What’s Happening in February

Events! Here’s what’s going on in February, exciting New York City events that aren’t mine but that I highly recommend and my own events in both New York and elsewhere. Come on out and support queers and sex activists doing exciting, entertaining stuff.

Events with Mr. Sexsmith

Tuesday, February 8th, 8pmSideshow: The Queer Literary Carnival: Achilles Heel featuring Melissa Gira Grant, Rohin Guha, Aimee Herman, and Christa Orthat The Phoenix, 447 East 13th Street at Avenue A in New York City

Tuesday, February 22nd, 8pmCock Confidence: Strap-On 101 Workshop: Many of us have experience with strapping on, packing, and playing, but there are lots of new products out there on the market that might be exciting and that you haven’t encountered yet. Plus, she’ll delve into some cock confidence, getting into the psychology of penetration, and discussing what it’s like to shoot from the hip.Good Vibrations, 308A Harvard Street in Brookline, MA

Wednesday, February 23nd
Afternoon Delight: A workshop on sex toys and getting what you want in bed with Girlspot, the queer women’s group at Harvard. We’ll explore how to turn up the heat on our sex lives, what gender expression and performance has to do with sexuality, and all the fun tools we can use in the bedroom—from vibrators to strap ons to butt toys to light bondage and sensation. Includes a sex toy giveaway! Open to the public.Harvard, Boston, MA
Ticknor Lounge in Boylston Hall (right by Mass Ave) for 8-10PM

Saturday, February 26th
Radical & Responsible Gender Masculinity, Misogyny, and Feminisms: Academics break down and deconstruct gender. How do we build it back up radically and responsibly? How does one adapt masculinity or femininity “positively?” How do we become responsible about gender? How do we continue to break down the gender role restrictions that are hurtful and traumatizing? How can queer communities and spaces be improved by gender reflection? Open to the public; RSVP to Lauren Hannahs at [email protected]Syracuse University
Hall of Languages 102 Syracuse, NY

I’m still booking spring events! Would you like to bring me to your college or local queer center or somewhere else? Check out what kind of workshops I offer, and get in touch with me or my booking company, PhinLi.

This post will be updated with any new events added and further details, as I get ’em, and it’ll stay at the top of the blog until the March event schedule is posted. RSS readers probably won’t notice the difference, but if you’re reading here on the site, scroll down for the updates.

Other Exciting Events

Thursday, February 3rd, 8pmRed Umbrella DiariesHappy Ending, 302 Broome Street in New York City

Saturday, February 12th, 7pmBoxers Off: An Evening of Butch BurlesqueStonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street, New York, NY

Monday, February 14th, 6pmNerd Love: A Valentine’s Day Party for the Rest of Us including a nerd-off! Come show off your nerdy skillsStonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street, New York, NY

Friday, February 18th, 8pmLesbian Sex Mafia presents: Brutal Affection: Punching, Kicking, Slapping, and Sex with Felice ShaysThe LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St, NY

Saturday, February 26th, 8pmQueer Memoir: Hello, GoodbyeThe LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St, NY

February 27th, 4-6pm
BOUGH BREAKS Launch and Gender Outlaws Reading Party Celebrate the release of Tamiko Beyer’s new book!Verlaine, 110 Rivington Street, New York, NY

Other events in February, in New York or beyond? Pimp ’em out in the comments.

Published by Sinclair Sexsmith

Sinclair Sexsmith is a genderqueer kinky butch writer who teaches and performs, specializing in sexualities, genders, and relationships. They've written at sugarbutch.net since 2006, recognized numerous places as one of the Top Sex Blogs. Sinclair's gender theory and queer erotica is widely published in anthologies like Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica, and online at Feministing, Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more; they are the editor of Best Lesbian Erotica 2012 and Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica, both published by Cleis Press. Sweet & Rough: Sixteen Stories of Queer Smut, Sinclair's first book of short erotic stories, was published in 2014. They use the pronouns they, them, theirs, themself, and live in Oakland, CA with their boy.

6 thoughts on “What’s Happening in February”

  1. jumping over the moon says:

    how do we find out more about the syracuse event?

    1. Sinclair says:

      I will post more as soon as it’s available!

  2. femme says:

    Oh no, I’m going to miss the Harvard event by 2 days. Any chance you’ll be in Boston longer than that?

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