Mr and Miss Gay NJ crowned at Paradise

Mr and Miss Gay NJ contest winners crowned at Paradise for 2014The new Mr and Miss Gay New Jersey were crowned on Sunday, June 15th at Club Paradise in Asbury Park. The theme was "The Wizard of Oz: Journey to the Crown" and was developed by Joey Sky and Victoria Courtez.

Jersey City rated 8th best city in the U.S. for LGBT...

Steven Fulop Mayor Jersey City 2014Last October, Mayor Steven Fulop hosted a wedding ceremony for eight same-sex couples at midnight, just one second after they were legally allowed to marry. This and many other reasons were considered when the financial blog NerdWallett named Jersey City one of the most LGBT-friendly cities in the nation for same-sex couples.

Bella Sky says Beacon Light crown gives her “purpose”

Bella Sky 2014Bella Sky is one of the newest gals to hit the New Jersey drag scene and is making a splash. She had a show stopping performance at the Den - winning the Miss Den crown for 2014 and a scorching turn on the Miss New Jersey pageant. She has taken the title of Miss Gay New Jersey At-Large and made it her own.

Info for young LGBT writers into being published

Harmonious HeartsHarmony Ink Press is calling on talented young writers 14-21 years old to submit their short story to be considered in their next anthology volume. Those authors selected will be paid $25-55 for submissions.

Ferras is the first artist signed by Katy Perry’s new label

Ferras EP cover 2014Ferras is the first artist to be signed to Katy Perry's new label. His self-titled EP demonstrates why. The first single "Legends Never Die" (with a helping hand from Perry) is breathtaking, and based on the remainder of the EP, Ferras has a long career ahead of him.

Mistress of the Seas

Mistress of the SeasOut of the Broomcloset.

What would New Jersey be without its coastline? What would it be without the varied forms the sea takes along it? From placid bays and inlets to pounding surf, New Jersey does indeed "got it."

Leo and Aries folks are radiant this summer

leoMy Stars:

Leo (July 23-Aug 22):

You generally thrive in the summer, and these next two months follow that trend. You and those Aries folks seem to be as fit as (fill in the blank). Your radiance makes us want to wear sunglasses whenever we're around you (the better to steal discrete peeks).

LGBT innovators, visionaries, & heroes honored at TrevorLive benefit

Wanda Sykes 2012On Monday, June 18, 2014, Wanda Sykes hosted TrevorLIVE New York, which honored YouTube sensation Tyler Oakley, business powerhouse Goldman Sachs, and Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, who Jane Lynch lovingly referred to as a "true champion" while on the red carpet.

Summer dreams & midnight screams

Out In Jersey Editor Sam MartinoEditor's Letter:

For many people, summer means spending time with family, going on vacation down the shore, taking road trips, or going to camp with friends. But for many LGBT youth whose parents have disowned them, summer will be another sweltering season with no place to go and no one to turn to.

Seer Farms is positively perfect

Prince William at Seer FarmsAllow Out In Jersey to introduce two cats currently residing at Seer Farms in Jackson, NJ, who have experienced their own form of stigma. Despite being delightful, fun, loving animals, Casey and Prince William are sometimes shunned by prospective adopters because they are FIV+ cats.