Queer Bookstore Announces Orchard Street Departure

BGSQD, the pop-up queer bookstore, is ending its run at 27 Orchard St., within the Strange Loop Gallery, and renewing its quest for a permanent space.

Alice O’ Malley’s “Kenny Kenny 13″ Opens in Style

We stopped by famed local photographer Alice O’Malley‘s festive opening at Strange Loop Gallery on Friday.  “Kenny Kenny 13″ is a collection of portraits of one of New York’s original ‘Club Kids,’ Kenny Kenny.  The show is curated by gallery owners Claire Fleury and Alesia Exum in collaboration with their “roommates in residence,” the Bereau of General Services – Queer Division (BGSQD). Another famed local photographer, Clayton Patterson, was in attendance and was kind enough to send along some photos from the evening.

Bushwick Book Club to Perform Songs Inspired by Justin Vivian Bond at BGSQD

Our friends at the Bureau of General Services – Queer Division (BGSQD) are hosting the Bushwick Book Club tomorrow night for an evening of songs inspired by Mx. Justin Vivian Bond’s memoir, Tango. An impressive lineup of performers will perform their original work, debuting at the Bureau.

Strange Loop Gallery // 27 Orchard St. // 8:00 p.m.

Pop-Up Queer Bookstore Hosts Edmund White Reading

Edmund White with BGSQD owners Donnie Jochum and Greg Newton. All photos by Lee Brozgol.

“I wanted to call this book ‘Paris Gossip,’ but my editor won’t let me,” Edmund White explains, smiling at a packed house before reading an exclusive preview of his soon to be published Paris memoirs. The renowned author, world traveler and one of the first to write about gay culture candidly and for a mainstream audience, White chose the perfect Lower East Side venue to launch his latest work. BGSQD (The Bureau of General Services Queer Division) is a pop-up bookstore, gallery and event space hosted by Strange Loop Gallery at 27 Orchard Street.