Interview of T. Mike Altamar

Mike Altamar is a community health educator, referral specialist and parent engagement specialist who's work has drawn on his own experience accessing resources and navigating hir coming out and family relationships. Mike's life growing up in New York City colors the background of hir story as ze develops a role mentoring and supporting other trans folks. Ze talks about homelessness, distance from hir brother and finding community through feminist bookstores, college groups and community spaces.

Date of Interview:

November 18, 2021

Location of Interview:

Queens, NY

Place of birth:

Queens, NY


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Interviewed by

Lorenzo Van Ness

Summary by

Kirsten Adorian