Upcoming Events

  • 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 · $60.00 USD
    Willow Tree Grove in Orefield, PA

    Fall Gala & LGBT Community Leadership Awards

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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
    basket raffle
    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
    Gold Sponsor:
    WDIY
    Bronze Sponsor:
    PostNet Bethlehem

    Corporate sponsorship levels and benefits include:

    Presenting Sponsor (limited to 1 sponsor) - $2,500 sponsor - Lester Bahr CPA, LLC
    10 tickets, 10 sheets of basket raffle 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 sponsor
    10 tickets, 10 sheets of basket raffle tickets, logo on sponsor cards, hyperlink on website, vocal recognition, full page ad in program
    Gold Sponsor: $1000
    8 tickets, 8 sheets of basket raffle tickets, logo on sponsor cards, hyperlink on website, vocal recognition, full page ad in program
    Silver Sponsor: $500
    4 tickets, 4 sheets of basket raffle tickets, logo on sponsor cards, hyperlink on website, vocal recognition, half page ad in program
    Bronze Sponsor: $250
    2 tickets, 4 sheets of basket raffle 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!
  • Wednesday, November 08, 2017 at 07:00 PM

    The Reel Queer Film Series presents: Naz & Maalik

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    The Reel Queer Film Series at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents a free screening of Naz & Maalik on November 8, 2017 at 7pm. The screening is followed by a talkback with Amy Corbin, Assistant Professor of Media & Communications and Film Studies at Muhlenberg College. 

    In this riveting dramatic tale, gay teens Naz and Maalik are friends, classmates, business partners, and lovers. As the two closeted Muslim teens go about their regular daily routine on a Friday afternoon in Brooklyn, they arouse the suspicions of an undercover FBI agent who begins to track them. This complex tale of race, religion, and sexuality features a pair of tremendous performances from Kerwin Johnson Jr. as Naz and Curtiss Cook Jr. as Maalik. Intimate and meditative, Naz & Maalik examines the mysterious forces that animate teenage minds.

    An exceptionally well-crafted drama, and an auspicious feature debut from writer/director Jay Dockendorf.

    Watch the trailer:

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    Awards & Accolades for Naz & Maalik

    WINNER, Jury Award, Best Feature Film, Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

    WINNER, Jury Award, Best First Feature, Atlanta Out on Film

    WINNER, IWC Filmmaker Award, Tribeca Film Institute

    WINNER, Best LGBT Film, Nashville Film Festival

    WINNER, Jury Award for Best Actors in a U.S. Dramatic Feature, Los Angeles Film Festival

    “A day-in-the-life look at the unique experience of being young, gay, black, and Muslim in Brooklyn … writer-director Jay Dockendorf’s film is intimate, authentic, and feels decidedly relevant in today’s current context … Naz & Maalik is an impressive debut.” —Indiewire

    “A powerful treatise on what it is to be young and disenfranchised in New York City.” — Austin Chronicle

    “Unfolds with a youthful vitality, bolstered by the charm of its lead actors.” — The Hollywood Reporter

    “Not your typical coming-of-age tale involving gay teens.” — Shadow and Act

    “The next great New York movie.” — New York Post

    “ Naz & Maalik feels authentic, and Mr. Johnson and Mr. Cook bring their characters completely alive.” — The New York Times