Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, March 09, 2019 at 07:00 PM

    Lehigh Valley Renaissance

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    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!

    Sponsored by:

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Legal Clinic

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    Our LGBT Legal Clinic connects attorneys who are experts in LGBT-specific legal areas to community members at no cost. Free half-hour, walk-in consultations. Today, attorneys Dorota Gasienica-Kozak and Justin Robinette will be available to answer questions about:

    • Adoptions, fostering, and assisted reproductive technology
    • Marriage
    • Divorce
    • Custody
    • Wills and other legal documents
    • Estates
    • Employment and housing discrimination
    • Name and gender changes

    Questions? Email Isaiah at isaiah@bradburysullivancenter.org

    Notice:

    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center now 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 offical document notarization. Contact isaiah@bradburysullivancenter.org for more information.

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 04:00 PM

    Medical Marijuana Enrollment Assistance

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    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 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
    • Autism
    • Cancer
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
    • Epilepsy
    • Glaucoma
    • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) / AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
    • Huntington’s Disease
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Intractable Seizures
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Neuropathies
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective
    • Sickle Cell Anemia

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

    PLEASE NOTE: 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.

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    LGBT+ Cancer Support Group

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    2nd Tuesdays of every month from 5:30 to 7PM.

    People with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities often experience a disproportionate burden from cancer. That's why Cancer Support Community and Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center are 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!

    Register by calling Cancer Support Community at (610) 861-7555 or emailing info@cancersupportglv.org.

    Located at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. Need help with parking? Check out our parking map.

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Hep A Vaccination

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    Vaccines available today, March 13th, from 4 to 6PM!

    Other testing dates: June 12, Sept 11, and Dec 11

    Click here, or email isaiah@bradburysullivancenter.org to sign up!

    BACKGROUND

    According to the CDC, gay and bisexual men and transgender women face a disproportionately higher risk of contracting Hepatitis A virus (Hep A) infections among adults in the United States (1). Hep A is a communicable disease commonly spread through oral-fecal contact (including rimming). Fortunately, there is a safe and effective vaccine to prevent Hep A (2) However the Hep A vaccine was not routinely provided to children prior to 1999, so many adults have never been vaccinated. Hep A can be spread through sexual activity or contact with fingers or objects that have the virus on it.

    THE NEED

    Despite the availability of safe and effective vaccines that can prevent Hep A infection, many gay and bisexual men have not been adequately vaccinated for it (3). Nationally and in the state of Pennsylvania, rates of Hep A infection have been on the rise. According to the PA Secretary of Health, the rate of infection almost doubled in 2018 (4). Data available from CDC indicates that only approximately 30 percent of gay and bisexual men are vaccinated.

    THE BARRIERS TO CARE

    There are numerous barriers in place. One in four LGBT people in the Lehigh Valley report having had a negative past experience from a healthcare professional and one in ten fear going to a health care professional as a result, and according to the 2018 Pennsylvania LGBT Health Needs Assessment, 17% of LGBT Pennsylvanians don't have someone they consider to be their personal doctor. What's more, many healthcare providers lack cultural humility and medical competency regarding the sexual health needs of gay, bisexual, and queer men, and trans women. Further, there is a knowledge gap within the LGBT community regarding how Hep A is spread and regarding the availability of the Hep A Vaccine.

    THE CAMPAIGN

    If you like the taste of peaches is an evidenced-based campaign to increase Hep A Vaccinations gay and bisexual men and transgender women in the Lehigh Valley. Vaccinations are available at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. The campaign is supported by Grindr 4 Equality.

    Credits:
    Graphic Design by Pridentity

    Sources:

    1: “Viral Hepatitis: A Health Concern for Gay and Bisexual Men Deserving Attention” Office of HIV/Policy. Accessed January 3, 2018. https://www.hiv.gov/blog/viral-hepatitis-a-health-concern-for-gay-and-bisexual-men-deserving-attention-during-lgbt-pride-month

    2: “Gay and Bisexual Men's Health: Hepatitis A.” Center for Disease Control. Accessed January 3, 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hav/afaq.htm

    3: “Hepatitis A ACIP Vaccine Recommendations” Center for Disease Control. Accessed January 3, 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/hepa.html

    4: “Wolf Administration Alerts Public of Increasing Hepatitis A Cases Across Pennsylvania” https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/Health-Details.aspx?newsid=544

  • Wednesday, March 13, 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, March 13, 2019 at 05:30 PM

    STAR (Sexual Trauma and Recovery support group)

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    2nd Wednesdays of the month from 5:30pm-7pm.
    Facilitated by Rebecca Glassman
    Professionally led and open support group for any LGBTQ+ person who has survived sexual assault.
    Before visiting for the first time, please contact Rebecca Glassman at 610-437-6610 ext. 321
  • Monday, March 18, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    FREE Freedom From Smoking Clinic

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    When did smoking become a part of us? You can quit, and we can help. Join the free Freedom from Smoking Clinic this March 18, 2019 at 6PM. Hang out with other LGBT folks while learning skills to tackle your nicotine dependency! Access to free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) in the form of lozenges, patches, inhalers and gum available.

    Contact Atticus Ranck for more information and to sign up: 

    atticus@bradburysullivancenter.org

    (610) 347-9988 ext. 102

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Queer People of Color group

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    Join us every 3rd Tuesday from 6PM to 8PM.

    The Queer People of Color group (QPOC) is a community for black and brown folks in the LGBT community of the greater Lehigh Valley to come together and celebrate, commiserate, network and organize.

    Questions? Email Dominique Carter at dacarter@spartan.northampton.edu.

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    Community Book Discussion: Fun Home

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    The LGBT Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invites participation in our March Community Book Discussion featuring Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel. Los Angeles Times calls Fun Home "Graphic storytelling at its most profound." The graphic novel is a darkly funny family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Bechdel's sweetly gothic drawings. Like Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, it's a story exhilaratingly suited to graphic memoir form. Time Magazine says the text is "a masterpiece about two people who live in the same house but different worlds, and their mysterious debts to each other." Fun Home has also been produced as a musical on Broadway!

    Community Book Discussions at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center are facilitated by Mary Foltz, Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University.

    Free copies of the book is available for the first ten to sign up. Email kathleen@bradburysullivancenter.org to sign up.

    This program is sponsored by Lehigh University's Humanities Center, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, Pride Center, and Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative, as well as the LGBT Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.

    This is a sober social event at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. No alcohol will be served.