Our Next Event

Meryl Meisler’s SASSY ’70s

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  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

Events

October 4, 2014

Grand Opening at The Center!

Please join us for the Grand Opening of the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center! Come celebrate this new chapter in the lives of both the Bureau and The Center! Lady Quesa’Dilla (aka Alejandro Rodríguez), one of the charming information & referral specialists at The Center’s front desk, will preside over our Grand Opening, which will feature Original Cockette Rumi Missabu, visiting from San Francisco, along with local friends of the Bureau Stephen BoyerCristy C. Road, West Vargina (aka Heather Acs), Dust Tea Shoulders, Drae Campbell, Mizz June, Max Steele, and DJ Jade Payne!

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

 

Start: October 4, 2014 7:00 PM
End: October 4, 2014 11:00 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: $10 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)

September 21, 2014 – October 3, 2014

Bureau Closed–Moving to The Center!!!

Saturday, September 20th, will be the Bureau’s final day of business at 83A Hester Street. We will re-open at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center at 208 West 13th Street in room 210 on Saturday, October 4th!

 

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Please join us for the Grand Opening of the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center! Come celebrate this new chapter in the lives of both the Bureau and The Center! Lady Quesa’Dilla (aka Alejandro Rodríguez), one of the charming information & referral specialists at The Center’s front desk, will preside over our Grand Opening, which will feature Original Cockette Rumi Missabu, visiting from San Francisco, along with local friends of the Bureau Stephen BoyerCristy C. RoadWest Vargina (aka Heather Acs), Dust Tea ShouldersDrae Campbell, Max Steele, Mizz June, and DJ Jade Payne!

Suggested donation of $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

 

 

 

Start: September 21, 2014 12:00 AM
End: October 3, 2014 11:55 PM

September 20, 2014

ASS & DICK Book Release Party

Dropping their new book ASS & DICK, Ian Faden and Brian Stremick invite you to come and view their explicit, yet intimate paintings. Together the two have painted the fronts and backs of 36 models that have have been solicited from gay apps. Some of their favorite works from the series will be on display and the new catalog will be available for purchase.

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Having met in art school, Ian and Brian began collaborating and sharing work spaces shortly after graduation. Now they live and work together out of their apartment, (frequently visited by models) in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with their cat Tompkins.

 

Start: September 20, 2014 7:00 PM
End: September 20, 2014 10:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester Street, New York, NY, 10002, United States

September 19, 2014

Read~Act

New works on paper with accompanying performance piece by Jeffrey Burdian.

Burdian’s works on paper will be on view at the Bureau from 9/10-9/20.

The performance will take place on Friday, 9/19: reception at 7, performance at 7:30.

Read~Act is a cooperative performance piece by Jeffrey Burdian. Jeffrey will be laying naked and face down while visitors are urged to sit on him and read portions of books they bring or that are provided. This new and important piece will rattle your guts and most likely change your outlook on life as you know it. While the participant is reading aloud Jeffrey will react to both what is being read as well as the reader. Expectation of profound snippets of wisdom is appropriate. Each reader will have approximately 5 min to read depending on the vibe.

Please bring your books:)

Jeffrey Burdian graduated from NYU with a BFA in 2005 and has been included in shows in NYC, Brooklyn, and Jacksonville Fl. In 2010 he began to experiment with performance art as a way to activate individuals and communities as works of art. For more information about the artist and to get a peek at his work you can visit his www.jeffreyburdian.com

 

 

 

Start: September 19, 2014 7:00 PM
End: September 19, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester Street, New York, NY, 10002, United States

September 18, 2014

Peter Cameron and Benjamin Taylor discuss Totempole

On Thursday, September 18, at 7 p.m., join Peter Cameron and Benjamin Taylor for a discussion of Totempole by Sanford Friedman. This event is taking place on the occasion of New York Review Book‘s re-publishing of Totempole, originally published in 1965.

Totempole is a coming-of-age story that traces the life of a young Jewish boy growing up in New York City from two-year-old boy to twenty-four-year-old man. As Peter Cameron writes in the book’s afterword, “Totempole is an unusual gay novel: It isn’t about life in the closet, and it isn’t about coming out. It’s about the space in between those two stages of gay life, a complex and murky area that has not often been written about: coming out to oneself.”

 

Born in New York City, Sanford Friedman (1928–2010) was a novelist, playwright, and theater producer who taught writing at Juilliard and SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders). He served as a military police officer in Korea from 1951 to 1953, where he earned a Bronze Star. He is the author of several novels, including Conversations with Beethoven, published for the first time and now available from NYRB Classics.

 

Cameron Peter, photograph by Lisbeth Salas

Peter Cameron, photograph by Lisbeth Salas

Peter Cameron is the author of several novels, including The City of Your Final Destination, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You, and, most recently, Coral Glynn. He lives in New York City, and publishes limited-edition books at Shrinking Violet Press.

 

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Benjamin Taylor is the author of two novels, Tales Out of School and The Book of Getting Even. His most recent book is a travel memoir, Naples Declared: A Walk Around the Bay. He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2012 and next year will publish Proust: The Future’s Secret, a biography for Yale’s Jewish Lives series. He lives in New York City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start: September 18, 2014 7:00 PM
End: September 18, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester Street, New York, NY, 10002, United States