NOTE: All visitors to Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center must wear a mask. Please read our full COVID-19 policy here.
The LGBT Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center features more than 2,500 books, CDs and DVDs celebrating LGBTQ+ literature, history, community, and culture!
For specific requests or inquires, please contact [email protected].
Recognized by the Allentown Arts Commission with the 2018 Arts Ovation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literary Arts
Our collection includes:
- poetry and plays
- young adult books
- books for children of LGBTQ+ families
- biographies and memoirs
- other non-fiction
- CDs by LGBTQ+ artists
Community members are invited to borrow items from the library and LGBTQ+ authors are invited to donate copies of their books. Authors or publishers interested in donating a new book should mail a copy to: Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, ATTN: Library, 522 West Maple Street, Allentown, PA 18101.
Our library frequently hosts community book discussions and author visits at the center.
The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is proud to have hosted dozens of events with notable LGBTQ+ authors:
- Peter Staley (Never Silent)
- Anne Balay (Steel Closets: Voices of Gay, Lesbian & Transgender Steelworkers)
- Renee Bess (Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices from the Gay Bars)
- Charles A. Bush (Every Variable of Us)
- Robin Gow (A Million Quiet Revolutions)
- Kay Haring (Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing)
- Austen Hartke (Transforming: the Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians)
- Patrick Horrigan (Pennsylvania Station)
- A.S. King (I Crawl Through It)
- Joy Ladin (The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective)
- Jay Michaelson (God vs Gay: The Religious Case for Equality)
- Dee Michel (Friends of Dorothy: Why Gay Boys and Gay Men Love the Wizard of Oz)
- David Pratt (Wallaçonia)
- Cindy Rizzo (The Papercutter)
- Rev. Brandan Robertson (Nomad)
- Eric Rosswood (The Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads)
- Hugh Ryan (When Brooklyn Was Queer)
- Mark Segal (And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality)
- Vincent Stephens (Rocking the Closet: How Little Richard, Johnny Ray, Liberace, and Johnny Mathis Queered Pop Music)
- Rae Theodore (Leaving Normal: Adventures in Gender)
- Jason Whitesel (Fat Gay Men: Girth, Mirth & The Politics of Stigma)
- Brian Zepka (The Temperature of Me and You)