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Trans/Queer/Woman: Theory and Politics

Christina Quarles, Grounded By Tha Side of Yew, 2017 copy

  The Bureau is excited to partner with the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research to bring you: Trans/Queer/Woman: Theory and Politics Instructor: Sophie Lewis The course will meet at the Bureau on Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24, and 31, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM Transfeminine lives are often seen as having, in and of themselves, political [...]

Wed. Jul 24, 2019 6:30 PM


September 28, 2013 – September 29, 2013

Que(e)ry: Overdue

Benefit for the Bureau of General Services-Queer Division and The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History.

Dance party for queer librarians and those who love them!

accident report and the warm leatherettes
DJ Shomi Noise
Shade Parade

At Cake Shop

Suggested donation: $10; 21+; 9pm-close.

More info at www.queeryparty.org



Start: September 28, 2013 9:00 PM
End: September 29, 2013 4:00 AM
Venue: Cake Shop
Phone: (212) 253-0036
152 Ludlow St., New York , NY, 10002, United States
Cost: Suggested Donation: $10

Manuel A. Lopez reads from Room at the Top

Manuel A. Lopez  reads from his recent book of short stories, Room at the Top (Eriginal Books, 2013).

Manuel A. Lopez (Manny) was born in Moron, Cuba in 1969. He came to the USA in 1980 via the Mariel boatlift with his parents and siblings, and raised between Florida and California. He is a bilingual poet, writer and cultural promoter. His poetry in Spanish has been published in various magazines, such as: Arique, Baquiana, Contratiempo, La Peregrina Magazine, LaFanzine, Linden Lane and Ventana Abierta. His first book of poems, Yo, el arquero aquel was published in 2011 by Editorial Velámenes. His short stories in Spanish have also been published by Baquiana and Linden Lane Magazine. His poem, A Calling was chosen along with the work of other 40 poets by Broward County Poet in Residence Anastasia Clark for the Our Poetic Tribute to Amelia Earhart, and published in a leather-bound volume permanently displayed at the Amelia Earhart Museum in Kansas. He has also participated in Cristina Garcia’s, Las Dos Brujas Writer’s Workshop with California’s Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. This June a book of short stories in English, titled Room at the Top was published by Eriginal Books. A second book of poetry in Spanish will be published this August by Editorial Betania in Spain.







Start: September 28, 2013 7:00 PM
End: September 28, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone: 646 457 0859
83A Hester St., New York , NY, 10002, United States

September 26, 2013

Lambda’s 2013 Emerging Voices: The New York Edition

A literary showcase featuring members of NYC’s LGBT community who were named Lambda’s 2013 Emerging Voices.

Readings in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, by Marcie Bianco, Stephan Georgiou, Stephen Ira, Bryn Kelly, Matthew Phillp, and Tommy Pico.


MarcieBiancoMarcie Bianco, Queer Public(s) Intellectual, PhD, is a columnist and contributing writer at AfterEllen and Lambda Literary, as well as an adjunct associate professor at John Jay College at Hunter College Her current projects include a scholarly manuscript about the anti-humanist, materialist ethics of English Renaissance Drama, and a memoir about lesbian academic affairs. She lives in Brooklyn with her pup, Deleuze. Tumble4Her at marciebiancoqpi@tumblr.com.


StephanGeorgiouStephan Georgiou is a writer, organizer, performer and troublemaker. When not dancing naked in congressional offices, they can be found eating their way through an existential crisis at a bagel store near you. Stephan seeks to contribute to a collective of voices working to build queer community, emancipation and revolution.


Stephen IraStephen Ira‘s poetry, fiction, and non-fiction have appeared in The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard, Spot Lit Mag, Specter Magazine, The St. Sebastian Review, LGBTQ Nation, and the online edition of Original Plumbing. He is currently pursuing a BA in Literature, Queer Studies, and Critical Theory at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, NY.


BrynKellyBryn Kelly has shared her written work at NYC-based performance series Gayety!, Low Standards, and Queer Memoir; on Showtime Network’s OurChart (dot) com; in Original Plumbing magazine; as a regular columnist at the digital literary magazine PrettyQueer.com; and in the anthology, Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love and Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary, edited by Morty Diamond. She was a cofounder of Theater Transgression, a transgender multimedia performance collective, and studied playwriting at Brooklyn College. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.


MatthewPhillpMatthew Phillp’s writing has appeared in The Village Voice, The New York Sun, Gay Times UK, City Magazine, VIVE and DNA Magazine Australia, for which he was the New York Editor at Large. His commentary on American politics and culture has been featured on Radio 2UE and Vega FM in Australia and he has produced and co-hosted several radio programs including the syndicated New York nightlife talk show D List Radio for East Village Radio and the Q Network. For the past three years he has maintained a fairly consistent dance between writing his first novel and composing marketing paragraphs that don’t bear his byline. In 2013 he was awarded an Emerging Writer’s Fellowship by the Lambda Literary Foundation.


TommyPicoTommy “Teebs” Pico is the driving force behind birdsong, an antiracist/queer-positive collective, small press and zine that publishes art and writing. Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now lives in Brooklyn and has been published in BOMB, [PANK] and THEthe poetry blog. heyteebs.tumblr.com



Start: September 26, 2013 7:00 PM
End: September 26, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone: 646 457 0859
83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

September 25, 2013

Enjoy the Silence

Enjoy the Silence.

A new weekly event at the Bureau. Come read whatever you’re reading in collective silence from 7 to 8. This hour of silent reading will be followed by casual conversations over beer, wine, and sparkling water, by donation as always. The first session of Enjoy the Silence will take place on Wednesday, September 25th. Bring your own book or you can borrow or buy a book at the Bureau. The hour of silence will begin promptly at 7, so please arrive early!

Photograph by Ourit Ben-Haim from the photo-blog Underground New York Public Library

Start: September 25, 2013 6:30 PM
End: September 25, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone: 646 457 0859
83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

September 20, 2013

NYC Book Launch of Joon Oluchi Lee’s Lace Sick Bag

The Bureau and Publication Studio proudly present the NYC book launch of Joon Oluchi Lee‘s Lace Sick Bag.

With Lace Sick Bag, Joon Oluchi Lee offers thirteen hard, delicate, and sweet stories for you to wear close to your skin. Borne from a desire to embody femininity, these are stories that sound and feel like women. They traverse opposite coasts of bodily existence, as men turn into women, women turn into men, children become mothers, mothers become children. (And geographic coasts as well: New York and San Francisco turn into each other.) They burrow deep into the psyche and then spring out to teach you how to glimmeringly show your insides on the outside.

Joon Oluchi Lee (@girlscallmurder) is a feminist text and body maker, and a professor of Gender and Performance at Rhode Island School of Design. He is the author of “The Joy of the Castrated Boy” and lipstickeater.blogspot.com. Joon was grown and educated in Seoul, Iowa City, Charlottesville, and San Francisco. He lives in Providence and Brooklyn with his partner.



Start: September 20, 2013 7:00 PM
End: September 20, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone: 646 457 0859
83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States