Interview of Santos Arce

Santos, a bassist and sex educator, shares the story of his life in New York City, from his strict upbringing in East New York in the '80s, to his introduction to the punk and hardcore scene in the '90s, and his experiences with manhood and trans community in the 2000s and beyond. He emphasizes the importance of pleasure, vulnerability, and respect in his relationships with others. In particular, he discusses navigating and discovering gay sexuality, his long-term romantic relationships, and seeking supportive community and acceptance.

Date of Interview:

July 14, 2017

Location of Interview:

Lorenzo's house

Place of birth:

Brooklyn, New York



Interviewed by

Lorenzo Van Ness

Summary by

Jamie Magyar