The Transgender Oral History Project is a community-driven effort to collect and share a diverse range of stories from within the transgender and gender variant communities. We accomplish this by promoting grassroots media projects, documenting trans people’s experiences, maintaining a publicly accessible digital archive, and teaching media production skills.
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
We are a network of transgender, gender variant, and allied people who work with folks around the country in order to collect, collaborate, and share stories from within the transgender and gender non-conforming community.
TOHP takes many forms including a website, interactive workshops, community programing, in-person exhibits, paper publications, and multimedia publications. TOHP is an umbrella project that incorporates a number of smaller projects led by our collective members.