Enjoy an evening of fine dining at Apollo Grill in Historic Downtown Bethlehem while supporting Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center! On June 21st between 5:00pm and 10:00pm, 5% of all sales will benefit our mission and programs!
Thank you Apollo Grill for supporting the LGBT community in the Lehigh Valley!
The Legal Clinic at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center connects people with pro bono attorneys who are specialists in the LGBT legal needs. Attorney Josh Shulman will be available to answer questions about:
- Wills and other legal Documents
- Name & Gender Changes
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.
The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents a book talk with Patrick E. Horrigan, who will read from his new novel Pennsylvania Station. A book signing will follow.
About The Author
Born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania, Patrick E. Horrigan received his BA from The Catholic University of America and his PhD from Columbia University. Pennsylvania Station is his second novel, following PORTRAITS AT AN EXHIBITION (Lethe Press), about a young man’s search for the meaning of life amid a gallery of old master portraits, and WIDESCREEN DREAMS: GROWING UP GAY AT THE MOVIES (University of Wisconsin Press), an analysis of several popular films from the 1960s and 70s. He has written artists’ catalogue essays for Thion’s LIMI-TATE: DRAWINGS OF LIFE AND DREAMS (cueB Gallery) and Ernesto Pujol’s LOSS OF FAITH (Galeria Ramis Barquet). His essay “The Inner Life of Ordinary People” appears in Anthony Enns’ and Christopher R. Smit’s SCREENING DISABILITY: ESSAYS ON CINEMA AND DISABILITY (University Press of America). His one-act play, MESSAGES FOR GARY: A DRAMA IN VOICEMAIL, composed entirely of answering machine messages received by the activist and socialist scholar Gary Lucek, was a critically-acclaimed hit of the 1999 New York International Fringe Festival. With his husband, the actor and writer Eduardo Leanez, he co-wrote the solo show YOU ARE CONFUSED! about the relationship between a gay Venezuelan boy and his charismatic mother. He and Mr. Leanez are the hosts of ACTORS WITH ACCENTS, a recurring variety show at Teatro Circulo in Manhattan’s East Village. Since 1993, he has taught English at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University. He lives in Manhattan.
About Pennsylvania Station
Set in the “Mad Men” era of 1960s Manhattan, PENNSYLVANIA STATION tells the story of Frederick Bailey, a cultured, middle-aged architect who, in his futile effort to save the old Penn Station from being demolished, becomes erotically and emotionally entangled with twenty-year-old Curt, a vibrant, immature gay-rights activist. Frederick will do almost anything to catch and hold this mercurial young man, risking friends and family, career and reputation along the way. But while Curt seems drawn to Frederick, or at least willing to be pursued, he will not be pinned down, and as the elegant old station is dismantled piece by piece to make way for the futuristic Madison Square Garden sports arena, Frederick undergoes a series of reckonings he has dreaded all his life. A midcentury-modern Death in Venice, PENNSYLVANIA STATION digs deep into the fractured psyches of the main characters as it chronicles the vagaries of their unlikely intergenerational romance, all the while conjuring a picture of the city and the nation on the brink of irreversible cultural change.
“Horrigan’s novel is convincingly at home in its time period, full of wonderful details and forthright opinions about architecture and art, family dynamics, and the fight over civil rights. . . . A frank yet subtle novel about the old and the new and about the steps that led to the gay rights movement.” - Kirkus Reviews
This is a sober social event, no alcohol will be served.
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.
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.
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center hosts a monthly LGBT Bereavement Support Group. The group is for LGBT people who have experienced loss. The group meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm
To help control the size of the group, please register with Ariel@bradburysullivancenter.org
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.
Conversion therapy is a harmful, unscientific, and debunked practice that attempts to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. Every major professional health organization rejects conversion therapy because of the physical and mental health harm it causes. Conversion therapy is proven to lead toward higher instances of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and even suicide.
Yet some mental health providers continue to practice in ways that put LGBT youth at risk. In fact, The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law estimates that 20,000 LGBT children in the US will be harmed by conversion therapy before age 18 by a licensed healthcare provider. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is leading the effort to ensure that LGBT youth in the Lehigh Valley are safe from conversion therapy because we know that LGBT youth are fine, just the way they are!
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center applauds City Council Member Bryan Callahan for introducing the Appropriate Mental Health Services Ordinance, which was introduced on May 16, 2018.
JOIN US at Bethlehem City Hall on July 3rd at 5:15pm for the committee hearing and first council vote on the ordinance to ban conversion therapy in the City of Bethlehem.
This is not a protest, it is a presence. Join us at this meeting to demonstrate to City Council that there is broad support for ending conversion therapy!
Join Allentown Freak Out Fringe Festival and Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center on July 7th from 7pm to 10pm on the Biergaarten Patio at the Allentown Brew Works for Dine & Donate Night to benefit our Center.
Come see some of our favorite Freak Out alumni: inlcuding vintage dance by Magnolia Sadies, bellydance by Star City Tribal and the Femme Fataliens, live beat poetry and painting by Mad Road Artists, and fire performances.
You MUST pre-register (for free) on Ticketleap in order for your purchase to benefit our cause: https://thebrewworks.ticketleap.com/dine--donate-for-bradbury-sullivan-lgbt/
Please make sure to show your ticket to your server to have your donation count (either the electronic or the printed version).