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The Fops — A new play about Queer identity by Jack Shamblin

Photograph by Bob Criso, from left to right: Graceann Dorse, Daniel Diaz, Goldie Luxe, Kevin Mimms, Michael Witkes, Brandi Azinionae, Nicholas Gorham, Matt "Ugly" McGlade

  THE FOPS by Jack Shamblin bubbled up out of recent work-in-progress performances at Dixon Place. Sharing his new script and his birthday at the same time, he welcomes you to an artful reading, live music, and some good pink cake. “Partying too hard, the aging Queer Monty time travels to Victorian New York’s Paresis [...]

Sat. Mar 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Events

November 29, 2018

Crime For The Holidays: Inside and Outside the Law

 

Two award winning authors of crime fiction–Ann Aptaker and Cheryl Head–discuss their Lesbian protagonists’ relationship to the Law: one choosing to live as an outlaw, the other working within the Law.

 

Native New Yorker Ann Aptaker‘s Cantor Gold crime series (Bold Strokes Books) has been honored with Lambda and Goldie Awards. The current book in the series, “Flesh and Gold,” examines issues of sex work and sex trafficking in pre-Castro Havana. Aptaker’s short stories have appears in two issues of the “Fedora” anthologies, the online zine “Punk Soul Poet,” and is featured in the November special issue of Switchblade: Stiletto Heeled. In addition to her life as an author, Aptaker has been a curator at museums and galleries and is a professor of Art History at New York Institute of Technology.

 

Cheryl Head is the award winning author of the Charlie Mack Motown Mysteries (Bywater Books). The first book in the series, “Bury Me When I’m Dead,” was a 2017 Lambda Literary Awards finalist. The current book is “Wake Me When It’s Over,” released in May 2018, with book three, “Catch Me When I’m Falling,” scheduled for March 2019. Her book “Long Way Home: A World War II Novel,” was a 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist in the Historical Fiction, and African-American Literature categories. Head is the Director of Inclusion for the Golden Crown Literary Society. She lives in an historic 1870 rowhouse in Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

 

Start: November 29, 2018 7:00 PM
End: November 29, 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.

November 23, 2018

Bureau Closed on Friday, November 23

 

The Bureau will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23.

 

 

 

Date: November 23, 2018

November 22, 2018

Closed for Thanksgiving

 

The Bureau will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23.

 

 

 

Date: November 22, 2018

November 20, 2018

Fighting for Trans Lives: Mizz June’s War Call

 
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 NYC based trans hip hop artist Mizz June, addresses these issues using powerful visuals and rhythmically layered beats. Directly following the screening of the music video, there will be a panel/discussion with the artist and representatives from community organizations who’re taking action around bettering the lives of Transgender people.

 
Organizations such as FIERCE! NYC - a membership based TLGBQ youth of color organization in The Bronx that empowers its members through youth led campaigns and leadership development programs; House of GG  – the first national retreat site, educational, and historical center dedicated to Transgender people in the USA, and New Alternatives a non-profit geared towards empowering homeless TLGBQ youth by providing them with valuable tools such as education and basic life skills trainings that will ensure self sufficiency beyond the NYC shelter system- will discuss how we can support each other, and move forward during these intense times. Show up, and learn how.
 
 
This event is FREE!
 
 
Mizz June
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From the Lower East Side of Manhattan and The Bronx, Mizz June, the musical persona of NYC based Actor Julienne Brown- got her start in Musical Theater and Activism.  A protegee of luminary public figures Octavia St. Laurent and Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, she was the first out Black Transwoman to be a guest cast member on a daytime soap opera (“All My Children”)
 

She has appeared in music videos and, performed on various well known stages in NYC and around the U.S. Her debut single, “War Call” can be found here: www.theonetheonlymizzjune.com/music

And, here:
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2SiLxQe
iTunes: https://apple.co/2Pk42oO
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2z51AYX
Google Play Music:http://bit.ly/2yGuzDf
Bandcamp: https://mizzjune.bandcamp.com/
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start: November 20, 2018 7:30 PM
End: November 20, 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

November 18, 2018

Panel Discussion & Signing with Sasha Velour | VELOUR: The Drag Magazine

 

Join Sasha Velour, international drag superstar and winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9, for the release of her hardcover art book, Velour: The Drag Magazine [Collector’s Edition] with a discussion at The LGBT Community Center on Sunday, November 18th at 6PM followed by a signing in the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division.

 

Sasha Velour will be joined by Velour editor and panel moderator, Johnny Velour for an exclusive discussion with long-time Velour: The Drag Magazine collaborators: Miss Malice, Pearl Harbor, Ohni Lisle, and Lady Quesa’Dilla. A signing with Sasha Velour will take place following the panel at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division — just upstairs in room 210!

 

The panel discussion is a free event with registration. Books will be on sale at the Bureau following the panel. The signing is free and open to the public.

 

At 296 pages, entirely ad-free, Velour: The Drag Magazine [Collector’s Edition] compiles all three volumes of Sasha’s critically-acclaimed magazine, Velour (House of Velour, 2015-2017). It is designed from cover to cover by Velour herself, in her unique signature style, and features illustrations, collages, fashion editorials, poems, interviews, and essays by over 75 queer artists and drag performers from around the world. Since its inception, the magazine has been dedicated to showcasing the work of drag queens and drag kings, queer, trans, AFAB (assigned female at birth), and non-binary drag artists from all backgrounds.

 

The pieces collected in this coffee table book are as varied and valid as the drag artists they depict. “There is ‘no right way’ to do, or even define drag,” Sasha Velour insists, “We seek to celebrate it all.”

 

REGISTER FOR A FREE SEAT HERE.

 

 

 

 

Start: November 18, 2018 6:00 PM
End: November 18, 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