Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 06:00 PM

    Pride Guides Exhibit

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    The Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive, a program of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in partnership with the Trexler Library at Muhlenberg College, is proud to present our FIRST exhibit of materials from the archive! Join us for Pride Guides and the Early Years of Lehigh Valley Pride Festivals on display in the Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center from January 3 through February 21, 2020 with a reception on January 29 from 6-8pm.

    This exhibit provides images from the first eleven years of Lehigh Valley Pride and provides context about the needs, challenges, opportunities, and advocacy for the local LGBT community from 1994-2004. The exhibition of Lehigh Valley Pride Guides includes a timeline from 1994-2004 with a brief discussion of major themes addressed in each featured annual publication. While a unique aspect of each Guide is discussed on the timeline, the exhibit also traces common topics that appeared frequently in publications: politics, health, art, sponsorship, remembrance, and people.

    The exhibit is curated by Mary Foltz, Malaïka Gutekunst, Mel Kitchen, Robin Lee, Maggie Tarmey, and Alysse Weinberg and the project was created with support from Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, Lehigh University's Office of Creative Inquiry, Southside Initiative, and Pride Center, and Muhlenberg College's Trexler Library.

     

  • Monday, February 03, 2020 at 10:30 AM

    If You’ve Got it, Pap It: Informational Sessions on Cervical Pap Testing

    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is proud to announce that it has developed partnerships with four public libraries to promote cervical cancer screenings for LGBT community members. This effort is part of a health outreach in public libraries program through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

    Through partnerships with the Easton, Bethlehem, Allentown, and Eastern Monroe Public Libraries, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center will host informational sessions at each library about cervical cancer screenings. 

    Participants can expect to learn:

    • What they need to know about cervical cancer
    • Common causes and screening recommendations
    • Referrals to welcoming providers

    The sessions will take place:

    • Monday, February 3rd - 10:30am and 6:30pm at Eastern Monroe Public Library
    • Wednesday, February 5th - 10:30am and 6:30pm at Allentown Public Library
    • Wednesday, February 12th - 10:30am and 6:30pm at Bethlehem Area Public Library
    • Tuesday, February 18th - 1:00pm and 6:30pm at Easton Area Public Library. 

    "According to the American Cancer Society, lesbian and bisexual women seek out and receive fewer routine cancer screenings than the rest of the population. For transgender or non-binary people assigned female at birth but who do not identify as women, there are frequently fears of healthcare discrimination as well as disassociation with gynecologic body parts.” said Jessica LaPorte, Health Programs and Supportive Services Manager at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.  “The CDC recommends cervical Pap tests for people with cervixes every 3-5 years depending on age and past test results.”

    Adrian Shanker, Executive Director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center added  “We know that early detection saves lives. But we also know that LGBT people assigned female at birth are not receiving the preventative screenings needed to detect cancer when treatment is most effective. That’s why we are proud to be able to partner with our local public libraries to educate the community and encourage more frequent screenings for the LGBT population in the Greater Lehigh Valley.”

     

    Developed resources reported in this project are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.  An additional component of this project was funded through a grant from the Women’s 5K Classic.

  • Monday, February 03, 2020 at 06:30 PM

    If You’ve Got it, Pap It: Informational Sessions on Cervical Pap Testing

    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is proud to announce that it has developed partnerships with four public libraries to promote cervical cancer screenings for LGBT community members. This effort is part of a health outreach in public libraries program through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

    Through partnerships with the Easton, Bethlehem, Allentown, and Eastern Monroe Public Libraries, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center will host informational sessions at each library about cervical cancer screenings. 

    Participants can expect to learn:

    • What they need to know about cervical cancer
    • Common causes and screening recommendations
    • Referrals to welcoming providers

    The sessions will take place:

    • Monday, February 3rd - 10:30am and 6:30pm at Eastern Monroe Public Library
    • Wednesday, February 5th - 10:30am and 6:30pm at Allentown Public Library
    • Wednesday, February 12th - 10:30am and 6:30pm at Bethlehem Area Public Library
    • Tuesday, February 18th - 1:00pm and 6:30pm at Easton Area Public Library. 

    "According to the American Cancer Society, lesbian and bisexual women seek out and receive fewer routine cancer screenings than the rest of the population. For transgender or non-binary people assigned female at birth but who do not identify as women, there are frequently fears of healthcare discrimination as well as disassociation with gynecologic body parts.” said Jessica LaPorte, Health Programs and Supportive Services Manager at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.  “The CDC recommends cervical Pap tests for people with cervixes every 3-5 years depending on age and past test results.”

    Adrian Shanker, Executive Director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center added  “We know that early detection saves lives. But we also know that LGBT people assigned female at birth are not receiving the preventative screenings needed to detect cancer when treatment is most effective. That’s why we are proud to be able to partner with our local public libraries to educate the community and encourage more frequent screenings for the LGBT population in the Greater Lehigh Valley.”

     

    Developed resources reported in this project are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.  An additional component of this project was funded through a grant from the Women’s 5K Classic.

  • Wednesday, February 05, 2020 at 10:30 AM
    Allentown Public Library in Allentown, PA

    If You’ve Got it, Pap It: Informational Sessions on Cervical Pap Testing

    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is proud to announce that it has developed partnerships with four public libraries to promote cervical cancer screenings for LGBT community members. This effort is part of a health outreach in public libraries program through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

    Through partnerships with the Easton, Bethlehem, Allentown, and Eastern Monroe Public Libraries, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center will host informational sessions at each library about cervical cancer screenings. 

    Participants can expect to learn:

    • What they need to know about cervical cancer
    • Common causes and screening recommendations
    • Referrals to welcoming providers

    The sessions will take place:

    • Monday, February 3rd - 10:30am and 6:30pm at Eastern Monroe Public Library
    • Wednesday, February 5th - 10:30am and 6:30pm at Allentown Public Library
    • Wednesday, February 12th - 10:30am and 6:30pm at Bethlehem Area Public Library
    • Tuesday, February 18th - 1:00pm and 6:30pm at Easton Area Public Library. 

    "According to the American Cancer Society, lesbian and bisexual women seek out and receive fewer routine cancer screenings than the rest of the population. For transgender or non-binary people assigned female at birth but who do not identify as women, there are frequently fears of healthcare discrimination as well as disassociation with gynecologic body parts.” said Jessica LaPorte, Health Programs and Supportive Services Manager at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.  “The CDC recommends cervical Pap tests for people with cervixes every 3-5 years depending on age and past test results.”

    Adrian Shanker, Executive Director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center added  “We know that early detection saves lives. But we also know that LGBT people assigned female at birth are not receiving the preventative screenings needed to detect cancer when treatment is most effective. That’s why we are proud to be able to partner with our local public libraries to educate the community and encourage more frequent screenings for the LGBT population in the Greater Lehigh Valley.”

     

    Developed resources reported in this project are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.  An additional component of this project was funded through a grant from the Women’s 5K Classic.

  • Wednesday, February 05, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    Allentown Public Library in Allentown, PA

    If You’ve Got it, Pap It: Informational Sessions on Cervical Pap Testing

    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is proud to announce that it has developed partnerships with four public libraries to promote cervical cancer screenings for LGBT community members. This effort is part of a health outreach in public libraries program through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

    Through partnerships with the Easton, Bethlehem, Allentown, and Eastern Monroe Public Libraries, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center will host informational sessions at each library about cervical cancer screenings. 

    Participants can expect to learn:

    • What they need to know about cervical cancer
    • Common causes and screening recommendations
    • Referrals to welcoming providers

    The sessions will take place:

    • Monday, February 3rd - 10:30am and 6:30pm at Eastern Monroe Public Library
    • Wednesday, February 5th - 10:30am and 6:30pm at Allentown Public Library
    • Wednesday, February 12th - 10:30am and 6:30pm at Bethlehem Area Public Library
    • Tuesday, February 18th - 1:00pm and 6:30pm at Easton Area Public Library. 

    "According to the American Cancer Society, lesbian and bisexual women seek out and receive fewer routine cancer screenings than the rest of the population. For transgender or non-binary people assigned female at birth but who do not identify as women, there are frequently fears of healthcare discrimination as well as disassociation with gynecologic body parts.” said Jessica LaPorte, Health Programs and Supportive Services Manager at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.  “The CDC recommends cervical Pap tests for people with cervixes every 3-5 years depending on age and past test results.”

    Adrian Shanker, Executive Director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center added  “We know that early detection saves lives. But we also know that LGBT people assigned female at birth are not receiving the preventative screenings needed to detect cancer when treatment is most effective. That’s why we are proud to be able to partner with our local public libraries to educate the community and encourage more frequent screenings for the LGBT population in the Greater Lehigh Valley.”

     

    Developed resources reported in this project are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.  An additional component of this project was funded through a grant from the Women’s 5K Classic.

  • Saturday, February 08, 2020 at 07:00 PM

    Lehigh Valley Renaissance

    Renaissance Transgender Support & Social Gathering
    Monthly peer-led Trans meetup on the second Saturday of each month in Bethlehem starting at 7:30PM. Doors open at 7.

    Questions? Email Corinne Goodwin at corinnedgoodwin@gmail.com.

    Check out our website for more information!

  • Sunday, February 09, 2020 at 07:00 PM · $50.00 USD · 6 rsvps
    The Steel Club, 700 Linden Avenue, Hellertown, PA 18055

    Oscar Party 2020

     

    Tickets

    • Advance General Admission: $50
    • General Admission: $60 (at the door)
    • Host Committee Admission: $100
      • Receive special recognition during the event as a member of the Oscar Party Host Committee
      • Receive five (5) free raffle tickets

    Included

    • Big screen viewing of the Oscar telecast!
    • Silent auction!
    • Movie trivia with prizes!
    • Oscar ballot voting with grand prize!

    Menu

    Stationary displayed hors d'oeurvres:

    • Tomato-basil bruschetta on garlic crostini toast
    • Spicy buffalo chicken dip with seasons tortilla chips and celery
    • Hummus and pita breads
    • Fresh sliced season fruits with yogurt dipping sauce

    Chef's selection of (4) butler-passed hot hors d'oeuvres.

    Made to order pasta station:

    • Pastas: Penne, cheese tortellini, and angel hair
    • Sauces: Alfredo, marinara, and pesto
    • Toppings: Sauteed onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, diced tomatoes, spinach, black olives, bacon bits, and Parmesan cheese
    • Add: Grilled mesquite blackened chicken or meatballs

    Tossed Caesar Salad

    Garlic Bread

    Chef's dessert display of mini petite fours and such.

     

    The Oscar Party is Sponsored by:

        Jeff Deangelis

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 04:00 PM

    LGBT Legal Clinic

    The legal clinic operates every second and fourth Tuesday from 4pm-6pm. Free half-hour consultations with attorneys about a variety of LGBT legal needs, including employment and housing discrimination, family law questions, legal name changes, wills, school bullying, and neighborhood harassment.

    Attorney Anne Millham of Greater Good LLC. will be able to answer questions regarding name and gender marker changes, employment discrimination, and housing discrimination.

    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. Contact zakkery@bradburysullivancenter.org for more information.

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 04:00 PM

    Medical Marijuana Enrollment Assistance

    In April of 2016, Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana for Pennsylvania residents affected by 17 serious medical conditions. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, in partnership with Keystone Canna Remedies and Lehigh Valley Norml, is offering medical marijuana enrollment assistance on the 2nd Tuesdays of the month from 4-6pm to help eligible Pennsylvania residents apply for the state Medical Marijuana ID card. Computers are available for the application process.

    The medical marijuana enrollment events are only to help people with the application for the state Medical Marijuana ID card.  To be eligible, you must be a Pennsylvania resident and be diagnosed with a serious medical condition. In order to enroll on the state's website, attendees must bring their driver's license or state-issued ID, must be 18 or older, and are required to have an active phone number and email address. 

    Pennsylvania law defines "serious medical conditions" as any one of the following:

    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
    • Anxiety disorders.
    • Autism.
    • Cancer, including remission therapy.
    • Crohn’s disease.
    • Damage to the nervous tissue of the central nervous system (brain-spinal cord) with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, and other associated neuropathies.
    • Dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders.
    • Epilepsy.
    • Glaucoma.
    • HIV / AIDS.
    • Huntington’s disease.
    • Inflammatory bowel disease.
    • Intractable seizures.
    • Multiple sclerosis.
    • Neurodegenerative diseases.
    • Neuropathies.
    • Opioid use disorder for which conventional therapeutic interventions are contraindicated or ineffective, or for which adjunctive therapy is indicated in combination with primary therapeutic interventions.
    • Parkinson’s disease.
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder.
    • Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain.
    • Sickle cell anemia.
    • Terminal illness.
    • Tourette syndrome.

    Some of these serious medical conditions are experienced at higher rates in the LGBT community. 

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  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 05:30 PM

    LGBT+ Cancer Support Group

    Welcoming all LGBT+ Cancer Survivors and Loved Ones 

    5:30 to 7PM Every Second Tuesday of the Month

    People with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities often experience a disproportionate burden from cancer. That’s why the Cancer Support Community and Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is proud to offer a free, professionally-facilitated support group for LGBT+ folks with cancer in their lives. The LGBT+ Cancer Support Group is an affirming, empowering space to connect with other patients, survivors, and loved ones who truly understand. We hope you’ll join us! Walk-ins are welcome, no RSVP or registration required.

    Questions? Email Zakkery at zakkery@bradburysullivancenter.org