Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, November 08, 2017 at 04:00 PM

    Free Flu Shots

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    The Allentown Health Bureau will be on-site at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center to provide free flu shots on October 11th & November 8th from 4-6pm.

    There is no insurance needed, or residency requirement, for the free flu shot.

  • Wednesday, November 08, 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, November 08, 2017 at 05:30 PM

    LGBT Survivors of Sexual Assault

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    Open support group for any LGBTQ+ person who has survived sexual assault. Before attending for the first time please contact Rebecca Glassman at (610) 4376610 ext. 321

    Co-hosted by Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley.

  • Wednesday, November 08, 2017 at 07:00 PM

    The Reel Queer Film Series presents: Naz & Maalik

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    The Reel Queer Film Series at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents a free screening of Naz & Maalik on November 8, 2017 at 7pm. The screening is followed by a talkback with Amy Corbin, Assistant Professor of Media & Communications and Film Studies at Muhlenberg College. 

    In this riveting dramatic tale, gay teens Naz and Maalik are friends, classmates, business partners, and lovers. As the two closeted Muslim teens go about their regular daily routine on a Friday afternoon in Brooklyn, they arouse the suspicions of an undercover FBI agent who begins to track them. This complex tale of race, religion, and sexuality features a pair of tremendous performances from Kerwin Johnson Jr. as Naz and Curtiss Cook Jr. as Maalik. Intimate and meditative, Naz & Maalik examines the mysterious forces that animate teenage minds.

    An exceptionally well-crafted drama, and an auspicious feature debut from writer/director Jay Dockendorf.

    Watch the trailer:

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCuUqTeZIoY

    Awards & Accolades for Naz & Maalik

    WINNER, Jury Award, Best Feature Film, Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

    WINNER, Jury Award, Best First Feature, Atlanta Out on Film

    WINNER, IWC Filmmaker Award, Tribeca Film Institute

    WINNER, Best LGBT Film, Nashville Film Festival

    WINNER, Jury Award for Best Actors in a U.S. Dramatic Feature, Los Angeles Film Festival

    “A day-in-the-life look at the unique experience of being young, gay, black, and Muslim in Brooklyn … writer-director Jay Dockendorf’s film is intimate, authentic, and feels decidedly relevant in today’s current context … Naz & Maalik is an impressive debut.” —Indiewire

    “A powerful treatise on what it is to be young and disenfranchised in New York City.” — Austin Chronicle

    “Unfolds with a youthful vitality, bolstered by the charm of its lead actors.” — The Hollywood Reporter

    “Not your typical coming-of-age tale involving gay teens.” — Shadow and Act

    “The next great New York movie.” — New York Post

    “ Naz & Maalik feels authentic, and Mr. Johnson and Mr. Cook bring their characters completely alive.” — The New York Times

    This is a sober social event, no alcohol will be served.

    The Reel Queer Film Series is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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    Sponsors:

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  • Transgender Support Group and Social Gathering

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    Monthly peer-led trans meetup on the second Saturday of each month in Bethlehem. These monthly gatherings provide a safe space for members and guests to meet. Doors open at 7pm and the meeting starts at 7:30pm. Attendees can dress in any way they are comfortable. There are changing rooms available if you’d like to change after you arrive.

    Lehigh Valley Renaissance is a program of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.

  • Tuesday, November 14, 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 Jess Moyer and Dorota Gasienica-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

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 06:30 PM

    Community Book Discussions: The Summer We Got Free by mia mckenzie

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    The LGBT Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, in partnership with Lehigh University's Humanities Center, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, Pride Center, and Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative, presents a community book discussion on mia mckenzie's novel The Summer We Got Free, winner of the 2013 Lambda Literary Award for Debut Fiction.

    Join us on November 14th at 6:30pm for a facilitated discussion with Professor Mary Foltz, Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University, about the book. Thanks to generous support from Lehigh University's Digital Humanities Program, there are 20 free copies of Mckenzie's book available to the community for people who sign up early. Email ariel@bradburysullivancenter.org to sign up. 

     At one time a wild young girl and a brilliant artist, Ava Delaney changes dramatically after a violent event that rocks her entire family. Once loved and respected in their community and in their church, they are ostracized by their neighbors, led by their church leader, and a seventeen-year feud between the Delaneys and the church ensues. Ava and her family are displaced from the community even as they continue to live within it, trapped inside their creaky, shadowy old house. When a mysterious woman arrives unexpectedly for a visit, her presence stirs up the past and ghosts and other restless things begin to emerge. And something is reignited in Ava: the indifferent woman she has become begins to give way to the wild girl, and the passionate artist, she used to be. But not without a struggle that threatens her well-being and, ultimately, her life

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

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 04:00 PM

    LGBT Youth College Fair

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    Finding the right college is already a tough process, but trying to find the right college that is also LGBT-friendly and has LGBT resources makes the process even more difficult. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center wants to make that process easier for students looking to apply to colleges by hosting our first LGBT-Friendly College Fair. Stop by and join us Wednesday November 15th from 4pm to 7pm and visit admissions booths, chat with admissions representatives, and learn about the financial options for your education. 

    There will be door prizes, other vendors, and lots of opportunities to find out which college is right for you. 

     Sponsored by:

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    Participating Schools:

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    Pennsylvania College of Technology

     

    More participating colleges and vendors to be announced! 

    Interested vendors should contact Oliver Reilly at oliver@bradburysullivancenter.org 

     

    Table and sponsorship packages available:

    Half table: $75, includes 4 ft table and chairs

    Full table: $100, includes 6ft table and chairs

    Silver Sponsor: $150, includes: half table, logo on door poster, logo on event webpage with hyperlink

    Gold Sponsor: $250, includes: full table, logo on door poster, logo on website with hyperlink, slide in 72” digital slideshow, the opportunity to have branded item in swag bag (items provided by sponsor)

    Swag Bag Sponsor (Limited to one sponsor): $500, includes full table, logo on door poster, logo on website with hyperlink, slide in 72” digital slideshow, all attendees will receive a bag with your college logo when they enter (bags provided by sponsor)

    Presenting Sponsor (Limited to one sponsor): $1000, includes full table, logo on door poster, logo on website with hyperlink, slide in 72” digital slideshow, “LGBT Youth College Fair presented by name/logo” on all promotional materials and door poster

     

     

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 06:00 PM

    Gallery Reception: Transcendents: Spirit Mediums in Myanmar & Thailand

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    The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center proudly presents internationally-renown photographer, Mariette Pathy Allen, for the first public exhibit of images from her newly released book, Transcendents: Spirit Mediums in Myanmar & Thailand. The exhibit is a continuation of the artist's history of documenting transgender lives and experiences around the world through photography.

    Through her artistic practice, Mariette Pathy Allen has been a pioneering force in gender consciousness, contributing to numerous cultural and academic publications about gender variance and lecturing throughout the globe. Her first book Transformations: Crossdressers and Those Who Love Them was groundbreaking in its investigation of a misunderstood community. Her second book The Gender Frontier is a collection of photographs, interviews, and essays covering political activism, youth, and the range of people that identify as transgender in mainland USA. It won the 2004 Lambda Literary Award in the Transgender/Genderqueer category. Her 2014 book TransCuba documents a growing visibility and acceptance in a country whose government is transitioning into a more relaxed model of communism under Raúl Castro's presidency. Her new book, Transcendents studies the phenomenon of gender variance among the spirit cults of Burma and Thailand. This book combines a raw, personal, photographic standpoint with an anthropological and sexological perspective on the genderfluid spirit mediums in Thailand and Burma.

    Artist Statement: Although most people in Burma and Thailand are Buddhists, there are areas in both countries where Spirit Mediums continue to perform the ancient, animist traditions and rituals that pre-date Buddhism.

    Although there are differences in the traditions practiced by Spirit Mediums in Myanmar and Thailand, I have combined the images here, as my focus is on the visual mystery of Spirit Mediums when they are possessed, and when going about their daily lives. I am looking at them as human beings who have been part of their cultures for as long as Animism has existed.

    In the past, most Spirit Mediums were women, but over time, more men have felt called as Spirit Mediums. Those that live as men, dress as women in colorful, flowing garments, wear make-up, headdresses , and ornate jewelry before, during, and after possession. They must adorn themselves as women for the Spirits. Others live as women fulltime. They would be identified as transgender in the west.

    When Mediums are possessed by a particular Spirit, they fall into a trance, and dance for many hours, drinking, smoking, accepting money from the crowd of onlookers who may join in the dance. During festivals when not dancing, Mediums sit in their beautifully decorated tents with altars covered with offerings that may include fruit, flowers, cans of beer, soda, cash, small toys, and statues. People come into the tent to get advice from the Spirit that that Medium channels.

    Works by the artist are included in permanent collections of major museums, including Corcoran Gallery of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York Public Library, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Harvard University's Fogg Museum, Portland Art Museum, Duke University, Haverford College, Paris' Bibliotheque Nationale, and China's Museum of Photography (and others).

    Join us for a special artist reception on November 16 from 6-8pm to meet the artist!

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

  • Wednesday, November 22, 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