Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 04:00 PM

    Legal Clinic

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    The Legal Clinic at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center connects people with attorneys who are specialists in specific areas relevant to LGBT legal needs. Attorney Dorota Gasienica-Kozak will be available to answer questions about: 

    • Wills and estates
    • Adoption, fostering, marriage and divorce, assisted reproductive technology
    • Name & gender changes

    Questions? Email Isaiah at isaiah@bradburysullivancenter.org

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 04:00 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    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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  • Wednesday, December 12, 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

  • Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 06:00 PM

    LGBT Art History: The Surrealists

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    Bradbury-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 first class features The Surrealists! In 1930s and 40s Europe, while the Surrealist artists of all genders were speaking out against the Nazis, most of the male-identified surrealist were also vocally anti-Gay. But most of the woman and Trans-identified Surrealists were strongly identified with the Queer community. This class will explore the ideas and inspirations that fueled surrealist dream-like images, and will also explore the outspoken commitments to gender expansive art work, and same-sex relationships that woman Surrealist artists endorsed. Here’s your chance to learn who Tamara de Lempicka was and see some of the terrific images she created. You won’t forget them!

    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, December 18, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Transmasculine Group

     

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    Facilitated by Atticus Ranck. Questions? Email him at atticus@bradburysullivancenter.org.

    Monthly peer-led casual, drop-in discussion group for transguys and transmasculine non-binary people that is held normally on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8PM.

    For the month of December 2018, the group will meet Tuesday, December 18th at the normal meeting time.

     

     

     

     

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 06:30 PM

    Community Book Discussion: Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels

    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center welcome the community to the December Community Book Discussion featuring Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels by Justin Vivian Bond.

    Community Book Discussions at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center are engaging, participatory community events. A limited number of free copies of the book is available in advance at the center (contact Kathleen at Kathleen@bradburysullivancenter.org).

    Discussion is facilitated by Mary Foltz, Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University.

    Sponsored by Lehigh University's Humanities Center, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, Pride Center, and Digital Humanities Initiative.

    Reviews of Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels by Justin Vivian Bond:


    "A story that is personal, yet undeniably universal at the same time." ―Lambda Literary

    “Bond’s fabulosity is matched by a trenchant wit, and [V’s] over-the-top stories are smartly edged with politics, sexual or otherwise.” ―New York Times

    "A brief yet remarkably candid memoir of growing up different. . . Poignant and funny. . ." ―Kirkus

    About the Author
    Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a trans-genre artist living in New York City. As a performer both on and Off-Broadway, Mx Bond has received numerous accolades winning an Obie (2001), a Bessie (2004), a Tony nomination (2007), the Ethyl Eichelberger Award (2007), The Peter Reed Foundaton Grant, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant for Artists.

    This is a sober social event at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. No alcohol will be served.

  • 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.