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Author: Morgan M Page

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One From the Vaults, a trans history podcast by Morgan M Page. We bring you all the dirt, gossip, and glamour from trans history!
51 Episodes
In this double-length episode, OFTV speaks to trans historian Abram J. Lewis about TAO (Transsexual Action Organization), about oral history work, and about how magic, witchcraft, and "unreason" intersect with the emergence of Gay Liberation and early trans organizations. AJ Lewis is a post doctoral fellow at Grinnell College in Iowa, and the co-founder of the NYC Trans Oral History Project, a partnership with the New York Public Library system.
This month OFTV presents a special interview with archivist Librada González Fernández of the Cubanecuir archive! Librada is a young trans woman based in NYC and Miami who is pulling together the stories and ephemera of queer and trans Cubans, both on the island and in the diaspora! She joins OFTV to talk Cuban queer history, the ethics of archival work, being a trans person working in history. You can follow the archive @cubanecuir on Instagram and Twitter!
To celebrate five years of One From the Vaults, this year I'll be presenting a series of interviews with artists, filmmakers, writers, and historians working on trans history. First up is the brilliant and beautiful artist Zackary Drucker, co-director of the new HBO docuseries The Lady and the Dale, which tells the wild story of 1970s icon Liz Carmichael!
This month's episode of OFTV follows the life of a gender non-conforming mystic who lead an early insurgency in the Haitian Revolution! Works cited: The Priest and the Prophetesse (2018) by Terry Rey Des hommes et des dieux (2002) Sex and the Empire That is No More (1994) by J. Lorand Matory Mama Lola: a Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn (1991) by Karen McCarthy Brown
OFTV 34 - Gym Class

OFTV 34 - Gym Class


In this episode of OFTV, we follow Steve Dain - teacher of the year, and later mentor to Lou Sullivan - in his fight for the right to keep teaching after his sex change! Works Cited:
In our first episode for 2020, OFTV looks at the tumultuous life of early gender clinic patient, sex worker-turned businesswoman Patricia Morgan! Works cited:
In our very first HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, OFTV looks at the all-too-brief story of a Vicar, a ghost, and a veil! Join us this All Hallow's Eve for a chilling tale from trans history! Works Cited:
A sneak peek of the new bonus episode available to our Patrons over at
In this episode, we take a look at artist, sculptor, and dollmaker Greer Lankton - muse to Nan Goldin and other downtown luminaries! Works Cited:
A sneak peak of the latest Patrons-only mini episode! Available at
OFTV 30 - The Great 48

OFTV 30 - The Great 48


In this episode of OFTV, we take a look at the life of burlesque queen Alexandra - The Great 48! Works cited: Behind the Burly Q (2009)
A sneak peak of our latest Patrons-only special bonus mini episode! This episode features the life of non-binary painter Gluck!
Indulge in a tale of ill-fated bad boy Harry Allen! Works Cited:
In this month's episode, we follow the fabulous life of AIDS outreach worker Adela Vázquez - from her childhood in Camagüey, through the Mariel Boatlift, and onto the streets of San Francisco! Works Cited: Sexile by Jaime Cortez
A sneak peek our latest bonus mini-episode available exclusively to subscribers of our Patreon! Visit to sign up today!
In this episode, we look at the fabulously embellished life of known liar Rae Bourbon! Works Cited:
The Battle of the Femmes Fatale! Check out this new bonus episode for OFTV's patrons over at
In this short episode of OFTV, we take a look at a gonzo story from the headlines of 1975! Join us for the story of the best car never built! Works Cited:
OFTV 25 - The Count

OFTV 25 - The Count


In this month's episode, OFTV travels to 19th Century Hungary to investigate the life of an early trans man whom psychologists would later use to form their theories about lesbians. Works Cited: Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Psychopathia Sexualis
Check out this special previous of the latest bonus mini episode of OFTV, available exclusively to patrons who donate $5 or more per month to our Patreon account over at This episode looks at the life of Mexican revolutionary, socialist, and trans man, Amelio Robles Avila!
Comments (1)

Danielle Truss

I wanted to learn more about Trans history, l am queer and it's really important to me to learn about the LGBT+ community. this podcast is so well researched and well executed I am gonna continue binging this right now. Thanks to all that are involved in making this show.

Mar 2nd
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