A wave of killings against transgender people in Puerto Rico
A state of emergency has been declared in response to gender-based violence on the island.
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.
In this episode:
Pedro Julio Serrano (@PedroJulio), founder of Puerto Rico Para Tod@s; Ivana Fred Millán, activist; David Cordero Mercado (@David_cmercado), investigative journalist
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Ney Alvarez, produced this episode with Negin Owliaei, Dina Kesbeh, Alexandra Locke, Amy Walters, Priyanka Tilve, and Malika Bilal.
Alex Roldan was the sound designer. Natalia Aldana is the engagement producer. Stacey Samuel is The Take’s executive producer.