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At the age of sixteen, ELEGANCE was pushed out of his mother’s home as a result of an ultimatum she gave him over his then-burgeoning sexuality. Being from Jersey, he knew that if you had no place to go – you go to New York City. After a ten-year battle with homelessness across the Northeast, he spent five years in the United States Marine Corps as a Combat Production Specialist.

 
 
"We are totally transfixed by Pier Kids: The Life."
— QUEERTY
"Pier Kids is already proving to be as raw as an open wound, a film that is at once provocative as it is necessary."
— GAYLETTER
"Here are the descendants of the people in Paris is Burning, depicted by someone who's lived the madness and can relate, first-hand, why this is an important New York story and an important American story."
— Jennie Livingston, director of PARIS IS BURNING
"Pier Kids is an important documentary that tells the stories of the people who are often voiceless."
— GLAAD