VOICES: River City: Episode 109, Trans Day of Remembrance, with Ayotunde Ikuku and Ome Tieu

We’re joined today by Ayotunde Ikuku and Ome Tieu of Sacramento’s Gender Health Center to discuss the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

The trans community in the US–particularly trans women of color–faces a terrible amount of violence and prejudice.

Ayo and Ome explain why that is, and share why the services provided at GHC are so essential in a time when the average doctor is so deeply lacking in trans competency. (Not only that, the Trump administration last summer pushed through a policy allowing doctors to discriminate against trans patients.)

Ayotunde also takes a moment to discuss the #EndSARS movement, and what it means to them as an American of Nigerian descent trying to do their part.

A quick reminder to our listeners: Giving Tuesday is coming up, and what better place is there to support than the Gender Health Center, a nonprofit that regularly saves lives?

Thanks for listening, defund the police and, as always:

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