About

Coronavirus Pandemic Operations

As of March 13, 2020, the Bureau has been temporarily closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. As soon as we have an idea of when we can reopen, we will update this page. During this time, we invite you to order books for delivery and join our online events.

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

208 West 13th Street
Room 210
New York City, NY 10011

The Bureau is located in room 210 of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. Come up the main stairs, turn right, turn right again, the Bureau is the last door on your left.

The Bureau is wheelchair accessible. All-gender bathrooms are available.

Hours

The Bureau is temporarily closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. During this time, we invite you to order books for delivery and join our online events.

Tuesday-Sunday 1-7 PM
Closed on Mondays

Summer Hours (July & August):

Wednesday-Saturday 1-7 PM
Closed Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays

The Bureau remains open beyond regular business hours for our events.

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!