Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, October 10, 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

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 05:30 PM

    LGBT Survivors of Trauma and Recovery

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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

     

  • 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 on Second Saturdays 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.

    Questions? Check out our website.

    Sponsored by:

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  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Queer People of Color Discussion Group (QPOC)

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    Queer People of Color peer discussion group

    The Queer People of Color group (QPOC) is a community for black and brown folks in the LGBT community of the greater Lehigh Valley to come together and celebrate, commiserate, network and organize. Join us every 3rd Tuesday from 6PM to 8PM for our monthly discussion group, and be on the look out for other events!

    Questions? Email Dominique Carter at dacarter@spartan.northampton.edu.

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 06:30 PM

    Community Book Discussion: The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir by Staceyann Chin

    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center welcome the community to the October Community Book Discussion featuring The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir by Staceyann Chin. 

    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 The Other Side Of Paradise: A Memoir by Staceyann Chin

    "A completely absorbing account of how a girl born into denial and contempt can grow up resilient, sane, and full of purpose. She also shows me a culture I knew far too little about -- the everyday life of young people in Jamaica and the threat of violence looming over anyone who might be too independent or queer or outrageous. How wonderful that this outrageous, talented, determined woman has given us her story." -- Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina and Cavedweller

    "Staceyann Chin's memoir is a heartbreaking feat of unflinching memory and language. Set in a Jamaica far from the tourist brochures, The Other Side of Paradise is Chin's rich and nuanced story of family and abandonment, love and brutality, and a child's struggle to survive and find a home that will accept her. A remarkable young woman emerges, whose gift for poetry has been forged by poverty, religiosity, and a circle of adults who found the child in their care. This is A Portrait of the Artistwritten for our age. I love this book -- and I am completely hamstrung by the feelings it evokes." -- Walter Mosley

    "The human family is a complex ecosystem, a magnificent experiment of righteous diversity. The Other Side of Paradise captures the evocative struggle of one strong but fragile flower. Staceyann breaks our hearts a little, and then brings us safely, gratefully, home." -- Rebecca Walker, author of One Big Happy Family and Black White and Jewish

    "Staceyann's courage, sensitivity, and bravery are exposed on these vulnerable pages. Captured is the fire, passion, and light I experience when she performs. Liberating, beautiful, and life-affirming, The Other Side of Paradise is simply incredible." -- Russell Simmons, author of Do You!

    About the Author

    Staceyann Chin is a fulltime artist. A resident of New York City and a Jamaican National, she has been an “out poet and political activist” since 1998. From the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe to one-woman shows Off- Broadway to acting in Julie Taymor’s Across the Universe and performing in both the stage and film versions of Howard Zinn’s Voices of a People's History of the United States, to starring in the Tony nominated, Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, Chin credits the long list of "things she has done" to her grandmother's hard-working history and the pain of her mother's absence.

     

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

  • Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 06:00 PM

    Artist Reception: Fridgin' Out

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    The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center present Fridgin' Out an exhibit of installation art made at the 25th annual Pride in the Park Festival on August 19, 2018. 

    PPL Corporation sponsored artists to paint refrigerators at Pride in the Park and this exhibit is a culmination of the live art making that participants experienced at Pride. 

    Participating artists are: Heather Lesko, Lauren Edsall, Jessica Echevarria, Alottadentata, and Abbey Rosko

    The exhibit is on display from September 4th through November 8th with an artist reception on October 18th from 6-8pm. 

    The artist reception is a sober social event. No alcohol will be served. 

    Sponsored by:

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  • Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 06:00 PM

    Artist Reception: To Sir Elton With Love

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    The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center present To Sir Elton With Love, an exhibit of works by Liz Bradbury, Ana Hamilton, Yevette Hendler, and Will Hübscher in honor of Sir Elton John's final tour, Farewell Yellow Brick Road, which kicks off in Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

    Elton John is among the most important gay artist of the last century and his musical masterpieces have been matched by his activism and philanthropic efforts to address AIDS across the globe. With this exhibit, the participating artists present works inspired by lyrics in Sir Elton John's music. 

    The exhibit is curated by Deborah Rabinsky and is on display from September 6 through November 8th with an artist reception on October 18th from 6-8pm.

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

  • Tuesday, October 23, 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.

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 04:00 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Free Resume Clinic

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    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is excited to launch a new program offering free walk-in resume advice and career consultation with a Licensed Career Counselor! Participants are free to bring whatever they have at their stage in the job preparation process--whether you just want to touch up a polished resume or you are just starting out a job search. Services are LGBT-inclusive and open to all. Participants receive a free USB drive to help aid their resume development process. The clinic operates every 4th Wednesday from 4-6PM.

    Questions? Email isaiah@bradburysullivancenter.org

  • Wednesday, October 24, 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