Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 06:30 PM

    Transmasculine Group

    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 spectrumi.e. transguys and transmasculine non-binary people. The group is held on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8PM.


    As the health and safety of our center's visitors are our highest priority, this group is now meeting remotely. For more information, please contact Kimberly at kimberly@bradburysullivancenter.org

    Sponsored by:

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Parents of Trans Kids

    Monthly support group for parents of transgender children of any age led by a parent of a trans child. The group is held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30PM.


    As the health and safety of our center's visitors are our highest priority, this group is now meeting remotely. For more information, please contact Kimberly at kimberly@bradburysullivancenter.org

    Sponsored by:

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Transfeminine Group

    Monthly peer-led casual drop-in discussion group for individuals who identify somewhere on the feminine spectrum but were not assigned female at birth—such as trans women, transfeminine or nonbinary folks. The group is held on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8PM


    As the health and safety of our center's visitors are our highest priority, this group is now meeting remotely. For more information, please contact Kimberly at kimberly@bradburysullivancenter.org

    Sponsored by:

     

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 08:00 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    A Space for Aces

    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 7 to 8:15PM in-person, however they will be meeting from 8-9:15PM virtually (through Labor Day).


    As the health and safety of our center's visitors are our highest priority, this group is now meeting remotely. For more information, please contact Kimberly at kimberly@bradburysullivancenter.org

  • Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 06:00 PM

    Book Talk: The Queering of Corporate America

    The LGBT Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and the LGBTQ Business Council of the Lehigh Valley Chamber presents a virtual book talk with Carlos A. Ball, author of The Queering of Corporate America: How Big Business Went from LGBTQ Adversary to Ally on June 25, 2020 at 6pm.

    Carlos A. Ball is Distinguished Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School, in The Queering of Corporate America, Professor Ball tells the overlooked story of how LGBTQ activism aimed at corporations since the Stonewall riots helped turn them from enterprises either indifferent to or openly hostile toward sexual minorities and transgender individuals into reliable and powerful allies of the movement for queer equality. As a result of street protests and boycotts during the 1970s, AIDS activism directed at pharmaceutical companies in the 1980s, and the push for corporate nondiscrimination policies and domestic partnership benefits in the 1990s, LGBTQ activism changed big business’s understanding and treatment of the queer community. By the 2000s, corporations were frequently and vigorously promoting LGBTQ equality, both within their walls and in the public sphere. Large companies have been crucial allies in promoting marriage equality and opposing anti-LGBTQ regulations such as transgender bathroom laws.

    Professor Ball has authored or edited 11 books and 9 book chapters on LGBT rights, he also worked as a lawyer for the Legal Aid Society in New York City, and taught at the University of Illinois College of Law and Penn State School of Law.

    Please register for this webinar at here

    If you would like to purchase a copy of this book, with a percentage automatically donated to Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, it can be purchased here

     

    This event is sponsored by:

    Mary Lisicky, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

  • Monday, July 06, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Community Book Discussion: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

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    The LGBT Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center present our July 2020 Community Discussion, featuring On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, a novel by Ocean Vuong. The New York Times bestselling novel is a finalist for a 2020 Lambda Literary Award and was Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction. 

    On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one’s own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard.

    With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.

    Community book discussions at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center are facilitated by Mary Foltz and are sponsored by Lehigh University's Southside Initiative and Humanities Center.

    The book is available in hardcover, paperback, ebook, or audiobook and can be purchased here, with a percentage of the purchase automatically donated to Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. Due to COVID-19 and in an effort to keep the community connected, we are extending the series through the summer months, however we don't have funds to provide free copies of the book for participants. If you cannot afford to purchase a book and would like to participate, email adrian@bradburysullivancenter.org

    This will likely be a virtual event. email sharon@bradburysullivancenter.org to sign up in advance so you will receive the information to participate virtually.

     

    This Community Book Discussion is supported in part by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

  • Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Queer Poetry Reading Group: Don't Call Us Dead

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    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invites the community to participate in our NEW Queer Poetry Reading Group! In this group, we will be discussing the works of contemporary queer poets. On July 23, we will discuss Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith.

    About this book, Poets.org says "Danez Smith has become one of a generation’s most noticed poets, and for good reason: at once a stunning performer and a tersely effective arranger of words on the page, Smith can address the Black Lives Matter movement, the erasure of black humanity by malign police, and then pivot to vivid, sexy, or scary records from a complex queer sexuality." Don't Call Us Dead was the winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection and a finalist for the National Book Award.

    The Queer Poetry Reading Group is facilitated by Jimmy Hamill, Ph.D candidate at Lehigh University.

    Free books are available for the first ten people to sign up. Sign up by emailing sharon@bradburysullivancenter.org

    If you don't need a free copy of the book, let Sharon know when you sign up. This program will occur by zoom and advance registration is required. RSVP by July 21 in order to receive the zoom link.

    If you don't need a free copy of the book, you can purchase your own copy here, with a percentage of the purchase automatically donated back to Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center!

    This project is sponsored 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.  

    This month's program is also sponsored by:

  • Monday, August 10, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Community Book Discussion: A Wild and Precious Life

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    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents our August 2020 Community Book Discussion featuring A Wild and Precious Life: a memoir by Edie Windsor. A Lambda Literary Award Finalist and one of NPR's "favorite books of 2019", A Wild and Precious Life is remarkable portrait of an iconic woman, gay life in New York in the second half of the twentieth century, and the rise of LGBT activism.

    Edie Windsor became internationally famous when she sued the US government, seeking federal recognition for her marriage to Thea Spyer, her partner of more than four decades. The Supreme Court ruled in Edie's favor, a landmark victory that set the stage for full marriage equality in the US. Beloved by the LGBTQ community, Edie embraced her new role as an icon; she had already been living an extraordinary and groundbreaking life for decades.

    In this memoir, which she began before passing away in 2017 and completed by her co-writer, Edie recounts her childhood in Philadelphia, her realization that she was a lesbian, and her active social life in Greenwich Village's electrifying underground gay scene during the 1950s. Edie was also one of a select group of trailblazing women in computing, working her way up the ladder at IBM and achieving their highest technical ranking while developing software. In the early 1960s Edie met Thea, an expat from a Dutch Jewish family that fled the Nazis, and a widely respected clinical psychologist. Their partnership lasted forty-four years, until Thea died in 2009. Edie found love again, marrying Judith Kasen-Windsor in 2016.

    Community book discussions at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center are facilitated by Mary Foltz and are sponsored by Lehigh University's Southside Initiative and Humanities Center.

    The book is available in hardcover, paperback, ebook, or audiobook. Purchase your copy here and a percentage of your purchase will automatically be donated to Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. Due to COVID-19 and in an effort to keep the community connected, we are extending the series through the summer months, however we don't have funds to provide free copies of the book for participants. If you cannot afford to purchase a book and would like to participate, email adrian@bradburysullivancenter.org

    This will likely be a virtual event. email sharon@bradburysullivancenter.org to sign up in advance so you will receive the information to participate virtually.

     

    This Community Book Discussion is supported in part by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

  • Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Queer Poetry Reading Group: Bestiary

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    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invites the community to participate in our NEW Queer Poetry Reading Group! In this group, we will be discussing the works of contemporary queer poets. On August 20, we will discuss Bestiary by Donika Kelly.

    About this book, San Francisco Chronicle says "Bestiary asserts the will to survive and the power of reinvention." Bestiary was long listed for the 2016 National Book Award for Poetry.

    The Queer Poetry Reading Group is facilitated by Jimmy Hamill, Ph.D candidate at Lehigh University.

    Free books are available for the first ten people to sign up. Sign up by emailing sharon@bradburysullivancenter.org

    If you don't need a free copy of the book, let Sharon know when you sign up. This program will most likely occur by zoom and advance registration is required. RSVP by August 18 in order to receive the zoom link.

    If you don't need a free copy of the book but are purchasing your own copy, you can do so here, with a percentage of the purchase automatically donated back to Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. 

    This project is sponsored 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.  

    This month's program is also sponsored by:

  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 06:00 PM · $100.00 USD

    Trans Community Open House & Services Fair

    This is a sober social event. Alcohol will not be present.

     

    This event is free to attend.

    Vendors must RSVP and complete payment form below.

    Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Matt Easterwood, Development Manager, 610-347-9988 x104 or matt@bradburysullivancenter.org

    This event is sponsored by: