• Housing Works Joins Protest of Charges

    Housing Works Joins Protest of Charges

    On August 18th, the offices of, a long-running male escort site, were raided by Homeland Security and seven people were arrested. This sparked outrage, debate, and also shed light on the many intersectional issues related to sex work. In a society where sex work is illegal, there are increased risks for the safety and well being of those in the sex industry. For example, sex workers are less likely to seek medical attention or report abuse due to fear of arrest.


    As an organization committed to a harm reduction approach and ending the AIDS Epidemic, the fight to decriminalize sex work aligns with our efforts. We signed in support of Amnesty International’s proposed policy to decriminalize …

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    Posted on September 11, 2015 at 11:34 am

  • Tonight: Shop, Sip, Support!

    Tonight: Shop, Sip, Support!

    We like to think of our Best of Fall events as New York Fashion Week for the people, and what better way to celebrate the Super Bowl™ of fashion than with an exclusive shopping party?

    Come to Gramercy’s Best of Fall tonight at 5 to get up to 70% off our best fall fashion, jewelry, furniture and art. Stick around for style advice from Celebrity Fashion Designer and Stylist Kiki Kitty, groove to music provided by That Dana Game, sip cocktails from Myx, and get free makeup tips and touchups from celebrity makeup artist Christopher Michael and hairstylist Kim Davis. Did we mention it’s free?

    Can’t make it tonight? It’s all good! There’s still time to …

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    Posted on September 9, 2015 at 4:32 pm

  • Catapult & Padgett Powell Launch Party, Kate Beaton, Kids Sale, BuzzFeed Love, Chinelo Okparanta

    Fall is fully back in swing here at the bookstore, which for us means nonstop events, sales, and book-loving fun. This Thursday, September 10, it’s the launch extravaganza for new publishing venture Catapult, from the folks behind Electric Literature and Black Balloon Publishing. They’re celebrating the release of their first title, Padgett Powell‘s Cries for Help, Various, with readings by the author, and Roy Blount, Jr., Elissa Schappell, Rivka Galchen, Rick Moody, and Justin Taylor, and live music and free drinks!

    On Monday, September 14, we’re hosting BuzzFeed Love with stories about high school love. And don’t miss the one-of-a-kind Kate Beaton, creator of Hark! A Vagrant, who is launching her newest, Step Aside, Pops, on Wednesday, September 16, co-presented by …

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    Posted on September 8, 2015 at 3:55 pm

  • KiKi-ing in East New York

    BRIC Media produced this fantastic video highlighting KiKi practice by the House of Pink ladies at our East New York drop in center! Check it out, and share the links. Housing Works’ East New York drop in center is one of the only LGBT Youth programs in Central and East New York Brooklyn. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance or would like to learn more about this Housing Works Program contact Johnny at

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