Our campaign to raise funds for a permanent home for the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division ends at 11:59 tomorrow night, Thursday, December 20th. The Bureau opened its doors on November 15 at Strange Loop Gallery, and now we’re seeking donations to enable us to continue to serve local and visiting queers and friends. We’ve raised over $4,330 of our goal of $15,000. Please help us reach our goal before the end of our all-or-nothing campaign at 11:59 Thursday night!
The Bureau has hosted many excellent events since we opened, including contributors to the I’m from Driftwood project (which collects and distributes LGBT stories of growing up); contributors to the queer online zine In the Flesh (and they’ll be back on 12/19!); Visual AIDS and James Wentzy presenting Wentzy’s short films of writers reading texts about AIDS; Sarah Schulman reading from her new book Israel/Palestine and the Queer International; and Christopher Bram reading from his latest book, Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America. On Saturday, 12/15, the Bureau hosted Dr. B, Serge Nicholson, and Tom O’Tottenham of There Is No Word for It, the UK theater project and book (a Bureau exclusive in NYC) of monologues by and about transgender men. And the fabulous exhibition of photographs Electric Eclectic Beauties of the Glorious Nightlife, presented by Strange Loop Gallery and Shane Shane, opened on 12/12/12. Check here for the most up-to-date schedule of events.
The Bureau has selected lovely books, zines, and art works that make excellent holiday gifts. In fact, when you donate $15 or more to our fundraising campaign you have the option of giving your rewards (listed below) as holiday gifts to the people you love and cherish while supporting NYC’s new independent queer bookstore and event space.
If you value this project please help us to raise enough money to secure a permanent retail space on the Lower East Side by donating now.
$15 At this level you’ll receive 5% off on all purchases made at BGSQD for the next 6 months. You’ll also receive a BGSQD Tote Bag to carry all your new books home!
$25 Here you’ll receive 5% off on all purchases at BGSQD for an ENTIRE YEAR. And of course, you’ll also receive a BGSQD Tote Bag!
$50 At this level you’ll receive 5% off on all purchases for an entire year, a BGSQD Tote Bag, and a BGSQD 3/4 Sleeve Shirt. Show your love for BGSQD on the streets and save on purchases all year long!
To see the full list of rewards available at all levels visit our
Lucky Ant page.
Thank you for your support!