Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, September 24, 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 September 24th session is Ryan Fields of King, Spry, Herman, Freund, & Faul LLC. His practice areas are Estates & Trusts and Family Law.

     

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    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center now 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. Contact zakkery@bradburysullivancenter.org for more information.

  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Bereavement Support Group

    Facilitated by Rev. Anne Huey​
    ​Professionally led monthly support group for LGBT people who have experienced loss.
    Starting in February, the group will be held on the 4th Tuesdays of the month from 5:30PM to 7PM.

    To help control the size of the group, please register with zakkery@bradburysullivancenter.org.
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    Transmasculine Group

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    Facilitated by Lex Vazquez. Questions? Email him at alexivazquez313@gmail.com.

    Monthly peer-led casual, drop-in discussion group people who were born anything other than male at birth but now reside somewhere on the masculine spectrumi.e. transguys and transmasculine non-binary people. Group meets the 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8PM.

  • Wednesday, September 25, 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, September 25, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Parents of Trans Kids

    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, September 25, 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, September 26, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Author Talk: Our Happy Hours

    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents an evening with the authors and contributors of Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices from the Gay Bars. A book signing and reception will follow the reading.
    About the Book:
    During the days and nights following the massacre at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the world listened as various spokespersons attempted to explain to the general public exactly what the gay bar/club meant to LGBTQI people. The words "safe place," "refuge," "free to be ourselves" flew through the air. We queer writers grappled with the tragedy alongside our brothers and sisters. How could we express our feelings about the places where we could drop all pretense of conforming to the heteronormative society's rules? What words could we gather to let the rest of the world know the pain we felt upon losing so many beautiful strangers on a night in June and in a place that had been one of our havens? How and why does the gay bar intersect so many of our lives? The stories and poems living between the covers of this book attempt to answer those questions. Spend a few happy hours with us in our gay bars.
    About the Authors:
    S. Renee Bess, a Philadelphia native, is a former Spanish and French teacher who has been writing for most of her life. In 1994, her short story, "At the Beauty Parlor," won first place in a literary contest sponsored by Labyrinth Newspaper. Following that honor, two pieces of her short fiction were included in the Canadian LGBT anthologies, "Piece of My Heart" and "Ma-Ka: Diasporic Juks." Renee is committed to writing artistic prose and filling her stories with multi-ethnic casts of characters, timely social themes, intrigue, and mystery. Leaning toward her predilection to create complex but realistic characters and well crafted language, she has been accused by one of her readers of "writing stories for the thinking lesbian." Renee is always grateful for her readers' interest and loyalty, and she appreciates receiving feedback regarding her fiction.
    Lee Lynch, born in Manhattan started writing lesbian fiction and non-fiction in the 1960s when she was a frequent contributor to The Ladder, the only lesbian publication at the time. Since then she has published novels and essays, her stories have appeared in a number of anthologies, and she has written reviews and feature articles for The Lambda Book Report and many other publications. Lynch's syndicated column, "The Amazon Trail," has been running in papers across the country since 1986.
    Many younger lesbian writers such as Karin Kallmaker and Rachel Spangler have cited her influence, especially regarding the importance of authenticity in lesbian literature. Her adept way of characterizing butch and femme characters in her writing set the standard for many novelists writing since the 1970s. Lynch has received a number of awards such as the Alice B. Reader Award for Lesbian Fiction; the James Duggins Mid-Career Author Award, which honors LGBT mid-career novelists of extraordinary talent and service to the LGBT community; and was inducted into the Saints and Sinners Literary Hall of Fame. 
    Contact our Librarian Kathleen at kathleen@bradburysullivancenter.org for more information.
  • Wednesday, October 02, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    Coffee & Conversation

     

  • Tuesday, October 08, 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 October 8th session is Dorota Gasienica-Kozak, of King, Spry, Herman, Freund, & Faul, LLC. Her practice areas are Family Law, Wills & Estates, and Name/Gender Changes.

    ***************NOTICE***************

    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center now 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. Contact zakkery@bradburysullivancenter.org for more information.

  • Tuesday, October 08, 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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