PARKER SARGENT (she/her)- Host/Producer
Over the last ten years of making queer documentaries I’ve interviewed hundreds of people in the LGBTQIA+ community and I’m not just interested in their stories, I also find myself captivated by their ideas and opinions about the gay worlds in which they live.
As the host of WiQ, I’m proud to lead discussions with our amazing contributors and guests in each episode. We hope to spotlight topics that are part of our collective queerness, no matter generation or gender. This is an exciting opportunity to feature ideas and knowledge from our queer community as a whole, because it is our goal to represent and inspire all LGBTQIA+ people.
NIA NOTTAGE (they/them)- Contributor
Nia is a mixed-media artist living in Brooklyn, using facets of culture and self-identity to create works that provoke the viewer and to reflect on the queer experience.
Their work uses porn to talk about time, place and culture.
Working as an arts/event organizer in NYC, they have combined activism and exploration, by creating spaces for cutting-edge expression.
CHRIS HAMPTON (she/her)- Contributor
Chris has been a queer activist since her grad school days in Kansas in the 90’s and has pictures making out with girls in front of Fred Phelps to prove it. She’s done everything from writing for an LGBTQ newspaper to working to pass a local anti-discrimination ordinance to hosting a successful reading/performance series for three years.
Chris has dedicated her career to queer rights, first at Lambda Legal and for the past 20 years at the American Civil Liberties Union. Chris loves her job, but the views and opinions she expresses are hers alone and do not reflect the views or positions of the ACLU. She grew up in Arkansas but has mostly recovered.
ALEX BORSA (he/him)- Contributor
Alex is a PhD candidate in Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University, specializing in gender, sexuality, and health. He is also a member of the GenderSci Lab at Harvard University. Alex has previously served on the NYC HIV Planning Group as well as the Monkeypox Response working group in collaboration with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
He can be found either twirling around the streets of Hell’s Kitchen or on TikTok at @The_Sexpert.
KOITZ (he/him)- Producer
koitz is a photographer and reporter ( and sometimes a photojournalist) living in New York City. In the spring of 2020, the Basque-American photographer released his first book, “koitz Gay Fire Island” that covers 14 years of queer life in the two mostly gay communities of Fire Island, NY: the Fire Island Pines and Cherry Grove. That year, curator Elizabeth Avedon included his very successful book as one of the best photography books of 2020.
Along with Parker Sargent, koitz directed the documentary “In the Meat Rack” that premiered on 2022 at the Cherry Grove Archives Collection Film Festival. The Meat Rack on Fire Island, is arguably the most (in)famous gay male cruising spot in recent history.