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BGSQD presents: Emanuel Xavier Love(ly) Child Book Launch/Interview with Hugh Ryan

October 26, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Love(ly) Child is a thought-provoking collection of poetry that delves into themes of identity, love, and self-discovery. Each poem is a journey into the complexities of the human experience navigating sensitive topics with honesty and vulnerability. With a unique blend of personal anecdotes and social commentary, Love(ly) Child offers a captivating exploration of life’s highs and lows, leaving a lasting impact on those who immerse themselves in its pages. Join poet Emanuel Xavier as he reads from the poetry collection followed by an interview with Hugh Ryan and a book signing.

To reserve a copy of Emanuel Xavier’s Love(ly) Child (Queer Mojo, 2023, paperback, $14.95) please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com. Thank you for supporting the Bureau by purchasing books from us!


Registration is not required. Seating is first come, first served. Also live-streaming on the Bureau’s YouTube channel: youtube.com/@bgsqd. Suggested donation to benefit the Bureau: $10. All are welcome to attend, with or without a donation.


Without so much as passion and perseverance, a former homeless hustler from the Paris is Burning ball/House community became an LGBTQ+ Icon, as proclaimed by The Equality Forum. Emanuel Xavier has given voice to his unique experiences and tackled politics, sexuality, and religion with poetry books like Pier Queen, Americano, If Jesus Were Gay, Nefarious, Radiance, Selected Poems of Emanuel Xavier and his new poetry collection, Love(ly) Child.


Hugh Ryan is an award-winning historian, curator, and author. He wrote The Women’s House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison and When Brooklyn Was Queer. Support him on Patreon!


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Arts and Culture
October 26, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Bureau of General Services Queer Division (BGSQD)
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