

The project's guiding principles are to:

  • Build community through soliciting and sharing stories
  • Encourage multigenerational discussions, especially about community history
  • Highlight individuals, communities, and organizations struggling with issues that are not address by mainstream culture
  • Portray experiences from the perspective of folks who live them
  • Work in ways that reflect a commitment to collaboration, empowerment, and fighting all forms of social oppression