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Feminism and Psychoanalysis

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  The Bureau is excited to partner again with the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research to bring you:   Feminism and Psychoanalysis   Instructor: Paige Sweet     Sigmund Freud famously described femininity as a “riddle” and “dark continent.” Yet, the psychoanalytic theories Freud generated, particularly his conception of how the unconscious influences the development [...]

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Events

November 18, 2015

Celestial Body 2: Entering the secret rooms: BDSM, Underground Sexuality . . . and God

 

Moderated by Perry Brass (The Manly Pursuit of Desire and Love, Belhue Press), Celestial Body 2 is part two of a three-part series of discussions, readings, and even demonstrations on this intriguing, often controversial topic. Feel free to attend one, two, or all three Celestial Body meetings.

Joining the conversation at Celestial Body 2: the Rev. Steve Parelli (Other Sheep) on submission to God; Craig Cullinane, honoring the Sacred Intimate (“Cosmic Orgasm”); Christopher Trevor on Deep Fetishes; and Gymnos Alitheia on ecstatic nakedness.

Let’s separate spirituality from religion and discuss the question: IS GOD STILL A LOT KINKIER THAN YOU THINK, OR WHAT ARE THE SECRET ROOMS IN YOUR HOUSE?

The third and final session will take place on Wednesday, December 16, 7 to 9:30 PM.

 

Perry Brass’s books are available for purchase at the Bureau.
For more information: belhuepress@earthlink.net, or contact@bgsqd.com.
 

Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

 

 

Perry Brass has published 19 books, including poetry, novels, short fiction, science fiction, plays, and bestselling advice books (How to Survive Your Own Gay Life, The Manly Art of Seduction, The Manly Pursuit of Desire and Love). Active in the movement toward lgbt rights (gay equality) since 1969, Brass’s work continuously deals with issues of sexual freedom, personal authenticity, and personal politics coming out of his involvement with the movement for gay liberation. He is especially interested in that connection between sexuality and spirituality; with the world of the body, the mind, and a deeper “soul” consciousness connecting the two. Aside from his books, poetry, plays, and essays, he also regularly blogs for the Huffington Post. For more information: www.perrybrass.com

 

 

 

Start: November 18, 2015 7:00 PM
End: November 18, 2015 9:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: 212 620 7310 ext. 300
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

November 15, 2015

True Religion: Novelist Christopher Bram in Conversation with J.L. Weinberg

 

A reading and discussion of True Religion, J.L. Weinberg‘s debut novel about the supernatural and spirituality in the New Age, with a distinctly gay twist.

An unexpected encounter with an otherworldly spirit at a holiday party in the Orenda Valley sends Seth Davis, a gay journalist from Manhattan, on a profound religious journey. Along the way, Seth stumbles into a quarreling coven of witches in the charming tourist town of Hope Springs, Pennsylvania, formerly known as Hell’s Ferry, and one of the most haunted destinations in America. As Seth learns more of the town’s remarkable history, he also uncovers his own shocking past, and in order to seek peace for his troubled soul, he must determine the fate of the coven, the town, and the entire Orenda Valley. True Religion is a genre-bending fusion of paranormal horror, spiritual therapy, American history, and New Age enlightenment.

Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Please let us know if you would like the Bureau to reserve a copy of True Religion: contact@bgsqd.com

 

 

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J.L. Weinberg was born and raised in San Francisco. He moved to New York City to become a film critic, but was sidetracked by stints as a model and actor. He returned to movie journalism, writing for New York, Premiere, The Village Voice, Interview, American Cinematographer, The Advocate, and The New York Native. “True Religion” is his first novel.

 

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Christopher Bram is the author of eleven books including the novel that became the movie “Gods and Monsters.” His most recent book is “Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America.”

 

 

 

Start: November 15, 2015 7:00 PM
End: November 15, 2015 8:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: 212 620 7310 ext. 300
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

November 14, 2015

Newfangled 8: Robert Siek hosts Peter LaBerge, Andriniki Mattis, and Angel Nafis

 

Join us for the 8th installment of Newfangled, poetry readings by emerging poets hosted by Robert Siek. Newfangled 8 will feature Peter LaBerge, Andriniki Mattis, and Angel Nafis.

 

Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

 

PeterLaBerge

PETER LABERGE is the author of the chapbook Hook (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015). His recent poems appear in Beloit Poetry Journal, Columbia Poetry Review, Sixth Finch, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Best New Poets 2014, and Indiana Review, as a finalist for the 2015 Indiana Review Poetry Prize. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the Bucknell University Stadler Center for Poetry, the co-editor of Poets on Growth (Math Paper Press, 2015), and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Adroit Journal. He lives in Philadelphia, where he is an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. Visit him online at http://www.peterlaberge.com.

 

Photograph by Julieta Salgado

Photograph by Julieta Salgado

ANDRINIKI MATTIS is a poet from and living in Brooklyn with a BA in Political and Poetic Resistance. Currently they are working on their first book, Meditations on the Black Body. Andriniki is a 2015 Emerging Poets Fellow at the Poets House. Their work has appeared in Cortland Review and Nepantla and is forthcoming in the Pariahs Anthology.

 

AngelNafis

ANGEL NAFIS is a Cave Canem Fellow and Ruth Lilly Dorothy Sargent Finalist. Her work has appeared in The Rattling Wall, The BreakBeat Poets Anthology, MUZZLE Magazine, The Rumpus, and Poetry. She has represented the LouderArts Poetry Project at both the National Poetry Slam and the Women of the World Poetry Slam in 2011. She is an Urban Word NYC Mentor and the founder, curator, and host of the quarterly Greenlight Bookstore Poetry Salon reading series. She is the author of BlackGirl Mansion (Red Beard Press/New School Poetics, 2012). Facilitating writing workshops and reading poems across the United States and Canada, she lives in Brooklyn.

 

RobertSiek

ROBERT SIEK is the author of the poetry collection Purpose and Devil Piss (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013) and the chapbook Clubbed Kid (New School University, 2002). He works at a large publishing house in Manhattan and lives in Brooklyn.

 

 

 

Start: November 14, 2015 7:00 PM
End: November 14, 2015 10:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

November 13, 2015

TELL 18: New York Stories

 

TELL is an evening of story telling from the mouths and minds of queers in NYC hosted by Drae Campbell at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division since February 2014.

New York Stories is the theme of the eighteenth installment of TELL. Featuring Dusty Childers, Frankie DeLessio, Cecilia Gentili, and Abed Haddad. 

$10 suggested donation – no one turned away for lack of funds

 

Drae Campbell

Drae Campbell is a writer, actor, director, story teller, dancer, and nightlife emcee. Drae has been featured on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and on stages all over NYC. Drae’s directing work has appeared in Iceland, NYC, Budapest and in the San Francisco Fringe Festival. The short film Drae wrote and starred in with Rebecca Drysdale, YOU MOVE ME won the Audience Award for Outstanding Narrative Short at OUTFEST 2010 and has been shown in festivals globally. Drae won the grand prize at the first annual San Miguel De Allende Storytelling Festival in Mexico. She once reigned as Miss LEZ and also got dubbed “the next lezzie comedian on the block” by AfterEllen.com for her comedic stylings on the interwebs. Campbell hosts and curates a monthly queer storytelling show called TELL at BGSQD. Check her out online!  www.draecampbell.com

 

Dusty_TELL
The only way Dusty Childers has found to keep things out of his mouth is to continue talking. Given a time frame, a mic and an audience has helped make his nonstop banter more productive, and (according to those he’s paid off) somewhat entertaining. Although not tax deductible, being an audience member of a show in which Dusty is performing surely is a charitable moment. Feel good about yourself, and clap if you can muster it.

 
 

Frankie
Frankie DeLessio is an actor, writer and tenant’s rights advocate. He is the creator of a web series, Just My Luck.

 
 
Cecilia Gentili

Cecilia Gentili is a Trans-Latina originally from Argentina by way of Miami. She is currently the Trans* Health Program Coordinator at APICHA community health center. Cecilia has worked at the Gender Identity Project at the LGBT Center since 2011, as a volunteer, intern, and now consultant, facilitating groups, organizing, and working on prevention, harm reduction and self-empowerment, focusing mostly on undocumented Trans-Latinas, a reality she lived for many years. Ms Gentili is also a board member of “Transbodies” a nonprofit organization about to published a trans-resources guide book for trans-folks. She received her education at the National University of Rosario in Music studies and worked as a music teacher for special needs children.

 

Abed_TELL

Abed Haddad is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the City College of New York and lives in beautiful Harlem. Abed comes from Jackson, Mississippi where he graduated from Millsaps College. Before that, he lived in the suburbs of Louisiana, having immigrated there from Amman, Jordan at age 14. Abed loves the strong gin and tonics at Julius’, hopefully with a Barbra tune in the background. As a first-time story teller, Abed cut his teeth rambling post-coital musings to strangers and lovers, and gossiping about his large and extended families with aunts of certain age. Abed is excited to share whatever wacky spirit he feels with the fuzzy-warm folks at Tell.

 

 

 

Start: November 13, 2015 7:00 PM
End: November 13, 2015 10:00 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 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

November 12, 2015

Publish It Forward

Learn how a book can succeed in today’s volatile marketplace. A publisher, agent, bookseller, publicist, and cultural critic discuss such questions as: What are editors and publishers looking for? What can an agent sell these days? How do book reviews choose which new titles get reviewed?  The panelists will also share tips on the dynamics of publishing professionals working seamlessly together to push a book onto the bestseller list. A vital discussion for writers (both already published and aspiring) and for book publishing professionals. Q&A session after the panel offers their presentations and empirically tested advice. Panelists include Michele Karlsberg (moderator), Greg Newton, Lori Perkins, June Thomas, and Mitchell Waters.

Presented by The Publishing Triangle and the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division

Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

 

Michele Karlsberg

Michele Karlsberg

 

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Greg Newton

 

Lori Perkins

Lori Perkins 

 

June

June Thomas

 

Mitchell Waters

Mitchell Waters

 

 

 

 

 

Start: November 12, 2015 7:00 PM
End: November 12, 2015 9:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: 212 620 7310 ext. 300
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.