A wave of killings against transgender people in Puerto Rico

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02/15/2021

Forty-four transgender or gender non-conforming people were killed in the United States in 2020. Six of those people were killed in Puerto Rico alone. This January, the island’s governor, Pedro Pierluisi, declared a state of emergency and signed an executive order to address the killings. Today we are talking to activists in Puerto Rico, and a journalist who has covered the gruesome crimes.

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