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"This is How I'm Gonna Be"

  • Aired: 06/14/2011
  • 02:43
  • Rating: TV-PG
When Fred Martinez told his mother that he felt as if he was both a boy and a girl, she explained that this was a special gift, according to traditional Navajo culture. But the place where two discriminations meet is a dangerous place to live, and Fred became one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at 16.
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