Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    LGBT+ Cancer Support Group

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    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 zakkery@bradburysullivancenter.org

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    Reel Queer Film Series presents Dark and Lovely, Soft and Free

     

    The Reel Queer Film Series at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents a free screening of Dark and Lovely, Soft and Free on November 14th at 6:30pm. A talkback with Dr. Sirry Alang and dessert reception will follow. 

    Dark and Lovely, Soft and Free follows a network of queer hairstylists and their friends through small towns, rural areas, and urban peripheries in South Africa. A project of the Gay and Lesbian Archives of South Africa, the 2000 film was linked to co-director Graeme Reid's doctoral research on hair salons as gay social and cultural spaces.

    Presenter Zakhi Radebe, and behind-the-scenes directors Paulo Alberton and Reid travel thousands of miles through the provinces of Gauteng, Mpumalanga, the Free State, the Eastern Cape, and KwaZulu-Natal. On this road trip they and the audience meet stylists who are also preachers, chorists, traditional healers, beauty queens, and socialites. Through them, viewers discover the creative possibilities for creating queer spaces in the South African countryside. The documentary provides a vision of acceptance and celebration, in contrast to the dominant homophobia in much of sub-Saharan Africa.

    Dark and Lovely, Soft and Free is a co-production of Franmi Productions (Brazil), the Gay and Lesbian Archives of South Africa, and Vidiola.

     

    View the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq4v7Dbu-DA

     

     

    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.

     

     

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    LGBT+ Cancer Support Group

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    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 zakkery@bradburysullivancenter.org

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    Hep A Vaccination

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    Final free Hep A vaccine of 2019 available today, December 11th, from 4 to 6PM!

    Click here, or email zakkery@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

  • Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    Reel Queer Film Series presents Buddies

     

    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 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.