Upcoming Events

  • Monday, May 08, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 5 rsvps

    Book Talk: LGBT YA author David Pratt

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    The LGBT Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is thrilled to host LGBT Young Adult author David Pratt for a book talk for his new book, Wallaçonia.

    High school senior Jim Wallace faces the approaching Christmas holidays with a mixture of hope and dread.  To escape the pressure, he imagines the woods and marshes around his home to be an independent country, Wallaçonia, where he is accepted and recognized as the "upright and sterling" young man people expect him to be.  And he may make it yet: this could be the week he and his girlfriend Liz finally have sex, putting to rest any lingering doubts Jim has about what kind of guy he really is. But then Pat Baxter, a neighbor, asks him to help out in his bookstore during the holiday rush, and Jim starts making new connections - and rediscovering an old one. Will Jim leave the sanctuary of his imaginary Wallaçonia for the real world?  And which real world will it be, the one with Liz or the one that beckons from the bookstore?

    David Pratt is the author of three novels, "Wallaçonia" (Beautiful Dreamer Press), "Looking After Joey" (Wilde City) and the Lambda Literary Award-winning "Bob the Book" (Chelsea Station). David's story collection, "My Movie," (Chelsea Station) includes both new work and short fiction published in Christopher Street, The James White Review, Velvet Mafia, Lodestar Quarterly and other periodicals. Recent anthology publications include Louis Flint Ceci's "Not Just Another Pretty Face," Paul Alan Fahey's "The Other Man," and Jameson Currier's "With." David has directed and performed his work for the theater in New York City at the Cornelia Street Cafe, Dixon Place, HERE Arts Center, the Flea and the New York International Fringe Festival. His collaborations with Rogerio M. Pinto include "Os Tres Porquinhos," "Chapeuzinho Vermelho," and "Branca de Neve," Brazilian Portuguese versions of, respectively, "The Three Little Pigs," "Little Red Riding Hood," and "Snow White." In the 1980s, David was the first director of plays by the Canadian playwright John Mighton.

    This event is supported in part by Allentown City Council.

     

    Sponsors:

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    This event is a sober social event at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. No alcohol will be served.
  • Tuesday, May 09, 2017 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 Megan Michael & Jonathan Huerta will be available to answer questions about:

    • Neighborhood Harassment
    • Wills and other legal Documents
    • Employment/Housing Discrimination
    • Name & Gender Changes

    The Legal Clinic is funded in part by The Harry C. Trexler Trust

    Sponsored by:

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  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 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, May 10, 2017 at 05:00 PM

    LGBT Alcohol & Other Drug Addiction Recovery Group

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    LGBT Alcohol & Other Drug Addiction Recovery Group - professionally facilitated by Anita Kelly

    Professionally led monthly support group for LGBT people living in recovery from alcohol and other drugs. 2nd Wednesday of each month from 5-6pm 

  • Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 07:00 PM

    An Evening With Mark Travis Rivera

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    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center hosts an evening with activist, choreographer, speaker, and writer Mark Travis Rivera for an evening of intersectional art. Rivera's art reflects his identity as a Latino, Gay, Gender Non-Conforming, Femme, and Disabled person. 

    This event is supported by a grant from the Arts & Access program at Lehigh Valley Arts Council. It is also supported in part by Allentown City Council.

    Sponsors:
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    Total Home Management LLC

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

  • Transgender Support Group and Social Gathering

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    Do You Have a Friend or Family Member Who Is Transgender, a Crossdresser or Questioning Their Gender Orientation? Our Monthly Gatherings Provide a Safe and Nurturing Place for Members and Guests to Meet, Understand, Accept and Take Pride in Their Transgender Lives. Meetings are Held on the 2nd Saturday of Each Month at the Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley (in the Church of the Manger Building) Located at 1401 Greenview Drive, Bethlehem, Pa.  18018. Doors Open At Approximately 7:00 PM With Socializing and Light Snacks. The Meeting Starts At 7:30pm With Quick Announcements From Our Leaders. Afterward, We Often Have A Presentation Or Group Discussion Of A Relevant Topic Followed By Time For Open Discussion Where Attendees Can Share Accomplishments Or Challenges With The Group.  That Is Usually Followed By More Social Time. Meetings Typically End At About 10:00 To 10:30 Pm.

    You May Dress In Any Way In Which You Are Comfortable. There Are 2 Changing Rooms Available If You Would Like To Change After You Arrive.

    Make Friendships That Will Last A Lifetime! 

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 06:30 PM

    Communities Against Hate

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    Many people in our community are feeling anxious because of the changing political world around us. The increase in hate and violence that has targeted vulnerable communities have left many people feeling concerned about the future. As part of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center's Communities Against Hate program, funded by Open Society Foundations, we are hosting a weekly support group for fourteen weeks to provide LGBT people in the Lehigh Valley with emotional support. 

    The group is facilitated by Wayne Fox, M.Ed in Counseling. This is a non-partisan and non-political group intended to provide emotional support.

    To control the size of the group, email ariel@bradburysullivancenter.org to sign up.

  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 07:00 PM

    Author Talk: Raising The Transgender Child

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    The LGBT Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center hosts an author talk with Dr. Michele Angello & Alisa Bowman about their new book, Raising the Transgender Child.
    Written by top experts in the field, Raising the Transgender Child offers much-needed answers to all the questions parents and other adults ask about raising and caring for transgender and gender diverse children: Is this just a phase? Did I do something to cause this? How do we protect these children? Who should I tell, and how? Will anyone love my child?

    Written by Dr. Michele Angello, a leading therapist and go-to expert in the field of transgender parenting, and Alisa Bowman, bestselling writer and parent advocate, Raising the Transgender Child helps readers champion and celebrate gender diverse children while at the same time shedding fear, anger, sadness, and embarrassment. With specific and actionable advice—including coming-out letters, identity challenges, school and caregiver communications, and more —the guide provides a wealth of science-backed information alongside friendly and practical wisdom that is sure to comfort, guide, and inspire the family and friends of transgender and gender diverse children.
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    This is a sober social event at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. No alcohol will be served.
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 06:00 PM

    Gallery Reception: Hubert Davis - Foreign Lands

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    The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invite the community to attend a gallery reception on May 18 from 6-8pm for a special exhibit of "Foreign Lands" by WPA Artist Hubert Davis. This exhibit of Hubert’s work features works represented by Ron De Long. The exhibit will be on display from May 16-June 26.

    Hubert Davis (1902-1981) was an American lithographic artist of the Depression. His earliest works date back to 1925 and were primarily paintings of landscapes and figures. Davis started making lithographs by 1931 and continued to use this medium to communicate the effects of the Depression.  These lithographs were published by the New York brand of the Works Progress Administration (WPA).  Founded by President Roosevelt, from 1935- 1943, the WPA actively assisted American artists during the Great Depression. Without its aid, masterpieces created by this generation of artists would not have been made.

    The exhibit at The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center will show alongside two other exhibits featuring him in the region. The Ronald K. De Long Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley presents “Hubert Davis: Scenes of Pennsylvania,” which runs April 3 to June 9, and Civic Theatre of Allentown's Theatre 514 Gallery will present “Hubert Davis: Costume Design,” from May 22 to July 21.

    Art purchases support arts & culture programs at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. 

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

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  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017 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 Dorota Kozak will be available to answer questions about:

    • Family Law
    • Wills and other legal Documents
    • Estates
    • Name & Gender Changes

    The Legal Clinic is funded in part by The Harry C. Trexler Trust

    Sponsored by:

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