Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 05:30 PM

    Bereavement Support Group

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    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 Isaiah@bradburysullivancenter.org

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 06:00 PM

    Parents of Trans Kids

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    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. 

  • Tuesday, November 13, 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, November 13, 2018 at 06:00 PM

    Artist Reception: Channeling Rage by Liz Bradbury

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    The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center host Channeling Rage: Recent Paintings by Liz Bradbury. The exhibit is curated by Deborah Rabinsky.

    The exhibit is on display from November 12-December 28 with an artist reception on November 13th from 6-8pm. 

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

  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 06:30 PM

    Community Book Discussion: Prince of Los Cocuyos by Richard Blanco

    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center welcome the community to the November Community Book Discussion featuring The Prince of Los Cocuyos by Richard Blanco.

    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 Prince of Los Cocuyos by Richard Blanco.

    “In this vibrant memoir, Obama-inaugural poet Richard Blanco tenderly, exhilaratingly chronicles his Miami childhood amid a colorful, if suffocating, family of Cuban exiles, as well as his quest to find his artistic voice and the courage to accept himself as a gay man.” (O, The Oprah Magazine)

    “Richard Blanco takes us on a thought-provoking, often hilarious ride in ... his coming-of-age memoir. The Cuban and Spanish intellectual, who was the first Latino, openly gay man and immigrant to be commissioned a presidential inaugural poet, illustrates the story of his childhood in the 1970s.” (Latina Magazine)

    “The Prince of Los Cocuyos had me laughing time and again with its warm, sweetly self-deprecating portrait of an immigrant family attempting to straddle Cuban traditions and American trends.” (Andrew Solomon, author of Far From the Tree)

    “Thank you, Richard, for this. The Prince of los Cocuyos is revelation and homecoming.” (Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street)

    “I adored every minute spent with young ‘Riqui’ and his endearing extended family. And at the end-an ending so beautiful and throat-catching-I felt wonderfully drenched in love.” (Monica Wood, author of When We Were the Kennedys)

    “[The Prince of los Cocuyos] includes portraits and scenes, intimately and lovingly rendered… Having honored our nation as a whole in verse, he honors it again, but this time as witness to the life and fortune of one exceptionally American family.” (Los Angeles Review of Books)

    “... the anecdotes Blanco shares – such as trying to convince his grandmother to go shopping at the Winn-Dixie supermarket she so feared – are muy cubano and will give readers a sense of Cuban family spirit.: (TheGuardian.com)

    “In Richard Blanco’s Miami, memories linger outside coffee windows and in Cuban grocery store aisles… In a series of loosely intertwined stories, Blanco describes a childhood marked by loss, humor and hints of an exotic land called America.” (Associated Press)

    “A warm, emotionally intimate memoir.” (Kirkus Reviews)

    “Blanco has a natural, unforced style that allows his characters’ vibrancy and humor to shine through.” (Publishers Weekly (Starred Review))

    About the Author

    An accomplished author, engineer, and educator, Richard blanco has published several volumes of acclaimed poetry. He is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, a recipient of several honorary doctorates, and a dynamic speaker supporting diversity, marriage equality, immigration, poetry in education, cultural exchange, and other important issues of our day. Currently, he shares his time between Boston and Bethel, Maine.

     

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

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    A Space for Aces

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    A Space for Aces meets every 4th Wednesday from 7 to 8:15PM at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.

    A casual, drop-in community discussion group for asexual, graysexual, demisexual, and aromantic folks, as well as anyone who finds themselves under the umbrella of asexuality.

    Questions? Email group facilitator Scott at aspaceforaces@gmail.com

  • Tuesday, December 11, 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, December 18, 2018 at 06:30 PM

    Community Book Discussion: Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels

    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center welcome the community to the December Community Book Discussion featuring Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels by Richard Blanco.

    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 Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels by Richard Blanco.

    "[A] witty and touching memoir. . . [A] frank discussion of the ways in which [V] felt compelled to suppress [V's] emotions, [V's] sexuality, and [V's] true identity growing up. [V] suffered a great deal, and yet [V's] tone is never self-pitying." ―New Yorker

    "A story that is personal, yet undeniably universal at the same time." ―Lambda Literary

    “Bond’s fabulosity is matched by a trenchant wit, and [V’s] over-the-top stories are smartly edged with politics, sexual or otherwise.” ―New York Times

    "A brief yet remarkably candid memoir of growing up different. . . Poignant and funny. . ." ―Kirkus

    “Thank you, Justin, for your courage in writing the truth of what you went through as a transgender child in this society. Thank you, also, for your sense of humor. This book is very important, and fun to read as well.” ―Yoko Ono, artist

    “When I say Justin Vivian Bond is a true original, what I mean is, Justin doesn’t resemble anyone else on the face of the planet. When I say Justin Bond is touched by genius, I mean exactly that.” ―Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours

    "Tango is a raw nerve touching an electric soul, a beautiful book, written with honesty, pain, and joy from one of our great modern day shamans." ―Sandra Bernhard, comedian

    "Justin Vivian Bond is a lightning rod, a solid steel structure in heels that attracts burning chaos and disciplines it into orderly submission. Am I allowed to say that Justin is God?” ―Rufus Wainwright, musician

    "Tango should be in the hands of every child who can read, and of 
    every adult who cares about that child." ―Michael Warner, author of The Trouble with Normal

    “Reading Tango is like listening to your favorite eccentric cousin or auntie tell you hair-raising tales of innocence lost and found, friendships forged of adversity, and bullies bewildered by their own perversity. Justin spins a one-of-a-kind story that you won't be able to put down.” ―Kate Bornstein, author of Gender Outlaw
    About the Author
    Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a trans-genre artist living in New York City. As a performer both on and Off-Broadway, Mx Bond has received numerous accolades winning an Obie (2001), a Bessie (2004), a Tony nomination (2007), the Ethyl Eichelberger Award (2007), The Peter Reed Foundaton Grant, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant for Artists.

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