Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, April 26, 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, April 26, 2017 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 Ariel@bradburysullivancenter.org

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 06:00 PM

    Peer Support Group for Spouses and Families of Transgender People

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    Join our Peer Support Group for Spouses and Families of Transgender People. The group helps to connect people with families similar to their own.

    This peer support group is offered in partnership with Lehigh Valley Renaissance.

  • Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 07:00 PM

    Community Book Discussions: Exile and Pride

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    Come join a community book discussion of Exile and Pride, a memoir by Eli Clare on April 27th. 

    First published in 1999, the groundbreaking Exile and Pride is essential to the history and future of disability politics. Eli Clare's revelatory writing about his experiences as a white disabled genderqueer activist/writer established him as one of the leading writers on the intersections of queerness and disability and permanently changed the landscape of disability politics and queer liberation. With a poet's devotion to truth and an activist's demand for justice, Clare deftly unspools the multiple histories from which our ever-evolving sense of self unfolds. His essays weave together memoir, history, and political thinking to explore meanings and experiences of home: home as place, community, bodies, identity, and activism. Here readers will find an intersectional framework for understanding how we actually live with the daily hydraulics of oppression, power, and resistance. At the root of Clare's exploration of environmental destruction and capitalism, sexuality and institutional violence, gender and the body politic, is a call for social justice movements that are truly accessible to everyone. With heart and hammer, Exile and Pride pries open a window onto a world where our whole selves, in all their complexity, can be realized, loved, and embraced.

    Coffee will be provided by Coffee House Without Limits, where there will be an after-party to continue the discussion.

    The first 20 people to sign up for each book talk get a free copy of the book! Contact Ariel@bradburysullivancenter.org to sign up and reserve your copy!

    Sponsored by: Lehigh University Pride Center, The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at Lehigh University, The Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative at Lehigh University, & Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. 

  • Friday, May 05, 2017 at 12:00 PM through May 07, 2017 · $95.00 USD

    Mid-Atlantic Lesbian Writers Conference

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    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center will host a Writer’s Conference focusing on writers of Lesbian literature, and providing workshops and panels for all levels of LGBT and mainstream writers, on May 6th, 2017

    The Conference kicks off on Friday, May 5th with a hilarious comedy show by award winning journalist and Letters From CAMP Rehoboth columnist Fay Jacobs. Fay’s show, Aging Gracelessly: 50 Shades of Fay has been making people laugh all over the Country from NYC to New Orleans to the West Coast. She was featured on an Olivia Caribbean Cruise and played to a sold out crowd hosted byBradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, last year. Ticket's for Fay's show are included for conference attendees.

    Conference check-in on Saturday, May 6th begins at 9:30am. Program begins at 10:00am. Workshops and panels are open to all writers and readers of any genre. 

    Confirmed workshops include (check back as more workshops are confirmed):     

    Marketing - or How I Made $250,000 On One Self-Published Book: (Catherine M. Wilson) Covering steps to Self-Publishing, ebook creation, and how simple on-line marketing drives ebook sales. 

    Panel on Memoir Writing: (Terry Mutchler) Mutchler, whose critically acclaimed book, “Beneath the Beautiful Dome”,  tells the story of her secret relationship with Illinois State Senator Penny Severns, and how her partner’s family froze her out after Severns' death from breast cancer. She will moderate a panel on memoir writing.

    All authors participating in the Conference will have an opportunity to read during the Saturday Evening Author Readings, beginning at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pmMay 6TH

    Registration is $95 per person and includes workshop and panel attendance, light breakfast and light lunch during the Conference, author’s get a slot to read work and sign and sell books during the Author Readings on Saturday, and a ticket to Fay Jacobs' show on Friday evening.

    Special Hotel Room Rates: 4 blocks from The Center at the Holiday Inn Center City Allentown begins at $125 per night; And at the Renaissance Hotel, 2 1/2 blocks from The Center begin at $169 per night. (Hotel block rate links are forthcoming)

  • Monday, May 08, 2017 at 06:00 PM

    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.

     

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

    Sponsors:
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    Total Home Management LLC

    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!