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Sweat: A Decades Long Convo on the Queer Body (in-person & live-streaming)

May 28, 2022 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Celebrating the publication of Lucy Jane Bledsoe‘s NO STOPPING US NOW and Alison Bechdel‘s THE SECRET TO SUPERHUMAN STRENGTH, the two will continue their decades-long conversation about what it means to live, play, work, and be an activist in a queer body.

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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.


Purchase Lucy Jane Bledsoe’s No Stopping Us from the Bureau.


Purchase Alison Bechdel’s The Secret to Superhuman Strength from the Bureau.

Both books are also available at our physical store and will be available at the event.

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


Safety protocol (for those joining in person):

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

If you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 in the days leading up to the event, we ask you to please stay home.


Lucy Jane Bledsoe‘s newest novel, NO STOPPING US NOW, is based on her own experience bringing her hometown into compliance with Title IX. She’s the author of several novels, including A THIN BRIGHT LINE, and the recent story collection, LAVA FALLS. Her fiction has won a California Arts Council Fellowship in Literature, an American Library Association Stonewall Award, a Yaddo Fellowship, and two National Science Foundation Artists & Writers Fellowships. She’s a three-time finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award and a six-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction. Ms. called her work “fabulous feminist fiction” and the New York Times said her work “triumphs as an intimate and humane evocation of day-to-day life under inhumane circumstances.”


Alison Bechdel is the author of the beloved comic strip, DYKES TO WATCH OUT FOR, and the graphic memoir, FUN HOME: A FAMILY TRAGICOMIC, which Time magazine named the Best Book of 2006. The book was adapted into a musical by the playwright Lisa Kron and the composer Jeanine Tesori. It opened on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theater on April 19, 2015, and won five Tony Awards, including “Best Musical.” Her most recent book, THE SECRET TO SUPERHUMAN STRENGTH, is about her lifetime relationship to the spiritual, philosophical, and physical challenges of fitness. The Atlantic called the book “quietly astonishing.” She has been awarded Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowships.



May 28, 2022
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
208 West 13th Street, Room 210
New York, NY 10011 United States
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