Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, April 28, 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].


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  • Tuesday, May 04, 2021 at 06:00 PM

    Pride Advocacy Collective for Tweens

    [IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A tree with rainbow leaves and deep roots grows over text reading, "Pride Advocacy Collective for Tweens: A group for adults who care for LGBTQ preteens. Every 1st Tuesday of the month 6:00 to 7:30pm Eastern Time". Logos for Bradbury-Sullivan Center, Valley Youth House, and Access Matters can be seen.]

     

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

    The Pride Advocacy Collective for Tweens (PACT) is a collective of adults who provide care to LGBTQ tweens (aged 8-13) 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 new members must join this cycle by the end of May or wait until the next cycle begins in September

    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, May 04, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    Virtual Zoom

    Breathe

    [IMAGE DESCRIPTION:  Leaves and a decorative swirl rise from a set of hands with palms up. Accompanying text reads: “Breathe, a queer spirituality support group, anyone is welcome! meets the 1st Tuesday of every month 7-8:30pm” Eastern Time.]

     

    In order to participate virtually, 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, May 05, 2021 at 05:00 PM
    The Hamilton Bar & Kitchen in Allentown, PA

    Werk It Wednesdays: Cinco de Mayo

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    It’s time to werk IT out! Join Elektra Fearce St. James and Sapphire D Dior as they help us celebrate Cinco de Mayo at The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar!

    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 queen entertainment, pop-up shops, and DJs, hosted by Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and the Downtown Allentown Business Alliance.
    All "Werk It Wednesday" events will follow Pennsylvania's mitigation requirements for bars, restaurants, and outdoor events. Masks are required.
  • Wednesday, May 05, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Zoom

    Lehigh Valley Lesbians

    [IMAGE DESCRIPTION: The words “Lehigh Valley Lesbians” project from the screen in the colors of the lesbian pride flag. Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30pm Eastern Time.]

     

    In order to participate virtually, please 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 7:30PM 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, May 11, 2021 at 04:00 PM

    Medical Marijuana Enrollment Assistance

    [IMAGE DESCRIPTION: The pride flag is overlaid atop a wheat field. Text says, "Medical Marijuana Enrollment Assistance" and asks "Need Help with Pennsylvania's Application?" Sponsored by Keystone Canna Remedies, the program operates on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 4-6pm (Eastern Time).]

     

    If you are interested in scheduling a free consultation, click here to reserve your spot. 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.

     

    In April of 2016, Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana for Pennsylvania residents affected by 23 serious medical conditions. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, in partnership with Keystone Canna Remedies, is offering medical marijuana enrollment assistance virtually on the 2nd Tuesdays of every month from 4 to 6PM EST to help eligible Pennsylvania residents apply for the state Medical Marijuana ID card. 

    Getting medical marijuana in Pennsylvania is a multi-step process. This session is intended to educate folks about the overall process and assist in the first step: registering in the state's medical marijuana program.  In order to enroll on the state's website, attendees must bring their PA driver's license or state-issued ID, must be 18 or older, and must have an active phone number and email address. 

    These 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. 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 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) / AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
    • 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. 


    Not all physicians can certify patients to participate in Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Program. To see the Department of Health's listing of the approved physicians (updated September 29, 2020), click here. For the most recent and complete list, you may make a profile with the Patient and Caregiver Registry

     

    As the health and safety of our center's visitors are our highest priority, this program is now meeting 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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  • Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 06:30 PM
    Virtual Event

    Queer Poetry Reading Group: Bodymap

    The LGBT Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents the May discussion of the Queer Poetry Reading Group, featuring Bodymap by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, a finalist for the Triangle Awards, Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry. The collection sings a queer disabled femme-of-colour love song filled with hard femme poetics and disability justice. In this volume, Leah Lakshmi maps hard and vulnerable terrains of queer desire, survivorhood, transformative love, sick and disabled queer genius and all the homes we claim and deserve. Autostraddle wrote "Her poems go where other poems so often can’t or won’t ..."

    This is a virtual event over zoomAdvance RSVP to [email protected] is required to receive the zoom link. 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, with 10% of your purchase supporting programs at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. The book is available in print or ebook formats.

    The discussion is facilitated by Jimmy Hamill and is supported in part by the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium, with generous support provided by a grant to Lafayette College from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

    Live closed captioning is available at this virtual event.
  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 06:30 PM

    Queer Memoir Reading Group: The End of San Francisco

    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invites the community to participate in the May discussion of the center's Queer Memoir Reading Group, featuring The End of San Francisco by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore.

    Breaking apart the conventions of memoir to reveal the passions and perils of a life that refuses to conform to the rules of straight or gay normalcy, Sycamore explores and explodes the dream of a radical queer community and the mythical city that was supposed to nurture it. 

    The Advocate writes, "The result is brilliant, a collection of unstructured vignettes about sex abuse, dying parents, feminism and veganism, Tracy Chapman and Le Tigre, dyke bars and gay tricks, AIDS and ACT UP that all weave together a life of hope in '90s San Francisco and the disappointment that follows."

    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.

  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 04:00 PM

    Free LGBT Legal Clinic

    [IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A graphic for the Free LGBT Legal Clinic asks "Need to speak with a lawyer about LGBT-specific legal issues? We are here to help. Attorneys are available for various areas of law"]


    Justin Robinette (Law Offices of Eric A. Shore) will run the clinic on 5/25/2021. Justin's practice areas are:
    Employment/ Housing Discrimination
    Neighborhood Harassment
    School Bullying


    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 01, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    Virtual Zoom

    Breathe

    [IMAGE DESCRIPTION:  Leaves and a decorative swirl rise from a set of hands with palms up. Accompanying text reads: “Breathe, a queer spirituality support group, anyone is welcome! meets the 1st Tuesday of every month 7-8:30pm” Eastern Time.]

     

    In order to participate virtually, 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]ySullivanCenter.org.


    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.