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A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story is a 2006 LGBT biography television movie directed by award-winning director Agnieszka Holland and aired on Lifetime Television. The story documents the real life of Gwen Araujo, born Edward Araujo, Jr., a transgender teenager who was murdered after it was discovered by acquaintances that she had male genitalia. Scenes depicting the murder trial are shown alternating with the story of Gwen's life.

The movie stars J. D. Pardo as Eddie/Gwen, Mercedes Ruehl as her mother, and Avan Jogia as her brother, Danny. It premiered on the Lifetime Television network in the USmarker on June 19, 2006 and was re-shown as a special on May 22,by Christie Keith, June 19, 2006 2008.

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A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story won the award for Outstanding Movie for Television at the 2007 GLAAD Media Awards.A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story premieresJune 19 at 9 PM ET/PT on Lifetime.

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