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PBS39, 91.3 WLVR and Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center Host Allentown Mayoral Forum on LGBTQ Issues

The forum will be broadcast live on television, radio and Facebook.

ALLENTOWN, PA- March 8, 2021 -  PBS39, 91.3 WLVR NPR and Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center are cohosting a forum on LGBTQ issues to learn where candidates running for Allentown mayor stand on issues relevant to the LGBTQ community.

The hour-long live event will air on both PBS39 and 91.3 WLVR on Thursday, April 1 at 7 p.m. The forum will also be streamed live online and on the PBS39 and 91.3 WLVR Facebook pages.

The forum will be moderated by Adrian Shanker (executive director, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center) and Tyler Pratt (host/reporter, 91.3 WLVR). Community members will also be invited to submit questions via recorded videos that will be used throughout the forum.

All mayoral candidates, Democratic and Republican, have been invited to participate. This is the first time in Allentown history that a mayoral forum has centered around LGBTQ issues.

“LGBTQ community members deserve the opportunity to learn where clear candidates for mayor of Allentown stand on a variety of issues." said Adrian Shanker, executive director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. "We are proud to cohost this groundbreaking event to help Allentown voters make informed decisions."

“We are proud to partner with Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center on this upcoming forum," Tim Fallon, Chief Executive Officer of Lehigh Valley Public Media said. “Civic engagement is a central part of our mission. This event will provide voters with the opportunity to hear directly from the candidates vying to represent them."

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About PBS39
The Lehigh Valley’s public television station, PBS39 offers local, national, and international programming that informs, educates, and entertains while serving as a catalyst for civic engagement. Channels include PBS39, PBS39 Extra, Create TV, WORLD Channel and France 24. Licensed in Allentown, Pennsylvania, PBS39 is part of Lehigh Valley Public Media, a community-owned public media organization serving Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey.

About 91.3 WLVR
91.3 WLVR is a full-service NPR news and information public radio station serving Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. 91.3 WLVR offers local, national and international news coverage including programming from NPR, BBC World Service, American Public Media Group and PRX. Licensed to Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, PA, 91.3 WLVR is a partnership between the university and Lehigh Valley Public Media, a community-owned public media organization serving Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey.

About Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center (www.bradburysullivancenter.org)
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center provides arts, health, youth, and pride programs to strengthen and support the LGBTQ community across the Greater Lehigh Valley.