Living in New York City is every teen’s dream, but not this way

As many as 500,000 minors are living alone on the streets or in shelters in the US. While these numbers are astounding, the fact that between 20 to 40 percent of these kids are LGBTQ is frightening.

Though there are half a million homeless youth in the country, there are as few as 4,000 youth-specific shelter beds, with a fraction of those dedicated to LGBTQ kids.

Pier Kids: The Life, follows the lives of three gay and transgender youth of colour as they navigate the streets of New York City where the Gay Rights Movement began.

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