Vice World News is launching a news series about trans issues from around the world.
“Transnational” will feature trans correspondents reporting stories from Mexico, the United States and the United Kingdom. The show will premiere on June 24 on Vice’s YouTube channel and social platforms.
“When trans people watch this show, we want them to feel seen. Like they’re learning about all their siblings across the world — and about all the ways we struggle together against the same forces, sharing tactics and forms of resilience,” said Alyza Enriquez, producer of Vice’s innovation team, who also serves as a producer and correspondent on “Transnational.” “It’s so important that we see stories by us for us — that reflect our collective power.”
Correspondents also include Eva Reign and Freddy McConnell. The premiere season includes stories about efforts to curb violence against Black trans women in Detroit, a shelter in Mexico City for former trans sex workers and attacks on gender-affirming healthcare in England.
“The correspondents will deliver immersive reports on the struggles and joys of trans life across the globe, telling stories on how trans people are building community in the face of targeted violence and fighting for equality worldwide,” reads an announcement from Vice released on Wednesday morning.
“Transnational” is executive produced by Vivek Kemp. Courtney Brooks is senior producer. Sarah Burke, Hendrik Hinzel, Alyza Enriquez, Dan Ming, Trey Strange and Daisy Wardell are series producers. Katie Drummond is the senior vice president of global news.
Launched in 1994, Vice has offices in 25 countries working on vice.com, Vice Studios, Vice TV and creative agency Virtue. Vice Media Group includes Refinery29, Pulse Films, and digital and bimonthly magazine i-D.