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How Transgender Visibility Could Help Drive Social Change


https://www.npr.org/2021/01/14/956927745/how-transgender-visibility-could-help-drive-social-change


NPR by Audie Cornish on January 14, 2021

This week, Sarah McBride was sworn into the Delaware state Senate, making her the highest-ranking transgender politician in the country. But even as their profile rises in politics and on-screen, trans people continue to be the target of violence. The Human Rights Campaign says at least 44 transgender or nonbinary people were killed in the U.S. last year, leading some to wonder, does increased visibility really help to protect the lives of transgender people? We put that question to Myrl Beam. He's a professor at Macalester College in Minnesota and co-host of the podcast "Transcripts."

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