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Preview Documentary 'Pier Kids: The Life' on Homeless LGBT Youth of Color

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by Jai Tiggett
March 10, 2014 3:30 PM
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Pier Kids

Pier Kids: The Life examines the legacy of Stonewall and the Gay Rights Movement it ignited by following the lives of 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. 

Photographer and filmmaker Elegance Bratton raised over $40,000 on Kickstarter to fund the film last fall and anticipates releasing it in 2015.

Bratton says of the film, "I aim to show the community what it means to still be, even in light of the recent progress of gay rights, treated unjustly and unequally on the very street where the Gay Rights Movement began more than forty years ago. On the other hand, I hope to guide current and future LGBTQ youth of color toward a path of better understanding and better living."

Find the trailer for the film below, and below that, an interview with the filmmaker and two of the participants on HuffPost Live:


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  • DeeDee Halleck | March 10, 2014 9:34 PMReply

    A great Paper Tiger show, Fenced Out dealt with this subject.
    Fenced Out. google it. It's archived on the web in several locations.
    and was an amazing tool with community groups to restore rights to users of the piers and other locations where similar evictions were happening.

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