Sam Davis was one of the founders of the Lesbian Avengers, a radical dyke group in San Francisco, but then he (along with some of the other original Avengers) came to terms with his male identity. FtM just didn't cover the full scope of his identity, though, particularly since it is still rooted in the binary gender concept. Sam thus started United Genders of the Universe and Gender Pirates (a monthly nightclub/performance event) to support all of us who see gender as having more than just two checkboxes. Pirate Parts explores a bit of the history of UGU and Gender Pirates, shedding light on a part of our community that will not be ignored.
If you see this film, watch for yours truly in the uncredited but pivotal role of "guy in blue hoodie sitting behind the person being interviewed." Like I told the filmmaker, next time I want a speaking role.
Pirate Parts, dir's Michael Kaufman (a.k.a. MK) & Alexis Dayers, 2006 USA, 16 min.
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