Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, October 11, 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, October 11, 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 visiting for the first time please contact Rebecca Glassman at (610) 4376610 ext. 321

  • Friday, October 13, 2017 at 06:00 PM

    Artist Reception & Talk: Craig Matis

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    The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center present Tightrope: Walk The Line by Cleveland-based artist Craig Matis from October 12 - November 12, 2017, with the artist reception and talk on October 13 from 6-8pm. 

    In describing the exhibit, Matis writes, "Much of my work, although not all, has pertained to social inclusion/exclusion. In the past, issues such as racism and parenting an autistic child have been addressed. The circus, in the context of the visual arts, has often been presented as a metaphor for the human condition. The circus is a non-traditional community that has always existed outside the mainstream of society. With the creation of “Tightrope: Walk the Line”, a wall installation that combines visual art with an original song, the most direct visual approach could have been executed by a much more literal interpretation of the song.  However, I chose to come from an entirely different angle by drawing a parallel between the circus world and a group of people that society also looks upon as existing outside the mainstream: the trans* community. Though much has changed for the trans* community in the last few years, with regard to the public’s awareness, there is still a measure of societal ignorance and discomfort about the struggles trans* individuals endure to become the people they believe they were always meant to be."

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

    Sponsors:

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  • 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! 

  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 05:30 PM
    Willow Tree Grove in Orefield, PA

    Fall Gala & LGBT Community Leadership Awards

    THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

    Sponsorship without tickets is still available

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    FALL GALA & LGBT COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARDS
    Presented by Lester Bahr CPA, LLC
    October 17, 2017
    Willow Tree Grove
    2844 Township Line Rd, Orefield, PA 18069

    A fabulous evening to celebrate the Lehigh Valley LGBT Community!

    This is the most significant fundraiser of the year for Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, it's a great time for a great cause!

    Event includes:
    buffet dinner by Simply Smooth Catering
    dessert by Sweet Girlz Bakery
    Say Cheese Photo Booth by 2Become1 Wedding Services
    live music by Roland Kushner
    one complimentary locally-brewed craft beer by Weyerbacher Brewing
    one complimentary cocktail
    silent & live auction
    and a special appeal

    2017 Honorees:
    Deborah Rabinsky
    Mark Stanziola, Esq.
    Rachel Zane
    OraSure Technologies, Inc.
    Turning Point of Lehigh Valley
    Stonewall Lehigh Valley

    This year we are thrilled to have national LGBT movement leader Kate Kendell, Executive Director of National Center for Lesbian Rights join us as our keynote speaker! 

    Event Sponsors:

    Presenting Sponsor:
    Lester Bahr CPA, LLC
    Platinum Sponsor:
    AARP
    Gold Sponsor:
    Glenn Harris Apartments for Rent 610-509-1619
    WDIY
    Bronze Sponsor:

    Corporate sponsorship levels and benefits include:

    Presenting Sponsor (limited to 1 sponsor) - $2,500 sponsor - Lester Bahr CPA, LLC
    10 tickets, logo on sponsor cards, hyperlink on website, vocal recognition, sponsor remarks, and listing on all promo materials as presenting sponsor
    Platinum Sponsor - $1,500 
    10 tickets, logo on sponsor cards, hyperlink on website, vocal recognition, full page ad in program
    Gold Sponsor: $1000 $700
    8 tickets, logo on sponsor cards, hyperlink on website, vocal recognition, full page ad in program
    Silver Sponsor: $500 $300
    4 tickets, logo on sponsor cards, hyperlink on website, vocal recognition, half page ad in program
    Bronze Sponsor: $250 $175
    2 tickets, logo on sponsor cards, hyperlink on website, vocal recognition, quarter page ad in program
    Steel Sponsor: $100
    logo on sponsor cards, hyperlink on website, vocal recognition, listing in the program
    Contact Oliver Reilly at Oliver@bradburysullivancenter.org to become a sponsor or to learn more!
  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 07:00 PM

    The Reel Queer Film Series presents: Screaming Queens with a talkback with Susan Stryker

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    The Reel Queer Film Series at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents a free screening of Screaming Queens on October 19, 2017 at 7pm. The screening is followed by a talkback with film director Susan Stryker.

    EMMY Award-winning Screaming Queens tells the little-known story of the first known act of collective, violent resistance to the social oppression of queer people in the United States—a 1966 riot in San Francisco’s impoverished Tenderloin neighborhood, three years before the famous riot at New York’s Stonewall Inn.

    Screaming Queens introduces viewers to street queens, cops, and activist civil rights ministers who recall the riot and paint a vivid portrait of the wild transgender scene in 1960s San Francisco. Integrating the riot’s story into the broader fabric of American life, the documentary connects the event to urban renewal, anti-war activism, civil rights, and sexual liberation. With enticing archival footage and period music, this unknown story is dramatically brought back to life. 

    About Susan Stryker:

    Susan Stryker is Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Director of the Institute for LGBT Studies at University of Arizona. She is a multiple award-winning author, editor, and filmmaker whose credits include the Emmy-winning documentary Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria, the massive, two-volume Transgender Studies Reader, the introductory textbook Transgender History, and popular nonfiction works such as Queer Pulp: Perverse Passions from the Golden Age of the Paperback and Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area. Susan also worked for several years as the Executive Director of the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco. 

    Awards & Accolades for Screaming Queens

    EMMY AWARD

    “ … [ Screaming Queens ] shows how in just two short years transgender activism helped transform San Francisco culture in subtle and profound ways and presents reflective comments from the Compton’s Cafeteria subjects who bravely ushered in a controversial revolution that continues today. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED”—EMRO (Educational Media Reviews Online)

    “If there was one film I’d want to show to my students to inspire them both to do and to make history, Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria is it (and it clocks just under an hour!). Trans historian and activist Susan Stryker dives into the archives and emerges with a story about the first collective militant queer resistance to police harassment, not at the Stonewall Bar in New York in 1969, but at Gene Compton’s Cafeteria in the heart of San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. It's a story that is at the foundation of everything from glam rock to lesbian separatism, gay struggles based on civil rights activism to squatters and housing rights agitation (and therefore right for classes in everything from cinema to political theory). It’s also a story of unlikely heroes and heroines, putting passion and power at the center of an emergent queer historiography.” —Amy Villarejo, Associate Professor in Film, Director of the Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program, Cornell University

    “ Screaming Queens should be a mandatory part of every inclusive classroom curriculum. Stryker and Silverman’s masterful documentary uncovers a little known, yet incredibly powerful part of LGBTQ history. This film is a story about hope, possibility, and justice that makes history come alive for students and scholars alike. The voices from our distant past will inspire viewers to uncover and reclaim their own histories and narrate other stories that have yet to be told.” —Kristopher Wells, Associate Editor, Journal of LGBT Youth, University of Alberta

     

    Appetizers will be provided by Centro.

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

     

    Sponsors:

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  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 05:30 PM

    LGBT 12 Step Group

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    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is hosting space for a 12-step meeting group for anyone who identifies as LGBT and an addict. We are not affiliated with any particular 12-step meetings & the drug of choice does not matter.

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 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, October 25, 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, October 25, 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