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Project of the Day: ‘Pier Kids’ is a Film about Homeless LGBT Youth

Project of the Day: 'Pier Kids' is a Film about Homeless LGBT Youth

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Pier Kids: The Life

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Pier Kids: The Life, a film about homeless LGBT youth, is driven by the director’s need to make peace with the trauma of his own past.

Elevator Pitch:

Pier Kids: The Life examines the legacy of Stonewall and the Gay Rights Movement it ignited by following the lives of DeSean, Krystal, and Casper, three gay and transgender youth of color who, after being pushed out of their home because of their sexuality, have become homeless on the same street the riots took place more than forty years ago. Together, these three people weave a surprisingly complex story of love, family, exploitation, beauty, and hope. But it’s more than the story of three. It’s the story of thousands.

Production Team:

Director: Elegance Bratton
Producer: Nathan Proctor 
Associate Producer: Aries Dela Cruz

About the Production:

“Pier Kids The Life tells the story of the gay and trans youth who call the Piers at the end of Christopher Street home. I am making this film so that poor and working class families of color can use it to better understand their gay and trans-gender children and to end this type of homelessness. Pier Kids: The Life asks us to imagine what our lives would look like if we were as equal—as we are different.” — Michael Rodriguez

Current Status:


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Film Website
Kickstarter Page

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