Upcoming Events

  • Friday, November 06, 2020 at 06:00 PM

    Carol Ann Carol Ann and Sharon Ann: Duet in the Park

    Clan Anne duet in the park

    Don’t Miss Duet in the Park November 6, 2020 at 6:00pm featuring Clan Ann: Carol Ann Carol Ann and Sharron Ann Husbands! This outdoor sing-a-long drag show has music to get your toes tapping and your hands clapping. Carol Ann Carol Ann and Sharron Ann Husbands, the mistresses of lip sync  will wow you with what they can do with their lips and their hips!  All tips support Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.  Join us at the Pocket Park outside the Downtown Allentown Market.  

    This event is co-sponsored by Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, City Center Allentown, and DJ Wolf. 

    The event is free to attend, bring your own chair, wear a mask, and stay physically distant from people outside your home.

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 04:00 PM

    Medical Marijuana Enrollment Assistance

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    [IMAGE DESCRIPTION: a graphic overlaid atop an image of a wheat field for the Medical Marijuana Enrollment Assistance Program, operating on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 4-6pm (Eastern Time). The graphic asks, "Need help with Pennsylvania's application?", and logos of both Bradbury-Sullivan Center and Keystone Canna Remedies are in the top corners.]

     

    As the health and safety of our community is our highest priority, this supportive services is now offered remotely.

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

     


    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 the month from 4-6pm ET 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 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

     

    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.

     


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  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    Zoom

    LGBT+ Cancer Support Group

    Welcoming all LGBT+ Cancer Survivors and Loved Ones 

    [IMAGE DESCRIPTION: a graphic for the LGBT+ Cancer Support group which states that the free, non-judgy group welcomes all LGBT+ cancer patients, survivors, and loved ones on the 2nd Tuesdays of the month. Rainbow paint borders the image, with the words "So that no one faces cancer alone" at the bottom, flanked by the Bradbury-Sullivan Center and Cancer Support Community logos.]

     

    Facilitated by the Cancer Support Community of the Lehigh Valley.

    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. The group is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 5 to 6PM EST.


    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 Reilly at reilly@bradburysullivancenter.org or Jen at jsinclair@cancersupportglv.org for more info and the link to participate.

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Zoom (RSVP to receive Zoom meeting details)

    Use LinkedIn to Advance Your Career

     

    You've heard of LinkedIn, maybe you have a profile (and maybe it's even updated) but how do you actually get the most out of this professional social media? This session will dive into the key elements of what to put on your LinkedIn profile and how to use LinkedIn to find the people you want to talk to. Whether you're actively searching for a job, passively considering new opportunities, or love your job but need to find those always-needed business contacts this session is for you! 

    Pat Fligge is currently the Interim Co-Director of the Muhlenberg College Career Center and Chair of the Board for the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. Pat has worked in higher education for nearly 10 years, the last 5 years in career development with a specific focus on professional networking and career services for alumni at all career stages. He is a self-proclaimed LinkedIn nerd who lives in Salisbury Township with his wife Jillian and their dog Steve. Pat's favorite part of his job is helping people find fulfillment in their career choices.

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Zoom

    Parents of Trans Kids

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    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 EST.


    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 Reilly at reilly@bradburysullivancenter.org

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 04:00 PM

    Free LGBT Legal Clinic

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    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.

    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 Reilly at reilly@bradburysullivancenter.org. For more timely support, you may call the Infoline number at (610) 347-9988 x103

     


    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 reilly@bradburysullivancenter.org. Supplemental resources from the PA Bar Association can be found on wills and living wills.  


    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.

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Zoom

    Shadez Collective: A BIPOC Queer Community Group

    [IMAGE DESCRIPTION: a graphic on a blue background with the group name, "Shadez Collective: A BIPOC Queer Community Group" in prominent font. A circular pride flag and a transgender pride flag are inside the "O" of "Collective". The graphic also reads, "Join us every 3rd Tuesday from 6 to 8PM ET" and Bradbury-Sullivan Center's logo is on the bottom.]

     

    The Shadez Collective is a Community Group for BIPOC & Queer folks of the greater Lehigh Valley. This is a space for community members to come together and celebrate, commiserate, network and organize. This group is held every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6PM to 7:30PM EDT.


    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 Reilly at reilly@bradburysullivancenter.org

     

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    Virtual Event - The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Queer Memoir Reading Group: No Walls and the Recurring Dream

    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invites the community to participate in the November discussion of the center's Queer Memoir Reading Group, featuring No Walls and the Recurring Dream by Ani DiFranco. A New York Times bestseller. In No Walls and the Recurring Dream, Ani DiFranco recounts her early life from a place of hard-won wisdom, combining personal expression, the power of music, feminism, political activism, storytelling, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and much more into an inspiring whole.

    This is a virtual event over zoomAdvance RSVP to sharon@bradburysullivancenter.org 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, ebook, and audio 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. 

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 02:30 PM
    Virtual Webinar

    Health Challenges Faced by LGBT Youth

     

    Part Three of a four-part LGBT Webinar Series

    Research shows that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth are at heightened risk for a range of adverse physical and mental health outcomes. While we often think of these outcomes in terms of health and well-being, they are also related to the human rights of LGBT youth. Using a human rights framework highlights some of the persistent challenges that LGBT youth face around the United States, and helps us better understand how things like bullying, discrimination, access to information, family rejection, and housing insecurity are also health issues, often with lasting repercussions throughout the lifespan. The presentation draws from quantitative and qualitative research on health and human rights to identify ways that practitioners can be supportive to improve the health and well-being of LGBT youth, as well as recent developments in the legal landscape that affect access to affirming care.

    Presentation Learning Objectives:

    1) identify challenges experienced by LGBT youth that jeopardize their health and human rights
    2) identify supportive interventions from healthcare practitioners
    3) discuss federal and state laws that shape permissible care for transgender youth

    Speaker: 

    • Ryan Thoreson is the Cover-Lowenstein Fellow in International Human Rights at Yale Law School and a researcher in the LGBT Rights Program at Human Rights Watch. He holds a JD from Yale Law School, a D.Phil. in Anthropology from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and an A.B. in Government and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality from Harvard University. He is the author of Transnational LGBT Activism: Working for Sexual Rights Worldwide, published in 2014 by the University of Minnesota Press.

    This webinar series is hosted by the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium, Pennsylvania Action Coalition, and the Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center.

     

    Click HERE to register for the webinar on 11/18 at 2:30pm EST.

  • Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    Virtual Event - The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Queer Poetry Reading Group: When My Brother Was An Aztec

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    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invites the community to participate in the November discussion of the center's Queer Poetry Reading Group, featuring When My Brother Was An Aztec by Natalie Diaz, the 2013 American Book Award Winner for Poetry. This debut collection is a fast-paced tour of Mojave life and family narrative: A sister fights for or against a brother on meth, and everyone from Antigone, Houdini, Huitzilopochtli, and Jesus is invoked and invited to hash it out. These darkly humorous poems illuminate far corners of the heart, revealing teeth, tails, and more than a few dreams.

    This is a virtual event over zoomAdvance RSVP to sharon@bradburysullivancenter.org 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 format.

    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.