Bradbury-Sullivan Center Receives

Grant to train educators on LGBT issues

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The Training Institute at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown has received a grant to provide training on LGBT issues for educators in Upper Bucks County.

The grant is from the Edwin J. & Gertrude K. Neusch Fund, a charitable fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation. The Training Institute at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center frequently provides training on LGBT issues for educators, health care professionals, law enforcement, and social service agencies,

"In order for the LGBT community throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley to thrive, the experiences we have in the world around us need to be grounded in respect and dignity," said Adrian Shanker, Executive Director. "LGBT youth frequently encounter negative experiences in schools and other youth-serving organizations and with this grant, we will get to work training educators in Upper Bucks County to provide high-quality, culturally appropriate services for LGBT youth. We are grateful for the generous support from Edwin J. & Gertrude K. Neusch Fund for making this possible."

Liz Bradbury, Director of The Training Institute, added, "We are proud to bring our expertise in supporting LGBT youth to educators in Upper Bucks County. It's been our experience that most educators, schools, and youth-serving organizations want to support LGBT youth but some don't have the appropriate language, cultural context, or resources to provide the support that is needed."

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center provides arts, health, and youth programs to strengthen and support the LGBT community across the Greater Lehigh Valley. The Training Institute at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center strives to improve the experiences of LGBT people throughout the Lehigh Valley by training educators, health professionals, law enforcement, and social service agencies on LGBT issues.