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Celestial Body 3—Opening the Closed Doors: BDSM, Underground Sexuality . . . and God.

December 16, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM



“Is our often-censored urge towards sex and our great, undeniable urge towards a union with God  . . . the same urge?” Perry Brass, The Substance of God.

CELESTIAL BODY 2 was a huge hit. More than 50 people came to discuss the link between sexuality and spirituality, between the body and the sacred. To talk about: What core feelings link queer sexuality, the outsider regions of BDSM and spirituality? Is submission spiritual? Is sexuality at its deepest point prayer? Does it link us directly to the God-force, part of a universal glue holding human feelings together?

The 3rd and final session of Celestial Body will talk about opening the closed doors in your psychic house—the doors leading to your Deeper Self, the authentic Self that loves you and stays with you your entire life.

Perry Brass (The Manly Pursuit of Desire and Love, Belhue Press), hosts this discussion leading to the question: “Is God a lot kinkier than you thought?” Celestial Body is about finding depth, honesty, and truth in your life.

Attendance at previous two sessions not required—all are welcome.

Join us in this fascinating, life-expanding conversation.

Guest speakers include writer Donna Minkowitz on sex and God; trans and polyamory activist Kyle Applegate on submission to self, and others to be announced.

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 7 PM (half-hour mixer).

Program begins at 7:30 @ the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, 208 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011.

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Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.




Perry Brass has published 19 books, including poetry, novels, short fiction, science fiction, plays, and bestselling advice books (How to Survive Your Own Gay Life, The Manly Art of Seduction, The Manly Pursuit of Desire and Love). Active in the movement toward lgbt rights (gay equality) since 1969, Brass’s work continuously deals with issues of sexual freedom, personal authenticity, and personal politics coming out of his involvement with the movement for gay liberation. He is especially interested in that connection between sexuality and spirituality; with the world of the body, the mind, and a deeper “soul” consciousness connecting the two. Aside from his books, poetry, plays, and essays, he also regularly blogs for the Huffington Post. For more information:





December 16, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM