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Meryl Meisler’s SASSY ’70s


  Meryl Meisler, with camera in hand, documented the process of her coming out and exploring LGBTQ NY communities during the 1970s. She’ll be sharing her images and stories of Disco, nightlife, Fire Island, and self portraits from her book Purgatory & Paradise SASSY ‘70s Suburbia & The City.   Copies of Purgatory & Paradise SASSY [...]

Thu. Dec 13, 2018 7:00 PM


November 8, 2014

Newfangled 4: Robert Siek Hosts Nick Comilla, Jameson Fitzpatrick, & Christopher Soto

Join us for the 4th installment of Newfangled, poetry readings by emerging poets hosted by Robert Siek. Newfangled 4 features Nick Comilla, Jameson Fitzpatrick, & Christopher Soto.



Nick Comilla

Born on a military base turned ghost town in Rome, NY, NICK COMILLA currently lives in NYC. He holds an MFA in poetry/fiction from The New School. His poems have appeared in Assaracus, Poetry Is Dead, Lambda Literary, and HOMO Magazine. He is currently working on his first book project, Ghosts of Montreal. You can check out more of his work here and sometimes here.



JAMESON FITZPATRICK is the author of the chapbook Morrisroe: Erasures (89plus/LUMA Publications), and his poems have appeared in The Awl, The American Reader, The Literary Review, and Poetry, among elsewhere. He holds a BA and an MFA from New York University, where he now teaches in the Expository Writing Program.


Christopher Soto

CHRISTOPHER SOTO (aka Loma) is a queer latin@ punk poet and prison abolitionist. They are currently curating Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color in collaboration with The Lambda Literary Foundation. They have work published in Columbia: A Journal, Acentos Review, Anti-, and more. They are an MFA candidate in Poetry at NYU.



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). His poetry has most recently appeared in The Good Men Project, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, and VACZINE, as well as the anthology Between: New Gay Poetry. He lives in Brooklyn.





Start: November 8, 2014 7:00 PM
End: November 8, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: 212 620 7310
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Free

November 6, 2014

Belladonna* and the Bureau Present: EC Maxe Crandall, Cheena Marie Lo, & Natalie Peart

Join Belladonna* and the Bureau for readings by EC Maxe Crandall, Cheena Marie Lo, & Natalie Peart


Cheena Marie Lo lives in Oakland, CA, where they co-curate the Manifest Reading Series. Their work has been published in 580 Split, La Fovea, The Poetic Labor Project, and the anthology It’s Night in San Francisco but it’s Sunny in Oakland.

EC Maxe Crandall’s chapbook “Together Men Make Paradigms” was published this summer by Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs. The play premiered at the Hot! Festival at Dixon Place and was short-listed for the Leslie Scalapino Award. A 2014 Poets House fellow, Maxe teaches in the Undergraduate Writing Program at Columbia University and is at work on a critical biography called Gertrude Stein and Men.

Natalie Peart is a creative and likes to read tarot cards with her coffee. She co-hosts the Brooklyn Ladies Text-based Salon with poet/mother/person, mother/person/poet, person/poet/mother, Montana Ray.







Start: November 6, 2014 8:30 PM
End: November 6, 2014 10:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: 212 620 7310
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Free

November 1, 2014


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.

TBD is the theme of the seventh installment of TELL, featuring Hadassah Damien (aka Damien Luxe), Ariel “Speedwagon” Federow, Chris Roberts, and Anita Dolce Vita.

Our host, Drae Campbell just won the grand prize at the first annual San Miguel De Allende Storytelling Festival in Mexico.

She’s going to tell the ‘winning’ story at the next TELL on 11/1.


Drae Campbell

Drae Campbell is a writer, actor, director, story teller, dancer, and nightlife emcee. Besides winning the 2011 Miss LEZ title, 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, YOU MOVE ME won the Audience Award for Outstanding Narrative Short at OUTFEST 2010 and has been shown in fesivals globally. Drae was dubbed “the next lezzie comedian on the block” by AfterEllen.com for her comedic stylings on the interwebs. Campbell throws a monthly party in Brooklyn called PRIME. Check her out online and around town. www.draecampbell.com


Damien Luxe

Hadassah Damien is a multimedia artist & performer, organizer, and writer who you may have encountered onstage as Damien Luxe. Damien entered graduate school to learn about how protest arts work in radical political history and came out with this research. She’s lectured on radicalism in art at Yale, Duke, UT Austin, U of Toronto, and other fancy places as well as on barroom floors, in barns, and in backyards. [She prefers the latter.] She’s co-producer of the Heels on Wheels Glitter Roadshow, the Opentoe Peepshow Salon series, contributes collaborative technology services to many queer, arts, and social justice organizations, and writes about tech, power, perversion, and art at www.femmetech.org



Photo by Stacie Joy

Photo by Stacie Joy

Ariel “Speedwagon” Federow‘s work has been seen on Broadway, Lafayette, Houston, Chrystie, Fulton, N 6th, and many of the finer streets of NYC and beyond. Venues: Dixon Place, the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics, the Bowery Poetry Club, WoW Theater Cafe, Hey Queen!, Rebel Cupcake, In the Flesh, BAX, the Bureau of General Services: Queer Divison, LaMama ETC. Company member: the Ballez, Butch Burlesque, AO Movement Collective. Works With: Coral Short, Jenny Romaine, Susana Cook, Quito Ziegler, Daniel Rosza Lang/Levitsky, the Aftselokhis Spectacle Committee. Resident reporter, Sarah Jenny News Network. Reigning dapperQ of the year. Co-curator of Deadline, a queer works-in-progress series. 2012 Hemispheric Institute Affiliated Emerging Artist. Miss JewSA 5772. Bingo host. Clown.



Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts is an artist, writer, and chef working on the MIX festival and a forthcoming second zine of ingredient-based adventures in cooking.



Anita Dolce Vita

Anita Dolce Vita is a Clinical Research Nurse by day and a fashion and culture blogger by night. In addition to serving as the Editor in Chief at dapperQ.com, her work has been featured/mentioned in The Huffington Post, Curve, DIVA, Autostraddle, MTV’s After Ellen, Newsweek’s The Daily Beast, HuffPo Live, San Francisco Weekly, Canada’s Globe and Mail, Beijing Review, and Bosnia’s Manjine.BA



Start: November 1, 2014 7:00 PM
End: November 1, 2014 10:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: 212 620 7310
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Free

October 30, 2014

*Devil’s Night* B0DYH1GH, Tender Cousins, SISTER PACT






B0DYH1GH: Since 2010, Brooklyn-based art duo B0DYH1GH have developed a cult following for their epic, psychedelic, synaesthetic music; dark and weird art interventions; intricate, tautological grooves; and entrancing, mysterious style. They’ve performed at legendary New York City club nights such as Birdsong, Spank, Pussy Faggot, Clump, Gio Black Peter’s Super Bisexuals, Everybooty Gay Pride, Jason & Jill, Apocalypse Wow, F.:.NCY, and Chris Tyler’s Total Rejects Live. They’ve served as models and muses for internationally-acclaimed artists such as Amos Mac, whose image of the band went viral after being featured in Out Magazine, and created site-specific work for galleries such as the Impossible Project Space and Strange Loop. The band has had two evening-length special gala performances, DEEP-FRIED CANDYFLOWERS at Culturefix and ALIEN AFTERLIFE at La MaMa, and released a critically-acclaimed debut mixtape, PRETTY BEAUTIFUL, and an instrumental art-rock masterpiece EP BUTTERBAWL. Their sophomore mixtape, LILDED GILY, is forthcoming in 2014.
Tender CousinsFelix Bernstein, Gabriel Hoot, Sam Taffell “awkward, fragile and imposing” (deadstock) Are xxxposed at www.felixbernstein.com.
Sister Pact, formerly called Skirt, is Logan Sibrel (The Firms) and Omar Afzaal (House of Bread, Young Guts). The band started as a solo project in 2008 when Logan envisioned a soundtrack to an art show that never happened. The resulting bedroom jams would sit idle for a number of years until the two bandmates met and used them as the framework for the collaboration taking place now.


Start: October 30, 2014 8:00 PM
End: October 30, 2014 10:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: 212-620-7310
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Free

October 25, 2014

All of Them Witches – Curated by Gio Black Peter

OCT 25
ALL OF THEM WITCHES short film program curated by Gio Black Peter
[one night only]

featuring short films by

Richard Kern
Bruce LaBruce
SUPERM [Slava Mogutin & Brian Kenny]
Franko Black 
Matt Lambert
Lee Adams ft. Dahc Dermur VIII
Karol Radziszewski
Nicky Miller
Daniel Mckernan
Paul Gunn
Tyler Stone 
Gio Black Peter 
+++ plus more

 Check out this teaser!

 Gio All Witches still 500


Start: October 25, 2014 7:00 PM
End: October 25, 2014 10:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: 212-620-7310
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Free