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Girl Tales Live Reading and 2nd Season Fundraiser!

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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 @ [...]

Sun. Nov 18, 2018 3:00 PM

Events

October 22, 2017

2017 NY Queer Zine Fair

 

We are excited to be presenting the third New York Queer Zine Fair on October 21 and 22. The event will bring more than 40 queer artists, zine makers. collectives and publishers from around the world to present and sell their current work.

This year we’ll take over three rooms on the second floor of The LGBT Community Center – Room 201A, The Keith Haring Bathroom and of course the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division.

Saturday, 21 October / 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday 22 October/ 12:00pm to 7:00pm

There will be a few different exhibitors on Saturday and Sunday so be sure to check out both days.

Free admission.

We look forward to seeing you there!

SATURDAY and SUNDAY:

3 Dot Zine www.3dotzine.com
Anand Vedawala www.anandvedawala.com
Anthony Malone www.anthonymaloneisalive.tumblr.com
Anxiety Dreams www.anxiety-dreams.com
Authorized to Work in the US Press www.authorizedtowork.us
BEARPAD www.thebearpad.com
Belladona Series http://www.belladonnaseries.org/
Bound Leather Zine www.boundleatherzine.com
Brusque Babe www.brusquebabe.com
Cameron Dailey / scum bag fag rag Instagram.com/yescameron
Chris Moody www.cargocollective.com/chrismoody
Christopher Clary www.christopherclary.com
Doable Guys www.doableguys.tumblr.com
Gay Sex Is The Answer www.Davidmodel.com
headmaster www.headmastermagazine.com
homie house press www.adrianastories.com/homiehousepress/
HOMOCATS www.HOMOCATS.com
“Homos in Herstory” by Mr. Elvis www.elvis007.wordpress.com
Institue 193 www.institute193.org
Joe Ovelman. www.joeovelman.com
Karen Kaye Llamas www.Karenkayellamas.com
khaleel www.thisnumberisinvalid.tumblr.com
Knowsgay www.knowsgay.tumblr.com
Matthew Scott Gualco www.matthewgualco.com
Olivia M. www.etsy.com/shop/ParadoxNowCreations
Pink Mince www.pinkmince.com
Raw Material www.tumblr.com/blog/rawmaterialzine
Slow Youth www.slowyouth.info
Straight To Hell chapbooks & editions www.straight-to-hell.com
Sula Collective www.sulacollective.com
The Bettys www.thebettys.com
Vanessa Adams mwww.vanessaadams.bigcartel.com/
Wabisabizinez www.Wabisabizinez.Storenvy.Com

SATURDAY 21 ONLY
Barnard Zine Club twitter.com/barnardzineclub
Cakeboy www.cakeboymag.com
GenderFail www.genderfail.space
Ginger www.gingerzine.net
Pegacorn Press www.carolinepaquita.com/gallery/
Stephen Grebinski www.stephengrebinski.com

SUNDAY 22 ONLY
Arno Mokros + Nona Schamus www.arnomokros.com +www.nonaschamus.com
Arthur DUMPLING – Cock au Soleil www.legrosmonsieur.fr/cock-au-soleil/
Cassandra Leveille www.secondhandemozine.tumblr.com
Multiform www.instagram.com/mullteforme
the queefs
Troll Hole NYC www.trollholenyc.com

 

 

 

 

 

Start: October 22, 2017 12:00 PM
End: October 22, 2017 7:00 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

October 21, 2017

2017 NY Queer Zine Fair

 

We are excited to be presenting the third New York Queer Zine Fair on October 21 and 22. The event will bring more than 40 queer artists, zine makers. collectives and publishers from around the world to present and sell their current work.

This year we’ll take over three rooms on the second floor of The LGBT Community Center – Room 201A, The Keith Haring Bathroom and of course the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division.

Saturday, 21 October / 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday 22 October/ 12:00pm to 7:00pm

There will be a few different exhibitors on Saturday and Sunday so be sure to check out both days.

Free admission.

We look forward to seeing you there!

SATURDAY and SUNDAY:

3 Dot Zine www.3dotzine.com
Anand Vedawala www.anandvedawala.com
Anthony Malone www.anthonymaloneisalive.tumblr.com
Anxiety Dreams www.anxiety-dreams.com
Authorized to Work in the US Press www.authorizedtowork.us
BEARPAD www.thebearpad.com
Belladona Series http://www.belladonnaseries.org/
Bound Leather Zine www.boundleatherzine.com
Brusque Babe www.brusquebabe.com
Cameron Dailey / scum bag fag rag Instagram.com/yescameron
Chris Moody www.cargocollective.com/chrismoody
Christopher Clary www.christopherclary.com
Doable Guys www.doableguys.tumblr.com
Gay Sex Is The Answer www.Davidmodel.com
headmaster www.headmastermagazine.com
homie house press www.adrianastories.com/homiehousepress/
HOMOCATS www.HOMOCATS.com
“Homos in Herstory” by Mr. Elvis www.elvis007.wordpress.com
Institue 193 www.institute193.org
Joe Ovelman. www.joeovelman.com
Karen Kaye Llamas www.Karenkayellamas.com
khaleel www.thisnumberisinvalid.tumblr.com
Knowsgay www.knowsgay.tumblr.com
Matthew Scott Gualco www.matthewgualco.com
Olivia M. www.etsy.com/shop/ParadoxNowCreations
Pink Mince www.pinkmince.com
Raw Material www.tumblr.com/blog/rawmaterialzine
Slow Youth www.slowyouth.info
Straight To Hell chapbooks & editions www.straight-to-hell.com
Sula Collective www.sulacollective.com
The Bettys www.thebettys.com
Vanessa Adams mwww.vanessaadams.bigcartel.com/
Wabisabizinez www.Wabisabizinez.Storenvy.Com

SATURDAY 21 ONLY
Barnard Zine Club twitter.com/barnardzineclub
Cakeboy www.cakeboymag.com
GenderFail www.genderfail.space
Ginger www.gingerzine.net
Pegacorn Press www.carolinepaquita.com/gallery/
Stephen Grebinski www.stephengrebinski.com

SUNDAY 22 ONLY
Arno Mokros + Nona Schamus www.arnomokros.com +www.nonaschamus.com
Arthur DUMPLING – Cock au Soleil www.legrosmonsieur.fr/cock-au-soleil/
Cassandra Leveille www.secondhandemozine.tumblr.com
Multiform www.instagram.com/mullteforme
the queefs
Troll Hole NYC www.trollholenyc.com

 

 

 

 

 

Start: October 21, 2017 12:00 PM
End: October 21, 2017 7:00 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

October 19, 2017

In the Province of the Gods: Kenny Fries and Matthew Gallaway

 

Kenny Fries, who was born missing bones in his legs, travelled to Japan to explore how the Japanese view people with disabilities. In Japan, he discovered (it’s almost a rumor) a god with a disability, although whether he’s Shinto or Buddhist is unclear. Fries returned to Japan a second time, but before arriving, he is diagnosed with HIV.

Fries’s HIV diagnosis shakes up all of his assumptions about Japan, the body, and mortality and he is propelled to a new understanding of how to live with the constant knowledge of impermanence and threat of loss.  In the end, not only was Japan the right place to discover a culture unlike his own, but Japan was also the perfect place to learn how to re-conceive and re-enter his life.

Author Matthew Gallaway joins Fries in conversation.

 

Copies of Kenny Fries’s In the Province of the Gods and In the Gardens of Japan 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!

This event is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Press.

 

Photo by Michael R. Dekker

Photo by Michael R. Dekker

Kenny Fries is the author of, most recently, In the Province of the Gods, as well as Body, Remember: A Memoir and The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin’s Theory, winner of the Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights. He is the editor of Staring Back: The Disability Experience from the Inside Out and author of the libretto for The Memory Stone, an opera commissioned by Houston Grand Opera.

 

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Matthew Gallaway 
is the author of #gods – described by Lambda Literary as “epic” and “riveting” – and The Metropolis Case, which was praised by the New York Times for being “driven by exuberance and morbidity, fatalism and erotic energy.” He lives in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City with his partner and four cats.

 

Start: October 19, 2017 7:00 PM
End: October 19, 2017 8:30 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.

October 14, 2017

TELL 37: HalloQween

 

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.

Dusty Childers is the special guest host of TELL 37!

HalloQween is the theme of the 37th installment of TELL. Featuring Katharine Case, Poison Eve, and Princess Flicky.
$10 suggested donation to support the Bureau and the performers. No one turned away for lack of funds.

 

Dusty Tell 37

Dusty Childers (Dusty Tea Shoulders/ @duddylynn) directs, dramaturges, conjures costumes, speaks their truth in front of audiences, drags it up periodically, and instructs the future via the classroom. Childers’ body and body of work have graced the likes of Joe’s Pub, Abrons, The Whitney, Dixon Place, BAM, La Mama, the Soho Playhouse, Sid Gold’s Request Room, NY Live Arts, Irving Plaza, House of Yes, BAM, The Mix Festival, Bureau of General Services Queer Division, The Edinborough Fringe Festival and St. Ann’s Warehouse. He has worked with Justin Sayre, Taylor Mac, Heather Acs, Mister Wallace, Big Dipper, Miguel Gutierrez, Silas Howard, World Famous *BOB* and Amber Martin (among others).

 

 

Katharine

Katharine Case started publishing an anarcho-feminist zine at the age of 14 in Phoenix. She has used writing as her primary tool for stirring shit up ever since. She moved to San Francisco in her 20s where she did regular readings at rancid bars as the token feminist party girl columnist for the seminal punk magazine, Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll. She currently resides in New York, where she’s spent the last ten years teaching English at a public school where she helps complicated kids find their own voices.

 

 

Poison Eve

Poison Eve:
Creator, Destroyer, Shredder and petty thief. Boylesque, draglesque, performance art and puppeteer. A rare carnivorous night-blooming lily – flaunting neither falsies nor realies, this downtown stalwart has performed in Blacklips Performance Cult, the Jackie 60 factory, and such spaces as the Wild Project, PS122, HERE, Howl!, St. Ann’s Warehouse, the Guggenheim, and (remarkably) both The Cock and The Hole!

 

 

Flicky

Princess Flicky aka Hollywood South aka Cape Middleton aka Courtney Love Kardashian reigns over Ptown and Nola throwing the most lavish shindigs thru out the continental USA. Currently owns a Blackberry, former Sidekick 2 owner. Mother to little Willie Nelson (puppy) and favors all shades of pink and denim Loves vodka and good lighting

 

 

 
 
 

Start: October 14, 2017 7:00 PM
End: October 14, 2017 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.

October 13, 2017

XXO Reading featuring DJ Ashtrae & all his Friends

 

The Triple Love Reading series (XXO) began as a dirty dream in a twisted era. It celebrates the ways poets struggle with and make out the world. It also aspires to mix different communities in NYC. XXO is funded in part by the Greater Los Angeles Cotton Candy Fortune.

 

 

DJ Ashtrae

In the summer of 2016, DJ Ashtrae (Joshua Escobar) graduated from the Master of Fine Art program at Bard College where he was the Dean’s Fellow in Writing, as well as the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley, where he was a Merit Fellow. His first collection, Caljforkya Voltage, winner of 2017 No, Dear/Small Anchor Press Chapbook Competition, launched this September. He is a CantoMundo fellow. He lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn with dj lil piñata. IG: djashtrae17.

 

 

 Carina del Valle Schorske

Carina del Valle Schorske is a poet, essayist, and Spanish language translator at large in New York City. Her work has appeared at the Los Angeles Review of Books, the New Yorker online, Lit Hub, Boston Review, New York Magazine, The Offing, Washington Square, and elsewhere. She recently won Gulf Coast’s 2016 Prize for her translations of the Puerto Rican poet Marigloria Palma. She is the happy recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, the MacDowell Colony, and Columbia University, where she is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature. carinadelvalleschorske.tumblr.com /Twitter: @fluentmundo / IG: @psycheandstupid

 

 

Maria Fernanda Snellings

María Fernanda Snellings is an award-winning poet from Washington, D.C. Her poems & translations have appeared in Luna Luna Magazine, The Wide Shore, Kweli Journal & elsewhere. In 2017, she received fellowships from Callaoo Writers Workshop and CantoMundo. María Fernanda is a Black-Ecuatoriana and a proponent of open-lingual space.

 

 

Omotara James

Omotara James writes and lives in New York City. Her poetry chapbook, Daughter Tongue, was selected by African Poetry Book Fund in collaboration with Akashic Books for the 2018 New Generation African Poets Box Set. Her work has appeared in The Recluse, Winter Tangerine, Cosmonauts Avenue and elsewhere. She is a 2017 Lambda Literary Fellow and has been awarded scholarships by the Home School and Cave Canem. Her awards include the Nancy P. Schnader Academy of American Poets Award. Her debut full length collection, Mama Wata is forthcoming from CCM press. Currently, she is an MFA candidate at NYU. www.omotarajames.com /@omotarajames (IG, twitter)

 

 

Mel Elberg

Mel Elberg is a cyclical homosexual garden variety poet at large.

 

 

Tanya Zamirouskaya

Tanya Zamirouskaya was born in Borisov, USSR, Soviet Belarus. Zamirouskaya writes surreal short stories about memory, ghosts, alienation and language deprivation. Her literary works have been published in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, where she worked as a journalist and music critic. She is the author of two short stories collections, Life Without Noise And Pain (2010, Moscow, AST Publishing House) and Sparrow River (2015, Moscow, AST Publishing House). She is currently attempting to write in English in order to study the effects of the language insufficiency on memory, narration, and representation. In 2017 Zamirouskaya finished her MFA in writing at Bard College. She lives in New York City.

 

 

 

 

 

Start: October 13, 2017 7:00 PM
End: October 13, 2017 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.