Liz Bradbury

Liz Bradbury has been a full time advocate for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community since 1994, and organizer since 1979. She was the Executive Director and co-founder of Pennsylvania Diversity Network (PDN), the largest LGBT advocacy organization by active membership in PA, until the organization became the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, in 2015.

Bradbury now serves as the Director of the Training Institute of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, where she has created and delivered trainings to dozens of organizations on a broad variety of LGBT topics from working with Transgender elementary school children, to cultural competency for care providers for LGBT older adults, to LGBT outreach and support for medial and legal professionals, to training for police departments in building liaisons and promoting positive interactions with the LGBT community. She helped to write and lead successful efforts to pass model LGBT inclusive non-discrimination and domestic partner legislation in nine PA municipalities. She served for 15 years as an Allentown Human Relations Commissioner (including three years as chair of the Commission), where she wrote the guidelines for discrimination investigations and trained investigators.

Before creating PDN, she cofounded, and for ten years co-coordinated the Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Alliance for Political Action. She has been called in as an expert to testify, speak, and debate on LGBT issues and marriage equality on radio and television, and in dozens of other venues. She created the national award winning Photo Project – 900 Same-sex Couples: Facing InEquality. Bradbury has written over 400 published articles and essays on LGBT issues. She is also the national award winning au-thor of the Maggie Gale Mystery Series. Bradbury and her partner of 29 years, Patricia Sullivan, were the first couple from Pennsylvania to get a Civil Union (VT 2000). They legally married in Connecticut in 2009.


Liz Bradbury