Join Human Rights Campaign, Equality Pennsylvania, and Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center for a special discussion with HRC National Press Secretary Sarah McBride on how we bend the arc of justice.
The evening will be an excellent opportunity to learn and hear from one of the most visible advocates in the national movement for LGBT equality.
Following our conversation, everyone is invited to stick around to meet and mingle and to learn more about how they can get engaged in their local community.
Light refreshments to be provided.
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 for UNANIMOUSLY passing the ordinance out of committee and for the unanimous first vote.
JOIN US at Bethlehem City Hall on July 17th at 7pm for the FINAL 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 the dangerous practice of conversion therapy!
The exhibit planned to open this month, Alchemy of Icons, has been cancelled. We have extended the current exhibit, Girls Will Be Boys Will Be Girls Will Be through September 3rd. Join us on July 19th for a community coloring party!
The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center are thrilled to host an exhibit of gender liberating art from the pages of Jacinta Bunnell's iconic coloring book, Girls Will Be Boys Will Be Girls Will Be, which Bitch Magazine has called "a perfect alternative to gender saturated Disney-fare."
The galleries will display enlarged prints from the coloring book from June 11-September 3 and invites the community to color on them throughout the exhibit.
Join us for a Third Thursday Community Coloring Party on July 19 from 6-8pm!
Light refreshments will be available, provided by South Mall Starbucks.
Join us on July 22nd when we crown both the Queen and King of Pride 2018!!! At The Stonewall Lehigh Valley, 28 N 10th St Allentown, Pennsylvania. Ticket price is $7.00 (in advance by credit card or cash at the door). Table reservations are available for an additional $10.00. Please contact Ariel Torres for table reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or (610) 347-9988 Extension 100. Tables are extremely limited!
Schedule of Pageant:
Doors open at 7pm. Pageant begins at 8pm.
Categories of Pageant: Presentation, Talent, Night Out, & On-stage Interview
If you are interested in competing and need to download an application, please click here!
The deadline for pageant application submission is on July 18th, 2018.
Tickets can be purchased in advance online! See the purchase ticket tab below to buy yours now!
The Legal Clinic at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center connects people with pro bono attorneys who are specialists in the LGBT legal needs. Attorney Mark Stanziola will be available to answer questions about:
- Family Law
- 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 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.