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Fighting for Trans Lives: Mizz June’s War Call

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  There’s no getting around it, the current political climate is a battleground. Add rising murders of Transgender women (specifically, Transwomen of color) to the already increasing issues being faced by the TLGBQ community, and it’s no wonder a song like War Call was created.   War Call, the debut single and music video from [...]

Tue. Nov 20, 2018 7:30 PM

Events

September 22, 2018

Written on the Body/Queer*Sex*Life

 

Celebrate the publication of two new books: Don Shewey‘s THE PARADOX OF PORN: Notes on Gay Male Sexual Culture and Ishmael Houston-Jones‘s FAT AND OTHER STORIES: some writing about sex. The authors will read from their work, answer deeply personal questions, and give away vintage porn.

 

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Ishmael HoustonJones is an author, performer, teacher, curator as well as a three-time New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award-winning choreographer. His essays, fiction, interviews, and performance texts have been published in numerous anthologies, including Writers Who Love Too Much (Nightboat Books, 2017); Aroused, A Collection of Erotic Writing (Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2001); Best Gay Erotica 2000 (Cleis Press, 2000); Best American Gay Fiction, volume 2 (Little Brown, 1997); and Out of Character: Rants, Raves and Monologues from Today’s Top Performance Artists (Bantam, 1996). His work has also appeared in Performing Arts Journal, Movement Research Journal, Contact Quarterly, Porn Free, and other publications.

 

 

 

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Don Shewey is a writer, therapist, and pleasure activist in New York City. As a journalist and critic, he has published three books about theater and written hundreds of articles for the New York Times, the Village Voice, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and other publications. He has chronicled his psycho-sexual-spiritual adventures in essays that have been included in numerous anthologies, including The Politics of Manhood, Best of the Best Gay Erotica, The Queerest Art: Essays on Gay and Lesbian Theater, and Men Like Us: the GMHC Guide to Gay Men’s Sexual, Physical, and Emotional Well-Being. An archive of his writing is available online at donshewey.com. His psychotherapy practice specializes in sex and intimacy coaching.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start: September 22, 2018 6:00 PM
End: September 22, 2018 8:00 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

September 21, 2018

Here Nor There–Online Fantasies/Offline Reality Photo Book Launch Party

 

 

Join image-based artist, Sam Rosenthal, for the of launch his newest photo book, Here Nor There, published by bd-studios.com. Rosenthal presents a selection of images appropriated from “netcams” and talks social alienation and the refuge he found on the Internet.

Reception at 7pm, artist presentation at 7:30pm followed by Q&A and mingling! Please email samrosenthalphoto@gmail.com to reserve a copy of Here Nor There.

 

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Sam Rosenthal (b. 1994) is an image-based artist examining Queerness in context of the digital age. He uses electronics, both modern and obsolete, to define the mutability of an image by employing unconventional, and often, experimental modes of processing. These methods include the exploitation of internet camera networks, data and signal manipulation, and scanography to represent his Queer experience.

 

 

 

Start: September 21, 2018 7:00 PM
End: September 21, 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: Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

September 19, 2018

Closed for Exhibition Removal

 

We will be closed on Tuesday, September 18, and Wednesday, September 19, in order to remove the exhibition Cast of Characters.

 

 

Date: September 19, 2018

September 18, 2018

Closed for Exhibition Removal

 

We will be closed on Tuesday, September 18, and Wednesday, September 19, in order to remove the exhibition Cast of Characters.

 

 

Date: September 18, 2018

September 15, 2018

TELL 46: The Time of Your Life

 

TELL is an evening of story telling from the mouths and minds of queers in NYC hosted by Drae Campbell at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division since February 2014.

The Time of Your Life is the theme for the 46th installment of TELL. Featuring Vie Paula, Lorena Russi, and Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li.

 

$10 suggested donation to support the Bureau and the performers. No one turned away for lack of funds.

 

Drae Campbell

Drae Campbell is a writer, actor, director, story teller, dancer, and nightlife emcee. Drae has been featured on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and on stages all over NYC. Drae’s directing work has appeared in Iceland, NYC, Budapest and in the San Francisco Fringe Festival. The short film Drae wrote and starred in with Rebecca Drysdale, YOU MOVE ME won the Audience Award for Outstanding Narrative Short at OUTFEST 2010 and has been shown in festivals globally. Drae won the grand prize at the first annual San Miguel De Allende Storytelling Festival in Mexico. She once reigned as Miss LEZ and also got dubbed “the next lezzie comedian on the block” by AfterEllen.com for her comedic stylings on the interwebs. Campbell hosts and curates a monthly queer storytelling show called TELL at BGSQD. Check her out online!  www.draecampbell.com.

 

 

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South Bronx bred, performance fed, Vie Paula is a Caretaker, Thing Maker, Singer/Songwriter, and Licensed Massage Therapist striving to learn how to tell the whole truth and spend as much time as possible with their roommate’s cat. With night life entertainment in the far away past and a recent foray into all things extra, Vie wants to see you and be seen by you. They are currently working on staying connected and engaged, figuring out what fun is, and creating a life worth staying awake for.

 

 

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Lorena Russi is a comedian-actor-videographer centaur whose experience ranges from 8 years in improv/sketch comedy to head writer for Spotify’s web series to a career as a pro soccer player.

 

 

DENNIS YUEH-YEH LI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally from Taiwan, Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li earned his Master’s degree in Performance Studies at New York University. He works as director, playwright, performer, and performance artist, having created projects addressed upon sexuality, philosophy, and politics, to give his unique perspectives on time, space, and power relations. His thesis performance piece “Kiss Me, so I am Queer”, curated by Chashama, talks about the temporality of queerness and the social construction of queer identity. Currently, he is the Associate Artistic Director of the Living Theatre, and the New York Directing fellow of Drama League.

 

 

 

 

 

Start: September 15, 2018 7:00 PM
End: September 15, 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 performers and the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.