Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 05:30 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Bereavement Group

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    Facilitated by Rev. Anne Huey​
    Professionally led monthly support group for LGBT people who have experienced loss. Normally held on 4th Wednesday of each month from 5:30pm-7pm, this month held in 3rd.

    To help control the size of the group, please register with isaiah@bradburysullivancenter.org.
  • Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 06:00 PM

    LGBT Art History: Trans, Butch, and Drag Artists in NYC Before Stonewall

    0-1.jpegBradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents the Winter 2018 Art History from a Queer Perspective lecture series, featuring four free classes from December 13-January 3.

    The second class features Trans, Butch, and Drag Activists and Artists in New York City Before Stonewall — scholars and those who lived there have said that "1920s and 30s Harlem was as Gay as it was Black" — From this Queer perspective it’s where the seeds of the Stonewall Rebellion in New York began to take root — before its edgy counter culture temporally cooled during the oppression of the 1950s, and then was reborn downtown in the Village. Did you know that comedian Moms Mabley who got her start in Harlem in the 1930s and who was an inspiration to Black comedian icons like Whoopie Goldberg and Richard Pryor, was not only a Lesbian, but that she was so Butch her friends called her Mr. Moms? Are you familiar with the Gender Diverse Jazz Singers of the time? Did you know an arty focal point of early 20th Century Lesbian culture was Eve Addams’ Tea Room in the Village, and that it was run by a Lesbian who was later a victim of the Holocaust?  Did you know that Transpeople of color were some of the first to fight back at Stonewall? Do you know some of the artists of color who were documenting it all in music, art, dance, and theatre? This class will cover some of the key figures of this time…as an introduction to next year’s 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion.

    Instructor: Liz Bradbury, MFA

    Open to EVERYONE, no cost, no registration - just walk in, no prior knowledge of art history necessary, no need to attend every class if your schedule does not permit. AND THEMED SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED!!!

    Sit back, view slides, listen, learn about, and discuss the lives and work of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer artists. And consider the LGBTQ imagery of mainstream artists in various periods of history. And after the class there is also a social opportunity with themed snacks, to discuss interesting things with old friends, or meet new ones in this exciting free 4 session class at the LGBT Community Center.

    This is a very popular class attended by a diverse and intergenerational group of about 30+ LGBTQA folks per class. It’s fun and funny - a good place to bring friends, or meet new friends, or bring someone on a nice first date!

    For more information about Art History from a Queer Perspective classes at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center  - email Instructor Liz Bradbury liz@bradburysullivancenter.org or call her at 610-432-5449.

  • Friday, December 21, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Planet Trog in Whitehall, PA

    Project Silk: Laser Tag at Planet Trog

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    December 21 from 6PM to 9PM

    Planet Trog, 3570 MacArthur Rd, Whitehall, PA 18052

    This event is for youth ages 14-21, at no cost to the youth. We can provide transportation for each event to and from Project Silk.

    Come play Laser Tag with us at Planet Trog! We are getting our exercise in by playing 3 rounds of indoor laser tag. This should take about 2 1/2 - 3 hours, so the end time is tentative. 

    Please RSVP to any event by emailing our Healthy Eating & Active Living Coordinator at alaina@bradburysullivancenter.org. Please include the following information:

    • Name
    • Birthday
    • Phone Number
    • Email
    • Whether or not you need a ride

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  • Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 06:00 PM

    LGBT Art History: Queer Artists & Images of the WPA

    0-2.jpegBradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents the Winter 2018 Art History from a Queer Perspective lecture series, featuring four free classes from December 13-January 3.

    The third class features Queer Artists and Images of the WPA — The Works Progress Administration, renamed in 1939 as the Work Projects Administration, was created by FDR to successfully employ over 8 million people during the great depression. Some of its programs created hundreds of public buildings — including our local post office and parts of Allentown’s park system — and that those public works were decorated with some of the Gayest images you could ever imagine. The WPA also employed creative workers though the Federal Art Project, the Federal Music Project, Federal Theatre Project, and the Federal Writers Project…and a lot of those folks were LGBTQ. The class will explore their work, and the images they and other workers created that are an inspiration to us all.

    Instructor: Liz Bradbury, MFA

    Open to EVERYONE, no cost, no registration - just walk in, no prior knowledge of art history necessary, no need to attend every class if your schedule does not permit. AND THEMED SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED!!!

    Sit back, view slides, listen, learn about, and discuss the lives and work of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer artists. And consider the LGBTQ imagery of mainstream artists in various periods of history. And after the class there is also a social opportunity with themed snacks, to discuss interesting things with old friends, or meet new ones in this exciting free 4 session class at the LGBT Community Center.

    This is a very popular class attended by a diverse and intergenerational group of about 30+ LGBTQA folks per class. It’s fun and funny - a good place to bring friends, or meet new friends, or bring someone on a nice first date!

    For more information about Art History from a Queer Perspective classes at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center  - email Instructor Liz Bradbury liz@bradburysullivancenter.org or call her at 610-432-5449.

  • Thursday, January 03, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    LGBT Art History: Queer Hollywood Before Hayes

    0-3.jpegBradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents the Winter 2018 Art History from a Queer Perspective lecture series, featuring four free classes from December 13-January 3, 2019.

    The fourth and final class in the series features Queer Hollywood Before Hays - Will Hays was the politician who oversaw 'The Code' which endeavored to censor objectionable scenes in movies. Before 1934, The Code was more of a guideline than a mandate, and Queer imagery was far more frequent. In this class we’ll look at what censorship aimed to do, and how Hollywood either caved, or got around it. LGBTQ actors, directors, and producers were part of Hollywood in those days, and like today, some were out and some were deeply closeted. This class will discuss that period which shined with great work and was also tarnished by anti-LGBTQ oppression.

    Instructor: Liz Bradbury, MFA

    Open to EVERYONE, no cost, no registration - just walk in, no prior knowledge of art history necessary, no need to attend every class if your schedule does not permit. AND THEMED SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED!!!

    Sit back, view slides, listen, learn about, and discuss the lives and work of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer artists. And consider the LGBTQ imagery of mainstream artists in various periods of history. And after the class there is also a social opportunity with themed snacks, to discuss interesting things with old friends, or meet new ones in this exciting free 4 session class at the LGBT Community Center.

    This is a very popular class attended by a diverse and intergenerational group of about 30+ LGBTQA folks per class. It’s fun and funny - a good place to bring friends, or meet new friends, or bring someone on a nice first date!

    For more information about Art History from a Queer Perspective classes at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center  - email Instructor Liz Bradbury liz@bradburysullivancenter.org or call her at 610-432-5449.

  • Tuesday, January 08, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Legal Clinic

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    Our LGBT Legal Clinic connects attorneys who are experts in LGBT-specific legal areas to community members at no cost. Free half-hour, walk-in consultations. Today, attorney Josh Shulman will be available to answer questions about:

    • Wills and other legal documents
    • Estates
    • Name and gender changes

    Questions? Email Isaiah at isaiah@bradburysullivancenter.org

  • Tuesday, January 08, 2019 at 04:00 PM

    Medical Marijuana Enrollment Assistance

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    In April of 2016, Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana for Pennsylvania residents affected by 17 serious medical conditions. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, in partnership with Lehigh Valley Norml, is offering medical marijuana enrollment assistance on the 2nd Tuesdays of the month from 4-6pm to help eligible Pennsylvania residents apply for the state Medical Marijuana ID card. Computers are available for the application process.

    The medical marijuana enrollment events are only to help people with the application for the state Medical Marijuana ID card.  To be eligible, you must be a Pennsylvania resident and be diagnosed with a serious medical condition. In order to enroll on the state's website, attendees must bring their driver's license or state-issued ID, must be 18 or older, and are required to have an active phone number and email address. 

    Pennsylvania law defines "serious medical conditions" as any one of the following:

    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    • Autism
    • Cancer
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
    • Epilepsy
    • Glaucoma
    • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) / AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
    • Huntington’s Disease
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Intractable Seizures
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Neuropathies
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective
    • Sickle Cell Anemia

    Some of these serious medical conditions are experienced at higher rates in the LGBT community. 

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  • Tuesday, January 08, 2019 at 07:00 PM

    LGBT Spirituality Mini Series: An Evening with Jay Michaelson

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    The LGBT Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center welcomes the community to join for part one of our 2019 LGBT Spirituality Mini Series. Join us for a conversation with Jay Michaelson. Following the event, stay for a dessert reception and book signing.

    Rabbi Dr. Jay Michaelson is author of the best-selling God vs. Gay: The Religious Case for Equality, as well as six other books on religion, sexuality, and contemplative practice.  He holds a Ph.D. in Jewish Thought from Hebrew University as well as non-denominational rabbinic ordination, and he teaches at Chicago Theological Seminary.  He founded two national LGBT Jewish organizations, and these days is a columnist for the Daily Beast and head writer for the 10% Happier meditation magazine.  

    The conversation is moderated by Rabbi Steve Nathan, Director of Jewish Student Life and Associate Chaplain at Lehigh University.

    Copies of Jay's book God vs. Gay: The Religious Case for Equality will be available for purchase at the event. 

    The LGBT Spirituality Mini-Series is made possible thanks to generous funding by E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.  

     

    Part two of the LGBT Spirituality Mini Series continues on January 22nd at 7pm for an evening with Pastor Brandan Robertson

    Sponsored by:

  • Wednesday, January 09, 2019 at 04:00 PM

    HIV & STI Testing

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    Free HIV & STI Testing on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month - Testing offered in partnership with AIDS Activities Office at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Allentown Health Bureau

    No insurance or residency requirements.

    Sponsored by: Grindr

  • Wednesday, January 09, 2019 at 05:30 PM

    STAR (Sexual Trauma and Recovery support group)

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    2nd Wednesdays of the month from 5:30pm-7pm.
    Facilitated by Rebecca Glassman
    Professionally led and open support group for any LGBTQ+ person who has survived sexual assault.
    Before visiting for the first time, please contact Rebecca Glassman at 610-437-6610 ext. 321