Garden 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 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!
The 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.
For 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.
The 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.
The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) was created to help promote a world free of hatred, violence, and oppression regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. This day is a day to celebrate freedom, acceptance, and diversity.
The College of New Jersey's largest and oldest queer-straight alliance, PRISM, is hosting its 11th Annual Charity Drag Show on April 17, 2014 at 8:30pm in the Brower Student Center on the Ewing campus of TCNJ.
Fred Phelps, founder and long-time leader of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church (not connected to any genuine Baptist denomination) died on March 19 at the age of 84. His final months were spent in a hospice where he was in and out of lucidity according to son Nate Phelps, estranged from much of his family and excommunicated from Westboro Baptist as a result of an internal power struggle.
Gay and lesbian couples holding a valid marriage certificate from a state that recognizes same- sex marriage will be able to file a joint federal tax return for tax year 2013. But 22 states do not recognize same- sex marriage but require taxpayers to reference their federal return when filing state income tax. Revenue officials in these states must therefore provide guidance for taxpayers.