Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    Community Book Discussion: The Fact of a Body

    CBD_The_Fact_of_a_Body.pngThe LGBT Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invites participation in our January Community Book Discussion featuring The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich. The Fact of a Body is a Lambda Literary Award winner, which Vogue calls “A True Crime Masterpiece” and the text is an intellectual and emotional thriller that is also a different kind of murder mystery, THE FACT OF A BODY is a book not only about how the story of one crime was constructed -- but about how we grapple with our own personal histories. Along the way it tackles questions about the nature of forgiveness, and if a single narrative can ever really contain something as definitive as the truth. This groundbreaking, heart-stopping work, ten years in the making, shows how the law is more personal than we would like to believe -- and the truth more complicated, and powerful, than we could ever imagine. Library Journal says “the writing is superb and gripping…a moving must-have.”

    Community Book Discussions at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center are facilitated by Mary Foltz, Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University.

    Free copies of the book are available for the first ten to sign up. Email kathleen@bradburysullivancenter.org to sign up.

    This program is sponsored by Lehigh University's Humanities Center, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, Pride Center, and Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative, as well as the LGBT Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.

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

  • Wednesday, May 22, 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, May 22, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Parents of Trans Kids

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    Facilitated by a fellow parent of a trans kid. Questions? Email Isaiah at isaiah@bradburysullivancenter.org

    Monthly support group for parents of transgender children of any age. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30PM.

    Sponsored by:

  • Wednesday, May 22, 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, May 23, 2019 at 07:00 PM

    Book Talk with Igor Volsky

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    The LGBT Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, in partnership with CeasefirePA, Lehigh Valley Friends of CeasefirePA, and Orange Wave PA present a book talk with Igor Volsky, author of Guns Down: How to Defeat the NRA and Build a Safer Future Without Guns

    One of Mashable's “17 books every activist should read in 2019”, Igor Volsky, a leading activist for LGBT rights and gun control, offers a radical argument for the gun control movement our country desperately needs. Actress and producer Alyssa Milano said, “Anyone who wants to help build safe American communities must read this book.”

    Igor Volsky is founder and the Director of Guns Down America. Igor has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, Fox Business, Fox News, and CNBC television, and he has been a guest on many radio shows. His work on gun violence prevention has appeared in USA Today, U.S. News and World Report and the Orlando Sentinel, among others.  In 2011, Forbes named Igor one of their top “30 under 30” in Law & Policy.

    Dessert reception to follow. Copies of Guns Down will be available for purchase at the event. 

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

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Bereavement Support Group

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    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 isaiah@bradburysullivancenter.org.
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    Transmasculine Group

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    Facilitated by Atticus Ranck. Questions? Email him at atticus@bradburysullivancenter.org.

    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.

  • Tuesday, June 11, 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, June 12, 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, June 12, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Hep A Vaccination

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    Vaccines available today, June 12th, from 4 to 6PM!

    Other testing dates: 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