From left, Tepatasi Vaina, programs director; Jaron Goto, communications director; and Diana Krishna, wellness navigator, are transgender people working at UTOPIA, a community organization in Kent focused on helping transgender people of color, particularly Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders in Washington state. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
From left, Tepatasi Vaina, programs director; Jaron Goto, communications director; and Diana Krishna, wellness navigator, are transgender people working at UTOPIA, a community organization in Kent focused on helping transgender people of color, particularly Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders in Washington state. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
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COVID’s invisible toll on Seattle’s trans community

The U.S. Census Bureau began collecting data last year on how the pandemic is impacting the LGBTQ+ community. A Seattle Times analysis found a disproportionate percentage of trans people were on the brink of poverty, homelessness and starvation. VIEW

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