Upcoming Events

  • Monday, April 22, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    LGBT Oral History Workshops

    Please join us for three training workshops to learn how to conduct LGBT oral histories and to explore building an LGBT oral history archive in the Lehigh Valley. The workshops will take place from 6-9 pm on 2/25, 3/25, and 4/22 at Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center. The workshops are free and dinner will be served. If you can attend all three workshops, please sign-up by emailing Mary Foltz at mcf209@lehigh.edu.

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Bereavement Support Group

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    Facilitated by Rev. Anne Huey​
    ​Professionally led monthly support group for LGBT people who have experienced loss.
    Starting in February, the group will be held on the 4th Tuesdays of the month from 5:30PM to 7PM.

    To help control the size of the group, please register with isaiah@bradburysullivancenter.org.
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    Transmasculine Group

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    Facilitated by Atticus Ranck. Questions? Email him at atticus@bradburysullivancenter.org.

    Monthly peer-led casual, drop-in discussion group people who were born anything other than male at birth but now reside somewhere on the masculine spectrumi.e. transguys and transmasculine non-binary people. Group meets the 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8PM.

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 04:00 PM

    Free Computer Classes at CyberCenter

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    April 24th: Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint and Google Slides

    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is excited to offer free introductory computer classes at our CyberCenter! Each month will explore a different basic office program useful for all levels of learners. Confused by computers? Not sure how to maximize your use of office programs? We can help.

    Classes are LGBT-inclusive and open to all. Operates every 4th Wednesday from 4-6PM.

    Questions? Email Isaiah at isaiah@bradburysullivancenter.org

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 04:00 PM

    HIV & STI Testing

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    Free HIV & STI Testing on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month - Testing offered in partnership with AIDS Activities Office at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Allentown Health Bureau

    No insurance or residency requirements.

    Sponsored by: Grindr

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Parents of Trans Kids

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    Facilitated by a fellow parent of a trans kid. Questions? Email Isaiah at isaiah@bradburysullivancenter.org.

    Monthly support group for parents of transgender children of any age. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30PM.

    Sponsored by:

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    A Space for Aces

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    A Space for Aces meets every 4th Wednesday from 7 to 8:15PM at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. Doors open at 6:30.

    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.

    Questions? Email isaiah@bradburysullivancenter.org

     

  • Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 03:00 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Evento Comunitario LatinX

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    Este 28 de abril, pásalo bien con su familia en el centro de comunidad LGBT Bradbury-Sullivan de las 3PM a las 8 en la tarde para un evento comunitario LatinX.

    Le ofrecemos un evento comunitario de comida, artistas "drag," DJs y más! Únase a nosotros para el apoyo de la comunidad en 522 W Maple St. en el centro de la ciudad de Allentown.

    Necesitas ayuda ubicarnos? Chequea esta mapa!
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    Estamos orgullosos de quienes somos. Somos De Colores, un grupo de apoyo para hispanohablantes LGBTQ+. Preguntas sobre el grupo o el evento? Llame a Isaiah al 610-347-9988 x 107 o Cynthia al (484) 904-6687.

    Otra vez, este 28 de abril de las 3PM hasta las 8 en la tarde, acompáñanos para un evento comunitario de comida, artistas "drag," DJs y más!

    This April 28th, from 3PM to 8PM, bring your family and friends to Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center for a LatinX community event!

    Stop by for free food, drag artists, DJs and more!

    Join us for the support of the community at 522 W Maple St. in center-city Allentown.

    Need help finding us? Check out our parking map! bradburysullivancenter.org/parking

    Sponsored by De Colores, a support group for Spanish-speaking LGBT+ people. Questions about the group or the event? Call Cynthia at (484) 904-6687 or Isaiah at 610-347-9988 x 107.

  • Monday, April 29, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Art History from a Queer Perspective: Bisexual Poets Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) and Emily Dickinson

     

    STARTING MONDAY, April 29th - the first class of Series 4 of ART HISTORY FROM A QUEER PERSPECTIVE!!! MONDAYS April 29th through May 20th (note the different day from that last series) Four stand alone free classes in a row, 6pm to 8pm in the Community Room of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.  Open to EVERYONE, FREE, no registration - just walk in, no prior knowledge of Art History necessary, no need to attend every class if your schedule does not permit - each class is stand alone. AND THEMED SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED!!!

    Class #1: April 29th, 2019 - Bisexual Poets Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) and Emily Dickinson - (The H.D. part of this class is part of the year-long Finding H.D Project that is being presented in partnership between the Lehigh University English Department, the Bethlehem Area Public Library, Mock Turtle Marionette Theater, and Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.

    Class #2: May 6th, 2019 - Queer Art Around the World in the 1600s

    Class #3: May 13th, 2019 - Stonewall Era Art, Queer Visibility in the 1960s & 1970s, and Basquiat! - Presented in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion

    Class #4: May 20th, 2019 - Tiffany, Beardsley, Loie Fuller, Wilde, and the World of Art Nouveau 

    Sit back, view slides, listen, learn about and discuss the lives and work of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer artists. Consider the LGBTQ imagery of mainstream artists in various periods of history. And after the class there is also a social opportunity with themed snacks, to discuss interesting things with old friends, or meet new ones in this exciting free 4 session class at the LGBT Community Center. 

    This is a very popular class attended by a diverse and intergenerational group of about 40+ LGBTQA folks per class. It’s fun and funny - a good place to bring old friends, or meet new friends, or bring someone on a nice first date! 

    Read a description of the first class below!

     

     

    Bisexual Poets Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) and Emily Dickinson

    Take part in this class to learn about groundbreaking American poets Emily Dickinson and Hilda Doolittle (known as H.D.). You probably didn’t learn in school about Emily Dickinson’s passionate efforts to publish her work without censorship, and you probably also didn’t learn about her even more passionate love letters to the love of her life Sue Gilbert. Emily wrote, “Now, farewell, Susie, and Vinnie sends her love, and mother her’s, and I add a kiss, shyly, lest there is somebody there! Don’t let them see, will you Susie?” If you learned in school that author and Imagist poet Hilda Doolittle was born in Bethlehem, did you also learn about her long-time committed relationship to Lesbian poet Bryher? Well, here’s your chance to join a class to learn about these important Queer writers!


    The H.D. part of this class is part of the year-long Finding H.D. Project that is being presented in partnership between the Lehigh University English Department, the Bethlehem Area Public Library, Mock Turtle Marionette Theater, and Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.

    This evening’s themed snacks will include cakes made from Emily Dickinson’s own recipes interpreted by legendary cook Trish Sullivan. They will be featured along with a wonderful Moravian cabbage soup.

    Call class Instructor Liz Bradbury for more information at 610-432-5449 or email liz@bradburysullivancenter.org.

     

     

  • Saturday, May 04, 2019 at 07:30 PM
    Civic Theatre of Allentown in Allentown, PA

    Pride Night at Civic Theatre of Allentown: FUN HOME

    Civic Theatre of Allentown and Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center have partnered to present Pride Night at Civic Theatre, featuring the Lehigh Valley premiere of Alison Bechdel's Fun Home. This Pride Night performance is Saturday, May 4th at 7:30pm, followed by a special post-show talkback. For this performance only, you can use the code PRIDE and receive $5 off your ticket price. Tickets are available here and through the Civic Theatre box office. 

    Based on the graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

    The Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home traces the coming-of-age of lesbian author Alison Bechdel, from her youth, to her years at Oberlin College, and finally to the present, where Alison, now grown, is struggling to write her own graphic autobiography. As Alison reflects on her past, she struggles to make sense of it, particularly her relationship with her father, Bruce, a closeted gay man and the owner of the family business -- the Bechdel Funeral Home (“fun” home, as it’s known to young Alison and her brothers, John and Christian). As she watches her father’s self-loathing consume him, Alison recognizes her own experience of discovering, and ultimately embracing, her identity. As Fun Homeprogresses, Alison is drawn deeper and deeper into her memories, finally entering into them, desperate (but unable) to reverse her father’s self-destruction. An unforgettable and groundbreaking musical, Fun Home explores the haunting pull of memory and the power it has to alternately destroy or shape, our identity.

    We recommend this for those 14+ due to mature language and themes. Civic’s policy is to inform audiences of content, but to let parents, guardians, and teachers make decisions that they feel is most appropriate for youth and teens in their care.

    Performances will be held in Civic’s newly renovated Historic 19th Street Theatre at 527 N 19th Street
    in Allentown.