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Tamara Ching papers
1999-47  
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Description
Tamara Ching (1949-) is an advocate, activist, and former sex worker. This small collection includes brochures, conference materials, flyers, news clippings, newsletters, and reports about transgender health and rights and AIDS in Asian Pacific Islander communities, as well as materials pertaining to Ching personally: articles, an essay, and a limited amount of correspondence, primarily thank-you letters from organizations.
Background
Tamara Ching (1949-) is an advocate, activist, and former sex worker. Ching made her gender transition in the late seventies, while working for the Community Services Administration under President Carter. She was an original member of the Transgender Advisors to the San Francisco Human Rights Commission and served as advisor on transgender issues to numerous city political bodies and agencies, including the Board of Supervisors, the San Francisco Police Department, and the Department of Public Health. Ching has also worked in AIDS education outreach, managed a support group for Asian and Pacific Islander trans people, and investigated allegations of discrimination for the Transgender Services Commission.
Extent
0.125 linear feet (1/2 manuscript box shared with another collection)
Restrictions
Copyright to material created by Tamara Ching has not been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society. All requests for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the GLBT Historical Society Archivist. Permission for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material is given on behalf of the GLBT Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research.