Parker Sargent is a writer, director and producer. Through her work in the last ten years Sargent has created projects that celebrate the character and history of our queer community.
Parker is currently the host of the What Is Queer Podcast and organizer of the TRANS CELEBRATION WEEKEND, which brings together transgender and non-binary folks to enjoy a weekend of programming featuring trans+ artists, educators, activists and performers.
Sargent is the director of both the New York Transgender Film Festival and the Cherry Grove Archives Collection Film Festival.
Over the last decade Parker has focused on documenting her queer community history in Fire Island, with films such as The Panzi Invasion (2016), Grove Girls (2018), Roseland (2022), In the Meat Rack (2022), and a series of short films about the events and personalities that make Cherry Grove so colorful and queer.
Parker has written and staged various theater productions, including The Fabulous Monroe Sisters, Gina Yashere Live, and A Gay Night of Neil Simon. She curated the Safehaven: Gay Life in 1950's Cherry Grove Exhibition at New York Historical Society, as well as exhibitions by Keioui Keijaun Thomas, Francesca Galliani, Lola Flash and koitz. Through her works Parker Sargent celebrates queer culture, hoping to educate, entertain and inspire our LGBTQIA+ community.
Parker is currently working on several projects, including the upcoming documentary "Lina Girl", showcasing the life of trans icon DJ Lina Bradford.