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Counter Stories: Missing and murdered transgender women

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City Council member Andrea Jenkins sits for a portrait.
Minneapolis City Council member Andrea Jenkins sits for a portrait inside the Kling Public Media Center in St. Paul, Minn. on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018.
Evan Frost | MPR News

This year, the Human Rights Campaign reported 18 transgender people were killed across the U.S. The majority of those killed were Black transgender women. The latest victim was Bee Love Slater. Her body was found in a burnt-out car in Florida.

Andrea Jenkins, the first African-American openly transgender woman elected to public office in the U.S., joins the Counter Stories team to highlight the barriers society has placed this vulnerable community.

Counter Stories hosts are:

Hlee Lee, owner of “the other media group” 

Luz Maria Frias, executive coach and race equity strategist

Don Eubanks, associate professor at Metropolitan State University and cultural consultant

Marianne Combs, MPR News reporter