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Rob Redding on race & losing his boyfriend to gun violence

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  Nationally syndicated talk host Rob Redding talks about his autobiography “Out Loud” which recounts how losing his first boyfriend to gun violence forced him out of the closet. “Out loud” is a story of race and sexuality that has been called “shocking” by CBS Radio. “Out loud” is available exclusively at his website ReddingNewsReview.com. Following [...]

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Events

January 6, 2014

Stories & Queer with Steven Cordova, Shelley Ettinger, Christopher Soto, and Rosebud Ben-Oni

Stories & Queer will hold its first event in NYC at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:00pm (EST).  The event will feature Steven Cordova, Shelley Ettinger, Christopher Soto, and Rosebud Ben-Oni.

The live event will be streamed and archived to our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR-34__YD3WJ9FTGh_E1pwg?feature=

The virtual components of this series are unique and allow us to reach beyond the local borders of the event.

S&Q is a traveling reading series that aims to provide a space for local & national readers/listeners to connect with queer & queer-friendly writers. Our mission is to provide a space for underrepresented voices to be heard and to connect writers and audiences no matter where they are. This series makes a positive contribution to the literary and LGBTQ community by encouraging all people to tell their stories without shame or fear.

S&Q is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.

Please note: the Bureau is closed on Mondays, but we will open at 6 pm for this event. 

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Steven Cordova is the 2012 first-place winner of the International Reginald Shepherd Memorial Poetry Prize. His first full-length poetry collection, Long Distance, was published by Bilingual Review Press in 2010, and his poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies. A selection from Long Distance was recently set to music for the AIDS Quilt Songbook. Steven lives in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Shelley Ettinger

Shelley Ettinger‘s work has been published in Nimrod, Cream City Review, Liberation Lit, Blithe House Quarterly, Lodestar Quarterly and other journals. She has been awarded residencies at the Saltonstall Foundation Arts Colony, Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and Norcroft Writing Retreat for Women, and, in 2007, a full scholarship to the first Lambda Literary Foundation Writers’ Retreat. An activist all her adult life, Shelley is a partisan of political poetry and fiction. She’s currently working on a novel suggested by the famous death and secret lesbian life of Kitty Genovese.

 

Christopher Soto
Christopher Soto
(aka Loma) is a queer latin@ punk poet who is concerned with dismantling patriarchy and white supremacy.  They are currently curating Nepantla, an e-journal dedicated to queer poets of color, in collaboration with The Lambda Literary Foundation. They have work forthcoming from Columbia: A Journal, Acentos Review,  Anti-, Wilde Magazine and more. They are an MFA candidate in Poetry at NYU.

 

Rosebud Ben-Oni

Born to a Mexican mother and Jewish father, Rosebud Ben-Oni is a 2013 CantoMundo Fellow. A graduate of the 2010 Women’s Work Lab at New Perspectives Theater, her plays have been produced in New York City, Washington DC and Toronto. Her work is forthcoming or appears in American Poetry Review, Arts & Letters, Bayou, Puerto del Sol, among others. Her debut book of poems SOLECISM was published by Virtual Artists Collective in March 2013. Rosebud is a co-editor for HER KIND (herkind.org) at VIDA: Women in Literary Arts (vidaweb.org). Find out more about her at 7TrainLove.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start: January 6, 2014 7:00 PM
End: January 6, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester St., New York, 10002, United States

January 4, 2014

The Mancaster Talks with the Organizers of 20SOMETHING

The Mancaster will be talking with the organizers of the Meetup group Gay 20Somethings of NYC. Listen to their chat about the group’s history and what their plan is for the future!

20SOMETHING is a social events organization for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and transgender people in New York City, aged 18 to 33. We are focused on providing a safe space at the LGBT Center for the discussion of topics relevant to people in and around their 20s. Topics vary widely, but the discussion is always lively. While we are based at the LGBT Center, we also host a plethora of other social activities such as movie outings, dinners, coffee, and bar nights.

The Mancaster is a series of podcast interviews with the “mom & pop” business owners, the behind-the-scenes workers, the musicians, the artists, the drag queens, the go-go boys, those who make entertainment possible; hear their voices and listen to their journeys.

 

 

 

Start: January 4, 2014 2:00 PM
End: January 4, 2014 4:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

December 19, 2013

Launch Party for Quito Ziegler’s Zine THROUGH

In conjunction with the photography exhibition QUEEN OF HEARTS and in the general spirit of Getting Shit Done before the year ends, Quito Ziegler (recently proclaimed hermit artist of the year by SF’s Museum of Transgender Hirstory & Art) will miraculously complete a zine they’ve been writing for over a year and read selections from it, along with other stories from the Queen of Hearts.

In early 2011 Q.Z. came out as trans, experienced trauma, abruptly stopped taking pictures, became a hermit and hit the road in an unmarked white van called the Pony, taking occasional breaks to organize large-scale queer art happenings with an amazing cast of characters. Beyond these pretty pops of public glamour, their time was mostly spent wandering off in an anti-social haze, generally going through it.

THROUGH is the story-behind-the-story of these past three years, an attempt to articulate their complicated evolution from person to tranimal and the lessons they learned in the process. What begins as an individual story of crisis and resilience evolves into a series of reflections on queer interdependence, structural transphobia, physical transition, and DIY recovery strategies.The writings emerged during travels through dark corners of Brooklyn and Berlin and the sunny meadows of Vermont, with a stint at the fancy MacDowell Colony in winter.

Reading at 7 PM.

A limited-edition zine of this story will be available for sale at the event.

This event is in support of QUEEN OF HEARTS, a photography exhibition at the Bureau.

Darkly glam and quietly intense, The Queen of Hearts, Quito’s upcoming book of photography and writings, is set in the nightclubs and fire escapes of Brooklyn before dawn.

The images were shot over one year, 2010/11, as a collection of queer artists and performers coalesced in the dark – contributing to the cultural explosion we are living through now. Relying on the moon and the disco ball for light, the images are grainy and seductive, dreamy and tender. B&W prints were subsequently hand-painted, hand-sewn, and are presented in hand-made frames.

Images will be on view at the Bureau from December 9 – 31.

after-party : punk/queercore/goth/powerpop gala @ Hank’s!

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Start: December 19, 2013 6:00 PM
End: December 19, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester St., New York, 10002

December 18, 2013

Mancaster interviews actor, director, and nightclub performer Joshua Warr

Join us for Mancaster‘s interview of Joshua Warr

The Mancaster is a series of podcast interviews with the “mom & pop” business owners, the behind-the-scenes workers, the musicians, the artists, the drag queens, the go-go boys, those who make entertainment possible; hear their voices and listen to their journeys.

Joshua Warr

Joshua Warr is an actor, director, and nightclub performer who lives in NYC. Joshua most recently directed the NYC premier of David Schulner’s An Infinite Ache which had a limited run downtown at the Access Theatre and garnered rave reviews. He can also be seen in the gay hit web series ‘Hunting Season’ guest starring as “Harris.” He’s a recipient of a 2013 Fruitie Award for his work in the Fresh Fruit Festival premiere of Patrick McCarthy’s Pride River Crossing and is a MAC Award and two time BroadwayWorld Award nominee for his nightclub acts. EntertainmentWeekly.com calls him “wickedly funny”, watch out, this Warrior shows no signs of slowing down. 

 

For more information about The Mancaster click here.

 

 

 

 

Start: December 18, 2013 7:00 PM
End: December 18, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

December 17, 2013

Mancaster interviews Stephen Boyer and Nicholas Wilson

Join Chad Edmonds and Eddie Cuneo of The Mancaster for interviews with and performances by writer, performer, artist, and activist Stephen Boyer and violinist Nicholas Wilson. The evening will be recorded for a podcast.

The Mancaster is a series of podcast interviews with the “mom & pop” business owners, the behind-the-scenes workers, the musicians, the artists, the drag queens, the go-go boys, those who make entertainment possible; hear their voices and listen to their journeys.

 

Stephen Boyer, photograph by Amos Mac

Stephen Boyer, photograph by Amos Mac

Stephen Boyer is a writer, performer, curator, painter, activist, etc…. best known for working in porn, working to compile the Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology, and for their novel Parasite, available at the Bureau. For more about Stephen, visit their blog Minor Progression.

 

Nicholas Wilson

Nicholas Wilson began studying violin at 10 years old. He studied throughout middle school and in high school was accepted into an arts program called Governor’s School, which focused its curriculum on each artist’s respective art.

Nicholas earned his Bachelor’s degree from George Mason University, majoring in Music. During and after his degree the Washington Metropolitan area afforded opportunities in performance and education. Nicholas has been teaching privately for 8 years.

Nicholas moved to NYC 6 months ago and will be applying for his Master’s degree soon.

 

 

Start: December 17, 2013 7:00 PM
End: December 17, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States