Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

TELL 59: Turn On(s)

December 21, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM



TELL is an evening of story telling from the mouths and minds of queers in NYC hosted by Drae Campbell at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division since February 2014.

Turn On(s) is the theme of the 59th TELL, on Saturday, December 21, 2019. Featuring stories by Cecilia Gentili, Diana Oh, and Nina Ki.

Photograph by Grace Chu
Photograph by Grace Chu






















Drae Campbell is a writer, actor, director, story teller, dancer, and nightlife emcee. Drae has been featured on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and on stages all over NYC. Drae’s directing work has appeared in Iceland, NYC, Budapest and in the San Francisco Fringe Festival. The short film Drae wrote and starred in with Rebecca Drysdale, YOU MOVE ME won the Audience Award for Outstanding Narrative Short at OUTFEST 2010 and has been shown in festivals globally. Drae won the grand prize at the first annual San Miguel De Allende Storytelling Festival in Mexico. She once reigned as Miss LEZ and also got dubbed “the next lezzie comedian on the block” by for her comedic stylings on the interwebs. Campbell hosts and curates a monthly queer storytelling show called TELL at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division. Check her out online!



nina ki








Nina Ki is a Queerean (Queer + Korean) American playwright who uses fantasy and magical realism to give voice to the communities that she belongs to. Originally from California, she now lives with her partner and three dogs in Brooklyn. She likes her dogs better than most people.


diana oh

















Diana Oh (they/she) is a multi-genre performer, singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and creator of performance, installation, concert-ritual, and party. An open channel to the art that feels good to their body. A feeder of the soul. A non-conforming free spirit. Passionate about decolonizing & queering processes, Diana is driven most by pleasure, mutual care, and keeping things heart-centered. As a Refinery29 Top LGBTQ Influencer, the First Queer Korean-American interviewed on Korean Broadcast Radio, a TOW Fellow (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre), Van Lier Fellow in Acting (Asian American Arts Alliance), Venturous Capital Fellow, Sundance Institute Fellow, writer with The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit and EWG, Williamstown Theatre Festival Artist-in-Residence, Oh tours with their art in unexpected spaces and enjoys not fitting into boxes. Oh is the creator and performer of {my lingerie play} with national underground installations and concert staged in an effort to provide a safer, more courageous world for women, queer, trans, and non-binary humans to live in, CLAIRVOYANCE (her yearlong installation and concert series in Harvard Yard, the Boston Public Library, Institute of Contemporary Art, Harvard Arboretum and A.R.T.), The Infinite Love Party: an intentional barefoot potluck dinner, dance party, and sleepover for QTPOC and Their Allies (Bushwick Starr), Asian People Are Not Magicians ( and My H8 Letter to the Gr8 American Theatre (The Public Theater). TV/FILM: Queering, How to Be Single, NY is Dead (Tribeca Film Fest), Hey Yun (feat. on Janet Mock), Unicornland. The New York Times calls Oh “irreverent,” her best friend calls her “the punk goddex,” you can call her “friend.”



















Cecilia Gentili is the founder, principal and owner of Transgender Equity Consulting.
Originally from Argentina, Cecilia found her passion for advocacy and community service when she started working as an intern at the LGBT Community Center in New York City. She served on the staff of Apicha Community Health Center between 2012 to 2016, where she managed the Transgender Health Program. She then served as the Director of Policy at GMHC, the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy.

Cecilia is also contributor to Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community, and a board member for Translatina Network. Throughout her career, Cecilia has trained more than 3,000 individuals on a range of issues that include LGBTQ inclusion, immigration, drug use, sexual health, trans sensitivity, and intersectionality. She has worked with city, state and federal governments, non and for profit organizations, helping organizations bring about lasting and meaningful change.

For fun, she loves performing at storytelling and stand-up comedy events where she talks about her life experiences as a Latina transgender woman. She played the role of Ms. Orlando on the acclaimed television series POSE, a drama on FX that follows the live of TGNCIQ New Yorkers in the ball room scene of the 1980s.

Cecilia has been a tremendous inspiration to our translatinx members and our TGNCIQ Justice organizing committees. She has helped us elevate the fight to decriminalize the sex trades in New York, to fight for undocu-trans communities' access to legal representation that is culturally competent, and to push for essential services in NYC that center Trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming and queer communities.






December 21, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Online event
New York, NY United States + Google Map


Bureau of General Services—Queer Division