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November 1, 2017

NYC Launch: Andrea Lawlor’s Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl

 
Come celebrate Andrea Lawlor‘s debut novel Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl in NYC on the official publication date! Short readings, discussion, and Q&A. Andrea will be introduced by M./Megan Milks.
 
Copies of Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl will be 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!
 
 
Andrea Lawlor

Andrea Lawlor lives in Western Massachusetts and teaches writing at Mount Holyoke College. Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl is their debut novel. Lawlor is a fiction editor for Fence and the author of a chapbook, Position Papers (Factory Hollow Press, 2016). M./Megan Milks is a fiction writer, cultural critic, and scholar. Their first collection of short fiction, Kill Marguerite and Other Stories (Emergency Press, 2014) won the 2015 Devil’s Kitchen Award in Fiction and was named a Lambda Literary finalist in the Debut Fiction category; and their third chapbook The Feels was released by Black Warrior Press in 2016.

 
 
 
 

Start: November 1, 2017 7:00 PM
End: November 1, 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.

October 27, 2017

Writers Explore the Lesbian Body: A Sinister Wisdom Reading

 

A sterling, fabulous, joyous line-up of writers and artists will read in celebration of The Lesbian Body, Issue #106 of Sinister Wisdom, a multicultural lesbian literary & art journal which works to seeks to open, consider and advance the exploration of lesbian community issues. Issue #106 was guest edited by the ever-kind and admirably fierce Tara Shea Burke. Indefatigable Julie Enszer is editor of Sinister Wisdom. Among the readers, some local, some flying in for the event are Vi Khi Nao, Sarah Fonseca, Jenny Factor, Amber Carpenter, Ayasha Guerin, Tara Shea Burke, Julie Enszer, Joan Larkin, Sarah Sarai, Red Washburn, and others TBD.

 

Copies of Sinister Wisdom Issue #106 will be available for sale. To reserve a copy please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com.
 
 

Tara Shea Burke is the editor of Issue 106 of Sinister Wisdom – “The Lesbian Body.” She is author of Let the Body Beg (ELJ), a collection of poems which Tim Seibles described as “part of the cure.” At Old Dominion University in Virginia she created reflective poetry and essays to promote study abroad courses and utilized field research in Africa to apply global pedagogies and greater global awareness in university writing programs.

 

Amber Carpenter is an MFA candidate within the Creative Nonfiction program at Columbia College Chicago. She completed her MA in English from East Carolina University in 2012 with a concentration in both poetry and nonfiction. Her work, which includes writing and photography, has been published in Sinister Wisdom, Mount Hope Magazine, and Glassworks Magazine.

 

Alexis Clements is a writer based in Brooklyn, New York. A regular contributor to Hyperallergic, her writing has also appeared in Salon, Bitch Magazine, American Theatre, The Brooklyn Rail, the Guardian, Nature, and Two Serious Ladies, among others. She is currently working on a documentary film about physical spaces where queer women gather. Follow her @alexisclements

 

Scholar and poet Julie Enszer is the editor of Sinister Wisdom and author of four poetry collections, Avowed (Sibling Rivalry Press, Lilith’s Demons (A Midsummer Night’s Press), Sisterhood (Sibling Rivalry Press), and Handmade Love (A Midsummer Night’s Press); She is also editor of The Complete Works of Pat Parker and Milk & Honey: A Celebration of Jewish Lesbian Poetry. We are grateful to her for her many contributions to lesbian literature.

 

Jenny Factor is an archaeologist of object and mind; she is also a feminist, a mother, and a dog-lover. Her poem collection, Unraveling at the Name (Copper Canyon Press), was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Her work has been supported by an Astraea Grant in poetry.

 

Sarah Fonseca is a publicly-educated writer who lives in New York City. Her essays, criticism, filthy ideas, and their overlapping iterations have appeared (or will soon appear) in Autostraddle, Best Lesbian Erotica 2018, The Lambda Literary Review, Math Magazine, Nylon, and Slate. She’s currently working on a series of essays on women and strength pursuits.

 

Ayasha Guerin is an artist and scholar based in Brooklyn. Her art and writing concern themes of the urban/natural, public and private space, ecology, community and security. She shoots her analog photography on a Canon A-1 that has passed through three generations of family. It is the same camera that captured her baby photos. She is currently a PhD candidate in NYU’s American Studies department.

 

Vi Khi Nao is the author of the forthcoming story collection A Brief Alphabet of Torture, which won FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize. Her novel Fish in Exile was published by Coffee House Press, and her poetry collection, The Old Philosopher, won the Nightboat Books Prize for Poetry. She holds an MFA in fiction from Brown University where she received the John Hawkes and Feldman Prizes in fiction and the Kim Ann Arstark Memorial Award in poetry.

 

Joan Larkin’s poems, plays, and other writings have won awards from Lambda Literary–including the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry, the National Endowment for the Arts, NYFA, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the American Academy of Poets and many other. She has published many poetry collections and anthologies, plays, and nonfiction. Her most recent collection is Blue Hanuman (Hanging Loose Press).

 

Sarah Sarai’s poems and stories are in Barrow Street, Callisto, Fairy Tale Review, Posit, decomP, Lavender, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Collagist, Cleaver, Boston Review, Threepenny Review, Bone Bouquet, and other publications. Her most recent chapbook is Geographies of Soul and Taffeta (Indolent Books). Her collection is The Future Is Happy (BlazeVOX). She is a freelance editor and adjunct prof. Follow her everywhere @SarahSarai

 

Red Washburn, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of English and Co-Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Kingsborough Community College. Her articles appear in Journal for the Study of RadicalismWomen’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and Journal of Lesbian Studies. Her poetry collection is Crestview Tree Woman (Finishing Line). She co-edited Sinister Wisdom issue 103, “Celebrating the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival.”

 

 

 

 

Start: October 27, 2017 7:00 PM
End: October 27, 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.

October 26, 2017

Intersex & Chill: NYC Annual Intersex Awareness Day

 

Intersex kids are routinely told from a young age that our being intersex is something private, something that should be kept secret, something that you cannot disclose to others at all costs. As a result, intersex adults and teens who are out and proud often have much difficulty finding other intersex people to connect with, become friends with, and even just be in the same room with. “Intersex and Chill,” this year’s NYC Annual Intersex Awareness Day event, allows intersex people to come together to share space, talk, laugh, share, chill, and just enjoy being in the company of a bunch of rad intersex people. While large hangs with many intersex people are uncommon outside of intersex organizations, we hope that this event will inspire others to find and create their own communities of fabulous intersex folks and enjoy the profound joy of existing together. (This event is hosted in affiliation with the Point Foundation for LGBTQ scholars.)

 

Claudia Astorino is an intersex person and activist who co-founded the NYC Annual Intersex Awareness Day events. She has raised awareness about intersex issues via writing (The Guardian, Everyone Is Gay, Autostraddle), presentations and workshops (NYU, UC Davis, Bluestockings Books) and interviews (First Person PBS, HuffPost Live, Circa News), and formerly served as the Associate Director of Organization Intersex International’s US chapter (OII-USA). Claudia lives in New York with her girlfriend, and she really, really wants a cat.

 

 

 

Start: October 26, 2017 8:00 PM
End: October 26, 2017 9:30 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: $10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

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: 212 620 7310 x300
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: 212 620 7310 x300
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States