Transgender

Eyricka Morgan

Eyricka Morgan (1987-2013) was one of the amazing speakers on the "Queer Newarkers: The 21st Century Generation" panel of Queer Newark's first conference, Queer Newark: Our Voices, Our Stories in November of 2011. Tragically, Eyricka was murdered before the QNOHP was able to record her full oral history. Because we want to preserve her voice and story as best we can, we have edited together her comments from the conference as a stand-alone page.
 

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Aminah Washington

Aminah Washington is an African American Trans woman, b.1986, born and raised in Newark, NJ.  She attended Malcolm X Shabazz High School and Peshine Ave Prep. She has been through more than most and is blessed to have the chance to learn and grow from her life experiences. She knows that regardless of her trials and tribulations she has come out on the other side strong and is still striving to make the best of her life.
 

Pucci Revlon

Miss Pucci Revlon was born in Newark in the late 1950s and has lived here for most of her life, living her truth as a transwoman since late high school. In this series of interviews, she recounts gay Newark life in the 1970s at such clubs as the Doll House, which staged semi-improvised plays including a version of The Wiz on rollerskates and another titled Is My Family Turning Gay? Miss Pucci attended Essex County College, which like most of Newark she found a safe and welcoming place, aside from one dramatic confrontation with a gay-bashing gang. She also describes how she obtained...

Angela Raine

Angela Raine was born and raised in Newark, after her parents moved up from the South. The last of six children, she attended Central High School and worked in various agencies in Newark doing HIV prevention and establishing transgender support groups. She continues to do transgender outreach work, and volunteers at the Newark LGBTQ Community Center. Married to writer T.T. Wardell since 1998, she has published Newark’s first transgender-owned and –edited magazine La’Raine since 2006.
 

Tracey Africa Norman

In 2017 the name Tracey Africa Norman has become synonymous with terms like “full circle and comeback kid”. Tracey's modeling career got started, all because she was in the wrong place, at the right time. She'd accidencely wandered into a model casting for the European designer Basile, as luck would have it, Tracey got the booking. Along with several other NYC top models, such as Peggy Dillard, Jennifer Price, Pita Greene and Romney Russo each were featured in this Basile fashion layout, photographed by Mr. Irving Penn, for Italian Vogue.

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