Party! Protest! Love! Dance! Gayme!
NYC V-day Events! Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! What are your plans for the next few days? Are you going to organize with your community and rally in the streets or do you want to dance the night away? Perhaps you’re down for a little bit of both? Don’t worry; we got you covered. There is plenty happening this coming weekend! Here is a list of our favorites–you should check ’em out!
ANAL MAGAZINE @ THE BUREAU
Karaoke fans alert: This is the perfect Karaoke spot to join before Friday’s festivities! I mean, snow or not, I’d say yes to singing cheesy love songs and dancing the night away with beautiful people!
Join TransJustice of the Audre Lorde Project along with the Sylvia Rivera Law Project as they take the streets of New York City to petition for safe inclusive visibility of trans and gender non conforming people that use and are in need affordable Medicaid! Community Organizing is love, ya’ll!
Bureau of General Services-Queer Division 83A Hester Street, New York, New York 10002 “In July 1969, readers of the New York Mattachine Newsletter (put out by New York Mattachine, the city’s largest and oldest formal gay group) found five mimeographed sheets inserted into their copies of the magazine. Titled, “The Hairpin Drop Heard Around The World,” the article summarized the events of the Stonewall riots: the 1am bar bust, the accumulating crowd, and the decision to fight back, concluding with the following declaration: “Homosexuals are tired of waiting. After all, we can’t be put off with the old line that things will improve in the next generation and our children will lead better, happier lives. Most of us aren’t going to have children, and we have to struggle to make our own lives better. If the traditional means of winning reform cannot work in this age…then possibly the only place for those of us who care about reform is in the streets.” How did the gay movement arrive at this point, and how did periodicals like the New York Mattachine Newsletter aid in the construction of physical communities and constitute communities in themselves? This talk will explore those questions by examining periodicals aimed at gay men in New York City during the 1960s, discussing how physique magazines cloaked their queer objectives while creating consumer communities, and how organizations used public and private periodicals to bolster physical communities and create communities of print.”
GABRIELA New York is once again participating in One Billion Rising for Justice as they provide visibility to the issues of Labor Tracking and the Labor Export Policy of the Philippines. Oh yea, and there will be a flash mob dance that you should definitely join! Holla!
Want to attend a Lesbian mixer? Want to dance? Well, LEZ FACTOR is throwing a mixer and a party! How awesome is that? Meet, mingle and dance all night long!
“Just like the white winged dove, sings a song sounds like shes singing. It’s Valentine’s Day in Brooklyn and we’re celebrating the life and work of Stevie Nicks! For those of you coming down off the sugar rush of a cheap box of chocolates and those of you who have gotten a temporary leave of absence from your incarceration in love jail… We will be channeling epic power ballads of banshee women and real life witches, come get lost with us! Maybe you’ll lock eyes with another kindred queer and twirl together into a state of ecstasy? Anything can happen when nothing else matters.”
17 Meadow Street, Brooklyn NY
Ya’ll know it’s Black History Month, right? Well, join the celebration with bklyn boihood as they throw their black love dance party! Can’t think of a better way to celebrate being black and queer!
In light, love and mangoes,
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