Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 06:00 PM
    Virtual

    Parents of Trans Kids

    Image description: Four children and two adults stand in front of a sunset on a field. Only their silhouettes can be seen. Text reads "Join Us! Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 6 to 7:30 PM” Eastern Time. The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is in the top right.


    This meeting will be held virtually with captioning. Email Robin at [email protected] to access the Zoom Meeting information. 

    Monthly support group for parents of transgender children of any age led by a parent of a trans child. The group is held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30PM EST.

    Live closed captioning is available at this virtual event.


    As the health and safety of our center's visitors are our highest priority, this group is now held remotely. To read more about the LGBT community and COVID-19, click here. To learn more about our supportive services, contact [email protected].


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  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 06:30 PM
    Hybrid

    Transfeminine Group

    Image description: Silhouettes of three people in front of a blue, white, and pink sky. The individuals have long hair and are waving their hands in the air. Text reads, "Transfeminine Community Group, Join Us! Every fourth Wednesday of the month 6:30 to 8 PM” Eastern Time. The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is in the bottom right.

    This group gives folks the option of joining virtually or in person. We'll have technology that combines both options and offers closed captioning to all. For Zoom access, email [email protected]

    Monthly peer-led casual drop-in discussion group for individuals who identify somewhere on the feminine spectrum but were not assigned female at birth—such as trans women, transfeminine or nonbinary folks. The group is held on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8PM EST.

    Live closed captioning is available at this virtual event.

     

    As the health and safety of our center's visitors are our highest priority, this group is now held remotely. To read more about the LGBT community and COVID-19, click here. To learn more about our supportive services, contact [email protected].


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  • Tuesday, February 01, 2022 at 04:00 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Free HIV & Hepatitis C Testing

    Image description: "Free HIV & Hepatitis C Testing" on first and third “Tuesdays of the month from 4 to 6 PM Eastern Time". A red HIV and AIDS awareness ribbon waves across the graphic. "No insurance needed or residency requirement. Tester speaks English and Spanish. Testing offered in partnership with Comprehensive Health Services of Lehigh Valley Health Network." The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is in the bottom right, and the address is listed "522 West Maple Street, at Bayard Rustin Way, Allentown, PA 18101"

    To reserve your appointment time, please schedule your appointment here. Walk-ins are welcome, based on availability. 

    Testing is usually offered on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 4-6pm ET in partnership with Comprehensive Health Services at Lehigh Valley Health Network.

    No insurance or residency requirements. Tester speaks English and Spanish. 

     

    To learn more about HIV and Hepatitis C testing, click here. To learn more about our other supportive services, contact [email protected]


    PLEASE NOTE: Your use of information contained on this and all other pages of this website is subject to the terms and conditions more fully set forth in our Disclaimer.

  • Tuesday, February 01, 2022 at 04:00 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Free COVID Testing

    [Image description: A rectangular graphic with a white and purple background. Logos for Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, Weaver Wellness Clinic, and Comprehensive Labs are in the upper left corner. Underneath is an image of a clipboard next to a closed vial with a mouth swab inside. The images are in front of horizontal intersectional Pride stripes. To the right of the images is white text that reads "Free COVID-19 testing," "mouth swab method," "1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m." and "522 West Maple Street at Bayard Rustin Way, Allentown, PA 18101."]

    Help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community! Free, easy, and LGBTQ-friendly COVID-19 testing will be available at our center on the first and third Tuesdays of every month. Testing is done using the mouth swab method, and results are typically received within 2-3 days.

    No appointment needed! Contact [email protected] with questions.

    Testing is provided in partnership with Weaver Wellness Clinic and Comprehensive Labs.

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  • Tuesday, February 01, 2022 at 04:00 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Get Tested Tuesdays

    [Image description: Image features graphics of clipboard, medical bag, and band aid over top of a blue background. The text at the top of the graphic reads "4-6pm, Get Tested Tuesdays." Then, the different testing services are listed as "COVID-19, HIV, HEP-C, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Healthcare Enrollment with Pennie." The Bradbury-Sullivan Center logo is in the bottom left-hand corner and there is a rainbow progress-flag featured across the bottom of the graphic.]

    Testing for Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia is offered on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 4-6pm ET in partnership with The Allentown Health Bureau. 

    Additionally, HIV/HEP-C Testing, COVID-19 Testing, and Health Care Enrollment with Pennie will be available at the same time.

    As of February 1st, 2022, everyone entering the center will need to wear a mask and provide proof of vaccination.

    Syphilis Testing

    • The CDC recommends that anyone who may have had sexual contact with someone who has syphilis gets tested immediately. Given that we are experiencing a “large-scale syphilis outbreak” in Allentown, we highly recommend that all sexually active people get tested. 
    • Testing is done via blood-draw and results are typically available in 3-4 days.

    Gonorrhea & Chlamydia Testing

    • Testing is recommended annually for people under 25 with a cervix & people assigned male at birth who have penetrative sex.
    • Testing for both STDs is done using a urine sample and are typically available in 3-4 days.

    To learn more about our other supportive services, contact [email protected]

    Expectations:

    • When you enter the center, you will be greeted by one of our staff and given an intake form where you can choose what testing services you would like for the day
    • When you select getting Syphilis, Chlamydia, or Gonorrhea testing, you will be directed to the testing room or a space where you can wait while also social distancing.
    • When it's your turn, the tester will greet you. The testing process takes about 5-10 minutes.
    • Regardless of your results, you will receive follow-up contact from the Allentown Health Bureau with your results and any additional resources you might need.

     

  • Tuesday, February 01, 2022 at 06:00 PM
    Virtual

    Pride Advocacy Collective for Teens

    Image description: A tree with rainbow leaves and exposed roots grows over text reading, "Pride Advocacy Collective for Teens: A group for adults who care for LGBTQ teens. Every first Tuesday of the month 6 to 7:30 PM” Eastern Time. Logos for Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, Valley Youth House, and Access Matters can be seen.

     

    This group meets virtually, in order to participate, please email [email protected].

    The Pride Advocacy Collective for Teens (PACT) is a collective of adults who provide care to LGBTQ teens and is guided in creating community, providing mutual support, sharing experiences of learning and practicing skills of advocacy to promote and enhance all aspects of wellness of young people, families, and the greater community. The group is held on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:30PM EST. This program operates in cycles, with each lesson building on the last. 

    The PACT group is offered in partnership with Valley Youth House, and the Health Resource Center Program, a program of AccessMatters, is supported by funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

    Live closed captioning is available at this virtual event.

    As the health and safety of our center's visitors are our highest priority, this group is now held remotely. To read more about the LGBT community and COVID-19, click here. To learn more about our supportive services, contact [email protected].


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    Your use of information contained on this and all other pages of this website is subject to the terms and conditions more fully set forth in our Disclaimer.

  • Tuesday, February 01, 2022 at 07:00 PM
    Virtual

    Breathe: A Queer Spirituality Support Group

    Image description: Leaves and a decorative swirl rise from a set of hands with palms up.Text on the rainbow background reads: “Breathe, a queer spirituality support group. Anyone is welcome! Every first Tuesday of the month 7 to 8:30 PM” Eastern Time. The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is in the bottom right.

     

    This group is meeting virtually. We'll have technology to offers closed captioning. For Zoom access, please email [email protected]

    “Our spirit is what animates or quickens us. It is what makes us alive. Spirituality is the practice of staying consciously connected with what makes us alive.” -Mona West*

    Welcome to Breathe, an affirming space based on a shared thirst for community and connection, located at the intersection of queerness and spirituality. Yes, bring your past (tradition or no tradition), your practices (smells, bells, spells), your truth (as you name it or choose not to name it), and your questions. Let’s build a community centered on exploring fulfilling ways to empower each other’s inner strength and peace. The group is held every 1st Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:30PM ET.

    Facilitated by:

    Mel Kitchen, Coordinator Lehigh University Pride Center for Sexual Orientation & Gender Diversity,
    Mark Wonsidler, Curator of Exhibitions & Collections, Lehigh University Art Galleries,
    Jimmy Hamill, Ph.D candidate at Lehigh University, and
    Rabbi Steve Nathan, Director of Jewish Student Life, Lehigh University

    Live closed captioning is available at this virtual event.

    *Feminist theologian and pastor

    As the health and safety of our center's visitors are our highest priority, this group is now held remotely. To read more about the LGBT community and COVID-19, click here. To learn more about our supportive services, contact [email protected].


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    Your use of information contained on this and all other pages of this website is subject to the terms and conditions more fully set forth in our Disclaimer.

  • Wednesday, February 02, 2022 at 06:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Hybrid

    Lehigh Valley Lesbians

     

    [Image description: The words “Lehigh Valley Lesbians” project from the screen in the colors of the lesbian pride flag, surrounded by white curved diamond-shaped stars of various sizes. Text reads “Join us! Every first Wednesday of the month from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Eastern." The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is in the upper left corner, and the address "522 West Maple Street at Bayard Rustin Way, Allentown, PA 18101" is in the upper right corner.]

    This group gives folks the option of joining virtually or in person. We'll have technology that combines both options and offers closed captioning to all. For Zoom access, email [email protected]

    As of February 1st, 2022, everyone entering the center will need to wear a mask and provide proof of vaccination.

    A casual, drop-in community discussion group for anyone who identifies as lesbian or a bisexual woman in the Greater Lehigh Valley. The group is held on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern.

    Live closed captioning is available both in person and virtually.


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  • Wednesday, February 02, 2022 at 07:00 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan Center

    Bisexual, Pansexual, Queer Community Group

    Image description: Hands are making the peace-sign, a heart symbol, and one hand is holding up the bisexual and pansexual flags. The hands have different skin tones and are wearing trans-pride-colored bracelets and rainbow bracelets. The background is yellow with green plants. Accompanying text reads: Bisexual, Pansexual, Queer Community Group. Every first Wednesday of the month. 7:00pm-8:00pm. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. 522 West Maple Street at Bayard Rustin Way. Allentown PA 18101.

     

    This group meets in person at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. Email [email protected] for more information.

    As of February 1st, 2022, everyone entering the center will need to wear a mask and provide proof of vaccination.

    A casual, drop-in community discussion group for anyone who identifies as bisexual, pansexual, queer, or any other non-monosexualities in the Greater Lehigh Valley. The group is held on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

    This first meeting will be a social gathering with snacks and games. 

    Live closed captioning is available in-person as well.



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  • Thursday, February 03, 2022 at 06:00 PM

    Author Talk & Book Signing with Brian Zepka

    [Image description: A rectangular graphic with event details on the left and a book cover on the right. Black text at the top reads "February 3 at 6:00 p.m." An orange line is directly underneath, followed by larger black text that reads "Author talk & book signing with Brian Zepka." A picture of Brian Zepka, a white man with short brown hair, is in the center of the graphic. Brian wears a floral button-up. To the left of the photo is a rounded rectangle with text that reads "Hosted by the Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center." The book cover features two men colored with blues, purples, and yellows with one man putting his hand on the other's chest and other other holding said hand. Between them is the book's title, "The Temperature of Me and You."]

    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents an author talk and book signing with Brian Zepka (he/him), author of "The Temperature of Me and You," which is the story of first love, and the lengths we'll go to figure out our hearts. What starts as an electric, chance encounter at a Dairy Queen quickly evolves into a heated romance, a journey of trust and identity, and a ticking clock for survival.

    About the Author: Brian Zepka is an author and public health advocate born and raised outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He works as a program evaluator for a nonprofit organization focused on chronic disease prevention, while also pursuing his doctorate in environmental health at Johns Hopkins University. In his free time, Brian competes for the attention of his nephews and wins more times than not.

    "The Temperature of Me and You" is his first novel.

    This is a sober-social event at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. Alcohol will not be present.