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Rob Redding on race & losing his boyfriend to gun violence

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  Nationally syndicated talk host Rob Redding talks about his autobiography “Out Loud” which recounts how losing his first boyfriend to gun violence forced him out of the closet. “Out loud” is a story of race and sexuality that has been called “shocking” by CBS Radio. “Out loud” is available exclusively at his website ReddingNewsReview.com. Following [...]

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Events

January 12, 2017

Artist Dialogue: Catalina Schliebener in Conversation with Kris Grey & John Chaich

 

Drawing insights from the recent Cut Ups exhibition at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, artist and educator Kris Grey and Growing Sideways curator John Chaich join featured artist Catalina Schliebener to discuss the process behind her use of collage and drawing to explore themes of gender formation, cartoon and medical narratives, and sexual curiosity in queer childhood in the works on view at the Bureau.

 

Catalina Schliebener’s Growing Sideways is on view at the Bureau through January 22.

 

Headshot Photo credits:
Catalina Schliebener, courtesy of the artist

John Chaich, photo by Melissa Blackall Photography

Kris Grey, photo by Alesia Exum

 

Start: January 12, 2017 7:00 PM
End: January 12, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @
Phone: 212 620 7310 x300
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.

January 11, 2017

Dust, Disco, Skyscrapers and Spinning: Four Writers Share New Work

 

Scott Alexander Hess celebrates the release of his new novel Skyscraper, leading a cluster of outstanding writers in this literary event. Hess (whose new novel Skyscraper is called “A tantalizing piece of literary erotica. Well-crafted and beautifully written,” Joe Okonkwo, Author, Jazz Moon) hits the stage with four writer’s debuting stunning short story collections. Amy Dupcak (Dust), Robert Hyers (Spinning the Record) and Philip Dean Walker ( At Danceteria and Other Stories) will read and chat about the writer’s life.

 

Please contact the Bureau in advance to reserve copies of any of the books: contact@bgsqd.com

 

Scott Alexander Hess‘s novel The Butcher’s Sons was a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2015. Skyscraper (Unzipped, an imprint of Lethe Press) is his 4th novel.

 

Robert Hyers is a queer short story writer and novelist. His short story collection, Spinning the Record, is available from Lethe Press.

 

Philip Dean Walker‘s debut collection of short stories, At Danceteria and Other Stories, was published by Squares & Rebels in November 2016.

 

Amy Dupcak‘s short story collection Dust was published by Lucid River Press.

 

 

 

 

Start: January 11, 2017 7:00 PM
End: January 11, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @
Phone: 212 620 7310 x300
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.

January 7, 2017

Queer Collage Party #4

 

In conjunction with the exhibition Growing Sideways, the Bureau hosts our fourth Queer Collage Party. Cut, paste, and create in this hands-on event. Artist Catalina Schliebener will be on hand to share remarks on the role of collage in her practice.

We provide the glue sticks and paper, you provide the pictures. Everyone who attends should bring at least one magazine or book or a bunch of pictures that you’ll contribute to the group. Each person can make their own collage(s), or team up with others! You can keep your own collage(s), but don’t expect to walk away with your magazine intact! The spirit here is fun and sharing.

Feel free to bring snacks to share!

 

Artwork caption:

Catalina Schliebener, Sassy and Butchy 4, 8.5 x 5.5 inches 2016

 

Catalina Schliebener’s Growing Sideways is on view at the Bureau through January 22.

 

 

 

 

Start: January 7, 2017 3:00 PM
End: January 7, 2017 6:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @
Phone: 212 620 7310 x300
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.

January 1, 2017

Closed on New Year’s Day

 

The Bureau will be closed on December 24, 25, and 31, 2016, and on January 1, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

Date: January 1, 2017

December 31, 2016

Closed on New Year’s Eve

 

The Bureau will be closed on December 24, 25, and 31, 2016, and on January 1, 2017.

 

 

 

 

Date: December 31, 2016