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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

September 5, 2013

Opening Party at Cage with Annie Lanzillotto, Zee Whitesides,

The Bureau will celebrate the beginning of our stay at Cage with readings by Annie Lanzillotto and Zee Whitesides and a musical performance by Brett Every!

Cage will host the Bureau for the months of September and October. Cage is a space for dialogue, mutual support and production located on the Lower East Side of New York, which involves changing membership in ongoing response to material conditions. Cage is located at 83A Hester St., between Orchard and Allen–around the corner from Strange Loop Gallery.

Photo: Carolina Kroon, 2011. carolinakroonphotography.com

Photo: Carolina Kroon, 2011. carolinakroonphotography.com

Annie Lanzillotto is the author of “L is for Lion: an italian bronx butch freedom memoir” SUNY Press 2013, and “Schistsong” a book of poems, Bordighera Press 2013. Her albums “Blue Pill” “Carry My Coffee” and “Eleven Recitations” are available on iTunes and webwide. Lanzillotto is a devotee of BGSQD

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Zee Whitesides is a poet and musician born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Her poetry and cultural writing has appeared or is forthcoming in/on Autostraddle.com, Jughead’s Basement, and Seven Stamps among others, and she’s the author of two handmade chapbooks. She also leads Brooklyn trans punk band Little Waist.

 

Brett Every PC

Brett Every (brettevery.com) has won some awards (OutMusic, RightOutTV), been described as having “a voice that sounds like it’s been dipped in dark chocolate and steroids” (DNA Mag), and is thrilled and honored to be bringing his songs, guitar and throat to the Bureau’s housewarming.

Start: September 5, 2013 7:00 PM
End: September 5, 2013 10:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

August 25, 2013

Verse, Prose, And Ramblings From The Minds Of Nicholas Gorham, Justin Sayre, And Charlotte Miller

Nicholas Gorham invites his two favorite writers to join him in a public end of summer thoughts and feelings fest that will surely titillate the neuroses of the most steadfast wasp. Join us for a reading of some work, new and old!

 Nicholas Gorham Photo by Wesley Mann
NICHOLAS GORHAM
Nicholas Gorham is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and has been performing in New York since the early part of the Century. After crossing the Canadian border, Nicholas had an awakening that theatre could exist without limitations and began to create his own work in the downtown queer performance scene. Credits include The Goddess Ianna in “Justin Bond Re:Galli Blonde (A Sissy Fix)”; Big Art Group’s “Fleshtone” and Nicholas Gorham: “One Drop Passing” at La MaMa, E.T.C., In 2011, Nicholas founded The Spectrum, a queer performance, rehearsal and art space in Brooklyn.

 

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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 second reading of his play, The Click of The Lock, starring Randy Harrison, Christian Coulson and Sean Dugan took place at Labyrinth’s Bank Street Theater this February

 

Charlotte Miller
CHARLOTTE MILLER
Charlotte Miller is a Brooklyn-based playwright. Her plays include Raising Jo (Playpenn 2010), Fur (Longstocking Productions), A Moment of Silence for the Living (Longstocking Productions), and Sexy JayJay (serials@the Flea). Her plays have received readings at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Labyrinth Theater company. She has performed with Nicholas Gorham multiple times in and around the city as a back-up dancer, word-sayer, and costume-changer. Charlotte’s newest work “Worst Year Ever” is part of this year’s New York International Fringe Festival. The piece looks at the difficulties of being a Texas preteen in the grunge era.

Start: August 25, 2013 7:00 PM
End: August 25, 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

Book Sale at the Bureau

The Bureau will leave Strange Loop Gallery on August 31st, and we will announce our next location shortly. With less than two weeks to go we need to lose a bit of weight in order to make our move easier. Several lovely people have donated boxes of books to the Bureau over the past months, and the Bureau is happy to announce that we will host a book sale on Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th from 12 to 7 PM. Prices will start at $1! So come on down and get you some books! We’ll also have some great deals on posters and art magazines!

 

Start: August 25, 2013 12:00 PM
End: August 25, 2013 7:00 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 24, 2013

Queer Film Summer Camp: Tony Phillips Introduces Ben-Hur

For the eighth and final installment of Queer Film Summer Camp Tony Phillips will introduce William Wyler’s Ben-Hur (1959)

IMDB page for Ben-Hur

Tony Phillips is a freelance journalist who lives between Manhattan and Fort Lauderdale. After completing a prestigious Goldring Fellowship at Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in 2009, he returned to the city to publish his controversial “Jersey Shore” feature on the cover of The Village Voice. He recently wrote several features for OutMagazine including a profile of French art house crossover Francois Sagat shot by photographer Terry Richardson and currently writes for Random House’s Word & Film focusing on films that have been adapted from novels. Tony is currently finishing his second book and working on a feature about the launch of Barbie’s 10,000 square-foot Dreamhouse for a new national publication. He is pictured here in Barbie’s stately Dream Kitchen at The Dreamhouse Experience in Fort Lauderdale.

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 24, 2013 7:00 PM
End: August 24, 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

Book Sale at the Bureau

The Bureau will leave Strange Loop Gallery on August 31st, and we will announce our next location shortly. With less than two weeks to go we need to lose a bit of weight in order to make our move easier. Several lovely people have donated boxes of books to the Bureau over the past months, and the Bureau is happy to announce that we will host a book sale on Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th from 12 to 7 PM. Prices will start at $1! So come on down and get you some books! We’ll also have some great deals on posters and art magazines!

 

Start: August 24, 2013 12:00 PM
End: August 24, 2013 7:00 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