Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 04:00 PM

    LGBT Legal Clinic

    The legal clinic operates every second and fourth Tuesday from 4pm-6pm. Free half-hour consultations with attorneys about a variety of LGBT legal needs, including employment and housing discrimination, family law questions, legal name changes, wills, school bullying, and neighborhood harassment.

    Attorney Anne Millham of Greater Good LLC. will be able to answer questions regarding name and gender marker changes, employment discrimination, and housing discrimination.

    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. Contact zakkery@bradburysullivancenter.org for more information.

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 04:00 PM

    Medical Marijuana Enrollment Assistance

    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 Keystone Canna Remedies and 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.
    • 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 / AIDS.
    • 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. 

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  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 05:30 PM

    LGBT+ Cancer Support Group

    Welcoming all LGBT+ Cancer Survivors and Loved Ones 

    5:30 to 7PM Every Second Tuesday of the Month

    People with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities often experience a disproportionate burden from cancer. That’s why the Cancer Support Community and Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is 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! Walk-ins are welcome, no RSVP or registration required.

    Questions? Email Zakkery at zakkery@bradburysullivancenter.org

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 10:30 AM

    If You’ve Got it, Pap It: Informational Sessions on Cervical Pap Testing

    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is proud to announce that it has developed partnerships with four public libraries to promote cervical cancer screenings for LGBT community members. This effort is part of a health outreach in public libraries program through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

    Through partnerships with the Easton, Bethlehem, Allentown, and Eastern Monroe Public Libraries, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center will host informational sessions at each library about cervical cancer screenings. 

    Participants can expect to learn:

    • What they need to know about cervical cancer
    • Common causes and screening recommendations
    • Referrals to welcoming providers

    The sessions will take place:

    • Monday, February 3rd - 10:30am and 6:30pm at Eastern Monroe Public Library
    • Wednesday, February 5th - 10:30am and 6:30pm at Allentown Public Library
    • Wednesday, February 12th - 10:30am and 6:30pm at Bethlehem Area Public Library
    • Tuesday, February 18th - 1:00pm and 6:30pm at Easton Area Public Library. 

    "According to the American Cancer Society, lesbian and bisexual women seek out and receive fewer routine cancer screenings than the rest of the population. For transgender or non-binary people assigned female at birth but who do not identify as women, there are frequently fears of healthcare discrimination as well as disassociation with gynecologic body parts.” said Jessica LaPorte, Health Programs and Supportive Services Manager at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.  “The CDC recommends cervical Pap tests for people with cervixes every 3-5 years depending on age and past test results.”

    Adrian Shanker, Executive Director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center added  “We know that early detection saves lives. But we also know that LGBT people assigned female at birth are not receiving the preventative screenings needed to detect cancer when treatment is most effective. That’s why we are proud to be able to partner with our local public libraries to educate the community and encourage more frequent screenings for the LGBT population in the Greater Lehigh Valley.”

     

    Developed resources reported in this project are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.  An additional component of this project was funded through a grant from the Women’s 5K Classic.

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 04:00 PM

    Free HIV & STI Testing

    Free HIV & STI Testing on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month - Testing offered in partnership with Comprehensive Health Services at Lehigh Valley Health Network and Allentown Health Bureau

    No insurance or residency requirements.

    Sponsored by: Grindr 

    HIV/STI testing services are funded by the Gamma Mu Foundation.

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 06:00 PM

    Parents of Trans Kids

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

    Questions? Email Zakkery at zakkery@bradburysullivancenter.org. 

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 06:30 PM

    If You’ve Got it, Pap It: Informational Sessions on Cervical Pap Testing

    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is proud to announce that it has developed partnerships with four public libraries to promote cervical cancer screenings for LGBT community members. This effort is part of a health outreach in public libraries program through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

    Through partnerships with the Easton, Bethlehem, Allentown, and Eastern Monroe Public Libraries, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center will host informational sessions at each library about cervical cancer screenings. 

    Participants can expect to learn:

    • What they need to know about cervical cancer
    • Common causes and screening recommendations
    • Referrals to welcoming providers

    The sessions will take place:

    • Monday, February 3rd - 10:30am and 6:30pm at Eastern Monroe Public Library
    • Wednesday, February 5th - 10:30am and 6:30pm at Allentown Public Library
    • Wednesday, February 12th - 10:30am and 6:30pm at Bethlehem Area Public Library
    • Tuesday, February 18th - 1:00pm and 6:30pm at Easton Area Public Library. 

    "According to the American Cancer Society, lesbian and bisexual women seek out and receive fewer routine cancer screenings than the rest of the population. For transgender or non-binary people assigned female at birth but who do not identify as women, there are frequently fears of healthcare discrimination as well as disassociation with gynecologic body parts.” said Jessica LaPorte, Health Programs and Supportive Services Manager at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.  “The CDC recommends cervical Pap tests for people with cervixes every 3-5 years depending on age and past test results.”

    Adrian Shanker, Executive Director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center added  “We know that early detection saves lives. But we also know that LGBT people assigned female at birth are not receiving the preventative screenings needed to detect cancer when treatment is most effective. That’s why we are proud to be able to partner with our local public libraries to educate the community and encourage more frequent screenings for the LGBT population in the Greater Lehigh Valley.”

     

    Developed resources reported in this project are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.  An additional component of this project was funded through a grant from the Women’s 5K Classic.

  • Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 06:00 PM

    Reel Queer Film Series presents The Believers

    The Reel Queer Film Series at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents a free screening of The Believers on February 13th at 6pm. A talkback and dessert reception will follow.

    The Believers is an unprecedented feature documentary about the world's first transgender gospel choir that shatters assumptions about faith, gender, and religion.

    For more information on the film, visit:

    https://www.frameline.org/distribution/distribution-catalog/distribution-film-index/the-believers

     

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

    The Reel Queer Film Series is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 01:00 PM

    If You’ve Got it, Pap It: Informational Sessions on Cervical Pap Testing

    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is proud to announce that it has developed partnerships with four public libraries to promote cervical cancer screenings for LGBT community members. This effort is part of a health outreach in public libraries program through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

    Through partnerships with the Easton, Bethlehem, Allentown, and Eastern Monroe Public Libraries, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center will host informational sessions at each library about cervical cancer screenings. 

    Participants can expect to learn:

    • What they need to know about cervical cancer
    • Common causes and screening recommendations
    • Referrals to welcoming providers

    The sessions will take place:

    • Monday, February 3rd - 10:30am and 6:30pm at Eastern Monroe Public Library
    • Wednesday, February 5th - 10:30am and 6:30pm at Allentown Public Library
    • Wednesday, February 12th - 10:30am and 6:30pm at Bethlehem Area Public Library
    • Tuesday, February 18th - 1:00pm and 6:30pm at Easton Area Public Library. 

    "According to the American Cancer Society, lesbian and bisexual women seek out and receive fewer routine cancer screenings than the rest of the population. For transgender or non-binary people assigned female at birth but who do not identify as women, there are frequently fears of healthcare discrimination as well as disassociation with gynecologic body parts.” said Jessica LaPorte, Health Programs and Supportive Services Manager at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.  “The CDC recommends cervical Pap tests for people with cervixes every 3-5 years depending on age and past test results.”

    Adrian Shanker, Executive Director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center added  “We know that early detection saves lives. But we also know that LGBT people assigned female at birth are not receiving the preventative screenings needed to detect cancer when treatment is most effective. That’s why we are proud to be able to partner with our local public libraries to educate the community and encourage more frequent screenings for the LGBT population in the Greater Lehigh Valley.”

     

    Developed resources reported in this project are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.  An additional component of this project was funded through a grant from the Women’s 5K Classic.

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 06:00 PM

    Queer and Trans People of Color Discussion Group (QTPOC)

    The Queer and Trans People of Color group (QTPOC) 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.

    Every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6PM to 7:30PM.

    Questions? Email Chloe at ccole-wilson@valleyyouthhouse.org.