"I was one of those very classic literature trans people"
December 20, 2018 1:50 PM Subscribe
Eventually, when I did find an organization that might help, it was the Transsexual Counseling Unit, which was a part of the police department in San Francisco. A woman there tried very, very hard to discourage me from transitioning by walking me around the Tenderloin [neighborhood of San Francisco] and showing me every possible horrible thing about [being] transgender that she possibly could. I took it differently. It didn’t discourage me, it just made me angry that the transgender people I saw were being neglected and abused in the ways that they were.Zackary Drucker interviews Sandy Stone, pioneer in transgender studies and in the seventies, sound engineer for Olivia Records.
The interview is part of Broadly's Trans Legends oral history project, so far featuring the following articles:
- Ceyenne Doroshow on Going from Homeless Trans Youth to Holistic Caregiver
- Felicia Elizondo's Wild Memories of Trans Life in 60s San Francisco
- Legendary Showgirl Tiffany Arieagus Wants Trans Youth to Get More Political
- After Years of Fighting for Trans Kids, Lawyer Mia Yamamoto Came Out Herself
- LA's 'Mother' Karina Samala on Years of Transgender Advocacy
- Trans Performer Chilli Pepper: What I Learned from Decades of Entertaining
- Transgender Activist Judy Bowen Recalls the Stonewall Riots
- R&B Legend Jackie Shane On Growing Up Trans in the South
- Trans Icon Miss Major: 'We've Got to Reclaim Who the Fuck We Are'
- Victoria Cruz on Life as a Trans Sex Worker in 70s New York
- Sabel Samone-Loreca on Living as a Black, HIV-Positive Transgender American
- 13 Legendary Transgender Pioneers on Survival, Resilience, and Joy
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