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

Tuesday, February 22nd, 8pm Cock 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 lbhannah@syr.edu 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, 8pm Red Umbrella Diaries Happy Ending, 302 Broome Street in New York City

Saturday, February 12th, 7pm Boxers Off: An Evening of Butch Burlesque Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street, New York, NY

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

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

Saturday, February 26th, 8pm Queer Memoir: Hello, Goodbye The 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 (they/them) is "the best-known butch erotica writer whose kinky, groundbreaking stories have turned on countless queers" (AfterEllen), who "is in all the books, wins all the awards, speaks at all the panels and readings, knows all the stuff, and writes for all the places" (Autostraddle). ​Their short story collection, Sweet & Rough: Queer Kink Erotica, was a 2016 finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and they are the current editor of the Best Lesbian Erotica series. They identify as a white non-binary butch dominant, a survivor, and an introvert, and they live outside Seattle as an uninvited settler on traditional, ancestral, & unceded Snoqualmie land.

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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