One story at a time, Global Action Project youth are building movements for justice. TLGBQ youth from our SupaFriends program and immigrant youth from our Youth Breaking Borders program formed the Border and Binary Rejects last summer to create an award-winning original song and music video that lifts up the resistance and legacy of Stonewall veterans Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson. LIBERATION honors past struggles while addressing the current realities our communities are facing: the ongoing violence against black and brown bodies, especially people who are undocumented and trans and gender nonconforming.
Now more than ever, the voices of our immigrant and TLGBQ young people need to be amplified, and you can make a difference by funding their visionary stories for change.
G.A.P.’s Trans Resistance Through Media (TRTM) program was launched last year to create a space for transgender and gender nonconforming young people to represent themselves, share their perspectives on the issues that affect them, uplift their stories, and forefront the organizing and advocacy that TGNC communities are engaged in to create positive social change. TRTM youth are working on a new film, Overstigmatized 2: The Stigma Stops Here (check out the trailer!). The film spotlights true stories trans people face when interacting with the police, and their efforts to build community support, and features a cast of nine actors of trans experience. Your support can help them finalize their project and share their story with the world.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, a tremendous opportunity to amplify the voices of TLGBQ young people, and G.A.P. will be a part of the commemorations. By making your gift, you will help ensure that our young people can continue to tell their stories and create a world that rejects violence and hate—and reflects their vision of peace of love.