[Image description: A rectangular graphic with a blurred photo background of a café. In the foreground are various photos in gold hexagon outlines. The photos depict scenes inside a café, as well as an exterior of a building with Pride flags hanging above the entrance. White cursive text at the top of the graphic reads "Announcing Project Pride Café" and the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is centered at the bottom of the graphic.]
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is excited to announce Project Pride Café, a transformative extension of our work that meets critical needs in our community. The Pride Café will serve as a safe and accessible sober-social community hub and will offer key job training opportunities for LGBTQ+ youth.
As the Lehigh Valley’s LGBTQ+ community discovers new and exciting ways to socialize and network, the Pride Café provides another affirming environment for LGBTQ+ community members and allies to connect, celebrate, and gather. It will be another visible reminder that the Lehigh Valley welcomes LGBTQ+ visitors and residents and that queer youth can envision bright futures through career readiness.
The center has quietly raised nearly $300,000 for the project through community stakeholders and donors – and, now, Project Pride Café is going public!
This project will go through three phases.
- Phase One is a three-month design-to-build period (now underway).
- Phase Two will involve budgeting for the project.
- Phase Three will be construction.
The hope is to break ground in the spring of 2024 and to open the doors to the Pride Café in the summer of 2024. We'll update this page as needed, including how you can help us!