Events at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

  • Saturday, February 04, 2023 at 11:00 AM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Board Gayme Group

    [Image description: Image depicts various kinds of board game pieces, dice, and cards with rainbow and pride flag colors all over top of a beige background. The black text reads "Gayme Group. 1st Saturdays, 11:00a.m.-3:00 p.m." In the upper right corner is Bradbury-Sullivan Center's logo and in the bottom left corner is the center's address, "522 West Maple Street at Bayard Rustin Way. Allentown, PA, 18102."]

    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center welcomes your participation in our monthly Gayme Group that meets on the 1st Saturday of each month from 11am-3pm.

    The group meets in-person and is facilitated by Jey Crozier-Christy (they/them). In this group a variety of games will be available to play and choose from and share community. Individuals are also welcomed to bring their own games to share and play with others if the group is interested. Participants can come and go as they please. 

    Please email [email protected] if you have any more questions about the group. 

  • Monday, February 06, 2023 at 05:00 PM

    Young Adult Support Group

     


    [Image description: A rectangular graphic with a white background. The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is in the upper right corner. On the left is text that says "Young Adult Support Group. Ages 14-17. 1st and 3rd Mondays 5-6:30pm. 1st - in-person 3rd virtual only. On the bottom right are illustrations of different individuals.]

    Join us for our Young Adult Support Group on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month. The 1st Monday meeting will be in-person and the 3rd Monday will be a virtual meeting. This group will give space to LGBTQ+ Young Adults (ages 14-17) to speak and connect with peers about their experiences, make friends, and find support for finding and growing into their identities. This group will be facilitated by Youth Program staff and does not intend to replace traditional therapy. Space is limited. RSVP is required to attend meeting.

     

    **NOTE: This group meets virtually on the third Monday. Please email [email protected] to get the Zoom link.**

  • Monday, February 06, 2023 at 06:30 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Coming Out and Questioning Support Group

    [Image description: A rectangular graphic with a beige background. There is a picture of a door with a rainbow flowing out of it and around the graphic. A pair of brown hands holds the door. A pair of brown hands holds an orange heart, and a single pale hand holds a flower. Black text reads "Coming Out and Questioning Support Group", "1st Mondays", and "6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m." The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is in the bottom right corner.]

    This group meets in-person on the 1st Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. 

    This is a professionally led monthly support group for people who are coming out or questioning their gender or sexuality. We want this group to be open to people at any point in their questioning or reflecting on their genders and sexualities, all are welcome. 

    Need more info? Have questions? Feel free to contact Robin (they/he/ze), our Associate Director of Community Programs. You can email them at [email protected] or call them at (610) 347-9988 [ext. 112] to ask questions, introduce yourself, or schedule a phone call, Zoom meeting, or in-person meeting, if that would help you feel more comfortable attending the group.

  • Tuesday, February 07, 2023 at 10:00 AM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Visit and Vibe

    [Image description: A square graphic with a purple background that is decorated with several variations of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo. The upper portion of the graphic features horizontal intersectional Pride stripes going from left to right. Large white text reads “Visit & Vibe” with small blue text above reading “10 a.m. - 6 p.m.” Underneath, small white and blue text reads “Join us on the first Tuesday of every month to hang out and enjoy crafts, music, and community!” The logo for our center is centered in the upper portion of the graphic.]

    Come join on us on the 1st Tuesday of each month to hang out during our normal business hours (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). We'll have a monthly craft available, music playing, and space to just hang out with community. 

    Free STD and COVID-19 testing will be available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., as part of our Get Tested Tuesdays. To learn more, click here to read about our health programs.

    Have more questions? Reach out to Robin at [email protected].

    Want to add to the community Spotify playlist? Click here.

  • Tuesday, February 07, 2023 at 07:00 PM
    Hybrid

    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 upper left corner. The address is listed in the bottom right corner as, "522 West Maple Street at Bayard Rustin Way Allentown, PA 18101.

     

    This group is meeting in a hybrid format, meaning you can join via Zoom or in-person. We'll have technology that allows for people online and in-person to interact easily. For Zoom access, please email [email protected] Live closed captioning is provided.

    “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, Feminist theologian and pastor.

    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
    • Christopher Michael Bogden, Interfaith Clergy
    • Rabbi Steve Nathan, Director of Jewish Student Life, Lehigh University

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  • Wednesday, February 08, 2023 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 live 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, February 08, 2023 at 06:30 PM

    Queer Threads

    [Image description: A rectangular graphic with a white quilted background. The center of the graphic features a large oval with a gradient rainbow border. Inside the oval is bold black text that reads "Queer Threads" and smaller black text that reads "2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Eastern." Brown text boxes with perforated sides have white text that read "virtual" and "a knitting, crocheting, crafting, and stitching circle." Below is a heart with vertical intersectional Pride stripes. Surrounding the rainbow oval are images of a ball of yarn, pin cushion, thread spool, needles, and fabric. The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is in the upper left corner of the graphic, and the text "522 West Maple Street Street at Bayard Rustin Way, Allentown, PA 18101" is in the upper right corner.]

    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center welcomes your participation in Queer Threads, a knitting, crocheting, crafting, and stitching circle.

    As a COVID-19 precaution, this month's meeting will be happening in person and virtually over Zoom. Please email [email protected] to join the Zoom meeting.

    The group is facilitated by Kristen Leipert, and live closed captioning will be available. In this casual crafting circle, join us with your crafting projects while we stitch together in community!

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 06:30 PM

    Queer Novel Reading Group: February 14 - Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

    **NOTE: This event will be offered both in-person and virtually. Please email [email protected] to get the Zoom link.**

    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents the February discussion of the center's Queer Novel Reading Group, where we read Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo.

    About the Novel:

    Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can't remember exactly when the feeling took root—that desire to look, to move closer, to touch. Whenever it started growing, it definitely bloomed the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club. Suddenly everything seemed possible. 

    But America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father—despite his hard-won citizenship—Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day.

    Limited free copies of the book are available -- request a copy with your RSVP.

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 07:00 PM
    Virtual

    A Space for Aces

    [IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A heart in the colors of the asexual flag (black, grey, white, and purple) and a spade in the colors if the aromantic flag (greens, white, grey, and black). Accompanying text reads "A Space for Aces, a community group for asexual and aromantic people."]

     

    This meeting is happening virtually with closed captioning. For Zoom access, please email [email protected]

    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. Please note that this group now meeting at a new monthly time. This group is held every 3rd Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 PM ET. 

    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.

  • Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 04:00 PM

    2023 LGBTQ Spirituality Symposium: Building Your Own Spiritual Toolbox with Bex Mui

    Bex Bio

    Bex Mui, M Ed., is a biracial Chinese/Polish, first gen queer witch and spiritual organizer committed to the work of LGBTQ+ affirmation. She offers anti-racist, LGBTQ+ workshops and trainings through bexmui.com. Bex founded House Of Our Queer, a QTBIPOC-centered spiritual playspace. Her book, House Of Our Queer:Healing, Reframing, and Reclaiming Your Spiritual Practice, shares offerings based on the principle that queerness is a blessing. 

     

    Queer Spiritual Leadership Workshop: Reclaiming Spirituality 

    In this presentation, Bex will share about her own religious and spiritual journey, being raised Catholic with Buddhist influences, and navigating through “the pain place” after coming out. She’ll discuss how she eventually reclaimed spiritual practices, beliefs, and rituals for herself, and the inclusive guiding principles of House Of Our Queer. 

    The Reclaiming Spirituality portion of the symposium is catered towards spiritual leaders and students or those wanting a deeper understanding of Bex's teachings. Please email [email protected] for more details and to RSVP.

     

    Open Community Event: Queering Your Spiritual Toolbox 

    Join this community session to learn about a variety of spiritual “tools”, including ancestor connection, tarot, astrology, and energy work. Bex will share more about how House Of Our Queer uses these tools as a queer spiritual practice. To close, Bex will lead participants in a group Tarot Spread with insights for the year ahead. 

    The Queering Your Spiritual Toolbox portion of the symposium is catered towards a more general audience of folks interested in learning more who don't know a whole lot about the subject matter. Please email [email protected] for more details and to RSVP.

     

    When RSVP'ing, please email [email protected] about any and all parts of the symposium are interested in joining.