Alexis Melvin oral history interview and transcript
Alexis Melvin is a gender-fluid transgender woman. Beginning in the mid-1960s, she worked as a grassroots community organizer to challenge discriminatory policies and work to elect pro-equality policy makers. An independent consultant, transgender activist, photographer, charity fundraiser, and lecturer located in Houston Texas, she is president of the Transgender Foundation of America, the Managing Principal and Senior Consultant for MCONSERV consulting, the Managing Associate of InVoter.us, and a regular on the Transadvocate Podcast. Alexis formerly served as Chair of the Houston Transgender Unity Committee (HTUC), is a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Houston LGBTQ+ Political Caucus, a founding member of International Foundation for Gender Education, and an initial member of TransGender San Francisco.
This recording and transcript form part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University. This collection includes video recordings and transcripts of interviews with Houstonians who have made contributions to the LGBTQ+ community. Oral histories capture the authenticity of the interviewee's voice and may contain language that might be considered offensive.