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February 29, 2024
  • Eastern Sociological Society conference

    February 29, 2024 - March 3, 2024 @ 
    Washington, DC, USA

March 1, 2024
  • Eastern Sociological Society conference

    February 29, 2024 - March 3, 2024 @ 
    Washington, DC, USA

March 2, 2024
  • Eastern Sociological Society conference

    February 29, 2024 - March 3, 2024 @ 
    Washington, DC, USA

March 3, 2024
  • Eastern Sociological Society conference

    February 29, 2024 - March 3, 2024 @ 
    Washington, DC, USA

March 12, 2024
  • London Book Fair

    March 12, 2024 - March 14, 2024 @ 
    London, UK

March 13, 2024
  • London Book Fair

    March 12, 2024 - March 14, 2024 @ 
    London, UK

March 14, 2024
  • London Book Fair

    March 12, 2024 - March 14, 2024 @ 
    London, UK

  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference

    March 14, 2024 - March 17, 2024 @ 
    Boston, MA, USA

March 15, 2024
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference

    March 14, 2024 - March 17, 2024 @ 
    Boston, MA, USA

  • In person & live-streaming- Book launch: Funny Boy: The Richard Hunt Biography, Jessica Max Stein with Theodore Kerr

    March 15, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, on the second floor (room 210) of The LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC, 10011

    Join Funny Boy author Jessica Max Stein and writer/organizer Ted Kerr for a conversation about the life of Muppet performer Richard Hunt, who brought to life beloved characters on Sesame Street, The Muppet Show and Fraggle Rock before dying at 40 of HIV-related causes. Stein and Kerr will discuss the hidden queer history behind this iconic pop culture and the often surprising experience of writing LGBTQ biography. Publishers Weekly described Funny Boy as “nuanced and perceptive”.

     

    To reserve a copy of Funny Boy: The Richard Hunt Biography (Rutgers University Press, 2024, hardcover, $34.95), please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com with “please reserve Funny Boy” in the subject line.

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

     

    This event will take place in person at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, on the second floor (room 210) of The LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC, 10011.

    Registration is not required. Seating is first come, first served.

    Suggested donation $10 to benefit the Bureau’s work.

    All are welcome to attend, with or without donation.

    We will pass a bag for donations at the start of the event, but we can also take credit card donations at the register or on Venmo @bgsqd

    Also live-streaming on the Bureau’s YouTube channel:

    youtube.com/@bgsqd

     

    Jessica Max Stein has been a New York-based queer writer since the early 90s. Her writing has received awards from Poets and Writers Magazine, the Independent Press Association, and the Biographers International Organization, as well as being published widely. She teaches writing and literature at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY).

     

    Theodore (ted) Kerr is a Brooklyn based writer and organizer. He co wrote We Are Having This Conversation Now: The Times of AIDS Cultural Production, with Alexandra Juhasz (Duke University Press, 2022). He is a founding member of What Would an HIV Doula Do?

     

March 16, 2024
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference

    March 14, 2024 - March 17, 2024 @ 
    Boston, MA, USA

March 17, 2024
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference

    March 14, 2024 - March 17, 2024 @ 
    Boston, MA, USA

March 19, 2024
  • In Person: QUEER NEWARK: BOOK TALK Newark Public Library

    March 19, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    James Brown African American Room 5 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102

    Queer Newark: Stories of Resistance, Love, and Community
    A Book Discussion Sponsored by the Newark Public Library and the Rutgers-Newark Departments of History and Africana Studies

    Tuesday, March 19, 2024
    6:00 PM
    Main Library
    James Brown African American Room
    5 Washington Street
    Newark, NJ 07102

    More info here: 

    https://www.npl.org/queer-newark-book-talk/

    Queer Newark charts a history in which working-class people of color are the central actors and in which violence, poverty, and homophobia could never suppress joy, resistance, love, and desire.

    Editor Whitney Strub will be joined by contributors Aaron Frazier, Dominique Rocker, and Peter Savastano to discuss their book.

    Light refreshments will be served.

    Click here for the flier.

March 22, 2024
  • "Photo-Attractions" Virtual Book Talk with Ajay Sinha

    March 22, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    The illustrated talk presents a rare, undocumented exchange between the arts and cultures of India and the U.S.A. found in a set of over one hundred unpublished black and white photographs of the Indian classical dancer Ram Gopal. Taken in New York City in 1938 by an American photographer named Carl Van Vechten, the large-format images show Ram Gopal assuming a variety of dance poses wearing fantastical costumes, while the photographer changes the studio lighting and fabric backgrounds for full views, mid-shots and close-ups. The images not only show the photographer's view of the gorgeous dancer, but also the dancer's manipulation of the camera. Interpersonal desires and cultural fantasies of the two men spark a surprising conversation between photography and choreography. Drawing on his recent book, Photo-Attractions: An Indian dancer, an American photographer, and a German Camera (Newark, NJ, Rutgers University Press, 2023), art historian Ajay Sinha explores the stunning visual record of the photoshoot, and builds a story of layered interactions.

    Free Online Public Book Discussion on Zoom Platform

    March 22, 2024

    Register here: 
    https://www.jp-india.org/programmes/between-the-visual-and-performing-arts