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If you're in NYC - Vulvagraphics is next weekend!

If any NYC-area readers are attending this event I would love to publish reports from it. I can't attend, myself, and want to hear all about the exhibits. What follows is completely copied from the New View Campaign website for the event:

Vulvagraphics poster

The New View Campaign organized an arts and crafts exhibit and political event titled “Vulvagraphics” on October 24-25, 2009 to celebrate the role of art in activism and to kick off a campus-based movement to celebrate genital diversity.

Location: The Change You Want To See gallery at 84 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn

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Wherein Carol Queen comes to NYC and we gather smart people together to drink and talk sex!

I wish I'd marked on my calendar the date I first read Carol Queen's The Leather Daddy and the Femme. That would be the date when something clicked inside my brain and connected the fragmented parts of my erotic and intellectual understanding of my sexuality. Real Live Nude Girl and Pomosexuals cemented my crush on Carol. And then several years ago through a remarkable chain of mutual friends and happy coincidences we got to know each other "IRL". I'm thrilled that now Sex In The Public Square and Center for Sex and Culture can work together on all things sexual-freedom-related. To that end, we're co-hosting a cocktail hour and reading on Monday, June 8 from 6-9 in NYC. The event is free and open to the public (as long as you're over 21). Donations to Center for Sex and Culture are welcomed, and we're counting on you to help us meet our bar guarantee!

What: A Sex-Positive Soiree and Reading

Who: Carol Queen visits from San Francisco, joined by Rachel Kramer Bussel, Elizabeth Wood, Audacia Ray, and Sinclair Sexsmith!

When: Monday, June 8, 6-9 pm (reading will start between 7:30-8, last about an hour).

Where: Happy Ending, 302 Broome Street, NYC 

Why: Carol Queen's coming through town and wants to collaborate with her friends Rachel and Elizabeth to make a space for connecting, schmoozing, touching base, and furthering plans for sex-positive world domination! Her SF nonprofit The Center for Sex & Culture has hosted Rachel Kramer Bussel, worked with Elizabeth Wood on her online community Sex in the Public Square, and has plans to expand its educational and cultural offerings online as soon as we can (if we can't afford NY real estate, at least we can visit you via your computers). Come mingle with your fellow NY sex people and meet some new ones, then enjoy a reading that will surely be more salaciously smart/sexy brain candy than most people ever get on a Monday (and in some cases, sadly, EVER). Cosponsored by the hotties at the NYC Sex Bloggers Calendar ( to benefit Free calendars! Signed! (The theme for the 2010 calendar, in production now, is sexual freedom -- yay NYC Sex Bloggers!)

Open to everyone 21+ -- please pass it on.

How much: FREE, but we have a bar guarantee to meet, so have a drink, and donations will be gratefully accepted for the Center for Sex & Culture -- no amount to big or too small, and tax-deductible!

Click here for more info about our readers - It's a fabulous lineup!

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Best Gay Erotica 2008 Signing and Party

Queer award-winning New York poet Emanuel Xavier presents the New York contributors to this year’s installation of the world’s most acclaimed gay men’s erotica collection, BEST GAY EROTICA 2008 (by Cleis Press, 2007, 240pp, tpb, $14.95), which he curated.

This year’s contributors Andrew McCarthy, Charlie Vazquez, Lee Houck, Sam J. Miller, Taylor Siluwe and Tom Cardamone will each grace the infamous Rapture Cafe stage to share their stories of obsession, desire, lust and seduction. Who said gay bohemia was dead?
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Hard Core Art Film: The Contemporary Realm of the Senses

The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
New York University

The Contemporary Realm of the Senses

February 19, Tuesday
6 to 7:30 PM
19 University Place, 1st Floor Great Room
between 8th Street and Waverly Place
Linda Williams
Film Studies and Rhetoric, UC Berkeley
How might we interpret the unsimulated sex in recent movies likeShortbusFat Girl, and Intimacy?  What can one respond to the charge that unsimulated sex “leaves nothing to the imagination”?

Co-sponsored by NYU Cinema Studies.

This event is free and open to the public.  Venue is wheelchair accessible.

TransNYC: Healthy Trans Teens 2008

Healthy TransTeens 2008: Ethical and Practical Recommendations for Working with Transgender Adolescents

Richard Pleak Director of Education in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Long Island Jewish Medical Center Thursday

Trans NYC is an interdisciplinary collective sharing and collaborating on research related to transgender and transsexual experience. Comprised of both trans-identified and non-trans-identified members, from a wide range of local organizations and institutions, we meet regularly to present and discuss research and activist related concerns. We provide a supportive mentoring forum to advance research on trans issues. For more information, write us at

TransNYC: Gender Outlawed - Transexuality and the invention of legal men and women

Gender Outlawed: Transsexuality and the Invention of Legal Men and Women

Tey Meadow

Doctoral Candidate

Department of Sociology

New York University

Trans NYC: Intellectual Commons of Gender

Trans NYC Event:


The Intellectual Commons of Gender


Sonia K. Katyal


Associate Professor


Fordham Law School



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CineKink @ Pioneer - "Maria Beatty: The Elegant Spanking and The Seven Deadly Sins"

CineKink @ Pioneer presents... 

Maria Beatty:  The Elegant Spanking and The Seven Deadly Sins

A New Year's double-header of works from Maria Beatty, each offering up the director's signature "erotic noir" style and depictions of a ride between pain and pleasure at the hands of a beautiful temptress.


Goddess Rosemary seduces and punishes her Kitty in a play of dominance and submission, creating a fantasy world of nostalgic images that are dripping with sexual perversion.


Caught in the act of coveting her mistress' position, a young maid must submit to her sadism and her lust, her perfect body made the theatre for a re-enactment of the lessons of the Seven Deadly Sins.


Tuesday, January 8 - 7 pm


Two Boots Pioneer Theater

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Passion Plays: Marie & Jack & Damon & Hunter

A holiday double-header of works from Comstock Films, offering up tidings of love and joy in their ground-breaking series of documentaries about the passions of real-life lovers.



The one that started it all! Comstock Films' first feature is a glimpse inside the private sex-life of married adult stars Marie Silva (aka Aria) and Jack Bravo. (Directed by Tony Comstock, 2004, USA, 28 minutes.)



Sumptuous and richly detailed, this recent documentary is a truly intimate look at rising adult stars Damon DeMarco and Hunter James. Banned in Australia! (Directed by Tony Comstock, 2006, USA, 46 minutes.)


The director, Tony Comstock, will on hand for a Q&A discussion after the screening.


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