About

The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division is an independent, all-volunteer queer cultural center, bookstore, and event space hosted by The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. We aim to foster a community invested in the values of mindfulness, intellectual curiosity, justice, compassion, and playfulness. The Bureau seeks to excite and educate a self-confident, sex-positive, and supportive queer community by offering books, publications, and art and by hosting readings, performances, film screenings, book discussion groups, and workshops. We provide local and visiting queers and friends with an open and inclusive space for dialogue and socializing. The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division welcomes you.

The Bureau was formerly hosted by Strange Loop Gallery from November 15, 2012 through the end of August 2013, and resided at 83A Hester St. from September 2013 through September 2014.

Greg Newton (l) and Donnie Jochum (r). Photo Credit: Charles Eckert
for AMNY, June 27 2019

Donnie Jochum and Greg Newton are the co-founders of the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, established in 2012.

Location

@ The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

208 West 13th Street, Room 210

New York, NY 10011

The Bureau is located in room 210 of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. Take the stairs to the second floor and make a right at the corner on your right. Or take the elevator to the second floor and make a left when you exit. The Bureau is the last door on your left.

The Bureau is wheelchair accessible. Take the street entrance ramp (to the right of The Center’s main entrance) and you will find an elevator behind the Information and Referral desk (to the left of the staircase).

All-gender bathrooms are available down the hall from the Bureau.

Hours

August hours: Wednesdays-Fridays, 1 to 6 PM

Support the Bureau

The Bureau is an independent, all-volunteer project. We have no paid staff. The money we make from sales goes right back into the business. We rely on sales and donations to cover our operating costs. Thank you for your support!