Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, February 14, 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

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  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018 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 visiting for the first time please contact Rebecca Glassman at (610) 4376610 ext. 321

    Sponsored by:

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  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 06:30 PM

    Community Book Discussion: The Argonauts

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    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invites the community to participate in the February 2018 Community Book Discussion featuring The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson. The Community Book Discussion is an intergenerational discussion facilitated by Mary Foltz, Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University

    The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its center is a romance: the story of the author's relationship with the artist Harry Dodge. This story, which includes Nelson's account of falling in love with Dodge, who is fluidly gendered, as well as her journey to and through a pregnancy, offers a firsthand account of the complexities and joys of (queer) family-making.
    Writing in the spirit of public intellectuals such as Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes, Nelson binds her personal experience to a rigorous exploration of what iconic theorists have said about sexuality, gender, and the vexed institutions of marriage and child-rearing. Nelson's insistence on radical individual freedom and the value of caretaking becomes the rallying cry of this thoughtful, unabashed, uncompromising book.

    Reviews of The Argonauts:

    “A daring, intelligent, strange, and beautiful book. . . . [Nelson] has created an essential thing, a guide to the first years of the queer 21st Century, and a hymn to love in all its forms.”―The Gay & Lesbian Review

    “[Nelson's] book-part memoir, part critical inquiry touching on desire, love, and family-is a superb exploration of the risk and the excitement of change. Thinking and feeling are, for Nelson, mutually necessary processes; the result is an exceptional portrait both of a romantic partnership and of the collaboration between Nelson's mind and heart.”―The New Yorker

    “Maggie Nelson slays entrenched notions of gender, marriage, and sexuality with lyricism, intellectual brass, and soul-ringing honesty in The Argonauts.”―Vanity Fair

    Community Book Discussions at The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center are made possible thanks to sponsorship from Lehigh University's Humanities Center, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, Pride Center, and Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative

    The first ten people to sign up can email Kathleen@bradburysullivancenter.org to receive a free copy of the book

  • Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 05:00 PM · $5.00 USD

    LGBT Business Council HALO benefit

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    The LGBT Business Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce presents their February HALO networking event (Helping & Leading Others). 

    Come spread the love and join together for networking, refreshments, and ONEHOPE wine samples benefiting Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and The Trevor Project, a national non-profit that supports suicide prevention for LGBT youth. 

    Special guest speaker, State Rep. Brian Sims, will provide brief remarks. Rep. Sims represents Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and is Pennsylvania's first out LGBT state legislator, a civil rights attorney and a former president of Equality Pennsylvania. 

    $5 admission, pay in advance or at the door, to benefit Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. 

    The reception will continue from 6:30-7:30 at Grain, just a couple steps away from the center!

     

  • Monday, February 19, 2018 at 07:00 PM

    LGBT Spirituality & Spiritual Violence Mini Series presents Rev. Justin Tanis

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    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents the LGBT Spirituality & Spiritual Violence Mini-Series, welcoming Rev. Justin Tanis, Managing Director of Center for Gay & Lesbian Studies in Religion. The mini-series is moderated by Rev. Beth Goudy and is presented thanks to generous funding by E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.

    Rev. Dr. Justin Tanis earned his MDiv degree at Harvard Divinity School and his Doctor of Ministry degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary. His dissertation was published in 2003 by Pilgrim Press as Transgendered: Ministry, Theology, and Communities of Faith and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award that year. That book was also the first in the CLGS book series. He has also contributed chapters to the Queer Bible Commentary and Take Back the Word: A Queer Reading of the Bible. An artist and photographer, Justin has had a lifelong passion for the arts. His scholarly interests include the theology expressed by LGBT visual artists, which is the focus of his PhD studies.

    Justin has served congregations in Boston, Honolulu, and San Francisco and spent nine years as a denominational executive, coordinating leadership and educational programs in twenty-two countries. He brings with him a long history with grassroots activism, including ACT-UP and Queer Nation in the 1980s and serving as spokesperson and media coordinator for the Hawai’i Equal Rights Marriage Project in the 1990s. Justin’s work also includes advocacy for LGBT rights in national non-profit organizations. He was the Community Education and Outreach Manager at the National Center for Transgender Equality and later served as the Director of Communication for Out and Equal Workplace Advocates.

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

    Sponsored by:

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  • Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 07:00 PM

    Reel Queer Film Series: Women He's Undressed

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    The Reel Queer Film Series at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents a free screening of Women He's Undressed on February 22 at 7pm. 

    Women He's Undressed is the extraordinary story of Australia’s Orry-Kelly, the gay Hollywood designer whose costumes created some of the most magical moments in cinema history.

    Orry-Kelly was a Hollywood legend, his costume designs adored by cinema’s greatest leading roles. During the boom years of Hollywood he was costume designer on an astonishing 282 motion pictures. Orry-Kelly designed for the stars like Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Rosalind Russell, Errol Flynn and more in films like Some Like It Hot, Casablanca, An American in Parisand Now, Voyager.

    Orry-Kelly was as big a legend behind the scenes as the on-screen legends he adoringly dressed. Talented, daring, brash, bold, the toast of Hollywood yet the thorn in the side of many a studio head and the first Australian to win three Academy Awards.

    A talkback will follow the film screening.

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

    The Reel Queer Film Series is supported with a grant from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 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 Josh Shulman and Justin Robinette will be available to answer questions about:

    • Family Law
    • Wills and other legal Documents
    • Estates
    • Name & Gender Changes
    • School Bullying
    • Neighborhood Harassment
    • Employment Descrimination
    • Housing Discrimination

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

     

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  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 05:30 PM

    LGBT 12 Step Group

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    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.

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  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 06:30 PM

    Transmasculine Group

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    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.

     Sponsored by:

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  • Wednesday, February 28, 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

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