Something of a paradox exists within the national conversation about transgender rights and acceptance in our culture. As we’re seeing more focus on rights, growing activist ranks and media representation, we’re also seeing a rise in violent crime against transgender victims. Kojo talks with area transgender activists about their priorities for the year ahead.


  • Dana Beyer, MD Transgender activist; Executive Director, Gender Rights Maryland
  • Riki Wilchins Transgender Activist; Executive Director, True Child

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