Transgender activism takes center stage (University of Minnesota Libraries)

The second phase of the University Libraries’ Transgender Oral History Project has begun. Led by Myrl Beam, the project will feature interviews that highlight transgender social movements and organizing.

Beam, Oral Historian for the project — housed in the Libraries’ Tretter Collection — will build on the work of Andrea Jenkins, who interviewed almost 200 trans and gender non-conforming people as they narrated their life stories.

Beam is currently on a two-year scholarly leave from his role as an Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University.

We spoke with Beam about the importance of this project.

Read more here.