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Events

August 22, 2013

BB Forever

Bj Dini reads his crazy Kayvon Zand poem, Dia Dear dances in the dark, Stephen Boyer reads for us too, Subtle Curves awes, White screens his PILLOW TALK cycle.

 

Start: August 22, 2013 7:30 PM
End: August 22, 2013 10:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

August 21, 2013

ART FAG Conquers Uranus

London cartoonist Sina Sparrow comes to New York to conquer URANUS with his zine ART FAG! Joining him is our friend Carlo Quispe, AKA Uranus, who will present romance comics from his upcoming URANUS Comics #2. Come enjoy the slide show and take home some free comics as always!!

Start: August 21, 2013 6:00 PM
End: August 21, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

August 18, 2013

Hell in a Handbag

A night of queer madcap stories that fly in the face of bossy bureaucracies (you know the kind) and mandated prescriptions. The lunatic fringe strikes back.

Legendary drag icon and parlor whore, Flawless Sabrina aka Jack Doroshow exposes herself under a blanket of freedom of expression. Visual artist Curtis Carman aka Curtsy recites some queer whimsical poem-ettes. Curtis and Jack’s special guest, Leigh Novog, will read two quirky gay anecdotes that take place in a hyper vigilant New York. Come for a queer night at the bookstore and support a place of freedom with love.

 

Start: August 18, 2013 7:00 PM
End: August 18, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

August 17, 2013

Queer Film Summer Camp: Andrew Durbin Presents The Nomi Song

For the seventh installment of Queer Film Summer Camp Andrew Durbin will introduce Andrew Horn‘s The Nomi Song (2004)

IMDB page for The Nomi Song

Andrew Durbin co-edits Wonder, an open-source publishing and events platform for poetry and new media art. He is the author of Reveler (Argos Books 2012) and The Standard (Insert Blanc Press 2014). He curates the Queer Division reading series at the Bureau of General Services–Queer Division on the Lower East Side, and lives in New York.

Queer Film Summer Camp, a series devoted to queer films or films viewed queerly, is proudly presented by the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division and Peter M. Hargrove, President of Hargrove Entertainment, Inc. Queer Film Summer Camp will take place at the Bureau on eight consecutive Saturday evenings in July and August. An exciting array of film critics and historians along with other queer and queer-friendly NYC-based arts professionals will introduce each film with a brief lecture.

Saturdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24

Suggested donation of $10

Drinks will be served at 7 PM

The introductory lectures will begin at 8 PM

 

 

 

 

Start: August 17, 2013 7:00 PM
End: August 17, 2013 11:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

August 13, 2013

Contributors to Sensual Travels: The Best of Gay Travel Erotica Read at the Bureau

Dominic Ambrose, Michael Luongo (editor), and Michael Mele will read.

Sensual Travels: The Best of Gay Travel Erotica

Edited by Michael Luongo

Bruno Gmünder May 2013

Whether traversing desert sands, steamy jungles, or the urban playground: these are the erotic encounters told by men willing to roam. The stories in Sensual Travels pack a sexual punch, and carry with them the resonance and character of their locales. The writers in this book got to relish and relive their adventures, revisiting them in their minds as they wrote them down for these stories. For the reader, each chance encounter described by the writers is brand new, as fresh and exciting as they were on the day they happened years ago on continents far away.

Edited by renowned travel writer Michael Luongo, Sensual Travels includes contributions from Felice Picano, Lawrence Schimel, Michael Mele (reading), Dominic Ambrose (reading), Sebastian V, Jesse Archer, Trebor Healey, and many others, writing on destinations as diverse as Spain, Japan, Lebanon, Brazil, Russia, Thailand and other regions.

Bruno Gmünder Website listing for the Book:

http://www.brunogmuender.com/products/details/id/7424_Sensual_Travels

 

BIOS

DominicAmbrose

DOMINIC AMBROSE is a writer with a transatlantic vocation. He has written two novels with gay themes, Nickel Fare, set in New York in the 1970s, and The Shriek and the Rattle of Trains, set in Romania in the 1990s. His work has appeared in various publications, such as Van Gogh’s Ear and Inverses (in France) as well as read on BBC World Service. “Croatian Heat” will eventually be included in a personal memoir of the Balkans. He now lives in New York City.

Michael_Mele_SensTrav

MICHAEL MELE has published the children’s book, A Gift for the Contessa, illustrated by Ron Paolillo, with Pelican Publishing. His poetry has appeared in The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, and his gay travel stories have been published in Haworth Press’s Between the Palms, edited by Michael Luongo. He is the director of the travel company Il Chiostro, Inc. which organizes arts-related workshops (painting, writing, photography, cooking) in Italy (www.ilchiostro.com). Michael and his partner Andy travel a lot between New York; Tuscany; Bucks County, Pennsylvania; and the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico.

 

Michael Luongo

MICHAEL LUONGO is the editor of Sensual Travels, published by Bruno Gmünder in May 2013. Michael was senior editor for Haworth Press’s Out in the World series on gay and lesbian travel literature, where a version of this book was originally to be published as Between the Palms, Volume II: Put It in Your Hands Again, a follow-on to the 2004 original Between the Palms, before Haworth’s takeover by Routledge. His travel writing has appeared in Conde Nast Traveler, The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, National Geographic Traveler, CNN, Bloomberg, Out Traveler, Gay City News, Passport, and many other publications. Michael is a native of New Jersey who grew up near the fabled Jersey Shore and now lives in Manhattan. He has been to over eighty countries and all seven continents, with Latin America and the Middle East his favorite areas. His most challenging work has been the post-9/11 Middle East, including Iraq, Gaza, and Afghanistan on both gay and mainstream topics, including the killing of gay men in Iraq for Gay City News which was nominated for a 2010 Pulitzer. He pioneered bringing gay tourism into the academic world by coauthoring with his professor Dr. Briavel Holcomb an article in the Annals of Tourism Research. In 2002, he also coedited Continuum Press’s Gay Tourism: Culture, Identity and Sex, the first academic book on the gay travel industry, with Dr. Stephen Clift and Carry Callister. Other books include Haworth’s Gay Travels in the Muslim World in 2007, the only gay American book translated into Arabic. In 2007, Alyson Books published his debut novel The Voyeur, about a gay sex researcher in New York during the Giuliani era. Luongo also writes the Frommer’s Buenos Aires guidebook. He is one of America’s most award-winning gay journalists, having won the LGBT Journalist of the Year Sarah Pettit Memorial Award in 2011 from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association; the 2010 Grand Prize in Travel Journalism Award from the North American Travel Journalists Association; and in 2012 the first writers award from IGLTA, the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association. He also teaches travel writing at New York University. Visit him at www.michaelluongo.com.

 

Start: August 13, 2013 7:00 PM
End: August 13, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States