Our Next Event

The Vagina Bible Talk and Book Signing

Vagina Bible 500 copy

  The Bureau is excited to host an evening of conversation bringing together Dr. Jen Gunter, author of The Vagina Bible (Kensington, 2019), and Amber Gavin of Abortion Access Front. Dr. Gunter is a “fact evangelist in the fake-news era” (The Cut) and with Ms. Gavin they will discuss language, propaganda, and misinformation in medicine. Copies [...]

Wed. Aug 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Events

August 15, 2019

Empowering Stories: An Evening of Compassionate and Meaningful Conversations

 
Join author Johnson Chong and an esteemed panel of members of the gay community to celebrate the launch of his book Sage Sapien: From Karma to Dharma.
 
As LGBTQ people, we live in the shadows of marginalization. As a gay Chinese-American, Johnson Chong found himself in the minority of a minority, torn between strict eastern values of hetero-normalcy and western values of freedom and individualism. Join us for an evening panel discussion about cultural identity, sexual identity, spiritual identity, and identity as a limiting construct. Johnson Chong, author of Sage Sapien: From Karma to Dharma shares nuggets of wisdom from his book in a panel discussion where he is joined by respected members of the queer community: Joseph Reid (Language & Communications Expert), Drew Stevens (Artistic Director of the Feminist Press) & Yusef Miller (Award Winning Playwright).
 
The purpose of this evening is to celebrate our pain as an opportunity for healing in this polarized and emotionally traumatized chapter in American history. Join us for a fun, thought-provoking evening to re-enliven your spirit. The evening will culminate in a guided meditation for queer empowerment through queer spirituality.
 
 
Copies of Sage Sapien: From Karma to Dharma are available for purchase at the Bureau. To reserve a copy please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com. Please support the Bureau by buying books from us. Thank you!
 
 
Johnson Chong is a native New Yorker, yogi, meditation teacher and self-mastery guide. He founded Sagehouse based in Singapore with the intention to help people re-connect the mind, body and spirit. He is also the creator of Exodus Retreats, where he leads transformational retreats around the world. As a professionally trained actor and perpetual student of esoteric wisdom, he integrates his love of storytelling to empower life-changing shifts through his speaking engagements and workshops. His commitment to the global shift of humanity’s consciousness has inspired him to create live and online training programs, guided meditation audios, and mentorship programs. Sage Sapien: From Karma to Dharma is his first book. For more information and events, please visit www.johnsonchong.com
 
 
 
 

Start: August 15, 2019 7:15 PM
End: August 15, 2019 8:45 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: $10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

August 13, 2019

Bureau closed Tuesdays in July & August

 

Bureau Summer Hours (July & August): Wednesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 7 PM

Closed Sundays, Mondays, & Tuesdays
 

 

Date: August 13, 2019

August 11, 2019

Bureau closed Sundays in July & August

 
Bureau Summer Hours (July & August): Wednesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 7 PM

Closed Sundays, Mondays, & Tuesdays
 

 

Date: August 11, 2019

August 9, 2019

New Work in Transgender Studies

 

An evening of reading and conversation bringing together three pathbreaking recent works in Transgender Studies that center intersections of race, gender, and sexuality: Miriam J. Abelson’s Men in Place: Trans Masculinity, Race, and Sexuality in America (Minnesota2019), Julian Gill-Peterson’s Histories of the Transgender Child (Minnesota, 2018), and Ann TraversThe Trans Generation: How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) Are Creating a Gender Revolution (NYU 2018).

 

Copies of Abelson’s, Gill-Peterson’s, and Travers’ books will be available for purchase at the Bureau. To reserve a copy/copies please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com. Please support the Bureau by buying books from us. Thank you!

 

 

Miriam J. Abelson is an Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Portland State University. Her book, Men in Place (University of Minnesota Press, 2019), demonstrates through a large and geographically diverse interview study with transgender men that contemporary U.S. masculinity, race, and sexuality are deeply embedded in the spaces and places men move through in their everyday lives. Her current research focuses on rural queer and trans lives in the U.S. inland Northwest.

 

Ann Travers is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Simon Fraser University. Their recent book, The Trans Generation: How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) Are Creating a Gender Revolution, situates trans kids in Canada and the US, white settler nations characterized by significant social inequality.

 

Julian Gill-Peterson is an Assistant Professor of English and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Her book, Histories of the Transgender Child (University of Minnesota Press, 2018), is the recipient of a Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Nonfiction. Julian is currently at work on a book entitled “Gender Underground: A History of Trans DIY.”

 

 

Start: August 9, 2019 7:00 PM
End: August 9, 2019 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: $10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

August 7, 2019

OLNY Poly Movie Night: Shortbus

 

Open Love NY presents Poly Movie Night, a FREE series of feature films that focus on the portrayal of consensual / ethical non-monogamy in cinema. This month we’ll be at our regular venue, the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division.

On August 7th please join us for a viewing of Shortbus (2006), written and directed by John Cameron Mitchell and starring Sook-Yin Lee, Peter Stickles, and PJ DeBoy.

We’ll meet at 6:30 pm at the Bureau (in room 210 of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center at 208 West 13th Street) for pre-screening socializing and start the movie at 7 pm. The event is free, although a $10 suggested donation to help fund future events is much appreciated.

Synopsis: Jamie and James are thinking of opening their relationship so they visit a relationship/sex therapist only to find out that she has her own problems. They all meet at a sex club called Shortbus looking for answers to their sexual and romantic dilemmas and encountering a host of interesting characters. Content Warning: attempted suicide. Running time: 1 hour 41 minutes.

 

 

Start: August 7, 2019 6:30 PM
End: August 7, 2019 9:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau and Open Love New York. No one turned away for lack of funds.