Welcoming all LGBT+ Cancer Survivors and Loved Ones
5:30 to 7PM Every Second Tuesday of the Month
People with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities often experience a disproportionate burden from cancer. That’s why the Cancer Support Community and Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is proud to offer a free, professionally-facilitated support group for LGBT+ folks with cancer in their lives. The LGBT+ Cancer Support Group is an affirming, empowering space to connect with other patients, survivors, and loved ones who truly understand. We hope you’ll join us! Walk-ins are welcome, no RSVP or registration required.
Questions? Email Zakkery at email@example.com
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
Final free Hep A vaccine of 2019 available today, December 11th, from 4 to 6PM!
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.
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.
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.
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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
2nd Wednesdays of the month from 5:30pm-7pm.Facilitated by Suzi HammerProfessionally led and open support group for any LGBTQ+ person who has survived sexual assault.Before visiting for the first time, give Suzi a call at 610-437-6610 ext. 323.
Facilitated by a fellow parent of a trans kid. Questions? Email Zakkery at firstname.lastname@example.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.
Art [and] History from a Queer Perspective: Hamilton and 6 Other Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Queer
Art History from a Queer Perspective Series 5 of four classes, Winter 2019-2020 Four stand alone free classes in a row, 6pm to 8pm (doors open at 5:30pm) in the Community Room of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. Open to EVERYONE, FREE, no registration - just walk in, no prior knowledge of art history necessary, no need to attend every class if your schedule does not permit - each class is stand alone. AND THEMED SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED!!!
Class 2 — Thursday, December 12, 2019
Hamilton and 6 other historical Washington and British VIPs you had no idea were queer
Alexander Hamilton is all the rage today, but his love letters to another man have been skipped over by the writers of the Broadway play. Which pronoun heavy nursery rhyme you know by heart was named for a real life woman scientist who might well have been a Lesbian? There’s the Lady with a Lamp who changed healthcare forever; and the handsome Gay professor of color whose scientific experiments have influenced the lunches of children every day, and the Gay government worker who was the US’s Poet Laureate in the 1860s. Then there’s the Queer US Presidents, and a member of the British Aristocracy who was Transgender and sued to be recognized as the rightful heir to a peerage in the 1950s. We’ll take a lavender gander at these surprising figures in US and British history that you already know, but have never learned about from a Queer Perspective. And of course there will be fabulous snacks by Trish Sullivan!
Sit back, view slides, listen, learn about and discuss the lives and work of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer artists. Consider the LGBTQ imagery of mainstream artists in various periods of history. And after the class there is also a social opportunity with themed snacks, to discuss interesting things with old friends, or meet new ones in this exciting free 4 session class at the LGBT Community Center. This is a popular class attended by a diverse and intergenerational group of about 40-45 LGBTQA folks per class. It’s fun and funny - a good place to bring old friends, or meet new friends, or bring someone on a nice first date!
Instructor: Liz Bradbury, MFA. For more information, email her at email@example.com
This is a sober social event at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. No alcohol will be served.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our website for more information!
The Queer and Trans People of Color group (QTPOC) is a community for black and brown folks in the LGBT community of the greater Lehigh Valley to come together and celebrate, commiserate, network and organize.
Every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6PM to 7:30PM.
Questions? Email Kenneth Screven at email@example.com
The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invite the community to participate in our December 2019 Community Book Discussion featuring A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir by Daisy Hernández, a lyrical coming of age memoir about migration, colonization, and what it means to grow up female in an immigrant home. Daisy sets out to defy the dictates of race and class that preoccupy her mother and tías, but dating women and transmen, and coming to identify as bisexual, leads her to unexpected questions. The Los Angeles Review of Books says “By the end of this beautiful book, Daisy Hernández, a queer American Latina, has threaded Spanish and English together to create an inimitable new language in a brave and brilliant negotiation of a multilingual world.”
The discussion will be facilitated by Mary Foltz. Free copies of the book are available for the first ten community members who sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is sponsored by Let's Play Books and by Lehigh University's Southside Initiative and Humanities Center.
This is a sober-social event at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. No alcohol will be served.
The Reel Queer Film Series at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents a free screening of Buddies on December 19th at 6:30pm. A talkback with David Moyer and dessert reception will follow.Arthur J. Bressan, Jr. (Gay USA) created this indie masterpiece in 1985, which was the first feature length drama about AIDS. When 25 year-old gay yuppie David (David Schachter) volunteers to be a "buddy" to an AIDS patient, the gay community center assigns him to Robert (Geoff Edholm), a 32 year-old politically impassioned gay California gardener abandoned by his friends and lovers. Revolving around the confines of Robert's Manhattan hospital room, Bressan skillfully unfolds this devastating two-hander (the rest of the cast is only heard off-screen). As David gazes out at the piers and rooftops of Manhattan, we hear his deftly scripted diary entries in voiceover. And as David is changed by knowing Robert, so, too, are we. In the simplicity of the story and the elegance of its unfolding, Buddies achieves a rare perfection. It's a timeless portrayal of an entire era in gay history.
View the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXLdkcEHCs0
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.