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How to Help: The Last Sip, Episode Eight, June 3

How to Help: The Last Sip, Episode Eight, June 3

On today's episode of The Last Sip, host Imara Jones kicks off Pride month with a special focus on trans issues.

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Tiffany Cross, The Beat DC

First, Imara talks all things Trump with Tiffany Cross, co-founder of The Beat DCThe Beat covers daily news at the intersection of politics, policy, & people of color.

Want to hear more of Tiffany's insights? Follow her on Twitter at @TiffanyDCross, check out the headlines, and listen to the podcast.

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Raquel Willis, Transgender Law Center

Imara also speaks with Raquel Willis, National Organizer with the Transgender Law Center (TLC). The TLC is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people.

Imara and Raquel discuss both the progress of trans people of color and the simultaneous backlash against trans communities in the Trump era, from education to health care to the military. 

You can learn more about TLC's work here and follow Raquel on Twitter at @raquelwillis.

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Caden Davis, Army National Guard

Imara talks with Caden Davis, a trans member of the Army National Guard, about the Trump Administration's transgender military ban.

Read a profile of Caden in TIME Magazine's recent coverage of transgender troops' responses to the ban.

Caden's twin brother also serves in the military. The takeaway: "It is difficult for me to accept that one of us is free to serve his country honorably while the other cannot."

The ACLU is fighting the military ban in court. You can sign the ACLU's petition against the ban here.

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Patrick Riley, Producer and Journalist

Imara discusses one of the week's biggest stories in entertainment with Patrick Riley, the noted producer and writer.

The new FX show Pose premieres tonight with the largest transgender cast in TV history. According to the New York Times' review, the show "demands to be seen."

So see it here!

You can also follow Patrick on Twitter at @patarack and check out Patrick's forthcoming book That's What Friends Are For: On the Women Who Inspired Me.

Check out lots more ways to do something about the day's news on How to Help's main page.

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