Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division is open! Our hours are Wednesdays-Sundays, 1 to 7 PM.
The Bureau is located in room 210 (second floor) of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, 208 West 13th Street, between 7th Avenue and Greenwich Avenue, in New York City.
There is a street entrance ramp and an elevator inside the building. There is also a ramp leading into room 210, where the Bureau resides. ADA accessible all-gender bathrooms are down the hall from the Bureau.
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.
Donnie Jochum and Greg Newton are the co-founders of the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, established in 2012.
Banner image: installation view of Cast of Characters, a large group exhibition designed and curated by Liz Collins at the Bureau, June 15 – September 16, 2018. Photograph by Regan Wood Studio