New York City is a great place to be gay, but that doesnt mean its easy. Even here, LGBT youth face daily discrimination and hate violence. In this video, queer NYC youth claim their right to exist and thrive on the streets of the cityand theyre not asking for permission.
This video questions why people leave school or fail to graduate. Rather than focusing on the more commonly held idea of "drop outs," the video examines the trends of push-outs, and the many ways that young people feel discouraged by the educational system. Interviewing educational researchers, students, and each other, we try to present the stories behind the statistics.