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In my native city of Chicago, it is not unusual to wake up to reports of the number of shootings that occurred the night before. Typically, people… Read More

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While working at an organization that focuses on homeless LGBT youth, Racquelle Trammell, a 28-year-old transgender woman from Detroit, never thought… Read More

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