Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

    De Colores

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    El centro de comunidad LGBT Bradbury-Sullivan te invita a conocer De Colores, un grupo de apoyo para hispanohablantes LGBT+. ¿Preguntas? Para más información, contacte Sebastian Pelaez-Ranck por su correo electrónico sebastianpelaezranck@gmail.com.

    Se reúne cada segundo miercoles del mes. 6:30PM - 8:00PM.

    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invites you to De Colores, a support group for LGBTQ+ Spanish speakers. Questions? For more information, contact Sebastian Pelaez-Ranck via email at sebastianpelaezranck@gmail.com.

    We meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month. 6:30PM - 8:00PM

  • Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 07:00 PM

    Lehigh Valley Renaissance

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    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 corinnedgoodwin@gmail.com.

    Check out our website for more information!

    Sponsored by:

  • Tuesday, October 22, 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.
  • Wednesday, October 23, 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 led by a parent of a trans child. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30PM.

    Sponsored by:

  • Wednesday, October 23, 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

     

  • Saturday, November 09, 2019 at 07:00 PM

    Lehigh Valley Renaissance

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    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 corinnedgoodwin@gmail.com.

    Check out our website for more information!

    Sponsored by:

  • 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 Isaiah at isaiah@bradburysullivancenter.org

  • 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 Isaiah at isaiah@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 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