Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    A Space for Aces

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    A Space for Aces meets every 4th Wednesday from 7 to 8:15PM at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. Doors open at 6:30.

    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.

    Questions? Email zakkery@bradburysullivancenter.org

     

  • Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Book talk and signing: When Brooklyn Was Queer

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    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center present a book talk and signing with Hugh Ryan, author of When Brooklyn Was Queer, which the New York Times book review calls "[A] boisterous, motley new history...an entertaining and insightful chronicle"

    When Brooklyn Was Queer is a groundbreaking exploration of the LGBT history of Brooklyn, from the early days of Walt Whitman in the 1850s up through the queer women who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II, and beyond. No other book, movie, or exhibition has ever told this sweeping story. Not only has Brooklyn always lived in the shadow of queer Manhattan neighborhoods like Greenwich Village and Harlem, but there has also been a systematic erasure of its queer history―a great forgetting. Hugh Ryan is here to unearth that history for the first time. In intimate, evocative, moving prose he discusses in new light the fundamental questions of what history is, who tells it, and how we can only make sense of ourselves through its retelling; and shows how the formation of the Brooklyn we know today is inextricably linked to the stories of the incredible people who created its diverse neighborhoods and cultures. Through them, When Brooklyn Was Queer brings Brooklyn’s queer past to life, and claims its place as a modern classic.

    Hugh Ryan is a writer and curator based in Brooklyn. He is the Founder of the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, and sits on the Boards of QED: A Journal in LGBTQ Worldmaking, and the Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Tin House, Buzzfeed, the LA Review of Books, Out, and many other venues. He is the author of When Brooklyn Was Queer, and is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Martin Duberman Fellowship at the New York Public Library, a 2017 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature, and a 2018 residency at The Watermill Center.

    At this event, Hugh will discuss his book, and a book signing and dessert reception will follow.

    Books will be for sale at the event through Let's Play Books, our local independent bookseller in Emmaus, PA. If you would like to pre-order the book, you can do so by clicking here.

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

    Sponsored by:

  • Saturday, August 10, 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, August 13, 2019 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.

    The lawyer(s) volunteering for the August 13th session are:

     Dave Harrington of Albarelli and Stirba LLC. His practice area is Immigration. 

    Dorota Kozak of King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC. Her practice areas are Family Law, Wills & Estates, and Name/Gender Changes.

    Contact zakkery@bradburysullivancenter.org for more information. 

  • Tuesday, August 13, 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. 

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  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    LGBT+ Cancer Support Group

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    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, August 14, 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, August 14, 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
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Parents of Trans Kids

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    NOTICE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED: For the summer months of June, July and August, Parents of Trans Kids will NOT meet on 2nd Wednesdays, only on 4th Wednesdays.

    Facilitated by a fellow parent of a trans kid. Questions? Email Zakkery at zakkery@bradburysullivancenter.org

    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.

    Sponsored by:

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    De Colores

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    El centro de comunidad LGBT Bradbury-Sullivan te invita a conocer De Colores, un grupo de apoyo para hispanohablantes LGBT+. ¿Preguntas? Para más información, contacte Sebastian Pelaez-Ranck por su correo electrónico sebastianpelaezranck@gmail.com.

    Se reúne cada segundo miercoles del mes. 6:30PM - 8:00PM.

    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invites you to De Colores, a support group for LGBTQ+ Spanish speakers. Questions? For more information, contact Sebastian Pelaez-Ranck via email at sebastianpelaezranck@gmail.com.

    We meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month. 6:30PM - 8:00PM