It used to be rare to see and hear the experiences of transgender men and women. Thankfully that’s changing – and for the past several months we’ve been working on a new campaign to bring their stories to the forefront.

Our newest collaboration with the Kaiser Family Foundation and Greater Than AIDS premiered today Рa video series that allows trans women from across the country to open up about their lives Рand to spark a discussion about HIV.

Trans women around the world have one of the highest risks of HIV today – more than 50 times that of other populations. In the U.S., one in four trans women are living with HIV, and for Black trans women, it’s one in two.

Trans EmpoweredClearly this was a story that needed to be told.

This new series for the Empowered campaign profiles five trans women from across the country.

Listen to their powerful individual stories, and see what happens when they come together as a group to talk about the issues facing their community.