Jacque Reid goes Inside Her Story with activist Christina Kittles and transgender community leader Paige Mahogany Parks.
There have been four attacks on transgender women in Jacksonville, fla., all within 6 months and a 10 mile radius. Three of the attacks resulted in death and the fourth victim was hospitalized. The transgender community in Jacksonville now fears that they are being targeted by a serial killer.
Parks says that there is already a strained relationship between the trans community and the sheriff’s department, as well as the mayor’s office. Being transgender herself, Parks feels disrespected because the police have been “misgendering” the victims as men or men appearing to be dressed as women. She says it feels like, “we’re not even visible, we don’t even belong in the community here in Jacksonville Florida.”
Parks wants to make it clear that, “we are women.”
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