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Who? You and the kids in your life! What? A live reading of The Literate Mermaid by Christina Quintana, and a fundraiser for a second season! We’ll have a silent auction of a bunch of goodies, face painting by Maggie Allen, a coloring station and a feminist photo booth! Where? Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ [...]

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April 9, 2014

A Future Feminist Tea Party to discuss “Angry Women” Part 2

Organized by Quito Ziegler

Part 1: Wednesday, April 2, 4:30-6:30 pm

Part 2: Wednesday, April 9  4:30-6:30 pm

On April 3-6. the HERE Arts Center will present Angry Women REvisited, a fifteen-person ensemble multidisciplinary performance re-exploring the 1990s classic feminist text Angry Women, conceived and directed by J Dellecave.

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Some of us were heavily influenced by the interviews in the original Angry Women text, released in the early 1990s.  Some of us missed the boat entirely.  All of us live in times that are rapidly changing, and the hope is these discussions will help us get our heads around it.

The Future Feminist Tea Party is an open learning space for feminists at all levels of experience, from remedial to academic, that values the intersection of ideas and lived experiences.  We will come together over tea and cake for a hearty discussion of Angry Women, transfeminism, and the evolution of feminism. Participants are encouraged (but not required!) to make a 3-session commitment:

1)  April 2 : Discuss selections from the original text (please come prepared with the questions it raised for you)

2)  Go see the show on your own!

3)  April 9 : Regroup, debrief, process

Tea and cakes will be served. Feel free to stop in late if you must.
5 bucks if you have it
(no worries if you don’t)

Info on the Angry Women performance + fundraiser below!

The Future Feminist Tea Parties are inspired by artist Kembra Pfahler’s idea of future feminism, where “alpha males and male sky gods no longer make all the rules” and binaries no longer exist.

Angry Women REvisited Indiegogo and show dates!

Angry Women REvisited, conceived and directed by J Dellecave, is a fifteen-person ensemble multi-disclipinary performance examining the interviews of badass (and sometimes problematic) activists/artists of the 1990s, through the lens of 2014 ideas about feminism, and grounding our inquiry in the pages of the classic feminist text, REsearch Journal’s Angry Women. We are a queer cast of dancers, filmmakers, theatre makers, theatre scholars, visual artists, puppeteers, animators, musicians, writers, and rabble rousers, across a wide spectrum of genders. The opportunity to work through important ideas with such a diverse cast is a once in a lifetime opportunity. We were fortunate to be selected for a performance at HERE, 145 6th Avenue, in Manhattan, April 3-6, 2014. The cast of Angry Women REvisited wants to be able to share all of our work with you and our audience, in its fullest professional capacity, and for that we need the funds to support this project.





Start: April 9, 2014 4:30 PM
End: April 9, 2014 6:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
83A Hester St., New York, 10002, United States
Cost: Suggested $5

April 8, 2014

J James comes clean on coming out – Denial Deceit Discovery: Book Reading and signing

Meet the British author behind this year’s most compelling coming out story.  J James will read from his debut book, Denial Deceit Discovery and will then be delighted to sign copies of the book for readers.

Please note: The Bureau is closed on Tuesdays, but we will open at 6 PM for this event, which will begin at 7.

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After over a decade of teaching, educational management and administration, James needed to find an outlet to share his personal story. As a lifelong lover of literature and writing, James has dedicated his career to educating students, helping them develop the tools they’ll need to share their stories in the future.

His first manuscript was inspired by the response James received from the Catholic priest who officiated his marriage annulment. As part of the process, James was asked to submit a small document outlining his feelings about the events that culminated in the failure of his marriage. The priest commented that the piece was the most moving and impactful account he had ever read.  He called it an “inspiration” to other men and women struggling with similar situations.  After exploring many options, James realized that his story could help people to understand the complex issues facing gay men in denial – hopefully, helping to spare others from the heartache he and his loved ones experienced.

James currently lives and works in Southeast Asia.  He enjoys the tropical climate, and the relaxed pace, which has provided him with the opportunity to continue developing ideas for his second novel.







Start: April 8, 2014 7:00 PM
End: April 8, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
83A Hester St., New York, 10002, United States
Cost: Free

Bureau at Second Tuesday Lecture Series for Robert Hofler’s Reading from Sexplosion: From Andy Warhol to A Clockwork Orange—How a Generation of Pop Rebels Broke all the Taboos

The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division will be at The LGBT Community Center for Robert Hofler‘s appearance at the Second Tuesday Lecture Series. We will be selling copies of Hofler’s new book Sexplosion: From Andy Warhol to A Clockwork Orange—How a Generation of Pop Rebels Broke all the Taboos.

The six years between 1968 and 1973 saw more sexual taboos challenged than ever before. Film, literature, and theater simultaneously broke through barriers giving birth to what we still consider to be the height of sexual expression in pop culture: Gore Vidal’s Myra Breckinridge, Hair on BroadwayAndy Warhol and his superstars, Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band, John Schlesinger’s Midnight Cowboy, Luchino Visconti’s Death in Venice, Larry Kramer’s Women in Love, actors such as Alan Bates and Dirk Bogarde, and the proto-reality celebrity Lance Loud.

In Sexplosion: From Andy Warhol to A Clockwork Orange—How a Generation of Pop Rebels Broke all the Taboos, Robert Hofler weaves a lively narrative linking the writers, producers, and actors responsible for creating such controversial works, placing them within their cultural and social frameworks. While the Stonewall Riots were shaking Greenwich Village, a group of daring artists challenged the status quo and defined the country’s concept of sexual liberation. Hofler follows the creation of and reaction to these groundbreaking works, tracing their connections and influences on each another and the rest of the entertainment industry.

Robert Hofler has spent more than forty years as an entertainment journalist, at both Life and Us magazines, and most recently at Variety. His nonfiction works include the Henry Willson biography, The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson and Party Animals, a biography of Allan Carr. Hofler is the theater critic for The Wrap and lives in New York City.

Reception at 6:30
Presentation at 7

The Center is located at 208 W. 13th St., between 7th and 8th Avenues.






Start: April 8, 2014 6:30 PM
End: April 8, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: The LGBT Center
Phone: 212 620 7310
208 West 13th Street, New York , NY, 10011, United States
Cost: $10 suggested donation

April 6, 2014

Writing from the Third Perspective: a woman’s POV

Ann Herendeen talks about writing as a woman who likes MSM (men who have sex with men) and reads selections from her novels and stories. Warning: material contains humor.


Ann Herendeen is the author of two novels published by HarperCollins: Phyllida and the Brotherhood of Philander (2008); and Pride/Prejudice (2010), a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in the Bisexual Fiction category. The first chapter is Ann’s contribution to the forthcoming Best Bi Short Stories. Her short story, “A Charming Ménage,” appeared in Gay City anthology no. 4, At Second Glance (2011). Ann also has an ongoing series of e-books, “Lady Amalie’s memoirs,” which consists (so far) of four novels and two novellas.



Start: April 6, 2014 3:00 PM
End: April 6, 2014 5:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States
Cost: Free

April 5, 2014

Northwest Press at the Bureau!

Coinciding with the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) Arts Fest (April 5 and 6) in New York, Northwest Press and the Bureau of General Services-Queer Division are hosting a fun LGBT comics event for everyone! Come on down and have a beverage, meet other LGBT readers and artists, and maybe win a door prize!




Start: April 5, 2014 7:00 PM
End: April 5, 2014 10:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States
Cost: Free