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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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September 26, 2013

Lambda’s 2013 Emerging Voices: The New York Edition

A literary showcase featuring members of NYC’s LGBT community who were named Lambda’s 2013 Emerging Voices.

Readings in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, by Marcie Bianco, Stephan Georgiou, Stephen Ira, Bryn Kelly, Matthew Phillp, and Tommy Pico.


MarcieBiancoMarcie Bianco, Queer Public(s) Intellectual, PhD, is a columnist and contributing writer at AfterEllen and Lambda Literary, as well as an adjunct associate professor at John Jay College at Hunter College Her current projects include a scholarly manuscript about the anti-humanist, materialist ethics of English Renaissance Drama, and a memoir about lesbian academic affairs. She lives in Brooklyn with her pup, Deleuze. Tumble4Her at marciebiancoqpi@tumblr.com.


StephanGeorgiouStephan Georgiou is a writer, organizer, performer and troublemaker. When not dancing naked in congressional offices, they can be found eating their way through an existential crisis at a bagel store near you. Stephan seeks to contribute to a collective of voices working to build queer community, emancipation and revolution.


Stephen IraStephen Ira‘s poetry, fiction, and non-fiction have appeared in The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard, Spot Lit Mag, Specter Magazine, The St. Sebastian Review, LGBTQ Nation, and the online edition of Original Plumbing. He is currently pursuing a BA in Literature, Queer Studies, and Critical Theory at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, NY.


BrynKellyBryn Kelly has shared her written work at NYC-based performance series Gayety!, Low Standards, and Queer Memoir; on Showtime Network’s OurChart (dot) com; in Original Plumbing magazine; as a regular columnist at the digital literary magazine PrettyQueer.com; and in the anthology, Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love and Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary, edited by Morty Diamond. She was a cofounder of Theater Transgression, a transgender multimedia performance collective, and studied playwriting at Brooklyn College. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.


MatthewPhillpMatthew Phillp’s writing has appeared in The Village Voice, The New York Sun, Gay Times UK, City Magazine, VIVE and DNA Magazine Australia, for which he was the New York Editor at Large. His commentary on American politics and culture has been featured on Radio 2UE and Vega FM in Australia and he has produced and co-hosted several radio programs including the syndicated New York nightlife talk show D List Radio for East Village Radio and the Q Network. For the past three years he has maintained a fairly consistent dance between writing his first novel and composing marketing paragraphs that don’t bear his byline. In 2013 he was awarded an Emerging Writer’s Fellowship by the Lambda Literary Foundation.


TommyPicoTommy “Teebs” Pico is the driving force behind birdsong, an antiracist/queer-positive collective, small press and zine that publishes art and writing. Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now lives in Brooklyn and has been published in BOMB, [PANK] and THEthe poetry blog. heyteebs.tumblr.com



Start: September 26, 2013 7:00 PM
End: September 26, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone: 646 457 0859
83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

September 25, 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. The first session of Enjoy the Silence will take place on Wednesday, September 25th. 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: September 25, 2013 6:30 PM
End: September 25, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone: 646 457 0859
83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

September 20, 2013

NYC Book Launch of Joon Oluchi Lee’s Lace Sick Bag

The Bureau and Publication Studio proudly present the NYC book launch of Joon Oluchi Lee‘s Lace Sick Bag.

With Lace Sick Bag, Joon Oluchi Lee offers thirteen hard, delicate, and sweet stories for you to wear close to your skin. Borne from a desire to embody femininity, these are stories that sound and feel like women. They traverse opposite coasts of bodily existence, as men turn into women, women turn into men, children become mothers, mothers become children. (And geographic coasts as well: New York and San Francisco turn into each other.) They burrow deep into the psyche and then spring out to teach you how to glimmeringly show your insides on the outside.

Joon Oluchi Lee (@girlscallmurder) is a feminist text and body maker, and a professor of Gender and Performance at Rhode Island School of Design. He is the author of “The Joy of the Castrated Boy” and lipstickeater.blogspot.com. Joon was grown and educated in Seoul, Iowa City, Charlottesville, and San Francisco. He lives in Providence and Brooklyn with his partner.



Start: September 20, 2013 7:00 PM
End: September 20, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone: 646 457 0859
83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

September 18, 2013

Queer Silences

Given that it’s that back-to-school time of year, the Bureau would like to host some classes. These might take the form of a single evening or perhaps two or three sessions. Please send us proposals at contact@bgsqd.com.

To get the ball rolling, Greg Newton, the Bureau’s Minister of Propaganda, will offer a class that will meet once with the option to continue indefinitely. The class, Queer Silences, will explore the subject of silence from queer perspectives. The first and possibly only class will take place on Wednesday, September 18th, from 7 to 9. In advance of the class, participants will read Jonathan D. Katz’s essay “John Cage’s Queer Silence: Or How to Avoid Making Matter’s Worse” and Caroline A. Jones’s “Finishing School: John Cage and the Abstract Expressionist Ego.” Greg will send PDFs of the essays to all who RSVP to contact@bgsqd.com.

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

September 12, 2013

The Bureau at Pussy Faggot!

PUSSY FAGGOT! returns with a special end of summer edition hosted by Penny Arcade. Bring your campfire stories and sordid tales of summer!

Admission $10 / $6 with RSVP to

DJ Jo Equality Lampert ( AVAN LAVA)

8:00 pm- Bureau of General Services-Queer Division (BGSQD) reading featuring Ariel Speedwagon, Chavisa Woods, and poet Bobby Miller in his first NYC performance in 5 years!

Confirmed Performers Include:

✬ Champagne Jerry (aka Neal Medlyn)
✬ Fidel Cathro (aka Cath Alcorn – from Sydney, Australia!)
✬ Clay Aztec Dalmatians
✬ Glittered and Mauled
✬ Mss Vee
✬ Natti Vogel
✬ Ryan Landry (P-town’s “Showgirls” and Gold Dust Orphans)
✬ Sabrina Chap
✬ Shane Shane
✬ Tyler Ashley


✬ Needles Jones

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Start: September 12, 2013 8:00 PM
End: September 12, 2013 8:00 PM
Venue: The Delancey
Phone: 212 254 9920
168 Delancey Street, btw. Clinton and Attorney, New York, NY, 10002, United States