On the Christopher Street Pier in New York City, homeless queer and trans youth of color forge friendships and chosen families, withstanding tremendous amounts of abuse while working to carve out autonomy and security in their lives. With intimate access to three fearless young persons -- Krystal, Desean and Casper -- Pier Kids highlights the resilience of a community many choose to ignore.
Desean, Krystal, and Krystal’s gay family discuss making a name for themselves.
While getting her nails done, Krystal and Daniella discuss the act of motherhood.
"I'm just gonna show you guys a little bit of what I do for survival."
NYPD attempts to irritate, monitor and surveil the pier and Black queer bodies.
In the church Casper’s birth family mourns his loss.