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Shewey event

  Celebrate the publication of two new books: Don Shewey‘s THE PARADOX OF PORN: Notes on Gay Male Sexual Culture and Ishmael Houston-Jones‘s FAT AND OTHER STORIES: some writing about sex. The authors will read from their work, answer deeply personal questions, and give away vintage porn.                 [...]

Sat. Sep 22, 2018 6:00 PM

Events

March 11, 2018

Joe Ovelman’s Affair W/ a Married Man

 
Book Launch “Pictures and Words” 2018

 
On Sunday, March 11th at 2:00 PM, celebrate with Joe Ovelman and the Bureau as we launch his new book, “Pictures and Words: The Sun Rises in the West and the Sun Sets in the East,” STH Editions, 2018. Rollick along with this sweet, sad, funny account of an all-too familiar romance. Ovelman will read from his book; a short Q&A will follow. You’ll want to come and get your signed copy!
 

$10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
 
Joe Ovelman lives and works in Philadelphia and New York City.
http://www.joeovelman.com/portfolios/1805/works/46918
 
Follow @joeovelman https://www.instagram.com/joeovelman/

http://www.connersmith.us.com/artists/joe-ovelman
 
 
 
 

Start: March 11, 2018 2:00 PM
End: March 11, 2018 4:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone: (646) 358-1730
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: $10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

March 10, 2018

TELL 42: Pets

 

TELL is an evening of story telling from the mouths and minds of queers in NYC hosted by Drae Campbell at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division since February 2014.

Pets is the theme for the 42nd installment of TELL. Featuring Memphis, Kelli Dunham, Jesse Glasgow, and Pooya Mohseni.

$10 suggested donation to support the Bureau and the performers. No one turned away for lack of funds.

 

Drae Campbell

Drae Campbell is a writer, actor, director, story teller, dancer, and nightlife emcee. Drae has been featured on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and on stages all over NYC. Drae’s directing work has appeared in Iceland, NYC, Budapest and in the San Francisco Fringe Festival. The short film Drae wrote and starred in with Rebecca Drysdale, YOU MOVE ME won the Audience Award for Outstanding Narrative Short at OUTFEST 2010 and has been shown in festivals globally. Drae won the grand prize at the first annual San Miguel De Allende Storytelling Festival in Mexico. She once reigned as Miss LEZ and also got dubbed “the next lezzie comedian on the block” by AfterEllen.com for her comedic stylings on the interwebs. Campbell hosts and curates a monthly queer storytelling show called TELL at BGSQD. Check her out online!  www.draecampbell.com.

 

Memphis

Memphis is an Italian Greyhound mix and possibly a “Carolina Dog” from Tennessee. She is a great hunter and lives with her human, Drae, in Brooklyn. She is working on an autobiography about her life. Working title; Dramatic Paws, A Southern Gal in Brooklyn. Her first novel, “Chicken Bone Reality” is currently out of print.

 

Kelli Dunham_TELL

Kelli Dunham is the ex-nun genderqueer nurse author storytelling nerd comic so common in modern Brooklyn. Kelli has appeared on Showtime and the Discovery Channel, the Cinderblock Comedy Festival, the Queerly Festival, Solocom, the Gotham Storytelling Festival, and nationwide at colleges, prides, fundraisers and even the occasional livestock auction. She is also the co-founder and producer of Queer Memoir and Organ Recital: A Festival of Stories About Bodies, Health & Healthcare. Kelli is the author of seven books of humorous non-fiction, including two children’s books inexplicably being used by Sonlight conservative home schooling association in their science curriculum and Freak of Nurture, a collection of humorous essays published by Topside Press. She is currently working on a slightly ludicrous self help book tentatively titled: “Shit This Hurts: An Irreverent Guide to Grief.”

 

jesse headshot_TELL

Jesse Glasgow is an actor, writer, runner, and some other things too. She lives in Brooklyn with her wife, dogs, cat, and extensive collection of pants. She believes in you. And magic.

 

Pooya M_TELL

Pooya Mohseni is an Iranian/American actor, Transgender activist and writer.

Pooya appeared in an award winning one woman show, titled “One Woman”, in United Solo Festival at The Theatre Row, written by Cecilia Copeland & directed by Joan Kane. Her other recent stage performances include “The Good Muslim” by Zakiyyah Alexander, directed by William Carden at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage’s “The White Snake”, directed by Natsu Onoda Power, Madame in The OUTLIERS’ production of “The Maids” directed by Ben Gunderson and the title role in “Death of a Persian Prince” at NYMITF & SAIPAF, directed by Dewey Moss.

She’s a recurring guest star on the new crime drama “Big Dogs” produced by Choice Films & Theatricals, directed by Mathew Penn and Tony Glazer, to be released in 2018. She’s also a recurring guest star in the first season of the USA network’s “Falling Water”.

Follow @Pooyaland on Twitter/Instagram

 

 

 

 

Start: March 10, 2018 7:00 PM
End: March 10, 2018 9:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone: (646) 358-1730
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: $10 suggested donation to benefit the performers and the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

CopWatch Training

 

CopWatch is an effective and legal tool for empowering communities, ending police misconduct, unprofessional behavior, and discrimination. You have the right to observe and record all police activities in public places. Learn how to exercise your rights safely and legally. Workshop will be taught by comedian and activist Elsa Waithe. Suggested donation of $5 to $10, but no one will be turned away.

 

Spread the word!!!
 

Please note: The Bureau will be closed during the workshop (4 to 5:30 PM)

 

Know your rights image

“What to do if you’re stopped by the police”: a handy guide from the New York Civil Liberties Union. Print it out. Share it widely. Keep it with you. And you can find other “know your rights” cards (in English and Spanish) here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start: March 10, 2018 4:00 PM
End: March 10, 2018 5:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: (646) 358-1730
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 to $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

March 7, 2018

Canceled due to storm! OLNY Poly Movie Night: Mediterranean Food

 

Hi all, The Center is closing at 4 PM today due to the coming storm. The Bureau will not be open today. Stay warm! Stay safe!

Open Love NY presents Poly Movie Night, a FREE series of feature films that focus on the portrayal of consensual / ethical non-monogamy in cinema. This month we’ll be at our regular venue, the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division.

Please join us for Mediterranean Food/Dieta Mediterránea (2009), directed by Joaquín Oristrell and starring Olivia Molina, Paco León, and Alfonso Bassave.

We’ll meet at 6:30 pm at the Bureau (in room 210 of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center at 208 West 13th Street) for pre-screening socializing and start the movie at 7 pm. The event is free, although a $10 suggested donation to help fund future events is much appreciated.

Synopsis: In this Spanish romantic comedy, Sofía, Toni, and Frank grow up together in a seaside village. While Frank encourages Sofía’s ambition to be a world-famous chef, she is also drawn to Toni’s vision of traditional family life. Running time: 1 hour 41 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles.

 

 

 

 

 

Start: March 7, 2018 6:30 PM
End: March 7, 2018 9:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone: 646-358-1730
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau and Open Love New York. No one turned away for lack of funds.

March 4, 2018

Confront White Womanhood

 

All tickets for this workshop have sold!! Thank you all for your enthusiastic interest in this workshop. We will have approximately 5-10 tickets available at the door. So if you did not buy in advance, come early and we can take the first 5-10 folks! See you on March 4th!!

Follow this link: http://eepurl.com/dkFZyr to sign up for our mailing list and stay up to date on future workshops.

 

For centuries, violence has been done in the name of—and even physically enacted by—white women. By examining historical contexts in conjunction with personal story-sharing exercises, we confront how white supremacy shows up in our own behavior. Through vulnerable discussions about individual complicity, we empower attendees to disrupt white supremacy from within their own communities.

Organizers Sophie Ellman-Golan, Rhiannon Childs, and Heather Marie Scholl (two white women and one Black woman) designed the Confront White Womanhood workshop to interrogate the ways white supremacy manifests within feminist spaces.

At this session, we will be joined by Jewel Cadet from BYP100. We will focus on the white history of feminism and the ways efforts for white female empowerment have harmed People of Color. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how white women can take tangible steps to interrupt our own racial biases and confront the ways we cause harm. We believe that white women can be better accomplices in the fight for freedom and are committed to helping them embody that change

Tickets are $20.

Partial ticket proceeds will be donated to BYP100 NYC, additional donations will be collected during the workshop.

Purchase tickets here.

BYP100 is a national, member-based organization of Black 18-35 year old activists and organizers, dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. We do this through building a network focused on transformative leadership development, direct action organizing, advocacy, and political education using a Black queer feminist lens. Donations will specifically benefit the NYC chapter which has done educational actions about Marion Sims, Swipe It Forward, Anti-Columbus day tours, and HOME (Housing Over Monitoring and Evictions) campaign.

For additional information on operating principles please visit www.ConfrontWhiteWomanhood.com

Please note that the Bureau will not be open to the general public during the workshop.

 

 

 

 

Start: March 4, 2018 1:30 PM
End: March 4, 2018 4:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone: (646) 358-1730
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: $20