The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center welcomes the community to participate in our February 2020 Community Book Discussion, featuring My Butch Career, a memoir by Esther Newton. Gay & Lesbian Review calls it “My Butch Career joins a distinguished list of lesbian herstories. . .. It is for readers interested in the psychological and cultural challenges for an individual who identifies as a butch lesbian, as well as readers who are interested in lesbian herstory within the greater context of the gay rights movement.” My Butch Career tells the compelling, disarming, and at times sexy story of her struggle to write, teach, and find love, all while coming to terms with her identity during a particularly intense time of homophobic persecution in the twentieth century.
Community Book Discussions at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center are sponsored by Let's Play Books and by Lehigh University's Humanities Center and Southside Initiative.
This is a sober-social event. No alcohol will be served.
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is proud to announce that it has developed partnerships with four public libraries to promote cervical cancer screenings for LGBT community members. This effort is part of a health outreach in public libraries program through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
Through partnerships with the Easton, Bethlehem, Allentown, and Eastern Monroe Public Libraries, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center will host informational sessions at each library about cervical cancer screenings.
Participants can expect to learn:
- What they need to know about cervical cancer
- Common causes and screening recommendations
- Referrals to welcoming providers
The sessions will take place:
- Monday, February 3rd - 10:30am and 6:30pm at Eastern Monroe Public Library
- Wednesday, February 5th - 10:30am and 6:30pm at Allentown Public Library
- Wednesday, February 12th - 10:30am and 6:30pm at Bethlehem Area Public Library
- Tuesday, February 18th - 1:00pm and 6:30pm at Easton Area Public Library.
"According to the American Cancer Society, lesbian and bisexual women seek out and receive fewer routine cancer screenings than the rest of the population. For transgender or non-binary people assigned female at birth but who do not identify as women, there are frequently fears of healthcare discrimination as well as disassociation with gynecologic body parts.” said Jessica LaPorte, Health Programs and Supportive Services Manager at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. “The CDC recommends cervical Pap tests for people with cervixes every 3-5 years depending on age and past test results.”
Adrian Shanker, Executive Director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center added “We know that early detection saves lives. But we also know that LGBT people assigned female at birth are not receiving the preventative screenings needed to detect cancer when treatment is most effective. That’s why we are proud to be able to partner with our local public libraries to educate the community and encourage more frequent screenings for the LGBT population in the Greater Lehigh Valley.”
Developed resources reported in this project are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), 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. An additional component of this project was funded through a grant from the Women’s 5K Classic.
LGBT+ Mental Health Group
A support group for LGBT+ people living with mental health. The group will meet every 3rd Wednesday from 6 to 7:30pm. You can check our events page for upcoming meeting dates.
Facilitated by Joe Pulcini. If you would like to join the group, you must contact Joe at email@example.com or at (484) 746-4112 to find out if the group is right for you.
The LGBT Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents a book talk and signing with Vincent Stephens, author of Rocking the Closet: How Little Richard, Johnnie Ray, Liberace, and Johnny Mathis Queered Pop Music on February 20, 2020 at 6pm.
The all-embracing, "whaddya got?" nature of rebellion in Fifties America included pop music's unlikely challenge to entrenched notions of masculinity. Within that upheaval, four prominent artists dared to behave in ways that let the public assume—but not see—their queerness. That these artists cultivated ambiguous sexual personas often reflected an understandable fear, but also a struggle to fulfill personal and professional expectations. Vincent L. Stephens confronts notions of the closet—both coming out and staying in—by analyzing the careers of Liberace, Johnny Mathis, Johnnie Ray, and Little Richard.
Stephens is the director of the Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity and a contributing faculty member in music at Dickinson College. He is a coeditor of Post Racial America? An Interdisciplinary Study.
Books will be available for purchase at the event. A signing and dessert reception will follow the book talk.
Book talks at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center are sober social events. No alcohol will be present.
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 (marriage, divorce, custody, adoption, and fostering), legal name changes, wills and estates.
Attorney Mark B. Stanziola of Gardner Law Offices will be able to answer questions regarding Wills and Estates, Name and Gender Changes, and marriage, divorce, custody, adoption and fostering.
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. Contact Zakk at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Facilitated by Rev. Anne HueyA 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 email@example.com.
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—i.e. transguys and transmasculine non-binary people. Group meets the 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8PM.
Questions? Email Eli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free HIV & STI Testing on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month - Testing offered in partnership with Comprehensive Health Services (formerly the AIDS Activities Office) at Lehigh Valley Health Network, and the Allentown Health Bureau.
No insurance or residency requirements.
Sponsored by: Grindr
HIV/STI testing services are funded by the Gamma Mu Foundation.
Facilitated by a fellow parent of a trans kid. 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.
Questions? Email Zakkery at email@example.com.
Facilitated by Emma Whitney Smith. Questions? Email Emma at firstname.lastname@example.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 meets the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8PM.