Jamaican-born lesbian poet, activist, author, womanist Staceyann Chin gave a stellar performance at 14th & V on May 1st, 2013 to an overflowing crowd to launch our new gender and sexuality series. Staceyann unapologetically identifies as Caribbean and black, Asian and lesbian, woman and resident of Brooklyn.

Zami: A Circle of LGBTQ Cultural Performances & Conversations at Busboys and Poets is named after the work of Audre Lorde, and seeks to honor her legacy as a fearless black, lesbian poet, author and educator.

This monthly gender and sexuality series seeks to energize community discourse regarding the intersections of sexuality, gender, race and human rights by bringing together artists, scholars, and community members to talk about their work as people committed to LGBTQ and feminist values and action. 

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Audience asked questions and raised points for discussion at the Busboys and Poets New House Celebration event

A New House Celebration

We celebrated the newly elected members of Congress on January 4, with special guest moderators, Medea Benjamin (CODEPINK) and Raed Jarrar (Iraqi-American Peace and Human Rights Activist). The audience raised domestic and international issues they wanted to discuss with members of Congress who may have attended. Many members of congress were still in session, but … Continued