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Fighting for Trans Lives: Mizz June’s War Call

WAR CALL COVER ART

  There’s no getting around it, the current political climate is a battleground. Add rising murders of Transgender women (specifically, Transwomen of color) to the already increasing issues being faced by the TLGBQ community, and it’s no wonder a song like War Call was created.   War Call, the debut single and music video from [...]

Tue. Nov 20, 2018 7:30 PM

Events

November 11, 2018

Book launch and reading: The Pr0n Series

 

Gay comedy fetish writer Mark Boyd will read from one of his latest stories, The Collared Master, and share a free book sampler with several of the stories in his forthcoming Pr0n Series collection. Comedian James Angelo will MC and share his humorous take on navigating the gay fetish scene.

 

Mark Boyd is a writer who regularly publishes in European fetish magazine Alphatribe. His comedy fetish fiction has been shared at events like Folsom Europe in Berlin and he has performed his work around the globe in cities like Barcelona.
 
 
 
 

Start: November 11, 2018 3:00 PM
End: November 11, 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: Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

November 10, 2018

Trans Figured Reading and Signing with Brian Belovitch

 
Brian Belovitch shares his true story of life as a gender outlier and his dramatic journey through the jungle of gender identity in Trans Figured: My Journey from Boy to Girl to Woman to Man. Brian has the rare distinction of coming out three times: first as a queer teenager; second as a glamorous transgender woman named Tish, and later, Natalia Gervais; and finally as an HIV-positive gay man surviving the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. His book is a no-holds-barred memoir of a chaotic era and his candid journey through identity. He will be reading selected passages from the book as well as signing copies.
 
Copies of Trans Figured are available for purchase at the Bureau. To reserve a copy please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com. Please support the Bureau by buying books from us. Thank you!
 
 
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Brian Belovitch is a former editor at People magazine. A 2000 GLAAD award nominee for his play Boys Don’t Wear Lipstick, Belovitch is a founder of Queer Stages, an LGBT-themed dramatic series, and a guest storyteller with the Generations Project. Belovitch is currently in a master’s program for mental health counseling at Hunter College. Today he works as an addiction professional and lives in Brooklyn with his husband of fifteen years.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Start: November 10, 2018 7:00 PM
End: November 10, 2018 9:00 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: Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

November 7, 2018

OLNY Poly Movie Night: (A)sexual and The Open Photo Project

 

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.

On November 7th, please join us for (A)sexual (2011), a documentary directed by Angela Tucker, and a pre-movie multi-media screening of The Open Photo Project.

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.

 

THE OPEN PHOTO PROJECT
Erika Kapin presents a screening of her ongoing work, The Open Photo Project. This multi-media screening features a slideshow of photographs from a diversity of people in consensually non-monogamous relationships along with audio excerpts of them speaking about their relationships. Running time: approximately 45 minutes.

 

(A)sexual Synopsis: People who experience little or no sexual attraction seek to define their identity and build new relationship models. Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start: November 7, 2018 6:30 PM
End: November 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.

November 3, 2018

Trophy Boy NYC screening and cast Q & A

 

A special screening of the award wining short film Trophy Boy (run time 13 minutes). Followed with a Q & A with some of the cast

 

Devon born British actor Emrhys Cooper has done incredibly well for himself – not only did he bag himself the lead role in the Emmy nominated drama series Vanity starring alongside Denise Richards & Karrucehe Tran. As well as achieving a career in film & television appearing in many top US shows including Desperate Housewives, CSI:NY, Blackish and Person of Interest, Emrhys has also featured in several West End musicals and worked as a dancer for a variety of musical superstars including Madonna, Christina Aguilera and the Pussycat Dolls. He was also the first Western actor to star in a Bhutanese film and achieved an award for outstanding performance from a leading actor at the IndieFest film festival for his role in Kushuthara. But it’s his directional debut Trophy Boy which is really setting him apart from the crowd. Using his own social media experiences and witnessing how detrimental it can be to ones self awareness, promoted him to not only; write, produce, direct and star in the film that recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. On the success of the short film, Cooper is now developing Trophy Boy into a TV series through his own production company EmCo Entertainment.

 

 

 

 

Start: November 3, 2018 7:00 PM
End: November 3, 2018 8:00 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: Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

November 2, 2018

New Books on Trans Childhoods

 
Join authors Gayle Salamon and Tey Meadow for a reading and discussion of two new books that trace different trajectories of contemporary trans childhoods. Tey Meadow will read from her book, Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century, an ethnographic study of a generation of families actively supporting children through gender transitions. Gayle Salamon will read from her book The Life and Death of Latisha King: A Critical Phenomenology of Transphobia, in which she examines the case of 15-year-old Latisha King, a trans girl who was shot and killed by a classmate and misidentified as a gay boy in the subsequent murder trial. The authors will explore the roles of racial and class stratification in the emergence of trans lives, and chronicle the ways parents, teachers, doctors and lawyers–in giving or withholding gender from trans kids–shape how livable trans lives can be.

 

Reading and discussion will be followed by a reception and book signing.

 

To reserve copies of Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century and/or The Life and Death of Latisha King: A Critical Phenomenology of Transphobia, please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com. Thank you for supporting the Bureau!
 
 
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Tey Meadow is assistant professor of sociology at Columbia University. She is the author of Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century, and the co-editor of Other Please Specify: Queer Methods in Sociology.

 
 

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Gayle Salamon is professor of english and studies of women, gender and sexuality at Princeton University. She is the author of Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality, and The Life and Death of Latisha King: A Critical Phenomenology of Transphobia.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Start: November 2, 2018 7:00 PM
End: November 2, 2018 9:00 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: Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.