Interview of Reneé Imperato

Born in NYC, Reneé Imperato, is a proud anti racist, pro union transwoman who has lived her life fighting for the rights of others. In this interview she shares her memories of growing up in New York including her childhood spent in Times Square, her friendship with Leslie Feinberg, and her memories of the legendary 220 club in New York City’s West Village. Throughout the interview Reneé weaves in the struggle for trans rights with the Black Lives Matter movement and union organizing.

Date of Interview:

September 28, 2021

Location of Interview:

SAGE Midtown, New York

Place of birth:

Brooklyn, New York


She / Her, They / Them

Interviewed by

Matthew Dicken and Andy Torres

Summary by

Ted Kerr