Buck Angel, a transgender female-to-male porn star, educator and LGBT activist, will speak 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at ArtServe Auditorium and Stonewall National Library in Fort Lauderdale.
He will appear at a screening of Mr. Angel, a documentary about his life. “Buck has survived addiction, homelessness, suicide and relentless opposition to his gender expression. Still, he lives his truth without compromise or apology,” according to a Stonewall National Museum & Archives news release.
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On Monday, November 3, at 7 pm, at ArtServe Auditorium and Stonewall National Library at 1300 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Buck Angel, transgender activist, educator and porn pioneer, will speak at a screening of “Mr. Angel,” the documentary of his life story. This screening is co-presented by Stonewall National Museum & Archives and The Pride Center. Following the film in ArtServe Auditorium, a meet-and-greet reception with Buck Angel will take place, next door, at Stonewall National Library & Archives. The Pride Center will also provide free, confidential, HIV rapid testing, condom distribution and HIV education. This event is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments provided.
Shot over six years, the film “Mr. Angel” chronicles the extraordinary life of transgender activist, educator and porn pioneer, Buck Angel. Buck has survived addiction, homelessness, suicide and relentless opposition to his gender expression. Still, he lives his truth without compromise or apology.
This feature length documentary explores Buck Angel’s moving story to understand the complexities of someone who overcame incredible obstacles, then shamelessly sought the spotlight and its backlash, to share his message of empowerment. An inspirational story of rare perseverance and an unlikely hero.
The film has screened at Rio International, Frameline, Indianapolis International, London LGBT, Brooklyn International, and Tokyo LGBT Film festivals... among others. “Mr. Angel” received the best documentary award at the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.
About Buck Angel
Buck Angel was born a biological female. From as early as he can remember, he knew he was male on the inside. Even his parents and siblings treated him like he was a boy until he reached puberty. That's when the conflict began, which escalated to extreme drug and alcohol addiction and multiple suicide attempts.
In the midst of this volatile period, he became an internationally renowned female model, a lifestyle that only added to his drug use and unresolved gender identity.
In 2003, Buck Angel made history as the Adult Industry's first female-to-male Porn Star and Adult-film producer. Since then, his career has evolved into education and mainstream media
Stonewall National Museum & Archives is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c) (3) that promotes understanding through preserving and sharing the proud culture of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their significant role in society. Learn more at stonewall-museum.org.