Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 04:00 PM

    Legal Clinic

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    The Legal Clinic at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center connects people with pro bono attorneys who are specialists in the LGBT legal needs. Attorneys Josh Shulman and Justin Robinette will be available to answer questions about:

    • Family Law
    • Wills and other legal Documents
    • Estates
    • Name & Gender Changes
    • School Bullying
    • Neighborhood Harassment
    • Employment Descrimination
    • Housing Discrimination

     

     

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  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 05:30 PM

    LGBT 12 Step Group

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    An open support group for anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ and struggles with alcohol and/or addiction. The drug of choice does not matter. The only requirement is a desire to stop using.

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  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 06:30 PM

    Transmasculine Group

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    The 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Casual, drop-in discussion group for transguys and transmasculine non-binary people over the age of 18.

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  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 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

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  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 06:00 PM

    Parents of Trans Kids

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    Parents of Trans Kids is a support group for parents of children of any age who identify as transgender, gender creative, non-binary, and other non-conforming gender identities.

    If you have a child ages 14-21, they can attend Project SILK on the first floor of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center for the duration of the Parents of Trans Kids meeting. Project SILK is a brave space for LGBT youth and their social networks to be themselves. 

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  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 12:30 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Plant Sale

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    Flawless Angels Cleaners have generously donated beautiful house plants for a winter plant sale to benefit Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. Stop by anytime after 12:30pm and take home a plant to brighten up your home. Plants will also be on sale during our book talk with Jason Whitesel, author of Fat Gay Men: Girth, Mirth, and the Politics of Stigma (NYU Press)

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 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.

    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, March 13, 2018 at 04:00 PM

    Legal Clinic

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    The Legal Clinic at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center connects people with pro bono attorneys who are specialists in the LGBT legal needs. Attorneys Mark Stanziola and Justin Robinette will be available to answer questions about:

    • Family Law
    • Wills and other legal Documents
    • Estates
    • Name & Gender Changes
    • School Bullying
    • Neighborhood Harassment
    • Employment Descrimination
    • Housing Discrimination

     

     

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  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 7 rsvps

    Book Talk: Fat Gay Men

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    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents a book talk with Jason Whitesel, author of Fat Gay Men: Girth, Mirth, and the Politics of Stigma (NYU Press). A book signing will follow the talk. Books will be for sale at the event through Moravian Bookshop.

    To be fat in a thin-obsessed gay culture can be difficult. Despite affectionate in-group monikers for big gay men – chubs, bears, cubs – the anti-fat stigma that persists in American culture at large still haunts these individuals who often exist at the margins of gay communities. Fat Gay Men delves into the world of Girth & Mirth, a nationally known social club dedicated to big gay men, illuminating the ways in which these men form identities and community in the face of adversity. In existence for over forty years, the club has long been a refuge and ‘safe space’ for such men. Both a partial insider as a gay man and an outsider to Girth & Mirth, the book offers an insider’s critique of the gay movement, questioning whether the social consequences of the failure to be height-weight proportionate should be so extreme in the gay community.

    This book documents performances at club events and examines how participants use allusion and campy-queer behavior to reconfigure and reclaim their sullied body images, focusing on the numerous tensions of marginalization and dignity that big gay men experience and how they negotiate these tensions via their membership in a size-positive group. Based on ethnographic interviews and in-depth field notes from more than 100 events at bar nights, café klatches, restaurants, potlucks, holiday bashes, pool parties, movie nights, and weekend retreats, the book explores the woundedness that comes from being relegated to an inferior position in gay hierarchies, and yet celebrates how some gay men can reposition the shame of fat stigma through carnival, camp, and play. A compelling and rich narrative, Fat Gay Men provides a rare glimpse into an unexplored dimension of weight and body image in American culture.

    The author, Jason Whitesel, (Ph.D., Ohio State University) is a Women's & Gender Studies faculty member at Pace University. His research focuses on gay men's rigid body image ideal and the resulting intragroup strife among them. His recent book, Fat Gay Men: Girth, Mirth, and the Politics of Stigma, describes events at Girth & Mirth club gatherings and examines how big gay men use campy-queer behavior to reconfigure and reclaim their sullied images and identities.

    Reviews of Fat Gay Men

    "Even though gay men have bear culture, Whitesel argues that fat men still exist at the margins of gay culture. . . . Whitesel uses his own insider/outsider status as a gay man to critique the gay rights movement, looking at the ways in which gay fat men are battling stigma, and questioning  why the social consequences of being fat and gay are so extreme." Advocate.com

    “Whitesel is refreshingly self-reflexive about his role as a researcher, his ‘thin privilege’ and the methodological techniques he employs. A particular strength of the text lies in its ability to capture the highly personal experiences and narratives of participants with sensitivity and insight; this is a testament to Whitesel’s strengths as an ethnographer and his ability to access insider knowledge.” European Association of Social Anthropologists

    "In his lively (and fabulously titled) Fat Gay Men, Jason Whitesel, a gender studies professor at Pace University, attempts to rescue these guys from the bottom of the homosexual heap." Slate

    This is a sober social event. No alcohol will be served.

    Flawless Angels Cleaners will be on site with their spring Plant Sale to benefit Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. 

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  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018 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