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Negative Press Reading + Launch

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  New year, new cultural horizon! Negative Press, a gay Marxist poetry collective, invites you to an evening of poems and other provocations.     Kay Gabriel is a minor internet personality.   Zachary LaMalfa is a minor internet personality.   David W. Pritchard is a minor internet personality.   A.B. Robinson is a minor [...]

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Events

September 28, 2017

Just the Queer Parts: Readings from Vanishing New York

 
From The Rawhide to Folsom Street East, blogger and author Jeremiah Moss reads from the queer parts of his celebrated new book, Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul. Signing to follow.

Copies of Vanishing New York 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!

 

Jeremiah Moss is the creator of the award-winning blog Vanishing New York. His writing on the city has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Daily News, and online for The New Yorker and The Paris Review.

 

 

 

 

 

Start: September 28, 2017 7:00 PM
End: September 28, 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.

September 27, 2017

Healing with Ayahuasca and San Pedro: a gay shaman’s perspective

 

To celebrate the recent publication of his books Javier Regueiro is offering this evening talk to share his view and experiences working with both Ayahuasca and San Pedro/Huachuma in Peru over the last 13 years. More specifically he will be sharing stories from his own healing journey as a gay man, exploring the themes of sexual shame and guilt, and the importance of sexual healing as a gateway to self-empowerment and physical, emotional, and mental health.

 

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Javier Regueiro is a gay Spanish plant medicine person/shaman born and raised in Switzerland. He is a certified Massage Therapist (Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy, New York City), Rebirther (Body Electric School, Oakland, CA) and Avatar Master. In 2004 he moved to study Amazonian plant medicine and shamanism, and has apprenticed with various teachers in the Iquitos and Pucallpa areas. Since 2006 he has been conducting his healing work with Ayahuasca and San Pedro/Huachuma at his own Ayaruna Healing Center in Pisac, Peru. He is the author of “Ayahuasca: Soul Medicine of the Amazon Jungle” and “San Pedro/Huachuma: Opening the Pathways of the Heart”, which will be published by Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press in the Fall of 2017.

 

 

 

 

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

September 23, 2017

CopWatch Training

 

CopWatch is an effective and legal tool for empowering communities, ending police misconduct, unprofessional behavior, and discrimination. You have the right to observe and record all police activities in public places. Learn how to exercise your rights safely and legally. Workshop will be taught by comedian and activist Elsa Waithe. Suggested donation of $5 to $10, but no one will be turned away.

 

Spread the word!!!

 

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“What to do if you’re stopped by the police”: a handy guide from the New York Civil Liberties Union. Print it out. Share it widely. Keep it with you. And you can find other “know your rights” cards (in English and Spanish) here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start: September 23, 2017 7:00 PM
End: September 23, 2017 8:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: 212 620 7310 ext. 300
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 to $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

September 16, 2017

Becoming Your Inner Black Cat: Writing the Surrealist Memoir

 

We’ll meet for a 2-hour workshop where we’ll generate new work, experiment with genre (How could magical realism or surrealist elements help us tell a difficult story? What ARE the boundaries between fact and fiction?) and structure, take writing we’ve already drafted or new writing through thought-provoking revision stations, and break ourselves out of any worn-out limits. Bring something you’ve been working on or just show up with your computer–or pen and paper.
 
This workshop is open to writers of all experience levels! Limited to 20 participants. RSVP by emailing wren@feministpress.org by September 1st.

 

Ariel Gore is the author of nine previous books of fiction and nonfiction and is the founding editor of Hip Mama. She’s won an American Alternative Press Award, a Rainbow Award, and a New Mexico-Arizona Book Award. Her stories and articles have appeared in Psychology Today, The Rumpus, Ms., Salon, and elsewhere. She lives in Oakland and Santa Fe and teaches online at Ariel Gore’s School for Wayward Writers, literarykitchen.com.

 
 
 
 

Start: September 16, 2017 11:00 AM
End: September 16, 2017 1:00 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.

September 15, 2017

Opening Reception for Jared Buckhiester: Love Me Tender

 

The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division is proud to present Jared Buckhiester: Love Me Tender. Spanning the last decade, Love Me Tender surveys Jared Buckhiester’s exploration of conflicted desires and the American archetypes that anchor them. Curated by David Getsy, this exhibition presents a selection inclusive of the artist’s varied and emotionally-invested approach to the medium of drawing. A catalogue including an essay by the curator will accompany the exhibition. Additionally, writer and poet Charity Coleman will present an evening of readings on September 30th, and Jared Buckhiester will present and screen the films of Doug Ischar on October 12th.

Jared Buckhiester: Love Me Tender will be on view at the Bureau September 15—November 12, 2017.

Download a PDF of this press release.

 

Jared Buckhiester is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in New York City. He has a BFA in photo from Pratt and an MFA in Sculpture from Bard College.  Jared makes everything but painting, combining biographical psychosexual material with the ever-present narratives of political violence. Jared has had exhibitions at Envoy Enterprises; Feature Inc.; Gallerie Du Jour, Paris; Thomas Rehbein, Cologne; and at The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in Lille France. Jared has been the recipient of awards from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, The Albert K Murray Foundation, and The Dedalus Foundation for the Arts.  http://www.jaredbuckhiester.com
 
 
David J. Getsy is the Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Professor of Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  He writes about queer and transgender strategies in modern and contemporary art and in art history’s methodologies.  He has published seven books, most recently Abstract Bodies: Sixties Sculpture in the Expanded Field of Gender (Yale, 2015) and the anthology of artists’ writings, Queer (MIT, 2016).  His current projects involve archive-based recoveries of queer and genderqueer performance practices from the 1970s.  He is currently completing a book on Scott Burton’s queer postminimalism and performance in the 1970s and, for the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, curating the first retrospective of costume and performance artist Stephen Varble.  http://www.saic.edu/~dgetsy.
 
 
 
 
 

Start: September 15, 2017 6:00 PM
End: September 15, 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