Hybrid support group for parents, youth (7-13) and allies


The LGBT Center of Greater Reading is excited to announce they have a NEW hybrid support group for parents, youth and allies beginning this week. The meetings will be held every other Wednesday from 6-7:30pm (beginning tomorrow, Wednesday May 1). 

The group will be both educational and activity based for youth ages 7-13 years old that identify as LGBTQ+. The adolescents will have the opportunity to connect with peers that identify similarly. We also encourage youth allies to attend in support of their friends. The group will be professionally facilitated by qualified individuals and closely monitored.

Parents will meet simultaneously discussing the challenges and questions that may arise while raising an LGBTQ+ identified adolescent. This group will be professionally facilitated by Bethany Bower, a licensed social worker.

Art History from a Queer Perspective: Bisexual Poets Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) and Emily Dickinson


STARTING MONDAY, April 29th - the first class of Series 4 of ART HISTORY FROM A QUEER PERSPECTIVE!!! MONDAYS April 29th through May 20th (note the different day from that last series) Four stand alone free classes in a row, 6pm to 8pm 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 #1: April 29th, 2019 - Bisexual Poets Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) and Emily Dickinson - (The H.D. part of this class is part of the year-long Finding H.D Project that is being presented in partnership between the Lehigh University English Department, the Bethlehem Area Public Library, Mock Turtle Marionette Theater, and Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.

Class #2: May 6th, 2019 - Queer Art Around the World in the 1600s

Class #3: May 13th, 2019 - Stonewall Era Art, Queer Visibility in the 1960s & 1970s, and Basquiat! - Presented in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion

Class #4: May 20th, 2019 - Tiffany, Beardsley, Loie Fuller, Wilde, and the World of Art Nouveau 

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 very popular class attended by a diverse and intergenerational group of about 40+ 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! 

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A Good Thyme for Life

A Good Thyme For Life is the largest fundraising event to benefit Co-County Wellness Services. This annual event is held the first Tuesday in March and in 2019, 
will be held on March 5th.

Choose from a diverse variety of restaurants, book a reservation, and you're on your way to having a fun-filled evening while at the same time raising funds to support Berks County's only organization providing support to those affected by HIV/AIDS.

Grand Raffle tickets will be available during the dine out event or from any Co-County Wellness Services board member prior to the event.

Grand Raffle tickets will be available during the dine out event or from any Co-County Wellness Services board member prior to the event.

Tickets may be obtained by calling the CCWS office at 610-375-6523


Ghouls Gone Wild: A Drag Show - LGBT Night @ Shocktoberfest


Hey ghouls! Come celebrate your Halloween with these halloqueens!!! Here is your chance to see some of the most beautiful ghouls to roam this realm!!! For one night only we will be bringing them back from the grave to give you one hell of a show! This will be the LGBT event of the century!

On Friday, October 19th, Club Shock at Shocktoberfest will be transformed into our playground! Doors will open at 6pm and the show will start promptly at 7pm! Don’t be late! You never know who may drop by!

This is a huge deal for us! This is the first year that Shocktoberfest is have an LGBT night and we are so honored to be lending our talents to them! This night is also a benefit for Reading Pride Celebration, so come 

Tickets are on sale now at shocktoberfest.com ! Head over to their website and purchase your ticket to the show under the “ads-on” section! Also if you purchase your ticket with a pass to the shocktoberfest attractions you will get a discount!! Tickets are $10 and are also available at the door! Get them now before they sell out!

The show will be hosted by Sleigher and Ophelia Hotass, with performances by Ava Monet (Orlando, FL), Onyx Black, Serena Q, LeKross Ortiz, Whitley Nicole DeAire, Baby Filth, and Miss Cherry Darling!!!

Beats by DJ Luis!!!! 

All ages are welcome, just know that this show will be full of spooks, creeps and freaks! (Oh my!)

After the show, make sure to head into shocktoberfest itself to have a spooky time!

Desserts for Dinner

Desserts for Dinner

Spoil your dinner with us! Reading Pride Celebration proud to partner with The Children's Home of Reading to bring the first annual "Desserts for Dinner" event to Reading.

Join us for this FUN AND FREE social event that's perfect for the whole family and inclusive for all types of families and community members. There will be delicious desserts, family fun, carnival-style games, and prizes! Guests will have an opportunity to meet CHOR staff and learn about the services we offer to the community.

RSVP is not required, but will help to ensure that we have enough food for everyone!

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“Aging Gracelessly: 50 Shades of Fay”

“Aging Gracelessly:  50 Shades of Fay”

July 14th, 7:30 pm at the Double Tree, Reading PA

Tickets are $20 and available on our FB page, website and on Eventbrite

This one-of-a-kind show based on Jacobs’ five published memoirs combines hilarious stories with a personal narrative covering LGBT and relationship issues plus the nationwide march toward marriage equality – and what has been happening since.

At it’s core, is the author’s insistence that nothing is ever so horrible if it’s worth the story you can tell.  The event has Fay’s signature humor and relatable stories of our community tackling life, liberty and the aging process.

Fay has performed up and down the East Coast, with standing ovations at The Duplex Cabaret in New York City, at Women’s Week in P-Town, on an Oliva cruise, and in Asheville, New Orleans, Carefree Resort, St. Pete, Allentown, Mt. Airy, Rehoboth Beach and more.

So, come along for the ride as Fay and her wife Bonnie share life in one boat, two condos, two houses, and an RV, loving a succession of Schnauzers, and being domestic partnered, civil unioned and married.  From zip lines to skunk sprays, lesbian invisibility to marriage equality, join Fay Jacobs for the journey. You’ll laugh and be moved.

The Double Tree will provide a cash bar; if you’re interested in coming early and having dinner, please notify the Double Tree for information regarding a discount.

All proceeds will benefit the LGBT Center of Greater Reading: 1501 N. 13th Street, Reading, PA 610-741-3923

www.lgbtcenterofreading.com; FB: thelgbtcenterofgreaterreading

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