Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Zoom

    Shadez Collective: A BIPOC Queer Community Group

    [Image description: A graphic with a background of varying blotted shades of blue. Large gray underlined text reads "Shadez Collective." The "O" in "Collective" features a circular version of the POC/Pride and Transgender Pride flags. Underneath the underline is white text that reads "A BIPOC queer community group." Below that is  smaller white text that reads "Join us every 3rd Tuesday from 6:00 to 7:30 PM ET." The logo for Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is in the lower right corner in white.]

     

    The Shadez Collective is a Community Group for BIPOC & Queer folks of the greater Lehigh Valley. This is a space for community members to come together and celebrate, commiserate, network and organize. This group is held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7:30PM 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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  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 06:30 PM
    online

    Mammograms Can Be A Lifesaver: Webinar with Parkland Community Library

    [IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A laptop open to a video that has an image of two life preservers floating in water and accompanying text, "A mammogram can be a lifesaver". Around the laptop are details of the event and how to RSVP.]

    A Mammogram Can Be A Lifesaver

    Early detection is your best protection

     

    To RSVP and get the log-in information, visit the Parkland Library website.

    A Mammogram Can Be A Lifesaver is Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center's campaign to increase mammography rates in the Lehigh Valley.

    Unfortunately, not everyone is familiar with how, when, and where they need to schedule a mammogram. Specifically, studies show that people in the LGBTQ+ community are not receiving their recommended screenings. Join in to our webinar to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community and their barriers to care, as well as how, when, and where you and your loved ones can get screened.

    Click HERE to read more about the campaign and see the dates for the other webinars.

     

     

    A Mammogram Can Be A Lifesaver is an evidenced-based campaign to increase mammographic testing among LGBT people assigned female at birth in the Lehigh Valley.

    A Mammogram Can Be A Lifesaver was funded in part through a grant from Women's 5K Classic.

  • Monday, June 21, 2021 at 06:30 PM
    Zoom (RSVP to receive Zoom meeting details)

    Career Readiness: Developing a Job Search Plan

     

    [IMAGE DESCRIPTION: On a green background, white text reads, "June 21 - 6:30 pm ET Developing a Job Search Plan: Reactive vs. proactive job searching" RSVP at bit.ly/jobseries. A photo of Pat Fligge, Career Coach at Muhlenberg College's Career Services Office, is on the right, below the Bradbury-Sullivan Center logo.]

     

    A three part series designed to help you in each step of the job search process - starting with developing your professional identity and ending with details like salary negotiation. Each 60-minute, virtual event will start with a presentation from Pat Fligge, continue with an engaging workshop, and close with a Q & A. RSVP and get the zoom link by clicking here

    On June 21 at 6:30pm EST in part 2, learn how to create your job search plan. This session will cover many topics to help you start your job search, including the difference between reactive and proactive job searching. 

    On June 28 at 6:30pm EST in the 3rd and final part, learn everything you need to succeed from your first interview to your first day on the job. Pat will cover many topics to help you land the job, including interview strategies, salary negotiation, and more.

    Part 1 was on June 7 and covered many topics to help you prepare for your job search, including resume building, cover letter editing, the art of a LinkedIn profile, and more. To access a recording of part 1, email Reilly at [email protected]

    Pat Fligge is a Career Coach at the Muhlenberg College Career Services Office and Chair of the Board for the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. Pat has worked in higher education for nearly 10 years, the last 5 years in career development with a specific focus on professional networking and career services for alumni at all career stages. He is a self-proclaimed LinkedIn nerd who lives in Salisbury Township with his wife Jillian and their dog Steve. Pat's favorite part of his job is helping people find fulfillment in their career choices.

    Live closed captioning is available at each virtual event. 

     

    As the health and safety of our center's visitors are our highest priority, this program is held remotely. To read more about the LGBT community and COVID-19, click here


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  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 04:00 PM

    Free LGBT Legal Clinic

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    Joseph Kemmerling (Crosson Richetti & Daigle Lehigh Valley Family Lawyers) will run the clinic on 6/22/2021. Joseph's practice areas are:
    Family Law (adoption, fostering, marriage, divorce, etc.)
    Name/Gender Marker Changes

    If you are interested in scheduling a free consultation, click here to reserve your spot and view the practice areas of the attorneys for the upcoming clinics. For more timely referrals to for-pay LGBT-welcoming lawyers, you may call the Infoline number at (610) 347-9988 x103. 

    Free half-hour consultations with attorneys about a variety of LGBT legal needs, including employment and housing discrimination, family law questions (marriage, divorce, custody, adoption, and fostering), and wills and estates. All volunteer attorneys are equipped to assist anyone seeking help in completing name and gender marker changes. For more information, contact [email protected]. 

    If you can no longer attend your scheduled appointment, please email [email protected] as soon as possible. Cancellations made within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment may result in the inability to schedule future appointments.

    Live closed captioning is available upon request.

     

    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center offers a FREE NOTARY SERVICE as an extension of our Legal Clinic service to LGBT+ individuals who have consulted with our attorneys and may require official document notarization.

     


    FAQs: 

    Q: How do I get a legal name change in PA? And how do I change the name and/or gender marker on my license or state-issued ID? 

    A: Scroll down to see a full explanation of the legal name change process and how to change your name and/or gender marker on your license or state-issued ID.

     

    Q: How long is the consultation?

    A: Each session is approximately 30 minutes.

     

    Q: How do I know what attorney will be working the clinic?

    A: The SignUp Genius reservation system will what the attorney’s practice areas are for each session. Please note that all attorneys are capable of assisting with name change and gender markers. 

     

    Q: How secure is my session?

    A: Very! We are taking several precautions to ensure your security and confidentiality in various steps of the process. Firstly, the SignUp Genius is a locked form, and only the Supportive Services Coordinator (Reilly) can view the responses. Other individuals will only see that time slots are reserved, but will not see any of your information. Secondly, the zoom utilized for the sessions is accessed via a unique one-time link, shared only in private communications with individuals who have already RSVP’d via the SignUp Genius reservation system. Lastly, the zoom session itself has various security features in place to ensure that the only people present in the zoom during your session are you and the attorney.


    Overview of the Legal Name Change Process

    To legally change your name in Pennsylvania, you must receive a court order which grants you the ability to change your legal name. This overview will highlight the major steps of this process. We urge you to attend our free legal clinic which can provide more detailed information and guidance! 

    The steps to receive a court order are as follows:

    1. Obtain the correct name change forms form your local Court of Common Pleas. Go HERE and locate your county. Once redirected to the county website you should be able to find the correct Name Change Petition to fill out. You will also need to fill out a Cover Sheet and print a blank Order for Publication sheet.
    2. Get fingerprinted for a criminal background check. This is to make sure you are not changing your name to escape punishment from crimes committed. To get a fingerprint card in Lehigh County, call (610) 782-3014 and request that a fingerprint card be mailed to you. Take the card to the State Police Station or Municipal Police Department for fingerprinting. Then submit the card to the Clerk of Judicial Records.
    3. File an action. For Lehigh County, you can do so electronically HERE. Once filed, you will be given more instructions on where to send in physical copies of your forms. A hearing will be set. 
    4. Write a notice of publication to be published at least thirty (30) days before your scheduled hearing date. You can publish the notice in both the local law journal and newspaper. 
    5. Attend your hearing and receive your court order. Make sure to arrive early. 

    More information for name changes in Lehigh County can be found HERE

     

    License or Identification Card Name Change Process

    To change your name on a Driver’s license or State Issued Identification (Photo ID) card you must first go through the process of legally changing your name (see above for details). You will need to present your name change court order or a raised seal certified copy of your name change court order to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

    With the court order OR a certified copy of the court order for your name change, you must then complete the appropriate DMV form depending on what type of ID you are updating. For example, if you are interested in changing your name on a non-commercial driver’s license, you will fill out Form DL-80.

    Complete the correct DMV form and bring it and your name change court order document or certified copy of the name change court order to a PennDOT Driver License Center. 

    Please Note: A name change for a driver's license or photo ID must be completed in person at a Driver License Center. Additionally, name changes cannot be made for Non-U.S. Citizens unless the primary source ID document most recently issued by the Department of Homeland Security reflects that name.

    More Information about name changes on your license can be found HERE

     

    License or Identification Card Gender Marker Change Process

    The Pennsylvania DMV offers three options for gender markers on Pennsylvania Licenses/Identification (ID) cards. These gender markers are as follows: 

    1. Female (F)
    2. Male (M)
    3. Non-binary/Other (X)

    To change your gender marker on a Pennsylvania Non-Commercial Driver’s License, you must fill out Form DL-32. Once the form is completed, the form must be brought to any PennDOT Driver License Center to complete the process in-person. Form DL-32 does not require the signoff of a medical or social service provider.  

    Please Note: The same form is needed to change your gender marker for those who hold a REAL ID. Additionally, fees may apply depending on the type of identification and material changes need to make a duplicate ID.  

    More information about gender markers can be found HERE


    Update since COVID-19:

    The powerpoint slides to our webinar, LGBTQ Employment Discrimination and Tenant Rights During COVID-19 on April 14th, 2020 can be found here.

    The recording for the LGBT Legal Webinar Living Wills and Estate Planning for the LGBT community during COVID-19 on April 28, 2020 is now available by emailing Reilly at [email protected]. Supplemental resources from the PA Bar Association can be found on wills and living wills.  


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  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 05:00 PM
    Zoom

    Bereavement Group

    [IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A set of hands gently holding a rainbow flower. Accompanying text says that the bereavement group is a professionally-led, monthly support group for LGBT people who have experienced loss.]
    In order to participate virtually, please email [email protected]
    Professionally led by Rev. Anne Huey, this is a monthly support group for LGBT people who have experienced loss. The group is held on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:00 to 6:30PM 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, June 23, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Zoom

    Parents of Trans Kids

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    In order to participate virtually, please email [email protected]

    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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    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, June 23, 2021 at 06:30 PM
    Zoom

    Transfeminine Group

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    In order to participate virtually, please 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].


    Sponsored By: 

    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, June 23, 2021 at 08:30 PM
    Zoom

    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."]

     

    In order to participate virtually, 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. The group is held on the 4th Wednesday from 8 to 9:15PM 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].


    Sponsored By: 

    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, June 24, 2021 at 06:30 PM

    Queer Memoir Reading Group: Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color

    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invites the community to participate in the June discussion of the center's Queer Memoir Reading Group, featuring Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color by Gilbert Baker, creator of the rainbow flag.

    Rainbow Warrior is Baker's passionate personal chronicle, from a repressive childhood in 1950s Kansas to a harrowing stint in the US Army, and finally his arrival in San Francisco, where he bloomed as both a visual artist and social justice activist.

    Kirkus Reviews writes, "A moving, educative memoir from one of the innovators of the gay liberation movement."

    This is a virtual event via ZoomTo RSVP and get the Zoom link, you must email [email protected] Limited free copies of the book are available -- request a copy with your RSVP. If you do not need a free copy, books can be purchased at this link -- and 10% of your purchase supports free arts programs at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. The book is available in print or e-book formats.

    The discussion is facilitated by Mary Foltz and is sponsored by Lehigh University's Southside Initiative and Humanities Center. This program is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. 

    Closed captioning is available for this virtual event.

  • Monday, June 28, 2021 at 06:30 PM
    Zoom (RSVP to receive Zoom meeting details)

    Career Readiness: Landing the Job

     

    [IMAGE DESCRIPTION: On an orange background, white text reads, "June 28 - 6:30 pm ET Landing the Job: Interview strategies and salary negotiation" RSVP at bit.ly/jobseries. A photo of Pat Fligge, Career Coach at Muhlenberg College's Career Services Office, is on the right, below the Bradbury-Sullivan Center logo.]

     

    A three part series designed to help you in each step of the job search process - starting with developing your professional identity and ending with details like salary negotiation. Each 60-minute, virtual event will start with a presentation from Pat Fligge, continue with an engaging workshop, and close with a Q & A. RSVP and get the zoom link by clicking here

    On June 28 at 6:30pm EST in the 3rd and final part, learn everything you need to succeed from your first interview to your first day on the job. Pat will cover many topics to help you land the job, including interview strategies, salary negotiation, and more.

    Parts 1 and 2 were held earlier in June. Part 1 covered many topics to help you prepare for your job search, including resume building, cover letter editing, the art of a LinkedIn profile, and more. Part 2 covered 
    many topics to help you start your job search, including the difference between reactive and proactive job searching. To access a recording of either part, email Reilly at [email protected]

    Pat Fligge is a Career Coach at the Muhlenberg College Career Services Office and Chair of the Board for the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. Pat has worked in higher education for nearly 10 years, the last 5 years in career development with a specific focus on professional networking and career services for alumni at all career stages. He is a self-proclaimed LinkedIn nerd who lives in Salisbury Township with his wife Jillian and their dog Steve. Pat's favorite part of his job is helping people find fulfillment in their career choices.

    Live closed captioning is available at each virtual event. 

     

    As the health and safety of our center's visitors are our highest priority, this program is held remotely. To read more about the LGBT community and COVID-19, click here


    Sponsored By: 

    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.