Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, November 04, 2021 at 04:00 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Free Flu Vaccine Clinic

    [Image description: A square graphic with a light green background. At the top of the graphic is a dark green textbox reads "October 7 and November 4 - 4:00-6:00 p.m." Below that in large white text reads "Free Flu Vaccines" then "No proof of insurance - No residency required". An image of a medical chart is shown on the left, the red cross logo in the middle, and a medical toolbox on the right. In the center, a dark green textbox reads "Located outside Bradbury-Sullivan Center underneath the overhangs of 520 Lofts, Walk-up drive-thru". On the bottom left in a cartoon bubble reads "The flu vaccine will not interfere with the COVID-19 vaccine.". On the bottom right includes logos for Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, Allentown Health Bureau, and City Center Allentown Residential.]

    The Allentown Health Bureau will be outside Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center on Thursday, October 7 and Thursday, November 4 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on both days. Drive up in your car -- or walk up with your mask.

    If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

  • Tuesday, November 09, 2021 at 04:00 PM
    Virtual

    Medical Marijuana Enrollment Assistance

    Image description: The pride flag is overlaid atop a wheat field. Text says, "Medical Marijuana Enrollment Assistance" and asks, "Need Help with Pennsylvania's Application?" Sponsored by Keystone Canna Remedies Medical Marijuana Dispensary. “Join us: Every second Tuesday of each month from 4 to 6 PM” Eastern Time. The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is in the top right.

     

    If you are interested in scheduling a free consultation, click here to reserve your spot. If you can no longer attend your scheduled appointment, please email [email protected] as soon as possible. Cancellations made within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment may result in the inability to schedule future appointments.

     

    In April of 2016, Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana for Pennsylvania residents affected by 23 serious medical conditions. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, in partnership with Keystone Canna Remedies, is offering medical marijuana enrollment assistance virtually on the 2nd Tuesdays of every month from 4 to 6PM EST to help eligible Pennsylvania residents apply for the state Medical Marijuana ID card. 

    Getting medical marijuana in Pennsylvania is a multi-step process. This session is intended to educate folks about the overall process and assist in the first step: registering in the state's medical marijuana program.  In order to enroll on the state's website, attendees must bring their PA driver's license or state-issued ID, must be 18 or older, and must have an active phone number and email address. 

    These 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. Pennsylvania law defines "serious medical conditions" as any one of the following:

    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Autism
    • Cancer, including remission therapy
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Damage to the nervous tissue of the central nervous system (brain-spinal cord) with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, and other associated neuropathies
    • Dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders
    • Epilepsy
    • Glaucoma
    • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) / AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
    • Huntington’s Disease
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Intractable Seizures
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Neurodegenerative diseases
    • Neuropathies
    • Opioid use disorder for which conventional therapeutic interventions are contraindicated or ineffective, or for which adjunctive therapy is indicated in combination with primary therapeutic interventions
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain
    • Sickle Cell Anemia
    • Terminal Illness
    • Tourette Syndrome

    Some of these serious medical conditions are experienced at higher rates in the LGBT community. 


    Not all physicians can certify patients to participate in Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Program. To see the Department of Health's listing of the approved physicians (updated September 29, 2020), click here. For the most recent and complete list, you may make a profile with the Patient and Caregiver Registry

     

    As the health and safety of our center's visitors are our highest priority, this program is now meeting remotely. To read more about the LGBT community and COVID-19, click here. To learn more about our supportive services, contact [email protected].


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  • Tuesday, November 09, 2021 at 06:30 PM

    Queer Memoir Reading Group: My Autobiography of Carson McCullers


    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents the November discussion of the center's Queer Memoir Reading Group, featuring My Autobiography of Carson McCullers by Jenn Shapland, winner of the 2021 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir/Biography and a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award in Nonfiction. The book was also longlisted for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction.

    While working as an intern in the archives at the Harry Ransom Center, Shapland encounters the love letters of Carson McCullers and a woman named Annemarie -- letters that are tender, intimate, and unabashed in their feelings. Shapland recognizes herself in the letters' language, but does not see McCullers as history has portrayed her. Shapland is compelled to undertake a recovery of the full narrative and language of McCullers's life. The results reveal something entirely new not only about this one remarkable, walleyed life, but about the way we tell queer love stories.

    Harper's BAZAAR writes, "Two books in one: an examination of a famous author whose narrative has been posthumously taken away from her, but also a vital memoir of Shapland’s own experience as a queer woman looking for stories about people like her."

    Limited free copies of the book are available -- request a copy with your RSVP. If you don't need a free copy, you can buy the book here -- and 10% of your purchase supports free arts programs at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.

    The discussion is facilitated by Mary Foltz and is sponsored by Lehigh University's Southside Initiative and Humanities Center. This program is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Virtual

    Parents of Trans Kids

    Image description: Four children and two adults stand in front of a sunset on a field. Only their silhouettes can be seen. Text reads "Join Us! Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 6 to 7:30 PM” Eastern Time. The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is in the top right.


    This meeting will be held virtually with captioning. Email Robin at [email protected] to access the Zoom Meeting information. 

    Monthly support group for parents of transgender children of any age led by a parent of a trans child. The group is held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30PM EST.

    Live closed captioning is available at this virtual event.


    As the health and safety of our center's visitors are our highest priority, this group is now held remotely. To read more about the LGBT community and COVID-19, click here. To learn more about our supportive services, contact [email protected].


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    Your use of information contained on this and all other pages of this website is subject to the terms and conditions more fully set forth in our Disclaimer.

  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 04:00 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Free HIV & Hepatitis C Testing

    Image description: "Free HIV & Hepatitis C Testing" on first and third “Tuesdays of the month from 4 to 6 PM Eastern Time". A red HIV and AIDS awareness ribbon waves across the graphic. "No insurance needed or residency requirement. Tester speaks English and Spanish. Testing offered in partnership with Comprehensive Health Services of Lehigh Valley Health Network." The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is in the bottom right, and the address is listed "522 West Maple Street, at Bayard Rustin Way, Allentown, PA 18101"

     

    To reserve your appointment time, please schedule your appointment here. Walk-ins are welcome, based on availability. 

    Testing is offered on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 4-6pm ET in partnership with Comprehensive Health Services at Lehigh Valley Health Network.

    No insurance or residency requirements. Tester speaks English and Spanish. 

     

    To learn more about HIV and Hepatitis C testing, click here. To learn more about our other supportive services, contact [email protected]


    PLEASE NOTE: Your use of information contained on this and all other pages of this website is subject to the terms and conditions more fully set forth in our Disclaimer.

  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Shadez Collective: A BIPOC Queer Community Group

    [Image description: A graphic with a background of varying blotted shades of blue. Large gray underlined text reads "Shadez Collective." The "O" in "Collective" features a circular version of the POC/Pride and Transgender Pride flags. Underneath the underline is white text that reads "A BIPOC queer community group." Below that is  smaller white text that reads "Join us every 3rd Tuesday from 6:00 to 7:30 PM ET." The logo for Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is in the lower right corner in white.]

     

    The Shadez Collective is a Community Group for BIPOC & Queer folks of the greater Lehigh Valley. This is a space for community members to come together and celebrate, commiserate, network and organize. This group is held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7:30PM ET.

    Live closed captioning is available at this in-person event upon request.

     

    To learn more about our supportive services, contact [email protected].


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    Your use of information contained on this and all other pages of this website is subject to the terms and conditions more fully set forth in our Disclaimer.

     

  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 06:30 PM

    Queer Poetry Reading Group: & More Black

    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents the November discussion of the center's Queer Poetry Reading Group, featuring & More Black by writer t'ai freedom ford. This second collection of poems was the Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Poetry in 2020 and was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.

    Terrance Hayes writes, "t’ai freedom ford writes in these propulsive, poly-vocal, poly-verbal gems. This is a book holding spectacular spells, songs and instructions for freedom."

    Limited free copies of the book are available -- request a copy with your RSVP. If you don't need a free copy, books can be purchased at this link -- and 10% of your purchase supports free arts programs at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. The book is available in print or e-book formats.

    The discussion is facilitated by Mary Foltz and is sponsored by Lehigh University's Southside Initiative and Humanities Center. This program is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    Virtual

    A Space for Aces

    [IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A heart in the colors of the asexual flag (black, grey, white, and purple) and a spade in the colors if the aromantic flag (greens, white, grey, and black). Accompanying text reads "A Space for Aces, a community group for asexual and aromantic people."]

     

    This meeting is happening virtually with closed captioning. For Zoom access, please email [email protected]

    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. Please note that this group now meeting at a new monthly time. This group is held every 3rd Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 PM ET. 

    Live closed captioning is available at this virtual event.


    As the health and safety of our center's visitors are our highest priority, this group is now held remotely. To read more about the LGBT community and COVID-19, click here. To learn more about our supportive services, contact [email protected].


    Sponsored By: 

    Your use of information contained on this and all other pages of this website is subject to the terms and conditions more fully set forth in our Disclaimer.

  • Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 05:00 PM
    Virtual

    Bereavement Group

    Image description: A set of hands gently holds a rainbow flower. Accompanying text reads "Bereavement Group, Facilitated by Rev. Anne Huey. A professionally-led monthly support group for LGBT people who have experienced loss. Join us. Every fourth Tuesday of the month from 5  to 6:30 PM” Eastern Time. The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is in the bottom right.

    This group gives folks the option of joining virtually or in person. We'll have technology that combines both options and offers closed captioning to all. For Zoom access, email [email protected]
    Professionally led by Rev. Anne Huey, this is a monthly support group for LGBT people who have experienced loss. The group is held on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:00 to 6:30PM EST.

    Live closed captioning is available at this virtual event.

     

    As the health and safety of our center's visitors are our highest priority, this group is now held remotely. To read more about the LGBT community and COVID-19, click here. To learn more about our supportive services, contact [email protected].


    Sponsored By: 

    Your use of information contained on this and all other pages of this website is subject to the terms and conditions more fully set forth in our Disclaimer.

  • Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Virtual

    Parents of Trans Kids

    Image description: Four children and two adults stand in front of a sunset on a field. Only their silhouettes can be seen. Text reads "Join Us! Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 6 to 7:30 PM” Eastern Time. The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is in the top right.


    This meeting will be held virtually with captioning. Email Robin at [email protected] to access the Zoom Meeting information. 

    Monthly support group for parents of transgender children of any age led by a parent of a trans child. The group is held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30PM EST.

    Live closed captioning is available at this virtual event.


    As the health and safety of our center's visitors are our highest priority, this group is now held remotely. To read more about the LGBT community and COVID-19, click here. To learn more about our supportive services, contact [email protected].


    Sponsored By: 

    Your use of information contained on this and all other pages of this website is subject to the terms and conditions more fully set forth in our Disclaimer.