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Camille Moran papers
2000-43  
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Description
Camille Moran is a transgender poet and painter, as well as an activist who works against psychiatric abuse of queer and trans youth. This collection includes draft testimony, poetry, a series of satirical notes about her decision to transition, and other writing by Moran, as well as a number of articles she wrote or collected.
Background
Camille Moran is a transgender poet and painter, as well as an activist who works against psychiatric abuse of queer and trans youth. As a six-year-old child in the 1950s, Moran was institutionalized for years because her parents were disturbed by her femininity. She was given electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), which left her with headaches, memory loss, learning disability, and seizures. As an adult, Moran has advocated for the removal of Gender Identity Disorder from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), on the grounds that the diagnosis could easily lead to similar abuse. Moran was also a member of the San Francisco LGBT Community Center Project Board and served on the Transgender Task Force of the Human Rights Commission.
Extent
0.25 linear feet (1/2 manuscript box)
Restrictions
Copyright to material created by Camille Moran has 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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.