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Linda Whalen Quinlan & Vittoria Repetto Read at the Bureau

Whalen Repetto 500

  Join us for an evening of poetry with Linda Whalen Quinlan and Vittoria Repetto!   Linda Whalen Quinlan will read from her poetry book, Chelsea Creek, which won the Wicked Woman Poetry Competition.   Long-time LGBTQ activist and poet, Quinlan grew up the daughter of union parents, a factory worker, and a carpenter. As [...]

Fri. Nov 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Events

October 12, 2019

Queer & Trans Zine Reading: NYC Feminist Zinefest 

 

NYC-based zine and comics creators – – JB Brager (My Gender is Saturn Return), Cassandra Leveille, J Hansen (Queerly Sober), Quinn Milton (The Pope is Trans), Zefyr Lisowski & Charles Theonia (Femmescapes), and Ximena Izquierdo – – will read from their work, a spectacle of queer visions and reckless imagination.

 

NYC Feminist Zinefest was started in 2012 by Elvis Bakaitis and Kate Angell, as a way to showcase the works of feminist-aligned creators and marginalized voices. FZF is one of the city’s largest and longest running zine events, and will be held in March 2020.

 
 
Cassandra Leveille has been contributing to zines since 2012, including hoaxOn Struggling and Jealouzine. Cassandra has also authored two zines of her own, Secondhand Emotion, a zine about the politics of attraction under late capitalism, and CUT, a zine about shaving her head and the politics of black hair in 2018. She is currently working on a compilation zine on how care work functions as a superpower, the final zine in the Secondhand Emotion series, and a zine called Fictive Kinships on the traumas wrought by 2016.
 
 
J Henry Hansen is a writer, performer, queer + sober traveler, activist and ordained minister whose adventures are chronicled on the Queerly Sober blog. J  recently wrote and performed in the solo show, “The Escape Artist”.
 
 
Zefyr Lisowski is a femme sun/femme moon/futch rising living in New York. She’s a poetry co-editor at Apogee Journal, a 2019 Tin House Summer Workshop attendee, and the author of Blood Box (Black Lawrence Press 2019); more information online @zefrrrrrrr and at zeflisowski.com.
 
 
Charles Theonia is a poet from Brooklyn, where they’re at work externalizing interior femme landscapes. They’re the author of art book Saw Palmettos, on hormones, community, and the brain-time continuum (Container, 2018), and chapbook Which One Is the Bridge (Topside Press, 2015). With ray ferriera and Abigail Lloyd, they edit Femmescapes, a magazine of queer and trans affinities with femmeness.
 
 
 

Rainbow Book Fair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Queer & Trans Zine Reading is part of the 10th Annual New York Rainbow Book Fair 2019, taking place on the first and third floors of

The LGBT Community Center
208 West 13th Street
NY, NY 10011

From noon to 6 PM on Saturday, October 12, 2019

 

 

 

Start: October 12, 2019 4:00 PM
End: October 12, 2019 5:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States

Queer Women Writers Bloom Panel at The Rainbow Book Fair

 

Queer womyn writers and literary curators of color, all members of Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon, on the importance of curating and supporting queer literary spaces. This interactive panel of queer writers and literary organizers will discuss their community activism in the literary community, including the importance of centering queer/lgbtq writers and artists both now and in the future. Each writer will also share an excerpt of their own powerful literary work.
Featured panelists/writers: R. Erica Doyle, María Fernanda, JP Howard, & Nicole Shawan Junior

 

Rainbow Book Fair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queer Women Writers Bloom Panel is part of the 10th Annual New York Rainbow Book Fair 2019, taking place on the first and third floors of

The LGBT Community Center
208 West 13th Street
NY, NY 10011

From noon to 6 PM on Saturday, October 12, 2019

 

 

 

Start: October 12, 2019 1:15 PM
End: October 12, 2019 2:15 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States

October 5, 2019

A Celebration of Lou Sullivan

 

In celebration of the publication of the edited diaries of the great gay transsexual activist, a roster of writers and filmmakers share work that celebrates transmasculinity, intimacy, and freedom. Featuring Cyrée Jarelle Johnson, Davey Davis, Jamie DiNicola, Chris Berntsen, An DuplanStephen Ira, and Serge Rodriguez–as well as readings from Lou himself through noted spiritualist medium Zach Ozma.
 
Copies of We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan (Nightboat Books, 2019) will soon 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!

 
 
 
 
 

Start: October 5, 2019 7:30 PM
End: October 5, 2019 9:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
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 3, 2019

The Whole Megillah

 
If You Blink, You’ll Miss It: An Intergenerational Dialogue Between August Bernadicou (25) and Rumi Missabu (71)
 
 

Rumi Missabu was an original member of the radical theater troupe, the Cockettes. He left the group after a year and a half, moved to New York and then returned to San Francisco. For 35 years, he lived completely off-the-grid.
 
 
 
August Bernadicou is Rumi Missabu’s official biographer. He is the founder of The LGBTQ History Project. Since he was 14 years old, August has been recording and transcribing interviews with gay elders from the 1950s through the AIDS Crisis.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Start: October 3, 2019 7:00 PM
End: October 3, 2019 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
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 2, 2019

OLNY Poly Movie Night: When Two Won’t Do

 

Open Love NY presents Poly Movie Night, a FREE series of feature films that focus on the portrayal of consensual / ethical non-monogamy in cinema. This month we’ll be at our regular venue, the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division.

On October 2nd please join us for a viewing of When Two Won’t Do (2002), a documentary by Maureen Marovitch and David Finch.

We’ll meet at 6:30 pm at the Bureau (in room 210 of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center at 208 West 13th Street) for pre-screening socializing and start the movie at 7 pm. The event is free, although a $10 suggested donation to help fund future events is much appreciated.

Synopsis: Maureen and David are Canadian filmmakers and romantic partners who explore opening their relationship while interviewing multi-partner families and attending conventions. CW: suicide. Running time: 57 minutes.

 

 

Start: October 2, 2019 6:30 PM
End: October 2, 2019 9:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau and Open Love New York. No one turned away for lack of funds.