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Rob Redding on race & losing his boyfriend to gun violence

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  Nationally syndicated talk host Rob Redding talks about his autobiography “Out Loud” which recounts how losing his first boyfriend to gun violence forced him out of the closet. “Out loud” is a story of race and sexuality that has been called “shocking” by CBS Radio. “Out loud” is available exclusively at his website ReddingNewsReview.com. Following [...]

Thu. Feb 22, 2018 7:00 PM

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February 22, 2018

Rob Redding on race & losing his boyfriend to gun violence

 

Nationally syndicated talk host Rob Redding talks about his autobiography “Out Loud” which recounts how losing his first boyfriend to gun violence forced him out of the closet. “Out loud” is a story of race and sexuality that has been called “shocking” by CBS Radio. “Out loud” is available exclusively at his website ReddingNewsReview.com. Following Rob’s talk he will be joined in conversation by Terry Roethlein of Gays Against Guns.
 
 

Professor Robert Redding is a 20+ year veteran talk broadcaster with listeners in more than 20 states. Professor Redding is author of nine best-selling books and multiple musical compositions. His biography “Out Loud” has been called “shocking” by CBS and ranked No. 2 on Amazon.com. The former Washington, D,C, journalist is the founder of ReddingNewsReview.com, one of the oldest black news website, where “Out Loud” may be purchased. Born and raised in Atlanta, he has been covered by top newspapers all over the globe – The Guardian, Libération and the Washington Post. His visual artwork has also appeared in Art News, AM New York, Chelsea Now, Express and Gay City newspapers. He has been studied by the communication school at Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium in 2014; a dissertation for Florida State University in 2007 and is currently being studied at the University of Missouri. He teaches at Pace University.

 
 
 
 

Start: February 22, 2018 7:00 PM
End: February 22, 2018 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
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.

February 23, 2018

Affirmative Laughter: Black Comedy Month

 

Host Elsa Waithe brings some of NYC’s funniest non-straight non-White non-cis male comedians together for a night dedicated to diversity and hilarity.

Featuring:

Dara Jemmott
Whitney Chanel Clark
Dave Lester
Chanel Ali

 

The Bureau hosts Affirmative Laughter on the last Friday of every month.

 

 

 

 

Start: February 23, 2018 7:00 PM
End: February 23, 2018 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
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 and Affirmative Laughter performers. No one turned away for lack of funds.

March 1, 2018

Proximity: Words + Visions

Proximity: Words + Visions gathers poets, performance artists, & scholars sharing work focused on bodies, unravelings, de/stabilizations, intersections, mis/communications, & the mutability of binaries & borders. Hang out & bring all your selves.

Featuring:
Chia-Lun Chang, Miguel Gutierrez, Tiara Roxanne, and xtian w.

Reception: 7:00
Event: 7:30

Suggested Donation: $10, but no one turned away for lack of funds!

 

Chia-LunChang

Chia-Lun Chang is the author of One Day We Become Whites (No, Dear/ Small Anchor Press, 2016). Recent work appears in Bettering American Poetry, PEN America, Hyperallergic, Literary Hub, MuseMedusa, Evergreen, 6×6, and The Tiny. She has received fellowships and support from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Tofte Lake Center, and Poets House. Born and raised in New Taipei City, Taiwan, she lives in New York City.

 

MiguelGutierrez

Miguel Gutierrez lives in Brooklyn where he writes, makes music and performances, and practices a form of bodywork called the Feldenkrais Method®. In addition to performing all over the godammn world, he’s read the text he’s written for his dance shows at the Poetry Project, People Herd, GUTS, Radar, and was in residence in 2012 at RadarLAB in Mexico. His writing has appeared in the Movement Research Journal, Emily Roysdon’s Uncounted, the “Tears” issue of handjob, the zin, and online in his blog about celebrities called Stargayze.com. His book of performance texts WHEN YOU RISE UP is available from 53rd State Press and he is at work on a second book of performance texts and essays called THE THINGS YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE. www.miguelgutierrez.org

 

 

TiaraRoxanne

Tiara Roxanne was born in a ghost town. She is a Berlin-based scholar and poet. She writes essays and poetry while engaging in theory and philosophy. She is currently researching intersections between the Indigenous body and Posthumanism. She was the recipient of the Zora Neale Hurston Award at Naropa University and has been featured in CA Conrad’s Jupiter 88, The Monster Issue of Gesture: A Literary Journal, Semicolon, Phlyogeny, Love Shuffle Review, Din Magazine, Interkors Magazine and Continent.

 

xtianw

xtian w is a poet, essayist, performer, & city dweller. Their work appears/ is forthcoming in Bone Bouquet, Hematopoiesis Press, & Prelude, & they’ve made collaborative performances with friends. xtian is interested in trans everything.

 

 

 

 

Start: March 1, 2018 7:00 PM
End: March 1, 2018 9:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
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.

March 2, 2018

Elsa & Wanjiko Do Half Hours

 

 

Your 2 favorite Black lesbians, Elsa Waithe and Wanjiko Eke are recording 30mins sets. Come support and put your laughter in the space. Hosted by Jes Tom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start: March 2, 2018 7:00 PM
End: March 2, 2018 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: (646) 358-1730
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: $7-10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau and performers. No one turned away for lack of funds.

March 3, 2018

Tina Alexis Allen presents her memoir Hiding Out

 

Join author Tina Alexis Allen for a reading from her new book Hiding Out: A Memoir of Drugs, Deception, and Double Lives.

 

Tina Alexis Allen Author Photo

Tina Alexis Allen is a GLAAD Award-nominated actress, producer, scriptwriter and playwright. Allen is a cast member of the TV series Outsiders (WGN America), and co-starred in the feature films Moving Mountains (2014), Tom’s Dilemma (2016), as well as the web-series Looking for Kathleen. Allen is also the co-founder of Gina Raphaela Jewelry’s mission-driven No More Violence collection.

 

Copies of Hiding Out 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!

 

 

 

 

Start: March 3, 2018 7:00 PM
End: March 3, 2018 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
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.