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outLoud Radio increases the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer young people by helping them develop the skills and confidence to decide for themselves how they will be represented, advance social justice, and make the most of their lives.

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Dia's Diary: My Mother

Dia Fallana is a young transgender woman living in a depressed area of Oakland, California. In this radio essay, she explains how her mother's anti-gay attitude kept her in the closet -- until she was forced to tell the truth.

After a teenager was killed near San Francisco for having a different biological gender from the one she expressed, some local middle-schoolers wanted to know why. What is gender, anyway?