Upcoming Events

  • Monday, September 27, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    Instagram Live

    Instagram Live: Why the Equality Act Matters to People of Faith

    [Image description: A rectangular graphic with layers of dark blue and black as the background. White text at the top reads "Monday, September 27" and "7 p.m. Eastern." Below in a rounded white rectangle is gradient text that reads "Instagram Live" in shades of purple and orange. Underneath is larger white text that reads "Why the Equality Act Matters to People of Faith." Below to the left are Instagram icons with the handles @bradburysullivanlgbtcenter and @brandanrobertson. To the right is a circular photo of Brandan Roberston, a white man with short brown hair and a black T-shirt. The name "Rev. Brandan Robertson" is in a rounded white rectangle at the bottom of the photo. The bottom of the graphic features an image of Capitol Hill with horizontal rainbow stripes on the left and transgender pride stripes on the right. The logo for Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is in the upper right corner.]

    As the Equality Act continues to sit in the U.S. Senate, join Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center for a special Instagram Live interview with faith organizer Reverend Brandan Robertson, taking a closer look at why the Equality Act matters to people of faith.

    The live interview starts on Monday, September 27 at 7 p.m. Eastern and will be posted on our Instagram page after it ends. Our Instagram handle is @bradburysullivanlgbtcenter.

  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 04:00 PM
    Hybrid in Allentown, PA

    Free LGBT Legal Clinic

    Image description: A person in a button up shirt and tie writes in a book. A rainbow banner surrounds the text, “Free LGBT Legal Clinic”. Accompanied by text: “Need to speak with a lawyer about LGBT-specific legal issues? We are here to help. Attorneys are available for various areas of law including: Name change, gender marker change, employment or housing discrimination, adoption, custody, divorce, wills & estates, and more!” The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is in the bottom left.

     

    One attorney will be present at the 9/28/2021 clinic. 

    Jonathan Huerta (King Spry Herman Freund & Faul). Jonathan's practice areas are: 
    Employment/ Housing Discrimination and Neighborhood Harassment

    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. Walk-ins are also accepted, if available. 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, September 28, 2021 at 05:00 PM
    Hybrid

    Bereavement Group

    Image description: A set of hands gently holds a rainbow flower. Accompanying text reads "Bereavement Group, Facilitated by Rev. Anne Huey. A professionally-led monthly support group for LGBT people who have experienced loss. Join us. Every fourth Tuesday of the month from 5  to 6:30 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]
    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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  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 06:00 PM · 3 rsvps

    Suicide Prevention Rocks!

    [Image description: A rectangular graphic with a white background. Large black text reads "Suicide prevention" and the word "rocks" is in a gray stone font underneath. Below is a white text box with a light blue border with black text that reads "September 28" and "6:00-7:30 p.m." Underneath is the address "522 West Maple Street at Bayard Rustin Way, Allentown, PA 18101" in black. On the left side of the image are four small painted rocks with colors of the rainbow and messages of hope. Different painted patterns are underneath the rocks, and an image of a paintbrush is to the right in black and white. On the right side of the graphic is an image of a paint tube in black and white, as well as other painted patterns. The logo for Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is in the upper right corner.]

    September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is hosting a community rock painting event on Tuesday, September 28 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

    The 2020 Pennsylvania LGBTQ Health Needs Assessment found that more than half of all respondents (56.2%) have considered suicide in their lifetimes. The rate is even higher for those who identify as transgender, genderqueer, and nonbinary (74.5%).

    Come paint a rock or two with messages of hope and inspiration that may help save someone's life. You're encouraged to display the rocks in a public place for someone to see or find.

    Special thanks to the Northampton County Suicide Prevention Task Force for the rock donation and to Project Silk Lehigh Valley for art supplies.

  • Tuesday, October 05, 2021 at 04:00 PM

    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 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]


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  • Tuesday, October 05, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    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 current cohort runs from March through August, and the group will take a break in September before beginning the second cohort in October.

    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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  • Tuesday, October 05, 2021 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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  • Wednesday, October 06, 2021 at 05:00 PM
    Blended by Brü Daddy’s in Allentown, PA

    Werk It Wednesday: Halloween Party

    [IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Halloween Party in a spooky green font with a black dripping highlight and a witches hat tipped over the “H”. The Werk it Wednesday logo is centered below that text, with an orange Jack-o’-lantern to it’s left and a purple cauldron with green bubbles to it’s right. Beneath that reads “Presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka”. additional photos include a drag queen with blonde hair, big hoop earrings, and a mesh bikini style dance costume and a drag queen with copper hair styled in a hump in the front and a ponytail in the back, a grey leopard print blouse, hoop earrings, and a hand on her hip].]

    It’s time to werk it out! Your Wednesdays don’t have to be a drag. On the first Wednesday of every month, come out to a select restaurant for happy hour specials, drag entertainment, and more -- hosted by Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, City Center Allentown, and Downtown Allentown Business Alliance.

    Come celebrate Halloween with Lea Sky and Georgia Versace Couture, with music by DJ Brad Scott! Leave your work stress behind and celebrate with us at Blended by Brü Daddy’s! Don’t forget to wear a costume to be a part of the fun!

  • Wednesday, October 06, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    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]

    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, October 06, 2021 at 06:30 PM

    Transmasculine Group

    Image description: a silhouette of an individual with short hair and glasses looks towards text that says “Transmasculine Group. Join Us! Every first Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8 PM” Eastern Time. The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is in the bottom right.

     

    This meeting is held in-person at the center. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

    Monthly peer-led casual, drop-in discussion group for people who were assigned anything other than male at birth but now reside somewhere on the masculine spectrume.g. transguys and transmasculine non-binary people. The group is held on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 6:30 to 8PM ET.

    Live closed captioning is available at these events.

    As the health and safety of our center's visitors are our highest priority, this program 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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