SupaFriends is GAP’s social justice media-arts leadership program for TLGBQ (Transgender, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer) youth in New York City. SupaFriends builds community and takes leadership in defining their issues and solutions; produces strategic, thought-provoking media expressing the unique stories and perspectives of TLGBQ youth. The media that is produced is used to facilitate discussions, and enter into public debates about issues that impact the lives of TLGBQ young people, particularly who are youth of color and low-income youth.
Above is 2018’s featured film Ella for Prom Queen. It is a story of a teenage Latinx trans immigrant woman who runs for prom queen despite the criticism she faces by bullies in her school. Please check out our Video page for more films produced by Youth Breaking Borders and Supafriends.
Are you an TLGBQ youth interested in working with a group to make your own media? Let us know you are interested.