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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 18, 2013

Queer Silences

Given that it’s that back-to-school time of year, the Bureau would like to host some classes. These might take the form of a single evening or perhaps two or three sessions. Please send us proposals at contact@bgsqd.com.

To get the ball rolling, Greg Newton, the Bureau’s Minister of Propaganda, will offer a class that will meet once with the option to continue indefinitely. The class, Queer Silences, will explore the subject of silence from queer perspectives. The first and possibly only class will take place on Wednesday, September 18th, from 7 to 9. In advance of the class, participants will read Jonathan D. Katz’s essay “John Cage’s Queer Silence: Or How to Avoid Making Matter’s Worse” and Caroline A. Jones’s “Finishing School: John Cage and the Abstract Expressionist Ego.” Greg will send PDFs of the essays to all who RSVP to contact@bgsqd.com.

Start: September 18, 2013 7:00 PM
End: September 18, 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 12, 2013

The Bureau at Pussy Faggot!

PUSSY FAGGOT! returns with a special end of summer edition hosted by Penny Arcade. Bring your campfire stories and sordid tales of summer!

Admission $10 / $6 with RSVP to

DJ Jo Equality Lampert ( AVAN LAVA)

8:00 pm- Bureau of General Services-Queer Division (BGSQD) reading featuring Ariel Speedwagon, Chavisa Woods, and poet Bobby Miller in his first NYC performance in 5 years!

Confirmed Performers Include:

✬ Champagne Jerry (aka Neal Medlyn)
✬ Fidel Cathro (aka Cath Alcorn – from Sydney, Australia!)
✬ Clay Aztec Dalmatians
✬ Glittered and Mauled
✬ Mss Vee
✬ Natti Vogel
✬ Ryan Landry (P-town’s “Showgirls” and Gold Dust Orphans)
✬ Sabrina Chap
✬ Shane Shane
✬ Tyler Ashley


✬ Needles Jones

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Start: September 12, 2013 8:00 PM
End: September 12, 2013 8:00 PM
Venue: The Delancey
Phone: 212 254 9920
168 Delancey Street, btw. Clinton and Attorney, New York, NY, 10002, United States

September 5, 2013

Opening Party at Cage with Annie Lanzillotto, Zee Whitesides,

The Bureau will celebrate the beginning of our stay at Cage with readings by Annie Lanzillotto and Zee Whitesides and a musical performance by Brett Every!

Cage will host the Bureau for the months of September and October. Cage is a space for dialogue, mutual support and production located on the Lower East Side of New York, which involves changing membership in ongoing response to material conditions. Cage is located at 83A Hester St., between Orchard and Allen–around the corner from Strange Loop Gallery.

Photo: Carolina Kroon, 2011. carolinakroonphotography.com

Photo: Carolina Kroon, 2011. carolinakroonphotography.com

Annie Lanzillotto is the author of “L is for Lion: an italian bronx butch freedom memoir” SUNY Press 2013, and “Schistsong” a book of poems, Bordighera Press 2013. Her albums “Blue Pill” “Carry My Coffee” and “Eleven Recitations” are available on iTunes and webwide. Lanzillotto is a devotee of BGSQD

Zee Whitesides is a poet and musician born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Her poetry and cultural writing has appeared or is forthcoming in/on Autostraddle.com, Jughead’s Basement, and Seven Stamps among others, and she’s the author of two handmade chapbooks. She also leads Brooklyn trans punk band Little Waist.


Brett Every PC

Brett Every (brettevery.com) has won some awards (OutMusic, RightOutTV), been described as having “a voice that sounds like it’s been dipped in dark chocolate and steroids” (DNA Mag), and is thrilled and honored to be bringing his songs, guitar and throat to the Bureau’s housewarming.

Start: September 5, 2013 7:00 PM
End: September 5, 2013 10:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone: 646 457 0859
83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

August 25, 2013

Verse, Prose, And Ramblings From The Minds Of Nicholas Gorham, Justin Sayre, And Charlotte Miller

Nicholas Gorham invites his two favorite writers to join him in a public end of summer thoughts and feelings fest that will surely titillate the neuroses of the most steadfast wasp. Join us for a reading of some work, new and old!

 Nicholas Gorham Photo by Wesley Mann
Nicholas Gorham is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and has been performing in New York since the early part of the Century. After crossing the Canadian border, Nicholas had an awakening that theatre could exist without limitations and began to create his own work in the downtown queer performance scene. Credits include The Goddess Ianna in “Justin Bond Re:Galli Blonde (A Sissy Fix)”; Big Art Group’s “Fleshtone” and Nicholas Gorham: “One Drop Passing” at La MaMa, E.T.C., In 2011, Nicholas founded The Spectrum, a queer performance, rehearsal and art space in Brooklyn.


13-07-22-Justin Sayre - Chasi Annexy Boy Sonata
Best known as the creator and writer of the hit downtown comedy/variety show The Meeting*(2012 Bistro Award, 2011 MAC Nominee) and its annual benefit “Night of A Thousand Judys” – was described by Michael Musto in The Village Voice as “Oscar Wilde meets Whoopi Goldberg.” In a recent story for Edge New York, Steve Weinstein said “Comedian, raconteur, performing artist, gay rights activist and sexual outlaw: I’m not sure Justin Sayre is classifiable. The veteran performer is on his way to becoming a Downtown Manhattan institution along the lines of Charles Ludlum or Charles Busch.” An evening of his short plays, “Justin Sayre Is Alive and Well… Writing” – called one of the “Top 10 Events on the New York Stage” by the New York Daily News – sold out two shows at Ars Nova last April. A second reading of his play, The Click of The Lock, starring Randy Harrison, Christian Coulson and Sean Dugan took place at Labyrinth’s Bank Street Theater this February


Charlotte Miller
Charlotte Miller is a Brooklyn-based playwright. Her plays include Raising Jo (Playpenn 2010), Fur (Longstocking Productions), A Moment of Silence for the Living (Longstocking Productions), and Sexy JayJay (serials@the Flea). Her plays have received readings at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Labyrinth Theater company. She has performed with Nicholas Gorham multiple times in and around the city as a back-up dancer, word-sayer, and costume-changer. Charlotte’s newest work “Worst Year Ever” is part of this year’s New York International Fringe Festival. The piece looks at the difficulties of being a Texas preteen in the grunge era.

Start: August 25, 2013 7:00 PM
End: August 25, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

Book Sale at the Bureau

The Bureau will leave Strange Loop Gallery on August 31st, and we will announce our next location shortly. With less than two weeks to go we need to lose a bit of weight in order to make our move easier. Several lovely people have donated boxes of books to the Bureau over the past months, and the Bureau is happy to announce that we will host a book sale on Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th from 12 to 7 PM. Prices will start at $1! So come on down and get you some books! We’ll also have some great deals on posters and art magazines!


Start: August 25, 2013 12:00 PM
End: August 25, 2013 7:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States