McIntyre, Tammi

Co-founder of McIntyre & Barcelona LLC





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ID 140
Title An oral history with Tammi McIntyre
Date 2016-08-16
OH ID OH 5895
Citation Tammi McIntyre interviewed by Skye Gomez, August 16, 2016, Fullerton, California, Oral History #5895, transcript, Women Politics, and Activism Since Suffrage, Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton.
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Location Fullerton, California
Language English
Subjects Discrimination, Racism, & Segregation → LGBTQ Discrimination → Transphobia
Family → Parents
Family → Childhood Experiences
Education → Early Childhood Education
Historic Periods → 1960s
Gender and Sexuality → Gender Identity
Sexism → Sexism in the Workplace
Historic Periods → 1950s
Family → Role Models
Education → Higher Education
Family → Values
Family → Courtship
Family → Marriage
Family → Children
Historic Periods → 1980s
Gender and Sexuality → Gender Transitioning
Women in Politics → importance of women's involvement
Democratic Party
People → Quirk-Silva, Sharon
Latino/a → People → Sanchez, Loretta
Elections → Campaign Management
Elections → Funding
Women's Organizations → National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC)
Community Organizations → National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC)
Leadership → Female versus Male Leadership
Gender and Sexuality → Feminism
Ideology → Feminism
Politics → Democrats versus Republicans
People → Clinton, Hillary
Activism → Advice on getting involved


An oral history with Tammi McIntyre, transgender activist, member of the Board of Elections Committee of the County of Orange (ECCO), Political Director of the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC), and co-owner of McIntyre & Barcelona LLC. The interview was conducted for the Women, Politics, and Activism Since Suffrage Oral History Project for California State University, Fullerton’s Center for Oral and Public History. Specifically, this interview covers McIntyre’s early childhood in Ohio, as well as her parents’ brief history; discusses early education and high school; talks about mother’s death, and her father’s subsequent remarriage; recalls decision to join the Navy in 1963 and details 21-year career; discusses doing work risk analysis for Pickard, Lowe, and Garrick (PLG); getting involved with Boston Market in the early 1990s; talks about her initial and long-term involvement with the Democratic Party; briefly discusses how she learned political accounting by running campaigns for California State Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silvia; discusses the startup of McIntyre & Barcelona LLC.; speaks about role models; briefly shares what she wanted to be growing up; discusses earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Southern Illinois University; shares the values she acquired from friends, family, and work experiences; discusses gender roles; talks about her courtship, marriage, and divorce history; goes into detail regarding her gender transition in 1987 (male to female); experiences with work-related gender discrimination; recalls attending the Be All Convention, during her transition, and the support she received; briefly discusses violence and discrimination against transgender women; shares values that attracted her to the Democratic Party; recalls memories of working with former U.S. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez; talks about ECCO and her position as Treasurer; further discusses her political accounting company and the greatest challenges it faced; recalls representing the NWPC in 2008, as acting political Vice President; recalls a personal story regarding former Secretary of State, Deborah Bowen; provides thoughts on female versus male leadership; the importance of women being involved in politics; gives advice for young women wanting to get involved in politics; shares thoughts on feminism; discusses the 2016 presidential election; and finally, shares how she met Irvine City Councilmember, Melissa Fox.


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