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#13: It's Really You

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Gilmar Tapaoan went in drag to his high school prom in Unalaska, Alaska.

Sometimes when you speak up, the world answers. 

Gavin Grimm is a transgender rights activist suing his school district in federal court. The Vice documentary excerpted in this episode was reported by Diana Tourjee for Broadly. Bank Street School for Children is a private progressive school in upper Manhattan.

Alaska is an LA-based drag queen and former winner of RuPaul's All Star Drag Race. Zoë Sobel is a radio producer in Unalaska, Alaska.

Scoring by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Jesse Spillane ("Super Bubbly"), 1000 Names ("Rio"), and Broke for Free ("The Great"). Sign up for our newsletter and follow Nancy on Facebook and Twitter. Nancy is a production of WNYC Studios.