Welcome to the magical home for Non-Imaginary Queers! But watch out! This sanctuary has portals to the Real World, where the foster care system only wants non-queers, and persistent homophobia squashes the joys of being Publicly Femme, and sitting down to a Nice Queer Meal! How can the Non-Imaginary Queers extend their powers into the Real World?
About The Ali Forney Center
The Ali Forney Center’s mission is to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently. AFC’s mission is to provide LGBTQ young people housing and a continuum of supportive services to help them thrive and prepare them for independent living. AFC has been heralded for their full continuum of care approach to services for LGBTQ homeless youth. aliforneycenter.org
Bluestockings is a volunteer-powered and collectively-owned radical bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. We carry over 6,000 titles on topics such as feminism, queer and gender studies, global capitalism, climate & environment, political theory, police and prisons, race and black studies, radical education, plus many more! You can also find some good ‘ole smutty fiction, sci-fi, and poetry . We also carry magazines, zines, journals, alternative menstrual products and other oddly hard-to-find good things.
Bluestockings is wheelchair accessible, however the Bluestockings bathroom is a single stall, all gender bathroom, and is not wheelchair accessible. There is a Starbucks bathroom two short blocks down on Delancey Street that is wheelchair accessible, if need be.
RSVPs are first come, first serve for seating.
172 Allen St
New York, NY 10002
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