Court refuses NOM request to halt marriage equality in Oregon

Legal ProceedingsThe U.S. Supreme Court has refused to halt new marriages between same-sex couples in Oregon. The National Organization for Marriage sought a stay of a lower court's decision allowing marriages to take place. The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals denied a similar request two weeks ago. 

LGBT community celebrated Gay Pride in Asbury Park on Sunday

Getting ready for the Jersey Gay Pride Parade in Asbury Park NJ.Mr NJ Leather 2014 at the Jersey Pride Festival 6-1-2014It was a weekend to remember in Asbury Park NJ as 25,000 LGBT folks celebrated Jersey Gay Pride. This was the 23rd year  for the annual Parade and Festival. Here is a collection of photos from Out In Jersey magazine photographer Steve Dovidio.

Jersey has Pride and the parties are plentiful

Jersey Pride 2013 Out In Jersey file photoPlanning for the weekend of Pride is the best way to not miss any of the parties. There will be plenty to do and plenty to see, so come early, stay late, and bring your crew to the best events Pride has to offer!

GSE joins campaign to provide shelter for homeless LGBT youth

lgbt homeless youth photo courtesy of Lambda LegalA new nationwide campaign is calling for as many as 22,000 beds for homeless youth estimated to be on the streets. Garden State Equality in Montclair says it is proud to join in the efforts of the National Coalition for the Homeless and the Ali Forney Center as they launch a grassroots campaign to demand a national response to youth homelessness.

GSE Equality Walk planned for June 21 in Montclair

GSE making historyGarden State Equality will hold its annual "Equality Walk" on Saturday, June 21 in Montclair.  The theme will be 'Taking Steps to Protect our Future,' which organizers say reflects an emphasis on strengthening our recent wins in anti-bullying and marriage equality, while continuing to push for protections for LGBT youths, seniors and the transgender community.

Kristine W will be in New Hope this weekend and still...

Kristine WKristine W is giving the boys another single to hit the dance floors this summer. "So Close To Me" has remixes by such dance floor legends as Joe Gauthreaux and Tony Moran. Kristine is bring her summertime "Love Come Home" tour to New Hope Celebrates Gay Pride on Saturday May 17th. She spoke with me about the "Love Come Home" tour, the meaning behind her new single "So Close To Me," and something you may not know about - yet!

Philadelphia arena football to host “Out with the Soul, Champions for...

Out with Soul Football ight in PhiladelphiaThe Philadelphia Soul arena football team will host the nation's first pro- football LGBT- awareness game, "Out with the Soul, Champions for Equality," an event to help raise awareness and show support for the LGBT community. "Out with the Soul" is scheduled for Saturday, May 10 at the Wells Fargo Center during the Soul's game vs. the New Orleans VooDoo, with kickoff set for 6pm.

New Hope Celebrates Parade to begin in Lambertville New Jersey on...

New Hope Celebrates Gay PrideFor the first time the Annual New Hope Celebrates Gay Pride Parade will kick off in Lambertville, New Jersey before marching across the Delaware River into New Hope Pennsylvania. The theme "Bridge to Equality" will highlight the fight for marriage equality across the country. 

LGBT homeless shelter fundraiser in Newark on Saturday

Rainbow FamilyThe LGBT RAIN Foundation will support a brand-new shelter for LGBT homeless youth in Essex County later this year. The shelter will be only the second in New Jersey for LGBT youth in crisis.The first fundraising appreciation dinner will be on Saturday, April 26, at Chateau of Spain in Newark at 6pm.

Revolution finds fire at Creating Change 2014

James Clementi at opening of Mitchell-Gold store in Paramus NJ in 2013. Photo by Peter FryckiThe 26th annual Creating Change conference, organized by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force was held for five days this past January in Houston, Texas with record numbers of close to 4000 in attendance.