LGBTQIA+ Oral History Archives

Jessica Britton

Jessica, a proud transgender veteran, was a co-founder of one of the earliest transgender organizations in the country. She offers the perspective of one who has watched our community and the transgender rights movement evolve over several decades.

Interview Date:  October 15, 2019

Interviewer:  Kaylin Preslar

Interview Length (HH:MM): 01:14

Topics Covered: Inspirations / Mentors / Leaders | LGBTQ Childhoods | LGBTQ Faith & Spirituality | LGBTQ Groups / Organizations / Resources | LGBTQ Spaces / Events / Pride Festivals | LGBTQ at Work | LGBTQ in the Military | LGBTQ through Art | Self-Acceptance / Depression / Inner Struggles | Violence / Bullying / Coercion

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Introduction | Asheville Native | LGBT Environment | LGBT Involvement | Growing Diversity | Impact On LGBT Community | Getting Fired | Getting outed | Experiences of Discrimination | Coming Out | Pride Festival | Trans Veterans | Trans Police Officers | Favorite Memories | Pride Festivals | Phoenix Transgender Support Group | Groups modeled after Phoenix | Impact of Other Individuals | Meaning of Reflection | Local Medical Care | Extreme Right Wing and Native Groups | Childhood Gender Identity | Theater Experience | Contact With Diverse Groups | Being a Trans Christian | Inclusive Religious Community | Work With Preachers | Public Experience | Supporting the LGBT Community | Greatest Satisfaction | Depression in the LGBT Community | Change Over Time | Advice Going Forward | Conclusion

Outline of the Interview

Introduction | Asheville Native | LGBT Environment | LGBT Involvement | Growing Diversity | Impact On LGBT Community | Getting Fired | Getting outed | Experiences of Discrimination | Coming Out | Pride Festival | Trans Veterans | Trans Police Officers | Favorite Memories | Pride Festivals | Phoenix Transgender Support Group | Groups modeled after Phoenix | Impact of Other Individuals | Meaning of Reflection | Local Medical Care | Extreme Right Wing and Native Groups | Childhood Gender Identity | Theater Experience | Contact With Diverse Groups | Being a Trans Christian | Inclusive Religious Community | Work With Preachers | Public Experience | Supporting the LGBT Community | Greatest Satisfaction | Depression in the LGBT Community | Change Over Time | Advice Going Forward | Conclusion

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