Garden State Equality names Celeste Fiore Development Manager

Celeste FioreCeleste Fiore has joined Garden State Equality as Development Manager. Fiore  has been a  volunteer and supporter of GSE for a long time. Today's email from GSE stressed her knowledge of the organization, LGBTQ needs in New Jersey, and her passion. 

Events this weekend for Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of RemembranceTransgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a day set aside to memorialize those who lost their lives simply for being their authentic selves. Transgender people face shocking levels of brutality and violence in this country and around the world.

Our hearts and prayers are in Paris today

Peace for Paris      

Gay Rwandan refugee to speak in Clinton at December GLBT meeting

Daniel Trust will be a guest speaker on December 3 in ClintonDaniel Trust is a Rwandan Genocide survivor and a youth motivational speaker. He will be a guest speaker on December 3 at the GLBT of Hunterdon meeting in Clinton.

Southern NJ Gay Pride is on Sunday, Sept. 13

Southern NJ LGBTQ PrideOn Sunday, September 13th the Southern New Jersey LGBT community will come together for the 7th Annual Pride Celebration. The Southern New Jersey Pride Committee has worked extremely hard this year to offer the community a bigger and better celebration. 

NJ Buddies celebrates 30 years of service to the AIDS/HIV community...

buddies30NJ Buddies is 30 years old this week. Over 30 years ago the founders brought hope for so many people afflicted with AIDS and HIV and they continue to do so today.

Boy Scouts ends its ban on gay leaders

Boy ScoutThe Boys Scouts of America ended its ban on gay adult Scout leaders, a move approved by the National Executive Board in a 45-12 vote yesterday. The previous policy of no gays allowed had been eased slightly in 2013 when the BSA allowed openly gay youth as scouts but did not allow gay adults to serve as leaders.

Have you been married in 2015?

Owedding bands over rainbow flagut In Jersey magazine would like to feature as many LGBT couples from New Jersey as possible in a new section called "Just Married." The online version will be posted shortly and many couples will also be featured in the print magazine.

The Supreme Court says marriage equality for all

GSE Dream SignThe Supreme Court of the United States ruled today that same-sex couples will now have the full and equal rights that their straight counterparts have enjoyed. The historic 5-4 ruling put to rest the argument that states can deny couples of the same sex the rights of marriage.

Supreme Court Rules that States will not be able to ban...

Just Married on backsSupreme Court Rules that States will not be able to ban same-sex marriage. In a 5-4 ruling the court said marriage was a right of all couples regardless of sex. Garden State Equality will hold a rally this evening with North Jersey Pride in Maplewood at 6:30 pm.