Project casts light on homeless, queer teens

Greenwich Village, New York (source)
Greenwich Village, New York (source)

New York’s Greenwich Village offers sanctuary to many homeless teens, nearly 40% of whom identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. In early September, producer Nathan Proctor and director Elegance Bratton started a Kickstarter to fund “Pier Kids: The Life” in order to raise awareness about the lives of homeless, LGBT teens living in the area. 

“For simply being gay and expressing their sexuality, these youth are pushed out of their homes and forced into circumstances that nobody should have to face,” according to Huffington Post reporter James Nichols. “On the street, they are further marginalized. Existing in a blind spot of race and class and sexuality, these youth live a life defined by their invisibility.”

To read more about the “Pier Kids: The Life” project and the lives of the teens living in Greenwich Village click here.