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Oakland fire exposes divide in naming transgender victims




This warehouse fire broke out during a rave in Oakland, California on Saturday, December 3, 2016.
This warehouse fire broke out during a rave in Oakland, California on Saturday, December 3, 2016.
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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives completed its work Monday night at the scene of a fatal warehouse fire in Oakland. 

Investigators have ruled out a refrigerator as the source of the fire but are still looking at electrical systems as a potential cause. The fire occurred at a venue known to locals as The Ghost Ship. It killed 36 people, including three transgender women. 

Their deaths have raised some difficult questions about how to mourn those who have changed their names. Take Two spoke to Kris Hayashi, executive director of the Transgender Law Center in Oakland. 

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