Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 04:00 PM

    Resume Clinic

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    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is excited to launch a new program offering free walk-in resume advice and career consultation with a Licensed Career Counselor! Participants are free to bring whatever they have at their stage in the job preparation process--whether you just want to touch up a polished resume or you are just starting out a job search. Services are LGBT-inclusive and open to all. The resume clinic operates every 4th Wednesday from 4-6PM, starting October 24th, 2018.

    Questions? Email Isaiah at isaiah@bradburysullivancenter.org

  • Wednesday, February 27, 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, February 27, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Parents of Trans Kids

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    Facilitated by Alisa Bowman. Questions? Email her at alisabowman@icloud.com

    Monthly support group for parents of transgender children of any age led by a parent of a trans child. 4th Wednesday of every month from 6-7:30PM.

    Sponsored by:

  • Wednesday, February 27, 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 isaiah@bradburysullivancenter.org

     

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    Book Talk with Rae Theodore

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    The LGBT Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents a book talk with Rae Theodore, author of Leaving Normal: Adventures in Gender, a literary memoir that takes an unflinching, humorous and sometimes heartbreaking look at living as a masculine-centered woman in a pink/blue, boy-girl, M/F world. It's a story for anyone who has ever felt different, especially those living in the gender margins without a rulebook.

    Rae also is author of My Mother Says Drums are for Boys

    A dessert reception and book signing will follow the book talk.

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

  • Thursday, March 07, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    Reel Queer Film Series presents Reaching for the Moon

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    The Reel Queer Film Series at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents a free screening on Reaching for the Moon on February 7th at 6:30pm. A talkback and dessert reception will follow.

    A sophisticated tale of an unlikely romance between two extraordinary artists, set against the backdrop of political upheaval and a clash of cultures. Grappling with writer's block, legendary American poet Elizabeth Bishop (Miranda Otto) travels from New York City to Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s to visit her college friend, Mary (Tracy Middendorf). Hoping to find inspiration on Mary's sprawling estate, Elizabeth winds up with much more - a tempestuous relationship with Mary's bohemian partner, architect Lota de Macedo Soares (Glória Pires), that rocks the staid writer to her foundation. Alcoholism, geographical distance and a military coup come between the lovers, but their intimate connection spans decades and forever impacts the life and work of these two extraordinary artists. The attraction of two polar-opposite women has rarely been so volatile and so erotically charged on the big screen.

    View the trailer here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=654X8V2bwA0

    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.

     

  • Saturday, March 09, 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, March 12, 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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  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Hep A Vaccination

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    Vaccines available today, March 13th, from 4 to 6PM!

    Other testing dates: June 12, Sept 11, and Dec 11

    Click here, or email isaiah@bradburysullivancenter.org to sign up!

    BACKGROUND

    According to the CDC, gay and bisexual men and transgender women face a disproportionately higher risk of contracting Hepatitis A virus (Hep A) infections among adults in the United States (1). Hep A is a communicable disease commonly spread through oral-fecal contact (including rimming). Fortunately, there is a safe and effective vaccine to prevent Hep A (2) However the Hep A vaccine was not routinely provided to children prior to 1999, so many adults have never been vaccinated. Hep A can be spread through sexual activity or contact with fingers or objects that have the virus on it.

    THE NEED

    Despite the availability of safe and effective vaccines that can prevent Hep A infection, many gay and bisexual men have not been adequately vaccinated for it (3). Nationally and in the state of Pennsylvania, rates of Hep A infection have been on the rise. According to the PA Secretary of Health, the rate of infection almost doubled in 2018 (4). Data available from CDC indicates that only approximately 30 percent of gay and bisexual men are vaccinated.

    THE BARRIERS TO CARE

    There are numerous barriers in place. One in four LGBT people in the Lehigh Valley report having had a negative past experience from a healthcare professional and one in ten fear going to a health care professional as a result, and according to the 2018 Pennsylvania LGBT Health Needs Assessment, 17% of LGBT Pennsylvanians don't have someone they consider to be their personal doctor. What's more, many healthcare providers lack cultural humility and medical competency regarding the sexual health needs of gay, bisexual, and queer men, and trans women. Further, there is a knowledge gap within the LGBT community regarding how Hep A is spread and regarding the availability of the Hep A Vaccine.

    THE CAMPAIGN

    If you like the taste of peaches is an evidenced-based campaign to increase Hep A Vaccinations gay and bisexual men and transgender women in the Lehigh Valley. Vaccinations are available at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. The campaign is supported by Grindr 4 Equality.

    Credits:
    Graphic Design by Pridentity

    Sources:

    1: “Viral Hepatitis: A Health Concern for Gay and Bisexual Men Deserving Attention” Office of HIV/Policy. Accessed January 3, 2018. https://www.hiv.gov/blog/viral-hepatitis-a-health-concern-for-gay-and-bisexual-men-deserving-attention-during-lgbt-pride-month

    2: “Gay and Bisexual Men's Health: Hepatitis A.” Center for Disease Control. Accessed January 3, 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hav/afaq.htm

    3: “Hepatitis A ACIP Vaccine Recommendations” Center for Disease Control. Accessed January 3, 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/hepa.html

    4: “Wolf Administration Alerts Public of Increasing Hepatitis A Cases Across Pennsylvania” https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/Health-Details.aspx?newsid=544

  • Wednesday, March 13, 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