News Archive

Resisting Racism and Militarism: The Legacy of Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin

2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of civil rights icon Bayard Rustin, and many are celebrating his legacy. The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation’s leading organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people, has coordinated centennial activities in recognition of the ground-breaking work of Rustin as a gay leader in the Civil Rights movement.

WERK IT, OWN IT, SHARE IT! Come be a part of Building LGBTQ Youth Power Through Media!

Werk It Report Back Flyer
Join FIERCE, Global Action Project and Streetwise and Safe for a night of activities and discussion on how LGBTQ Youth can build power through media creation and dissemination.

We will showcase media made by LGBTQ youth organizers from around the country, make buttons and silk screen t-shirts, learn about media history and its impact on our communities and discuss how we can grow and strengthen our organizing work together!

Oct. 11th 4pm-9pm
147 W. 24th Street 6th and 4th Floors

A Heartfelt Goodbye to George Stoney

George Stoney -- 1916-2012



George Stoney, one of Global Action Project's biggest fans and allies, and my personal friend and mentor, passed away on July 12 in his apartment in the West Village. He had just turned 96. I was lucky to have had a chance to attend his birthday party and life celebration on July 1. Though I will miss him terribly and always, I am comforted that he died exactly as he had wished: on the tail of a birthday bash, where he was surrounded by loved ones.

We've Moved

Global Action Project has moved.  As of July 30 our new address is:
130 West 25th Street, #2C
New York, NY 10001

Come Werk It! with Us and Send LGBTQ Youth to the AMC!

On Sunday, June 10th FIERCE, Global Action Project (GAP) and Streetwise and Safe (SAS) will proudly present the Werk it! Fundraiser a grassroots fundraising event that brings together these three empowering organizations and you to make it possible for young LGBTQ community leaders from each of these organizations to attend the Werk It! Trans and Queer Youth Network Gathering of the Allied Media Conference. It will be a night of performances, films, dancing, tasty food, delicious drinks and loving support!

Immigrant Students Wise Beyond Their Years

High school is tough for every kid, but when you don’t speak the same language as your peers, all the anxieties of young adulthood are amplified as your voice gets lost in the crowd. The Global Action Project brings us the story of Lobsang, a Tibetan immigrant who deals with bullying, language barriers and just plain awkwardness as a teen growing up in the city.

Tribeca Film Festival's "Our City, My Story" Screening "I Am Lobsang"

Our City, My Story is an annual celebration of excellence in New York City youth-made media that gives student-made work an audience during the Tribeca Film Festival. This year, Youth Breaking Border's film "I am Lobsang" was selected to be screened!

Save the Date: End of Year Screening 2012!



End of Year Screening
May 4, 2012
Come see what this generation of visionaries is talking about!

El Museo del Barrio Screens G.A.P. Films

El Museo del Barrio presented three G.A.P. films in their OUR ROLLS screening on March 17. This screening featured films by young local artists who use film as their palette to awaken the real and imagined testimonios of their lives and ours. Congratulations to all the G.A.P. youth producers who created these powerful films!

Our Homes, Our Rights Screening at MOMA

OUR HOMES OUR RIGHTS, a film created by youth leaders at CAAAV in Global Action Project's Community Media in Action program will be screening at MOMA Youth Media night tomorrow. Congratulations to all the youth producers who created the powerful media in this screening!