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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

October 18, 2013

FUR + bOObs

FUR + bOObs = Full frontal fun!

Join us for a top-heavy evening with Robert Neu, author of the new novel, bOObs, and Ron Suresha, coauthor of the coffeetable art book, FUR: THE LOVE OF HAIR. These two guys really have a lot to get off their chests!

bOObsbOObs, a novel by R.E. Neu
Martin Brown Publishers, ISBN 978-1937070410

Harlan Flueharty makes a bet to get breast implants, sending his life spiraling out of control. He’s fired from his job, sexually harassed by his brother, written off as an object by the world. His girlfriend Ursula is the sole life saver on this leaky raft, but even she wonders if his gender identification is a game of musical chairs and somebody stole the one marked “DUDE.” His bank account and ego explode as he cluelessly exploits his voluptuous new figure, but with Gomer Pyle’s brain, Marilyn Monroe’s cleavage, and enemies piling up left and right, it will take more than a sturdy bra to get him through the next thirty days.

 

Fur and Ron Suresha

FUR: The Love of Hair, by Ron J. Suresha & Scott McGillivray

Bruno Gmuender, ISBN 978-3867872423

A Rainbow Book Award winner! This spectacular coffee table artbook homage to the masculine hirsute physique brings you hundreds of illustrations and photographs from 50+ artists around the world, as well as commentary in English and German on men’s body and facial hair, quotes from the artists, and other features. FUR was featured this April in a Logo documentary, “The Long & Short of Body Hair.” Artists include: Jack Fritscher, Patheon Studios, Gengoroh Tagame, Rex, Rolando Merida, BearFilms, Blade Bannon, Tom Bianchi, InkedKenny, Angel Colon, BearFilms, Mascular Studios, Michael Kirwan, and Exterface.

 

 

Start: October 18, 2013 7:00 PM
End: October 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

October 17, 2013

Seanchai Justin Sayre

Gearing up for his new piece with The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History (10/26), Rite of Water, based on the life and work of the Poet Hart Crane, Justin Sayre (The Meeting*, Night of a Thousand Judys) reads selections from a collection of his own poetry.

Justin Sayre – best known as the creator and writer of the hit downtown comedy/variety show The Meeting*(2012 Bistro Award, 2011 MAC Nominee) and its annual benefit “Night of A Thousand Judys” – was described by Michael Musto in The Village Voice as “Oscar Wilde meets Whoopi Goldberg.” In a recent story for Edge New York, Steve Weinstein said “Comedian, raconteur, performing artist, gay rights activist and sexual outlaw: I’m not sure Justin Sayre is classifiable. The veteran performer is on his way to becoming a Downtown Manhattan institution along the lines of Charles Ludlum or Charles Busch.” An evening of his short plays, “Justin Sayre Is Alive and Well… Writing” – called one of the “Top 10 Events on the New York Stage” by the New York Daily News – sold out two shows at Ars Nova last April. A reading of his play, The Click of The Lock, is set for this November.

Start: October 17, 2013 7:00 PM
End: October 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

October 12, 2013

Spunk: Words & Music

Spunk [arts] Magazine presents

SPUNK: WORDS & MUSIC

Performance begins promptly at 7:30!

featuring:

William Johnson

WILLIAM JOHNSON
— reading “Speaking Camp” from Spunk issue no.7

 

Photo by Gerry Visco

Photo by Gerry Visco

JOSEPH KECKLER
— reading “Andragon” from Spunk issue no.8

 

Photograph by Amos Mac

Photograph by Amos Mac

MAX STEELE
— reading “King” from Spunk issue no.9

 

Photograph by Scooter LaForge

Photograph by Scooter LaForge

AARON TILFORD
— reading “I’ve Chosen Disco” from Spunk issue no.9

 

Evripidis and his Tragedies

and a solo musical performance by EVRIPIDIS AND HIS TRAGEDIES
— art contributor to Spunk issue no.8

 

copies of SPUNK 8 & 9 will be available for purchase ($9)

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http://fagcity.blogspot.com/
http://www.evripidisandhistragedies.com/

beverages (beer, wine, sparkling water) by donation

Start: October 12, 2013 7:00 PM
End: October 12, 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

October 9, 2013

Enjoy the Silence

Enjoy the Silence.

A new weekly event at the Bureau. Come read whatever you’re reading in collective silence from 7 to 8. This hour of silent reading will be followed by casual conversations over beer, wine, and sparkling water, by donation as always. Bring your own book or you can borrow or buy a book at the Bureau. The hour of silence will begin promptly at 7, so please arrive early!

Photograph by Ourit Ben-Haim from the photo-blog Underground New York Public Library

Start: October 9, 2013 6:30 PM
End: October 9, 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

October 8, 2013

Bureau at the LGBT Center for Reading by Ayana Mathis from Her Debut Novel The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division will be at The LGBT Community Center for Ayana Mathis‘s appearance at the Second Tuesday Lecture Series. We will be selling copies of Mathis’s debut novel The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. Mathis will read from the book, talk about writing the book and her appearance on the Oprah show to discuss it, and answer questions.

Reception at 6:30
Presentation at 7

The Center is located at 208 W. 13th St., between 7th and 8th Avenues.

Start: October 8, 2013 6:30 PM
End: October 8, 2013 8:30 PM
Venue: The LGBT Center
Phone: 212 620 7310
Address:
208 West 13th Street, New York, NY, 10011, United States