Many people in the LGBT community speak about wanting to "get involved" yet never seem to put their words into actions. Former Mr. Gay New Jersey Alan Joseph Fortenberry Jr. not only got involved, but set an example that anyone looking to make a difference should follow.
Sasha Belle came into the workroom this season on "RuPaul's Drag Race" literally, guns a blazing! Sasha did her homework on the show, even with it's various seasons and challenges, she was aimed to go far. Sadly, the group song challenge proved to be this Iowa City darling's downfall.
Tempest DuJour has joined an elite group of ladies and is the first contestant to be eliminated this season from "RuPaul's Drag Race". Tempest is a seasoned queen with comedy to spare, and would have been a worthy competitor in some of the more complex acting challenges.
Garden State Equality has helped a Monmouth County SPCA Officer, Sue DesMarais, expose the homophobic, transphobic, and racist text messages of Monmouth County SPCA Police Chief Victor "Buddy" Amato.
Editor's Letter: With all the violence in the world, my hope was waning. Then yesterday, Out In Jersey's Editor Emeritus, Toby Grace, called me and spoke of a random act of kindness he witnessed, and just like that, my hope was restored. If only for a few minutes.
There are 35,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in the Garden State. Hence, many AIDS service organizations across the state offer their clients a variety of programs and services related to HIV/AIDS prevention and education. Among these AIDS service organizations, Buddies of New Jersey, Inc. stands out.