Gutierrez, Jennicet

Transgender Activist; Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement





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Title An oral history with Jennicet Gutierrez
Date 2015-11-09
OH ID OH 5801
Citation Jennicet Gutierrez interviewed by Carie Rael, November 9, 2015, Van Nuys, California, Oral History #5801, transcript, Womens, Politics, and Activism Since Suffrage, Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton.
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Location Van Nuys, CA
Language English
Subjects Activism → Transgender Activism
Activism → Undocumented Transgender Activism
Citizenship → Immigration
Citizenship → Immigration Reform
Citizenship → Immigration Rights Movement
Citizenship → Political Rights
Citizenship → Voting
Latino/a → Organizations → Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement
Direct Action → Civil Disobedience
Direct Action → Civil Disobedience → White House Heckler, May 28, 2015
Discrimination, Racism, & Segregation → LGBTQ Discrimination
Discrimination, Racism, & Segregation → LGBTQ Discrimination → Homophobia
Discrimination, Racism, & Segregation → LGBTQ Discrimination → Transphobia
Family → Childhood Experiences
Activism → Family-related
Direct Action
Family → Grandparents
Family → Siblings
Gender and Sexuality → Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) - should this be under 'Health, Medicine, Awareness' ?
Gender and Sexuality → Feminism
Gender and Sexuality → Gender Roles
Gender and Sexuality → LGBTQ Rights
Gender and Sexuality → LGBTQ Rights → Undocumented LGBTQ Community
Gender and Sexuality → Gender Identity
Gender and Sexuality → Misgendering
Gender and Sexuality → Gender Transitioning
Historic Periods → 1980s
Migration → United States-Mexico Border
Migration → Detention Centers
Discrimination, Racism, & Segregation → at School → Spanish
Citizenship → Immigration → Assimilation
African American → Electeds / Appointed Officials → Barack Obama
Police and Law Enforcement → Jails
Police and Law Enforcement → Police Harrassment
Sexism → Sexism in Politics
Sexism → Sexism in Activism
Work → Discrimination at Work
Activism → Undocumented Transgender Activism


An oral history with Jennicet Gutiérrez,a transgender activist. This interview was conducted for the Women, Politics, and Activism Since Suffrage Oral History Project for California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding her life and her pursuits of social justice. Specifically, this interview details her experiences growing up in Tuxpan, Jalisco, Mexico; her mother’s background, role as a housewife, and economic situation; her family dynamics and the importance of a family unit; immigrating to California, detention centers, and how the experience changed her life; discusses the importance of her grandmother; briefly shares her experiences with schools in Mexico and California; issues with language barriers and experiences with racism growing up in California; her childhood dreams of being a dancer and choreographer and the importance of dancing; transitioning to a woman and gender identity; surviving as transgender women in Los Angeles; her experiences in jail; her pursuits of social justice; discusses her most notable protest and act of civil disobedience, interrupting President Obama at a LGBTQ speaking engagement at the White House in June of 2015; explains the disconnect LGBTQ advocates have with the transgender community; she goes on to speak about issues that she advocates for; the experiences of trans and queer individuals in detention centers; her experiences in the trans-community; and her hopes for the future.


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Description> Jennicet Gutierrez, 2015.
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Description> Jennicet Gutierrez waving Transgender Pride flag, 2015.