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Aural Fixation: A Post-Pride Fiction Extravaganza

Sasson reading

  Ready for summer? We know we are. Please join us for an evening of sultry tales and sizzling yarns as authors VIET DINH (After Disasters), DENNIS NORRIS (“Food 4 THOT”), ERIC SASSON  (Admissions, Margins of Tolerance), and JONATHAN VATNER (Carnegie Hill) provide the aural delights. Your ears will never be the same.     [...]

Tue. Jun 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Events

May 2, 2018

OLNY Poly Movie Night: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

 

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, and celebrating 2 years of Poly Movie Night!
 
Please join us for Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017), written and directed by Angela Robinson and starring Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, and Bella Heathcote. The movie was widely praised as one of the most positive portrayals of polyamory in modern American film to date.
 
Wednesday, May 2 – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
208 W 13th St, Rm 210
New York, NY 10011
 
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 more people come, the more likely we’ll continue the event! The event is free, although a $10 suggested donation to help fund future events is much appreciated.
 
Synopsis: Based on the true story of the creator of the character Wonder Woman, Harvard psychologist Dr. William Marston’s polyamorous relationship with his wife and their lover was more provocative than any adventure he had ever written. Running time: 1 hour 48 minutes.

 

 

 

 

Start: May 2, 2018 6:30 PM
End: May 2, 2018 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: Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau and Open Love New York. No one turned away for lack of funds.

April 29, 2018

Beautiful to Look At But Painful to Touch: Marco DaSilva in conversation with Travis Chamberlain

 
Join Marco DaSilva for an intimate conversation about his artistic process with Travis Chamberlain, Managing Director at Queer|Art, where DaSilva is a fellow in QUEER|ART|MENTORSHIP for 2017-2018. DaSilva’s paintings, collages, and sculptures are currently on view in No Reason To Be Careful through June 10th at the Bureau of General Services – Queer Division. This program is free and open to the public.
 
 
Marco DaSilva pic

Marco DaSilva is a native New Yorker whose symbol-based paintings explore hybridity through the intersections of his Brazilian-American, queer identity and manic experience. He has exhibited work at IMAGE Gallery, Heath Gallery, and the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. He is also a NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Fellow. He creates work at his studio in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Marco has a BFA in Painting and Drawing from SUNY New Paltz.
 
 
Travis Chamberlain is a curator whose work encompasses performances, residencies, exhibitions, and community organizing, with a focus on the excavation of marginalized cultural histories and the advancement of emerging queer voices. Major projects have included work with artists Ishmael Houston-Jones, Dennis Cooper, Karen Finley, Julie Tolentino, Wu Tsang, Jack Ferver, Tina Satter, Young Jean Lee, and Jennifer Monson, among others. Formerly Associate Curator of Performance at the New Museum and Artistic Director of Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn, Chamberlain is now Managing Director at Queer|Art, a New York-based non-profit that supports the creative and professional development of LGBTQ artists through models of mentorship and community exchange.

 
 
 
 

Start: April 29, 2018 3:00 PM
End: April 29, 2018 4:30 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 Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

April 28, 2018

Cuarenta y Nueve book launch celebration in New York!

 

Cuarenta y Nueve‘s 3rd and final book launch party is in New York City. Please join us to celebrate this beautiful coffee table book dedicated to the 49 lives lost in the Orlando Pulse nightclub massacre. Many of the 49 artistic contributors will attend. Readings, book signings, performers + celebrating the love and light of our rainbow community. Please join us on this ‘pride full’ occasion!

Cuarenta y Nueve means 49 in Spanish. This beautiful coffee table book is an artistic homage to the 49 lives lost on June 12, 2016, at the Pulse Nightclub massacre, in Orlando Florida. Writers of every discipline & genre, photographers, artists, and even an Executive Chef have come together to create this must have tribute. By 49 and for 49, Cuarenta y Nueve was the vision of (and curated by) best selling author Joie Lamar, who has also arranged for 100% of the proceeds to be donated to positive LGBTQ+ organizations, specifically Pride School Atlanta & GLAAD.

 

 

Start: April 28, 2018 7:00 PM
End: April 28, 2018 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: $10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

April 26, 2018

Pauline Gloss: Lullabies for the Psychotic and Other Recent Work

 
Literary sound-artist Pauline Gloss will present an evening of new and recent work in the text-sound / sound-poetry tradition. She will present her new cycle for solo voice, “Lullabies for the Psychotic” and screen her record (with accompanying video from Nicolas Bermeo) “Greetings from Here: Audio Postcards in Transition,” from 2016.
 
Pauline’s current body of work is concerned with how the smallest bits of language— in both their sonic and meaning-making dimensions— can, through repetition, variation, and syntactical rewiring, create temporary sonic and semantic meaning-making structures.
 
Her work investigates and foregrounds the physicality of language by rendering it architecturally. She makes of its discreet bits semantic and sonic building-blocks whose stability is always already in question.

 
With the character and reach of this tool set, she attempts to form a language in which the boundaries and traditional formations of selfhood are plied, questioned, and reformed.
 
 
Pauline Gloss is a writer and literary sound-artist based in Los Angeles. Her language-sound work attempts to dramatize and expand language in its timbral, rhythmic, textural, and meaning-making dimensions.
 
She runs Spoken Records, a label specializing in the release of work in the Text-Sound tradition. She has been written about favorably in art and music publications and has performed or had work shown in Los Angeles, London, and New York at institutions including MoCA Geffen, Cal Arts, Human Resources (LA), Resonance FM (London), Poetic Research Bureau, The Lambda Literary Festival, Automata, Betalevel, and others.
 
 
 
 
 

Start: April 26, 2018 7:00 PM
End: April 26, 2018 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 Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

April 25, 2018

Publishing Triangle Awards Finalists Reading

 

Join nine of the best LGBT writers of 2017 on Wednesday, April 25, at 7 PM, at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division as they read from their work, all of which are finalists for the prestigious Publishing Triangle and Ferro-Grumley awards to be announced on Thursday, April 26, at the Publishing Triangle Awards Ceremony & Reception, at New School’s Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Avenue, in Greenwich Village, New York.
 
Copies of the nominated books are available for purchase at the Bureau. To reserve a copy of one or more of the books please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com. Please support the Bureau by buying books from us. Thank you!
 
Featuring:
 
Frank Bidart cover

Frank-Bidart

Frank Bidart, Half-Light: Collected Poems, 1965-2016, (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), Finalist for the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry

 
 

Frankie Edozien - Lives of Great Men front cover

Frankie Edozien

Frankie Edozien, Lives of Great Men (Team Angelica Publishing), Finalist for the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction

 
 

Peter Gajdics - Inheritance of Shame Cover

Peter Gajdics

Peter Gajdics, The Inheritance of Shame (Brown Paper Press), Finalist for the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction

 
 

Scarborough cover 500

Catherine Hernandez-Credit Yeemi Tang

Catherine Hernandez, Scarborough (Arsenal Pulp Press), Finalist for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction

 
 

Matthew Lansburgh - Outside is Ocean Cover

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Matthew Lansburgh, Outside is the Ocean (University of Iowa Press), Finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction

 
 

Paula Martinac - The Ada Decades Jacket

Paula Martinac

Paula Martinac, The Ada Decades (Bywater Books), Finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction

 
 

Maureen McLane - SOME SAY Cover

Maureen McLane (C)Joanna Eldredge Morrissey

Maureen N. McLane, Some Say (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), Finalist for the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry

 
 

Alistair McCartney - Disintegrations Cover

Alistair McCartney

Alistair McCartney, The Disintegrations (University of Wisconsin Press), Finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction

 
 

Charif
Charif Shanahan

Charif Shanahan, Into Each Room We Enter Without Knowing (Southern Illinois University Press), Finalist for the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry

 
 
 
 

Start: April 25, 2018 7:00 PM
End: April 25, 2018 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: $10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.