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G.A.P. in the News: "LGBT Youth Promote Justice By Creating Their Own Media"

"LGBT Youth Promote Justice By Creating Their Own Media"

By Jesse Ehrensaft-Hawley and Luce Capco Lincoln | April 12, 2017

Originally published in Youth Today

2016 Films Now Streaming Online!

We are excited to announce the online launch of Global Action Project’s 2016 films! We hope that you will check out our incredible youth-produced films and share them with your friends, communities and networks!

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Over Stigmatized

Created by and for trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary and allies from GAP’s SupaFriends LGBTQ media program, this thriller tells the story of how Brave, a racial justice activist and filmmaker, responds to the loss of his ex-girlfriend Kelly, a trans justice organizer, and grapples with his own guilt about hiding their relationship. This film tackles the epidemic of transphobic violence and the silence around the murders of trans women.

Join Our Fall Programs & Become a G.A.P. Youth Video Producer!

Global Action Project is currently accepting applications from youth aged 14-21 for our 2015-2016 youth media programs! As a G.A.P. Youth Video Producer you will learn how to tell stories, share opinions, grow your leadership, discuss the power of media in society, and work with a great group of other young people to make videos that will make an impact around issues that are important to you and your community.

Our youth media programs run once a week from November 2015 to June 2016. The programs are FREE and you don’t need any media experience to join. Travel costs and snacks are provided. Internship credit is also possible through your school. Applications are due November 6, and you can check out one of our open houses on October 28 & 29th!

2015 Films Now Streaming Online!

Watch Keep Ya Head Up

Click here for the links to watch our newest youth produced films!

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The Shade is Real: An Oversimplified Story

Written, directed and produced by LGBTQ youth, this SupaFriends film tells their story of working to overcome internalized and interpersonal transphobia, homophobia and racism as they find ways to unite for social change through a remake of Mean Girls meets 8 Mile.

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The Real T: This Is My Truth

Get yr "SAS Facts"! Based on the experiences of LGBTQQ youth of color, this ‘Know Your Rights’ video covers not only street encounters and warrants, but also sexual harassment by police, inappropriate searches of transgender and gender non-conforming youth, profiling for prostitution-related and other “quality of life” offenses, as well as covering new ‘Trans patrol guide’ policies.

A Global Action Project, Community Media in Action Production, created in partnership with Streetwise and Safe.

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"Oversimplified" Episode 1: Origins

Kelly, born and raised in New York City, met Caleb two years ago at a LGBTQ youth shelter. At first rivals, now they are best of friends. Ellen just arrived to the city eager to find community. Through encounters with getting "grilled," generalizations made about the LGBTQ community, and connecting to their history, they explore origins and explain why they are through with being oversimplified into a few (lgbt) letters when the story's much more complex.

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Turn: A PSA

A PSA in which one young person is able to erase homophobic language and replace it with Pride, Support, Love and Me.

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SupaFriends: The Fight for Acceptance

When one member of the Superheros loses hope for justice on earth and decides to escape to the moon, other members of the team have their beliefs tested. In the process an unlikely hero discovers their own powers to heal, connect and stop cycles of violence.

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