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Your latest news & features for gay NJ

From recovery to LGBT activist in just 18 months

Eddie Acosta Kearny NJWhen Kearny resident Eddie Acosta turned to Desert Hope Treatment Center, an American Addiction Centers facility in Las Vegas, Nevada in January 2015, he was at one of the lowest points in his life. Fast forwarded to today, and Eddie is not only 18 months sober but also on a mission to make a difference in his New Jersey LGBT community.

Jersey City to hold 16th Annual LGBT Pride Festival

Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival in 2011The Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival will take place on Newark Avenue between Grove Street and Jersey Avenue in the heart of the historic downtown on August 27th. The Festival is New Jersey's second largest and is easy to get to major transportation with the PATH Grove Street station (two stops from Manhattan).

Mothers play key advocacy role in accepting transgender children

TransgenderA tiny hair barrette and an anguished moment marked the turning point for one mother in coming to fully accept that her child, who was born a boy, was a transgender girl. Quinn had expressed a preference for girls’ clothing and accessories at a young age, but Jessica and her husband, Steve, would not allow her to wear them outside their home.

South Jersey Gay Pride festival is scheduled for September 11

Southern NJ Gay Pride folks in the park 2015Gay pride, LGBT pride or simply "pride" builds community and celebrates diversity. Each year the Southern New Jersey LGBTQA Pride Committee takes time to educate our community on prominent issues and sponsors an annual Pride Festival. The concentration of the organization at this year's September 11, 2016 event is anti-bullying and is sponsored by CCM and Comcast. 

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