Interview of Yana Calou

Yana Calou spent much of their youth traveling around the world andeventually found a community in Utah, where they began advocatingfor LGBTQ rights. Later, Calou moved to NYC, where they worked oncampaigns for the labor rights of retail workers, where many queer andtrans people are employed. They talk much about hormones, genderreconstructive surgery, and health insurance disparities. Caloudiscusses their work with Retail Action Project, and the Retail,Wholesale, and Department Store Union.

Date of Interview:

March 1, 2017

Location of Interview:

NYU Department of Sociology, New York

Place of birth:

New Hampshire



Interviewed by

Michelle Esther O'Brien

Summary by

Courtney Arban