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but you may just put our whole perception of the role. does inside save my life and was one of the reasons i became a journalist i'm a storyteller and i use my words to how with intercultural understanding my name is the way you and i work and to. this is deja vu news and these are all top stories u.s. president joe biden has unveiled an infrastructure plan worth 2 trillion dollars the spending package will help repair roads and bridges as well as improve the quality of drinking water by then said the plan will also creates jobs and help tackle the climate crisis. france has extended its current virus lockdown for one month to prevent a 3rd wave present in my name across the want to the it that's immediate action is
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necessary case numbers have risen in recent weeks driven by the spread of a highly infectious variant of the virus. drug regulators says astra zeneca has vaccines the benefits outweigh the risks the medical body says it hasn't identified any clots risk factors thanks to age it follows germany's move to mimic the vaccine in people under the age of 60 after unusual blood clots were reported. this is news from but then you can find much more news on our website www dot com. today joe biden became the 1st us president to issue a proclamation recognizing transgender people at the same time the pentagon on
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biden's orders reverse the trump administration's ban on transgender people from serving in the military this brings the u.s. in line with germany's military which now has its 1st transgender commander tonight on this international transgender day of visibility we introduce those among us who have been ignored and overlooked for much too long the people who have a right to be seen the transgender people we now see i'm burnt off in berlin this is the day. i am kind of standard and i decide that age of 40 to actually leave my male life behind when i want to call to say that i'm female and they on may join them at how they should put female i don't want any member of the transgender community to suffer i don't want them to lead and these are the lines. i wanted to become
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a man and i thought the says you can do it but you don't have to do it by yourself i can help you to do that any of my mom once said it's she seems to be finally happy. also coming up it is promising news for parents who hope to soon send their kids back to school today pfizer said tests show that its coronavirus vaccine is safe and effective for children as young as 12. definitely helped me get back whatever he would call a non law. and eventually citizen but we start a long way to get on the vaccines out. but to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states and to all of you around the world welcome we begin the day connecting the world with the people it sometimes doesn't see and much too often
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chooses not to today is international transgender day of visibility transgender refers to people who do not identify with the sex given to them at birth recent polls show that one quarter of people say they personally know someone who is transgender that means for most people the only contact they have is via the media which tonight will introduce you to people who just like you and me simply want to live their lives freely in a world free of hate and hostility towards them for some it means risking their lives for others it means a life led as an example and that brings us to our 1st story her name is understands the a-b. phone she is the 1st commander in the german military who also happens to be transgender she brings more than 20 years of service to the table and she is responsible for more than $700.00 soldiers and she has a story to tell. putting on makeup has become a part of her every day routine and
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a status you have the following is a lieutenant colonel in the german army and a transgender woman. i am transgender and i decided a top 40 to actually leave my male life behind that doesn't realize that i was a woman it's the point of my life were decided to actually move into the direct consequence of coming out as a transgender woman came after 20 years of military service to anastasio own surprise it wasn't a stumbling block in her career shortly after her sex change surgery she became a commander in charge of 700 soldiers sergeant major deep musher to met anastasio be following after her gender reassignment for him honest as he is just another fellow soldier. are the people who i just accept that people are the way they are and that goes beyond transgenderism i feel the same way about other more mundane things like what party they vote for what make of car they like you just have to
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accept people the way they are that he said. that would be fun lived as a man she led a seemingly ordinary life but says she felt tremendous emotional pain because she didn't feel comfortable in her body as a male. look for flight into a typical male role the military probably helped. to perform to male standards but my inner self was always. crying after that almost 20 years. i was at a point in my life where my emotional stability my motional well being well being had a point where i said i don't want to live this way anymore after 3 years as a commander honest career has taken off she is now the head of a division in the bundeswehr cyber and information domain service. she is also making it her mission to stand up for transgender people in the german
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armed forces promoting diversity and tolerance. what i know from my experience is what is definitely certain if you are true to yourself and live the way you are perfectly open you will have a better life i think my mom once said that she seems to be finally happy. are what it's like now from the german to the u.s. military my 1st guest tonight joined the u.s. army in 1903 as edward long at the time the pentagon classified transgenderism as a psychosexual disorder after deployments in iraq and afghanistan after receiving the bronze star medal with 30 years of service long retired in 2011 in 2012 edward long became jennifer marie law and jennifer long joins me tonight from new york jennifer it's good to have you on the program you know you come on a day when there's a lot of news to report i want to get your reaction to the pentagon today ending
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the trump ban on transgender people from serving in the u.s. military it's a it's a great moment you know it but it's full circle it was long in coming i mean given in several years ago when the ban was reinstated it. was detrimental audio lot of folks i mean it was about 15000 over 15000 you know u.s. soldiers that went in a fight as trans national being who were forced to almost out of the service and now. realize that full careers and full potentials and service pows show that transgender people in the u.s. are twice as likely as cis gender people to enlist in the military do you know why that is. well 1st of all it's more likely for men to enlist in the military 1st and foremost. and from my point and for most when
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interviewed it's usually from one to change it going from male to female and they join the military it's more of a flight to masculinity or try to reassert yourself as as male or a man and she choose the military to do that and it's one of the venue's that happens or it sometimes just because you fall in the footsteps of family but more unless it's more likely that it's the fact there's flight to masculinity is numerous articles that have come out on that fact itself you sued the army for the right to change your name on your military record and you won the kingston 25th seeing how significant was that legal victory. it was very significant it was actually the army board of errors and omissions who held that you know standard that you couldn't you know couldn't change anything on a document other than if there was an error and or omission and since my name fell into neither it became it became
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a case that in that case the the ability to change my name on that document being so essential to the individual after service it's a some nation of total military service on a single document and it's mostly important to the veterans that individual you know for employment for federal statuses for different benefit programs. the veterans administration medical care facilities it's almost things you need that document and having the right name on a document you know just makes things smoother you don't have to cherry carry around name change documents and have a lot of other issues involved and the war out in yourself so to speak so if you were to live our viewers know around the world vet across the united states there are v.f.w. post veterans of foreign war person there the white community centers in towns and cities you are the commander of your local v.f.w. post i think it's number 13 to is it is it an issue or topic there at all that you were transgender when you're surrounded by all of these these fellow
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veterans. yeah it's been an amazing part when i 1st joined it was unknown to them it actually became known to them and won my case for my d.d. to 14 had hit the news it was major news here in the end in the united states and it was featured in evening news and then when they found out most of them were in disbelief that they couldn't believe it was actually so and most of them it was almost all of them just accepted me as a was because they already knew me and for an organisation it's usually pretty staunch and you know what i call curmudgeonly. they've been very good to me and i've you know so much so that you know i'm spin commander of the post now for 6 years running and it's usually a one year so a one year position so i've been doing it for 6 years you know that's i don't think we're going anywhere. but most people tell us that they do not know
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a transgender person personally they only know about them basically through television in the media so maybe you could help us here with some of the basics i mean how do you refer to yourself i mean should we refer to you as your him or senior her or they have made that comes up a what when we talk to people about transgender. well most people identify with the pronouns you know she or him depending i get my case it would be she infers some that say you know from female to male would be him this is a they usually come for the addresses those who are gender non-binary so that usually that's where that that usually falls as in my case it would be you know it would be a announce house or you know i would have been a fight you know in that space what about representation of transgender people in the media it has increased a lot recently do you feel that transgender people are still are they still too
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often overlooked or maybe even not seen by the majority. well you know it goes back to your previous question about not being seen or not being heard remember you know when you you know being transgender a transitioning is a verb it's an action right it's a period of time and usually once folks go you know through that period and then you know i'm just like anastasia in your previous. run you know she went through a period now she's anastasia right it's all you have a transgender past but it doesn't define you now most folks today just get on with their lives and you'll find it's invisible right it's not we just want to you know be our authentic selves and have that life. not necessarily causing attention to ourselves what is your message tonight just heard to parents who want their children to grow up and to grow into the personality that feels natural for them
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well you know everybody knows you know it you know everyone knows any young age 1st and foremost we're just i just happen to grow up in a time when it was very difficult to identify and or come out because there was no information on it and here and today you know i would often said that you know it's better to have a well adjusted child than you know a child that it's either take their own life and or has. health issues. so you know being supportive of your child you know it's not the worst thing and you know they're going to be happy they're going to be just that it's hard for the parents they have their own idea you know that they want you know they have a son or daughter and now there's a difference in their will feel that way and it's can be traumatic for the parents however in recent years and more that i have met are starting to understand and want to be proactive in their child's life and the trend in the active part of transition you know so much so that they were in with the schools and working with
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the communities to help their child to just go with jennifer along unfortunately our time has run out but we appreciate you taking the time to share your story and your thoughts with us today we appreciate it thank you thank you thank you so much for having me well in the western world the united states for example transgender visibility is said to be at an all time high in politics and media and in sports it's a different picture in africa where being seen can be tantamount to being sentenced to death in uganda transgender activists are calling for the authorities to recognize their community they say they often live in fear. beyond sikharulidze has been coded costs for being a trans woman car and you see these she has been assaulted on the wrist it. when how father learn to about how trans women students who rejected home. i didn't
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have any belonging i didn't have i didn't feel loved i failed because they said i'm on our cost and they said because in the my lai in my local language they say which means like you are deaf or islamic court or something so all the other things that made me feel like oh i am not human those are the things i wanted me to take my life. from formulae rejection to community insults. calculates how moves carefully she house also experienced violence is that there when i got aboard the right guy i told him to drive me from technical you know and he drove me to mucky india where he took me in a group of boys talked me. into frozen 11 currently founded the transgender equality uganda in nonprofit organization to help troubled trans women some of them secret few jets the organizations premisses but even here i ruined you
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cannot guarantee vs safety. the local come into people do not know war so it's still a challenge so we have being advised by the local the local he does that we should also have dialogue with the local it with the local community members and. they. will get to know so that we live together a nominee. says uganda's president signed the anti homosexuality act in 2014 uganda has been widely branded host for the l g b t q i people courage you once thought to change today i would love to see a band that understands different questions that for example that understands trends like when i want to call to say that i'm female are they on my agenda they should put him in the united nations has repeatedly appealed to the ugandan government to uphold the rights of sexual minorities but many ugandans
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including some members of parliament and really just lead as i think people from such groups should not be treated as because. in bangladesh a woman who does what i do has made headlines by becoming the country's 1st transgender news anchor the transgender community in bangladesh faces stigma abuse and discrimination finding a job can be almost impossible many turned to sex work or they end up on the streets begging it makes this story even more remarkable. it's been a long way to the top for tash new version and she's shia the newly appointed news anchor has had more than just glass ceilings to push through to end up here. as bangladesh's 1st transgender news reader she's had to work hard to get her foot
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in the door. that ennis at the chrysler to many other channels barely anybody called me for an interview a couple of them called me for auditions but that was it i guess they weren't brave enough to take me. to court that as i had over many others perhaps wanted to work with me but again probably they had their own limitations but i never realized this would grab so much attention. born kemal hussain shashi nuva says she knew from very early on that she was born in the wrong body friends neighbors and even her family teased her for acting more like a woman and like many transgender people she says she was bullied and sexually exploited for years. at the show i had my parents once told me to get out of the house then when i couldn't cope with it anymore i left home by myself i couldn't stand the neighbors telling my father about how i should act or walk like a man i never wanted to be
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a person like that. i'm going to go out of her determination has paid off after fleeing her hometown for the capital dhaka she underwent hormone therapy worked hard and kept up her studies though it hasn't been easy she hopes her fight will make it easier for others. a meeting on a political meeting i don't want any member of the transgender community to suffer i don't want them to live a miserable life i hope they will find work according to this skills. a tall order in conservative bangladesh. my attention to this journey suggests a stunt has been made. well it is some of the most promising news for parents who would like to send their kids back to school protected from the coronavirus today by on take 50 announce that it's coded 1000 back scene is safe and effective in teenagers trials of children as
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young as 12 showed robust antibody responses the data published today is preliminary it has yet to be peer reviewed pfizer biotech will then submit their results for review by regulators in the u.s. and here in europe if regulators give the green light this would be the 1st vaccine against the corona virus for children this is caleb chung he's 12 years old and took part in the biotech pfizer trial his father a university talked to says he's extremely proud of his son and all 3 of the children who volunteered for such an important study is definitely a very special opportunity to be able to do something like this cause. i'm just at home doing online school and there's not much i can really do to fight back yes. but just being in this trial and potentially helping other kids to feel safe and
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want to get that seen in the future one of the cons for. was really some way that i could actually how about. said 2260 children between 12 and 15 participated in the trial none of those who received the vaccine went on to develop covered 19 but among those given the placebo shot there were 18 cases to develop a site those results indicate the vaccine is 100 percent effective at preventing covered 19 in this age group. the breakthrough is a win for both young people and by an take 5 the results potentially put the vaccine produces out in front of the developers and could pave the way for authorization for use in teenagers in the coming weeks if confirmed the results would be an important step in stopping the global pandemic and getting children around the world back into classrooms. in europe many families have been
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homeschooling for months after multiple lockdowns germany's health ministry welcomed the results but stressed further analysis was needed this is the goal is to make vaccines available for children and adolescents as quickly as possible if that is possible but this requires a review this is now a 1st study that must be approved for occupational groups. but. the main problem with the e.u. sluggish vaccine rollout so far has been a lack of supply but if that can be solved young people could find themselves getting off the jab sooner than they expected well i'm joined tonight by dr william schaffner professor of preventive medicine at vanderbilt school of medicine in nashville tennessee in the united states dr schaffner it's good to see you again so you've heard the news will the pfizer biotech back scene will it provide the peace
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of mind that parents need if schools are to reopen on schedule in the fall. well prepped we hope it'll make a very nice contribution after all we still have to get these results for view by the food and drug administration but we have our fingers crossed where optimistic and there's enough time now so that we could get our vaccination programs organized for these teenagers these high school students and in addition i think we'll have enough vaccine so yes i think the students may not like the jabs but parents they'll be very pleased to have been pleased to send the kids back to school that's for sure these trials were conducted and as you said on teenagers high school students what do we know about children under the age of 12 and a possible vaccine. well the biotech pfizer folks already working those studies as are other companies following up so i think we'll add an abundance of
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data by the end of the summer and we can start vaccinating people around the world dr schaffner specially here in europe are watching events in the u.s. and you know they're confused and concerned the u.s. is vaccinated about a quarter of adults now very impressive and yet we've got the centers for disease control warning of new surges that could wipe out any progress so are the vaccinations are they are they making a difference or not. oh print they certainly are cases and hospitalizations among people age 65 and older are dropping and that's very very exciting you know we're vaccinated about 3 quarters of that population and every day we're vaccinating more but at the same time younger adults and college students at been out and about taking off their masks going to the bars and i think the virus is spreading in that population so we have
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a race between our vaccination efforts and the virus which is still a little bit ahead of us i'm afraid now when i ask you we've got about a minute left what do you make of the mixed messaging surrounding the astra zeneca vaccine i mean we're we're told one side says it's still it's good for people of all ages germany says not for people under 60 i mean who would you trust. well i think all those data will come to our food and drug administration very soon if the f.d.a. is it an emergency use authorization its approval that i think will pour oil on the troubled waters around the world you know this vaccine cheap easy to use was going to be one of the major vaccines around the world we hope that's still the case all right dr william schaffner as always we appreciate your time in your concerns tonight good to see you thank you. well the day is
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