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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

July 30, 2013

ANGELS AND DEMONS AT PLAY: Poetry Readings by Steve Koenig and Robin Small McCarthy

ANGELS AND DEMONS AT PLAY

Poetry Readings by Steve Koenig and Robin Small McCarthy

 

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Steve Koenig, a third generation Brooklynite, writes about growing up queer in NYC and the cultural and racial spirits of Mexico, jazz, and everyday shamans. He is a poet, educator, music journalist, and Editor of the arts and culture magazine  www.AcousticLevitation.org, as well as co-founder of the Acoustic Levitation music collaborative and record label (.com). He has been a queer activist since his teens, and co- founded the Baruch College Gay Students Association in 1977.  Much of Steve’s poetry has been in collaboration with painters, sculptors, and improvising musicians from around the world, especially Mexico City.  His poetry volume Among The Powder will be followed by the forthcoming Collected Poems: Ants Eating Through Brick and CD release It Was The Fingers.  Steve has been published in Sensations Magazine, Diseased Pariah News, Poetry In Performance, Brooklyn Day Of The Poet, Unbearable Assembling, Q Review, planetAUTHORity. and Outside.

 

small-mccarthy.robin.portraitRobin Small-McCarthy, a transplanted New Yorker, lives in Pelham Parkway (the Bronx), teaches in Midtown, and performs and plays in the Village. She writes about the fluidity of racial, cultural, gender, and sexual identity–embracing the interconnectivity of all life. She is a well-known poet and performing artist in the New York City underground poetry and music scene.  She is the author of two books of poetry and song, Love During Wartime and Cold Winter Days and Dark Nights of the Soul: The Madison Chronicles.  Robin has been a featured performer in such venues as the Bowery Poetry Club, the Cornelia Street Café, the Green Pavilion, the KGB Bar, Bluestockings, and the Yippie Museum Cafe.  Robin is the founder and co-host of Kairos Poetry Café.  She has adjudicated poetry slams in Madison, Wisconsin. Her writing–poetry and literary criticism–has been published in numerous journals, including the Journal of Cultural Studies, Discourse,Nomad’s Choir Poetry Journal, and The WisCon Chronicles.  She has performed on two CDs:  Kairos Poetry Café Presents Selections of Poetry and Music (AB Film Productions) and Beauty Keeps Laying ItsSharp Knife Against Me (Logochrysalis Productions).  Robin has taught and directed theatre at Syracuse University, the University of Illinois, Technical Career Institutes, the BRLT Actor’s Workshop, and City Lights Youth Theatre.  Her play, Starseed: The Journey Home, is currently in production. Robin is also an English instructor at Technical Career Institutes and the New York Institute of Technology.  A compassionate activist and cultural worker at heart, in all that she creates and wherever her journey finds her, Robin’s ultimate goal and hope is to be a conduit of peace, love, and social justice.

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Start: July 30, 2013 7:00 PM
End: July 30, 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

July 27, 2013

Queer Film Summer Camp: David Noh Presents Riptide

For the fourth installment of Queer Film Summer Camp David Noh will introduce Edmund Goulding‘s Riptide (1934)

IMDB page for Riptide

David Noh, born in Hawaii and living in Manhattan, is a film critic who has written for FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, BACKSTAGE, OPERA NEWS and other publications. He also writes a regular culture column for GAY CITY NEWS and has a blog, WWW.NOHWAY.WORDPRESS.COM. He is happy to be part of this wonderful film series, and hopes that his choices will be enjoyed, as well as a fresh discovery for those unfamiliar with them.

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: July 27, 2013 7:00 PM
End: July 27, 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

July 26, 2013

The F from Female: A Discussion about Gynarchy

A performance by Anastasia Papatheodorou

When we hear the word ‘matriarchy,’ we are conditioned to a number of responses: that matriarchy refers to the past and that matriarchies have never existed; that matriarchy is a hopeless fantasy of female domination, of mothers dominating children, of women being cruel to men. Conditioning us negatively to matriarchy is, of course, in the interests of patriarchs. We are made to feel that patriarchy is natural; we are less likely to question it, and less likely to direct our energies to ending it.

Donations encouraged

Anastasia Papatheodorou

Anastasia Papatheodorou

Anastasia Papatheodorou was born in Athens. Her performances are a synthesis of voice, poetry improvisations, sound effects and cinematic storytelling in an open dramaturgy. She has been performing and living in  Athens – Vienna -Berlin -Paris – and Portugal.
The Bureau will launch our fundraising campaign, Future Perfect: Build the Bureau, on Friday, July 26th, so we hope you’ll come to see Anastasia’s performance and make a donation at the Bureau that night–because donating online can be lonely. So come on down to the Bureau and donate in the company of friends, lovers, and friends and lovers whom you have yet to meet.

Start: July 26, 2013 7:00 PM
End: July 26, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 6464570859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

July 23, 2013

Launch of issue 2 of Prose & Lore, the literary journal of the Red Umbrella Project

Featuring readings by Brandon AguilarDominickEssence Revealed, and Danielle.  The Red Umbrella Project is dedicated to amplifying the voices of people who have current or former experience working in the sex trades.
 
 
 

Start: July 23, 2013 7:00 PM
End: July 23, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 6464570859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

July 20, 2013

Queer Film Summer Camp: David Noh Presents You Are Not Alone

For the third installment of Queer Film Summer Camp David Noh will introduce Ernst Johansen & Lasse Nielsen‘s You Are Not Alone (1978).

IMDB page for You Are Not Alone

David Noh, born in Hawaii and living in Manhattan, is a film critic who has written for FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, BACKSTAGE, OPERA NEWS and other publications. He also writes a regular culture column for GAY CITY NEWS and has a blog, WWW.NOHWAY.WORDPRESS.COM. He is happy to be part of this wonderful film series, and hopes that his choices will be enjoyed, as well as a fresh discovery for those unfamiliar with them.

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: July 20, 2013 7:00 PM
End: July 20, 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