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Gay Literature Icon Felice Picano’s Only New York Appearance

October 30 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Felice Picano will read selections from his praised new novel, Pursuit: A Victorian Entertainment and discuss the book and its companion volume, Pursued: Lillian’s Story, to be published in 2022. Both are fictional results of the author’s decades long research into gender and sexuality throughout history. Other periods of interest he is writing about are Pre-Homeric Greece, and 18th Century Naples. Picano will also discuss his Sci Fi Trilogy, City on a Star, and its first two volumes, Dryland’s End and The Betrothal at Usk.

Safety protocol:

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are limiting the number of attendees to 20. Registration on Eventbrite is required in order to attend in person.

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If you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 in the days leading up to the event, we ask you to please cancel your reservation so that others can attend. If all 20 reservations have been claimed and you would like to be placed on a wait list, please write to us at

Please note that masks are required at all times inside The LGBT Community Center, where the Bureau is located.

If you’re unable to join in person, please join us online as we livestream this event on the Bureau’s YouTube channel.


Purchase Pursuit: A Victorian Entertainment (paperback, $18.95) from the Bureau’s online store and have it shipped to you or pick it up at our physical store.

Thank you for supporting the Bureau by purchasing books from us!

One of the founding fathers of Modern Gay Literature, and member of the ground-breaking Violet Quill, Felice Picano is the best-selling, prize-winning author of poetry, plays, screenplays, stories, novels, non-fiction, and memoirs translated into 17 languages.




Bureau of General Services—Queer Division


Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
208 West 13th Street, Room 210
New York, NY 10011 United States
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