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