On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, trans Americans need support as Elon Musk re-platforms transphobes on Twitter, and lawmakers rush to craft more hostile legislation.
Dawn Ennis is a freelance journalist, an on-camera reporter for CTVoice OutLoud on WTNH-TV and the host of “RiseUP With Dawn Ennis.” She also reports for The Los Angeles Blade, Forbes.com, Senior Executive, and Connecticut Voice Magazine.
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