Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 07:00 PM

    Lehigh Valley Renaissance

    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!

  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 05:30 PM

    Bereavement Group

    Facilitated by Rev. Anne Huey
    A professionally-led monthly support group for LGBT people who have experienced loss.
    The group meets on the 4th Tuesdays of the month from 5:30PM to 7PM. 

    For more information and to help control the size of the group, please email Zakk at zakkery@bradburysullivancenter.org.
  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Queer and Trans People of Color (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.

  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    Transfeminine Group

    Facilitated by Emma Whitney Smith. Questions? Email Emma at whitneyafterdark@gmail.com.

    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 meets the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8PM. 

  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    Community Book Discussion: A Cup of Water Under My Bed

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    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invite the community to participate in our December 2019 Community Book Discussion featuring A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir by Daisy Hernández, a lyrical coming of age memoir about migration, colonization, and what it means to grow up female in an immigrant home. Daisy sets out to defy the dictates of race and class that preoccupy her mother and tías, but dating women and transmen, and coming to identify as bisexual, leads her to unexpected questions. The Los Angeles Review of Books says “By the end of this beautiful book, Daisy Hernández, a queer American Latina, has threaded Spanish and English together to create an inimitable new language in a brave and brilliant negotiation of a multilingual world.”

    The discussion will be facilitated by Mary Foltz. Free copies of the book are available for the first ten community members who sign up by emailing kathleen@bradburysullivancenter.org

    This event is sponsored by Let's Play Books and by Lehigh University's Southside Initiative and Humanities Center. 

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

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  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Coffee & Conversation

     

  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 07:00 PM

    A Space for Aces

    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 Zakk at zakkery@bradburysullivancenter.org.

     

  • Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    Reel Queer Film Series presents Buddies

    The Reel Queer Film Series at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents a free screening of Buddies on December 19th at 6:30pm. A talkback with David Moyer and dessert reception will follow. 

    Arthur J. Bressan, Jr. (Gay USA) created this indie masterpiece in 1985, which was the first feature length drama about AIDS. When 25 year-old gay yuppie David (David Schachter) volunteers to be a "buddy" to an AIDS patient, the gay community center assigns him to Robert (Geoff Edholm), a 32 year-old politically impassioned gay California gardener abandoned by his friends and lovers. Revolving around the confines of Robert's Manhattan hospital room, Bressan skillfully unfolds this devastating two-hander (the rest of the cast is only heard off-screen). As David gazes out at the piers and rooftops of Manhattan, we hear his deftly scripted diary entries in voiceover. And as David is changed by knowing Robert, so, too, are we. In the simplicity of the story and the elegance of its unfolding, Buddies achieves a rare perfection. It's a timeless portrayal of an entire era in gay history.

    View the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXLdkcEHCs0

     

     

    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.

     

     

  • Thursday, January 02, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Art History from a Queer Perspective: Gender Queer Egyptian Pharohs

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    Art History from a Queer Perspective Series 5 of four classes, Winter 2019-2020  Four stand alone free classes in a row, 6pm to 8pm (doors open at 5:30pm) in the Community Room of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.  Open to EVERYONE, FREE, no registration - just walk in, no prior knowledge of art history necessary, no need to attend every class if your schedule does not permit - each class is stand alone. AND THEMED SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED!!!

    Class 3 — Thursday, January 2, 2020
    Gender Queer Egyptian Pharohs and the lesbian rebels who studied them 

    Pharaoh Amenhotep IV, also known as Heretic King, was destined to be remembered for his attempt at a religious conversion of ancient Egypt, but he’s also remembered for the gender-queer representations of him that show the strong possibility that he may have been Transgender or Intersex. That and other Queer aspects of Ancient Egyptian archeological discoveries with be featured in this class. And we’ll also learn about Lesbian archaeologist Amelia Edwards and friends, who wrote extensively about her experiences in the late 1800s exploring tombs and archeological sites along the Nile. And of course there will be fabulous snacks by Trish Sullivan!

    Sit back, view slides, listen, learn about and discuss the lives and work of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer artists. Consider the LGBTQ imagery of mainstream artists in various periods of history. And after the class there is also a social opportunity with themed snacks, to discuss interesting things with old friends, or meet new ones in this exciting free 4 session class at the LGBT Community Center. This is a popular class attended by a diverse and intergenerational group of about 40-45 LGBTQA folks per class. It’s fun and funny - a good place to bring old friends, or meet new friends, or bring someone on a nice first date!

    Instructor: Liz Bradbury, MFA. For more information, email her at liz@bradburysullivancenter.org

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

    Sponsored By:

  • Monday, January 06, 2020 at 06:00 PM

    LGBT Spirituality Mini Series: An evening with Joy Ladin

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    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents our 2020 LGBT Spirituality Mini-Series on January 6 and 13, 2020. The 2020 mini-series focuses on spiritual inclusion for trans people in faith communities. The mini-series is designed to be a living room conversation, where our featured guests will discuss trans inclusion in faith communities with mini-series moderator, Rev. Beth Goudy, pastor of Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley. 

    On January 6th, we will host Dr. Joy Ladin, Professor of English at Yeshiva University and author of The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective. Dr. Ladin is also author of nine books of poetry and a memoir. She is the first openly transgender professor at an Orthodox Jewish institution.

    On January 13th, we will host Austen Hartke, creator of the Transgender and Christian YouTube channel and author of Transforming: the Bible and the Lives of Transgender ChristiansAusten is a graduate of Luther Seminary’s Master of Arts program in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Studies, and is the winner of the 2014 John Milton Prize in Old Testament Writing from the same institution.

    Each event will conclude with a book signing and dessert reception with our featured guests.

    The 2020 LGBT Spirituality Mini-Series is hosted by The Library and Renaissance Lehigh Valley - two programs at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. The series is presented thanks to the generosity of an anonymous individual donor and a grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.

    This is a sober social event, no alcohol will be served.