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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

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

August 10, 2013

Queer Film Summer Camp: Jim Fouratt Introduces To Die Like a Man

For the sixth installment of Queer Film Summer Camp Jim Fouratt will introduce João Pedro Rodrigues‘s To Die Like a Man (2009)

To Die Like a Man is a look at the the dance between desire, subjectivity, nature and heterosexual definitions of gender expression. Add religion, body modification options, queens colliding, gender illusion, bad boys, ageism and drugs to mix and you get a very contemporary look at the dialectics of gender expression. And it’s beautifully shot and respectful of the world it inhabits. Hard questions, no easy answers. A NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL selection.

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 10, 2013 7:00 PM
End: August 10, 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 8, 2013

Teaser of The Drifts Live, Queer. Southern. Gothic. with Thom Vernon

Queer. Southern. Gothic. William Faulkner meets Flannery O’Connor meets Carson McCullers. A trans-dad, a pregnant housewife, her cheating husband, his butch lover and a calf fight their sex in a mean Arkansas blizzard. Thom Vernon (performer/writer) teases his @fringenyc stint of The Drifts Live: the novel onstage with performance, readings and talk on gender and mattering.  The Drifts (Coachhouse Books) was called ‘Magnificent’ (Globe & Mail); audiences have said the performances are “Hilarious and harrowing…stricken with a dangerous poetry.”

thedriftslive.com

Free. All donations go to Future Perfect: Build the Bureau, the Bureau’s fundraising campaign to establish a permanent location on the Lower East Side.

 

Start: August 8, 2013 7:00 PM
End: August 8, 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 7, 2013

Future Perfect: Build the Bureau, a Fundraiser for the Bureau at The Pyramid Club

In conjunction with the Bureau’s Indiegogo fundraising campaign, Future Perfect: Build the Bureau, we will host a fundraiser party at

The Pyramid Club on Wednesday, August 7th, from 8 PM on

Donors of $10 or more to our Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign will receive a ticket to this event. Donate $100 or more and receive two tickets. $15 at door.

Donate here

Master of Ceremonies, Justin Sayre

Justin Sayre

Featuring some of the best Queer Performers in New York today!

Performances will start at 9pm with A Special Return for Jack Waters and Peewee Nyob, also with performances by Dan Fishback and Reginald M Lamar

At 10pm, a Special Hour Curated by Earl Dax and PUSSY FAGGOT!, Hosted by Penny Arcade

At 11 We continue the line up with Performances by Brett Every, Max Steele, Linda Simpson, Jonathan Dalin, and Karl Marks!

At 12 Shane-Shane and his amazing party, FANCY Present Music and Merriment with Chris Tyler, Valerie Geffner, and Paul Leopold.

 

Some of NYC’s Best DJs will spin both upstairs and downstairs!

Gio Black Peter
Ash Wood
Dandylion

& Spank Magazine‘s DJ Will Automagic & DJ Sean B

Donors of $10 or more to our Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign will receive a ticket to this event. Donate $100 or more and receive two tickets. $15 at door. We will print out a list of donors, so no need to print anything out. We’ve got it covered.

DONATE HERE

Stay tuned for announcements about additional performers and other details.

 

Start: August 7, 2013 8:00 PM
End: August 7, 2013 8:00 PM
Venue: The Pyramid Club
Phone: 212 228 4888
Address:
101 Avenue A (btw. 6th and 7th Streets), New York, NY, 10002, United States
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door