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.
Thanks for all of your love and support in 2016!
On December 6th, Global Action Project celebrated a quarter century of social justice youth media. G.A.P. youth leaders, alumni, staff, board, community partners and supporters from the span of our 25 years came together to honor what #GAP25 honoree Reina Gossett called, “a rich and powerful legacy of youth-led social transformation.” Check out the photos and video below and in this album for some of the night's highlights.
It's not too late to support that legacy with a tax-deductible donation today! We are closing out our 25th anniversary year by launching a 25-day crowdfunding campaign where we are asking our friends and supporters (people like you!) to donate $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000- whatever amount is meaningful for you, all of which will directly support of our 2017 youth programs. We hope you will invest in our continued work of building the next generation of social justice media makers.
We are so grateful to all of our supporters, and especially all of the people who made December 6th such a magical evening- our friends at Harvest & Revel, Congee Queens and Samesa NYC, who catered the evening; Jonathan Lee and dancers, whose performance "Say Our Name" powerfully expressed the urgency of the times; and of course, the inspiring #GAP25 honorees themselves: co-founders Susan Siegel and Diana Coryat; alumni Mateo Guerrero-Tabares and Sabina Khan; and filmmaker Reina Gossett, who brought the crowd to their feet again and again! Our wonderful MC’s for the night, Jai Dulani and Ingrid Romero, took us on a journey from G.A.P.’s founding in 1991 to the immediate aftermath of the recent US elections, laying the context for how G.A.P.’s work is more critical than ever, as we collectively move forward into 2017.