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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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October 2, 2015

To Russia with Love

 

The project “To Russia with Love” emerged from the realization that the real moral imperative is not to remain passive in the face of hatred and injustice. That’s how a group of Montreal artists and collaborators came together with photographer Damian Siqueiros to make a stand against the recent wave of institutionalized homophobia and the ruthless violence that exists in Russia towards our gender diverse brothers and sisters. “To Russia with Love” portrays iconic and historically relevant gay and lesbian Russians with their respective partners, starting from the 19th century to our time. The project features Pyotr Tchaikovsky (composer) and his long time companion Aleksey Sofronov; Anna Yevreinova and Maria Feodorova (renowned lawyer and writer respectively from the 19 century); Sergei Diaghilev (founder of the Ballets Russes in Paris) and Vaslav Nijinsky; a contemporary fictional lesbian couple made of a police woman and an Olympic athlete; and lastly a male couple impersonating Stalin and Putin.

Writer Ivan Savvine will speak about the photographs and soprano Tatiana Poletskaya will sing from Tchaikovsky’s repertoire.

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

 

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Damian Siqueiros’s photographs will remain on display at the Bureau on Saturday, October 3, and Sunday October 4.

 

Damian Siqueiros is a Mexican / Quebecer photographer and multidisciplinary artist. The construction of our gender identity has a central role in his artistic research. Through the images he underlines the importance of equality between the sexes and respect for diversity. The creation of the photographs draws inspiration from the great masters of painting to add an historical perspective to these contemporary topics. Dance and movement are key elements to explore gender as performative experience.

His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout North America and Europe, such as the Art Museum of the Americas, the MOLA and the Gabarron foundation. Damian has received numerous prizes and grants, notably the Prix Coup de Coeur Scotia Bank in 2010. The photographer is most proud of his collaborations with great artists such as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Margie Gillis, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and Cas Public.  

 

 

 

Start: October 2, 2015 7:00 PM
End: October 2, 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.

October 1, 2015

Queer Zine Fair

 

In conjunction with the Bureau’s current exhibition, KNOWSGAY No5: Heroes and Role Models, KNOWSGAY brings together various queer zine makers and fans to meet, share and discuss their art and process. Each exhibitor will have their publications for sale as well as speak about their work and participate in a brief Q&A.

Participating artists and zines:

Elvis B.

SELFISH

3-Pack Jack     Steven Reigns     Darin Klein     Christopher Kardambikis

Sherley Olopherne

Anthony Malone

Arno Mokros

Kyle Quinn

Stephen Grebinski

Dave Ortega

Headmaster

Pink Mince

J. Morrison

Le Gros Monsieur

Creeps Annual

FAQNP

 

Start: October 1, 2015 5:00 PM
End: October 1, 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.

September 29, 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: September 29, 2015 7:00 PM
End: September 29, 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.

September 26, 2015

Under the Mink. A Novel of Drag Kings and Queens (and the Mob)

 

Under the Mink is a historical novel, based on little-known facts about the Mafia’s involvement in a gay entertainment subculture that flourished in mob-owned nightclubs in Greenwich Village in the 1940s-50s. The author was fortunate enough to know some of the performers. A short film opens the program, followed by tall tales, a show of vintage images, and a reading from the novel.

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

 

 

Lisa Davis author pic

Lisa E. Davis has lived in Greenwich Village for 40 years and loves to write about it. With a PhD in Comparative Literature, she worked for years in SUNY and CUNY, and at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College. Lately, her writing has appeared in anthologies and periodicals dedicated to LGBTQ culture. Her historical novel Under the Mink, about drag kings and queens of yesteryear, grew out of her long-time friendship with some of them. The new edition (2015) has a photo insert with vintage images. A second book in progress, The FBI’s Lesbian, is the true story of a notorious Village lesbian who worked undercover for the FBI in the American Communist Party. Lisa has a daily Iyengar yoga practice.

 

 

 

Start: September 26, 2015 7:00 PM
End: September 26, 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.

September 25, 2015

TELL 16: Crisis/Opportunity

 

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.

Crisis/Opportunity is the theme of the sixteenth installment of TELL. Featuring The World Famous *BOB*Liz Glazer, Molly McCloy, and Ronnie Mae Painter. 

$5-10 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

 
 

Photograph by Marie Baronnet

Photograph by Marie Baronnet

The World Famous *BOB*, known for her over the top blonde bombshell image and incredible ability to mix martinis in her cleavage, has captivated audiences all over the world with her unique burlesque stylings, humorous performance art, and MC skills.

She has been photographed by hundreds of photographers including Patrick McMullan, Mario Testino, and David LaChapelle. *BOB* appears in several books including Hotel LaChapelle, New Burlesque, Striptease: From Gaslight to Spotlight, Burlesque: The New Bump and Grind, The Brooklynites, The Velvet Hammer Burlesque., Domestic Burlesque as well as The Burlesque Handbook. A collection of photos by Amy Touchette was recently published by UnGyve Press entitled Shoot the Arrow- A Portrait of The World Famous *BOB*. Believing that television is “the theatre for the poor” *BOB* is a huge fan of the boob tube and has appeared on A&E’s The History of Cleavage as well as HBO’s Real Sex. She has graced the pages of over 50 national & international publications including The New York Times. The big screen suits *BOB* as well, with screen credits including John Cameron Mitchell’s film Shortbus and Beth B.’s EXPOSED.

World Famous *BOB* is a regularly scheduled guest speaker at NYU and has performed and appeared at over 20 US Universities including Harvard, Yale, and Bard.

She has performed all over the world and recently co-created and starred in Young Jean Lee’s; Untitled Feminsit Show. From NYC’s Dance Theatre Workshop, to Taylor Mac’s The Lily’s Revenge, to Stockholm’s Sodra Teatern, World Famous *BOB* has brought crowds together by pointing out what we all have in common- the need for love and creating that with her art in the moment. *BOB* continues her life in the spotlight and is also an Ultimate Self Confidence! Coach for people worldwide. She is currently co-hosting CAMPFIRE! Queer Storytime at Dixon Place Lounge.

For more info and to see if she is coming to your town visit www.theworldfamousbob.com

 

 

Liz Glazer

Liz Glazer used to be a tenured law professor but recently gave that up to do standup, tell stories, act, sing, dance, and write about her own life. She hosts a free weekly show called Say Everything on Thursdays from 7-9 at Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar, 519 2nd Avenue at 29th Street, and co-stars as Sizzle in the web series “Sizzle and Izzle.”

 

 

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Molly McCloy is a a three-time NYC Moth Slam winner with work published in Slate, Nerve, and Swink. She holds an M.F.A. in Nonfiction from The New School. On October 3, Molly will perform her one-woman show, Mad Dog Grudges, at Dixon Place. It is the dark-comic story of a screwed-up family trying to end its legacy of intergenerational violence and substance abuse. Find out more about Molly’s performance and written memoir at mollymccloy.com and http://dixonplace.org/performances/mad-dog-grudges/

 

 

Ronnie Mae Painter

A native New Yorker born and raised in Astoria, Queens, Ronnie Mae Painter is a Brooklyn-based artist who’s primary media are painting on canvas and works on paper. She is also a published author and poet. Her literary works can be found in the anthology “Are Italians White”, edited by Jennifer Guglielmo and Salvatore Salerno. Painter’s experiences growing up as a woman of African-American and Italian-American biracial descent during the 1970s are transcended through both her visual and literary works in energetic movements and a shouting tone.

 

 

 

Start: September 25, 2015 7:30 PM
End: September 25, 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: $5 to $10 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)