Check out the Bureau’s new video!

Click here to watch!

Thanks to producer and director Gregory Warren Jr. of OutBytes Media, editor Anthony Scudese, cinematographer Anthony Phillips, sound operator Estafania Chavez, and all the lovely participants in this video:


Peter M. Cramer, Artist, Co-Founder of Allied Productions/Le Petit Versailles

Claire Fleury, Costumer

Jim Fouratt, History Maker from the Stonewall Rebellion to No Fascism 2017

Abed Haddad, Bureau volunteer

Bill T. Jones, Artistic Director, New York Live Arts

Theodore Kerr, Writer & Organizer

Esther McGowan, Executive Director, Visual AIDS

Glennda Testone, Executive Director, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, NYC

Adriana Varella, Artist. Activist. Anarchist.

Elsa Waithe, Comedian/Activist/All-Around Wildchild



Why donate to the Bureau?

The Bureau is a vital, unique queer space in New York City. Visitors find themselves surrounded by LGBTQ books and publications by and about our community, whether they are new or treasured classics, well-known or obscure and difficult to find. From Audre Lorde and James Baldwin to Michelle Tea and Brontez Purnell, from the latest books on transgender youth and intersex activism to contemporary gay manga and fantastical polygender coloring books, visitors encounter an array of LGBTQ books and publications that they will not find anywhere else. With new work that we receive directly from zine makers and small independent presses, visitors always discover new friends.

The Bureau hosts over 200 events every year, many of which would not otherwise find a venue. These are both community-driven events such as book-discussion groups, activist strategizing meetings, and writing workshops, as well as book launches by both well-known and emerging authors and poets. Additionally, the Bureau hosts at least 5 exhibitions yearly: both solo and group exhibitions of art works as well as activist materials. The Bureau has collaborated with organizations such as Visual AIDS and Fire Island Artist Residency, as well as with veterans of The Lesbian Avengers activist group and activists fighting police violence against people of color to bring you provocative and inspiring exhibitions year round.

At 5 years and counting, we want to improve and enhance the experience of visiting the Bureau and attending our events and exhibitions. The Bureau needs new, sturdier bookshelves, new audio-visual equipment, cushioned seating, and office equipment that will facilitate our work for the community. The members of our community who share their work in our space and our guests deserve a high-functioning and comfortable venue.

Please donate to the Bureau to help us improve your experience of our space, our events, and our exhibitions so that we can serve you as we’ve always envisioned. As always, thank you for your support!

CLICK HERE to set-up a recurring monthly donation or to make a one-time donation.

One of the best ways to support the Bureau is by setting up a recurring monthly donation of any amount. This enables us to have a stable and reliable source of funds to cover operating costs, keep our inventory fresh, and address the needs of the project as they arise. Thank you!

Thank you for your support!