Interview of Eli Oberman

Eli Oberman—one of, if not the first, trans-identified students at Eugene Lang—talks about coming out as one of two very different trans children to a family of feminists, misogyny in transmasculine communities, the power of music and its ability to influence social change, and his spiritual connection to nature. As a breast cancer survivor living with depression, Eli explains the need for increased access to gender-affirming healthcare, not just in terms of trans-specific treatment, but overall.

Date of Interview:

February 18, 2017

Location of Interview:

Eli's Home, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York

Place of birth:

Smithtown, New York



Interviewed by

M. Henry Milks

Summary by

Evan Zavidow