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  Acclaimed queer authors Trebor Healey and Craig Laurance Gidney explore the veil between worlds in their newest books, Falling and A Spectral Hue. These are stories of artists making contact with a metaphysical or mystical reality, expanding and queering our understanding of the world we live in. Healey and Gidney’s work portrays the otherworldliness [...]

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Events

October 17, 2015

Trans Poets Bloom: A Launch Party For Vetch Poetry

 

Vetch is a new journal of trans poetry and poetics–one of the first venues that will publish only poems by trans poets. Come out to the first issue launch party to celebrate with us! There will be readings by editors and contributors, as well as an atmosphere of giddy joy.

Reception will begin at 8 PM, readings at 8:30.

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

 

Readers: 
 

Kay Gabriel finished her BA at Columbia University in 2013 and won a Euretta J. Kellett fellowship for postgraduate study at Cambridge, which she used to spend a year writing dykily about Sappho. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Princeton University classics department. Her poetry has appeared in Industrial Lunch.

 

 

Stephen Ira’s poetry and short fiction have appeared in The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard, Spot Literary Magazine, the St. Sebastian Review, and Specter Magazine, among others.  In 2013, he was selected as one of Lambda Literary’s summer fellows in poetry.  In 2014, he was featured as a guest star in La Mama’s SQUIRTS: New Voices in Queer Performance. He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2014.

 
 

Liam O’Brien grew up on a small island outside Seattle. In 2012, he graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, where he received the Stanley and Evelyn Lipkin Prize for Poetry and the Nancy Lynn Schwartz Prize for Fiction. His work can be found in print in Unsaid Magazine, and online at The Offending Adam, Blackbird VCU, Buffalo Almanack, and Industrial Lunch. He is currently pursuing his MFA at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop.

 
 

Grey Vild’s work has appeared in THEM, Elderly, and Hue. He has a chapbook forthcoming from EOAGH and is the happy recipient of the Queer Art Mentorship Fellowship 2014 with Stacy Szymaszek.

 
 

Rebecca Bedell is an English major in her junior year at Princeton University, hoping to complete a creative writing certificate in poetry.  She fantasizes about further bastardizing the Whitman-Ginsberg poetic lineage to a stark and confessional trans poetics, and hasn’t been able to write about anything other than being trans for a while.  Her work was published in a few teen collections which aren’t very relevant since they used her old name.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start: October 17, 2015 8:00 PM
End: October 17, 2015 10:00 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.

October 15, 2015

Truvada Revolution: Screening and Q&A

 

Have you heard of Truvada and PrEP? Do you have questions about the controversial FDA-Approved drug that prevents HIV? Producer and Director Eric Leven will host a screening of his VICE Documentary: Stopping HIV: The Truvada Revolution with a Q & A afterward to answer any questions about the film, filmmaking process and any lingering questions about the medication of Truvada itself.

 

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

 

Eric Leven is a Producer and Director with nearly ten years of experience in the documentary and reality television industry, having produced and directed such show’s as Dual Survival, Strange Medicine, BBQ Pitmasters and Mobwives. Eric is also a social and political activist focusing on such issues as: LGBT Rights, Safer Sex awareness and HIV/AIDS. He is 34 years old and lives in the East Village.

 

 

 

 

Start: October 15, 2015 7:00 PM
End: October 15, 2015 9:00 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.

October 14, 2015

20Something Monthly Manhattan Meetup

 

If you are new to the city, recently out, just looking for friends, or whatever experiences brought you to us – we offer a safe space where we can mingle and talk about our experiences as an LGBT person in New York City. We hold our meetings on the second Wednesday of every month from 8-10 PM at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division. We recommend this 20Something Meetup to anyone who is looking for a more casual space to explore their sexual/gender identity. There will be light refreshments. Bring friends!

 

20Something is the largest social events organization for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in New York City, aged 21 to 30. We hold a monthly social, and two monthly icebreaker/discussion groups at the Brooklyn Pride Center and at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, the queer cultural center and bookstore on the second floor of The LGBT Community Center, in Manhattan. With more than 2,500 members, we engage young adults across all 5 boroughs with a safe, confidential, and respectful platform to meet other LGBT folk. Many of our members have made long lasting friendships, relationships, and have been connected to important LGBT services and resources. Whether you are new to the city, recently out, or just looking to make friends – 20Something offers a space for you to pave the way to your own adventures in New York City – and make living here a little easier. Become a member: meetup.com/20SomethingNYC

 

 

Start: October 14, 2015 8:00 PM
End: October 14, 2015 10:00 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 $10 to benefit the Bureau and 20Something. No one turned away for lack of funds.

October 13, 2015

WRITE QUEER!

 

Write Queer! is an ongoing open-ended weekly writing workshop for those who identify as both Queer and Writer. Come read a variety of work by queer artists, generate new writing, and workshop with your peers. All experience levels and writing backgrounds are welcome.

Classes meet every Tuesday from 7pm-9pm at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division.

Please note that the Bureau is closed on Tuesdays—we will open from 7 to 9 PM on Tuesdays for this event.

$20 per class to benefit the facilitators and the Bureau. Limited sliding scale and scholarship available. Contact Cecily at sumthn.else@gmail.com for details.

 

 

 

Start: October 13, 2015 7:00 PM
End: October 13, 2015 9:00 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: $20 per class to benefit the facilitators and the Bureau. Limited sliding scale and scholarship available.

October 10, 2015

PISS ELEGANT

 

STH Editions & BGSQD present: PISS ELEGANT 

Saturday, October 10th, 6-9pm

LIVE @ 8pm – SLAVA MOGUTIN
FEATURING: Art & Special Editions by Straight To Hell contributors & comrades
STH (aka, The Manhattan Review of Unnatural Acts) – now in it’s fifth decade of service to the international pervert community – presents an evening of lurid viewing featuring original art & limited editions by: ASSUME VIVID ASTRO FOCUS • MATTHEW BURCAW • STASH BUTTINSKI • WALT CESSNA • DANNY FIELDS • AIKEN FORRET • JOE OVELMAN • SLAVA MOGUTIN • BOB NICKAS • CHRISTOPHER SCHULZ • JAN WANDRAG • WILLIAM WOOD • JIMMY WRIGHT • & others

 

More about STH HERE

 

Event cover image: Photograph by Luke Smalley, on the back cover of STH 68

 

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

 

 

 

Start: October 10, 2015 6:00 PM
End: October 10, 2015 9:00 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.