Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, February 23, 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"]


    Jonathan Huerta (King Spry Herman Freund & Faul) will run the clinic on 2/23/2020. Jonathan's practice areas are:
    Employment/Housing Discrimination
    Name/Gender Marker Changes
    Neighborhood Harassment

    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 Reilly at reilly@bradburysullivancenter.org. 

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


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  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 05:00 PM
    Zoom

    Bereavement Group

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    In order to participate virtually, please email Reilly@BradburySullivanCenter.org
    Professionally led by Rev. Anne Huey, this is a monthly support group for LGBT people who have experienced loss. The group is held on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:00 to 6:30PM 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 Reilly@BradburySullivanCenter.org.


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  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 06:30 PM
    Zoom

    Transmasculine Group

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    In order to participate virtually, please email Reilly@BradburySullivanCenter.org

    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 spectrum—e.g. transguys and transmasculine non-binary people. The group is held on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8PM 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 Reilly@BradburySullivanCenter.org.


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  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Zoom

    Parents of Trans Kids

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    In order to participate virtually, please email Reilly@BradburySullivanCenter.org

    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.

    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 Reilly@BradburySullivanCenter.org.


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  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 06:30 PM
    Zoom

    Transfeminine Group

    [IMAGE DESCRIPTION: the silhouettes of three individuals with long hair waiving their hands in the air. The sky is purple, pink, white, and blue. Text reads "Join Us! Every 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8pm ET".]

    In order to participate virtually, please email Reilly@BradburySullivanCenter.org

    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 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 Reilly@BradburySullivanCenter.org.


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  • Wednesday, February 24, 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 Reilly@BradburySullivanCenter.org

    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 Reilly@BradburySullivanCenter.org.


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  • Tuesday, March 02, 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 Reilly@BradburySullivanCenter.org

    “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 Reilly@BradburySullivanCenter.org.


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  • Wednesday, March 03, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Zoom

    Lehigh Valley Lesbians

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    In order to participate virtually, please email Reilly@BradburySullivanCenter.org

    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 Reilly@BradburySullivanCenter.org.


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  • Wednesday, March 03, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Zoom

    Mammograms Can Be A Lifesaver: Webinar with Lehigh Valley Lesbians

    [IMAGE DESCRIPTION: The words “Lehigh Valley Lesbians” project from the top of the screen in the colors of the lesbian pride flag. In the middle, a banner reads, "Join us! March 3rd, 2021 at 5:30PM ET for a presentation about mammograms." Below, two life preservers float in water near text, ""A mammogram can be a lifesaver".]

     

    In order to participate in this presentation, held immediately before the monthly meeting of the Lehigh Valley Lesbians community group, please email Reilly@BradburySullivanCenter.org.

     

    A Mammogram Can Be A Lifesaver is Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center's campaign to increase mammography rates in the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE to read more about the campaign and see the dates for the other webinars.

    Unfortunately, not everyone is familiar with how, when, and where they need to schedule a mammogram. Specifically, studies show that people in the LGBTQ+ community are not receiving their recommended screenings. Join in to our webinar to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community and their barriers to care, as well as how, when, and where you and your loved ones can get screened.

    A Mammogram Can Be A Lifesaver is an evidenced-based campaign to increase mammographic testing among LGBT people assigned female at birth in the Lehigh Valley, and was funded in part through a grant from Women's 5K Classic. 

     

    The Lehigh Valley Lesbians Community Group is 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. This presentation starts at 5:30PM EST, right before the group's regular meeting. 

     

    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 Reilly@BradburySullivanCenter.org.


     

    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.

  • Monday, March 08, 2021 at 06:30 PM
    online

    Mammograms Can Be A Lifesaver: Webinar with Emmaus Public Library

     

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    A Mammogram Can Be A Lifesaver

    Early detection is your best protection

     

    RSVP and get the log-in information by emailing eplcollection@cliu.org or calling 610-965-9284.

    A Mammogram Can Be A Lifesaver is Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center's campaign to increase mammography rates in the Lehigh Valley.

    Unfortunately, not everyone is familiar with how, when, and where they need to schedule a mammogram. Specifically, studies show that people in the LGBTQ+ community are not receiving their recommended screenings. Join in to our webinar to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community and their barriers to care, as well as how, when, and where you and your loved ones can get screened.

    Click HERE to read more about the campaign and see the dates for the other webinars.

     

    A Mammogram Can Be A Lifesaver is an evidenced-based campaign to increase mammographic testing among LGBT people assigned female at birth in the Lehigh Valley.

    Developed resources reported in this project are supported by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), 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.

    A Mammogram Can Be A Lifesaver was funded in part through a grant from Women's 5K Classic.

     

    Live closed captioning is available at this virtual event.