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‘Mic Dispatch’: A city copes after killings of trans women; black women tattooists tour the country

'Mic Dispatch' visits Jacksonville, Florida, where residents are grappling with the killings of three trans women of color, and meet Ladies of Ink, black women tattooists who are touring the country.

A timeline of the five black transgender women killed in Florida in 2018

“The transgender community in Jacksonville is frightened."
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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 21: Trans women homicides; black women tattooists (full transcript)

Trans women of color face violence at disproportionate levels compared to the general population. The average life expectancy for a trans woman of color in America is only 35 years old.
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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 20: Trans male models on the runway; taxi driver suicides (full transcript)

Our correspondents investigate trans inclusivity on the runway and a recent string of suicides among cab drivers.
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‘Mic Dispatch’: Trans male models and barriers to entry; exploring a rash of taxi-driver suicides

This edition looks into the barriers trans male models face within the fashion world and explores a string of New York City taxi-driver suicides amid increasing competition from ride-hailing apps.

5 black trans women have been killed in Florida in 2018 — Londonn Moore Kinard, 20, is the latest

Three trans women have been killed in 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida, alone.

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Mic Daily: The aftermath of Brett Kavanaugh’s rocky hearing — and other news of the day

Mic Daily is a cross section of our most vital stories of the day.
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‘Mic Dispatch’: Deconstructing gender transitions and detransitions

In this episode of 'Mic Dispatch,' we devote the entire episode to the controversial topic of detransitioning — or reversing a gender transition.
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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 16: The process of reversing a gender transition (full transcript)

Serena Daniari discusses detransitioning with those who’ve experienced it, then speaks about the process with a transgender therapist specializing in gender identity.

Shantee Tucker, a 30-year-old black transgender woman, killed in Philadelphia

The news of Tucker's death comes amid a deadly week for trans women.

Two black transgender women — Vontashia Bell and Dejanay Stanton — were killed the same day

Vontashia Bell and Dejanay Stanton were both killed Thursday.

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‘Mic Dispatch’: CBD and the science behind it; Christine Hallquist’s historic Vermont primary win

On this edition of 'Mic Dispatch,' we meet Christine Hallquist, the first out transgender person nominated for governor by a major U.S. party, and investigate the health effects of CBD.
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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 14: A trans governor makes history; the CBD oil boom (full transcript)

Serena Daniari sits down with Christine Hallquist, the first trans woman of a major party to win a primary, and Jeff Ihaza finds out what's up with the CBD trend around New York City and the U.S.

The State Department has quietly updated its language on gender markers for passports

It's a move that advocates for the transgender community say is confusing and frightening.

The Masterpiece Cakeshop owner is suing for discrimination again — this time over a trans woman

The new suit alleges that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission “will not rest until Phillips either closes Masterpiece Cakeshop or agrees to violate his religious beliefs.”
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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 7: Trans athlete Terry Miller; fashion designer BCALLA (Full transcript)

On this edition of 'Mic Dispatch,' correspondent Serena Daniari explores trans athletes' place in high school athletics, and correspondent Evan Ross Katz interviews designer Brad Callahan aka BCALLA.

Transgender athlete Terry Miller is reigniting questions about fairness in sports

The world of Connecticut high school track and field has become embroiled in controversy after the recent athletic success of two transgender students, Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood.
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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 7: Trans athlete Terry Miller; fashion designer BCALLA

On this edition of 'Mic Dispatch,' correspondent Serena Daniari explores trans athletes' place in high school athletics, and correspondent Evan Ross Katz interviews designer Brad Callahan, aka BCALLA.

Diamond Stephens, 39-year-old trans woman, killed in Mississippi

Initial reports in local media misgendered Stephens.

Sasha Garden, 27-year-old transgender woman, killed in Orlando

"This world can be very cruel, and it can be very cruel to us trans girls.”

An injectable estrogen shortage reminds trans women that our fight is far from over

For 'Mic Dispatch,' correspondent Serena Daniari interviewed trans woman Emira Hajj about the injectable estrogen shortage.

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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 2: The estrogen shortage; Chicago footwork dancers (Full transcript)

In the latest episode of 'Mic Dispatch,' we discuss the injectable estrogen shortage and head to Chicago to talk to black youth that are staying off the streets through dance.
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Mic Daily: Trump’s about-face on Russian interference in the election and more

Mic Daily brings you a cross section of our most vital stories of the day.

Transplaining: I’m a transgender man who wants to be a dad. How should I come out to my future kids?

Serena Daniari helps a transgender man figure out how to tell his future children that he is trans.

Scarlett Johansson drops out of ‘Rub & Tug’ amid backlash for playing a trans man

Johansson's initial response shrugged off criticism entirely — but the backlash was too loud to ignore.

Scarlett Johansson is going to play a trans man — and just responded to criticism in the worst way

Please, someone take ScarJo's phone away from her.

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Mic Daily: Trump will scale back affirmative action, a judge hits back at ICE and more

Every day, 'Mic' brings you important stories from around the world that fuel conversation.

‘Queer Eye’ star Tan France on exposing his own ignorance of the transgender community

"Just because I’m gay and I’m part of the LGBTQIA community doesn’t mean I know every facet of it."

A trans woman was just killed in Jacksonville, Florida — the city’s third trans homicide this year

Advocates fear trans women are being targeted in Jacksonville.
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Mic Daily: Democrat introduces bill to abolish ICE, the academy invites new members and more

Every day, 'Mic' brings you important stories from around the world that fuel conversation.