About

As of March 13, 2020, the Bureau has been closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. As soon as we have an idea of when we can reopen, we will update this page. During the shutdown we are hosting online events and we are happy to order books on your behalf.

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.

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 currently closed (as of March 13, 2020) due to the Coronavirus pandemic. As soon as we have an idea of when we can reopen, we will update this page. During the shutdown we are hosting online events and we are happy to order books on your behalf.

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 all-volunteer project. We have no paid staff. We rely on sales and donations to cover our operating costs. Please consider making a one-time donation or a scheduled monthly donation to support the work we do.

Thank you for your support!

Donate Online

The Bureau is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division (BGSQD), are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. You can set up a recurring monthly donation on the Bureau’s member page on Fractured Atlas or you can make a one-time donation.

Donate now!

Donate Via Check

If you would like to send us a check, please send contributions to:

BGSQD
@ The Center
208 West 13th Street Room 210
NY, NY 10011

Checks should be made payable to Fractured Atlas, with “On behalf of BGSQD” on the memo line.