Tommy and Cesar Hymer

Tommy and Cesar Hymer of Cumberland County, NJ were married on November 2, 2014.    

Alan Joseph Fortenberry Jr.

Out In Jersey magazine photographer Alan Joseph Fortenberry JrObituary:

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.

Third Queen eliminated from “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Jasmine MastersJasmine Masters strutted into the workroom on this season's "RuPaul's Drag Race" and with her signature phrase "I'm Here!" she has shown us that she truly is, even with her recent elimination during the acting challenge.

Sasha Belle eliminated from “Ru Paul’s Drag Race”

RuPaul's Drag Race contestant SashaBelleSasha 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 – Feeling the Love

Ru Paul Drag Race contestant Tempest DuJourTempest 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. 

SPCA chief resigns after anti-gay and racist text messages are made...

Sue DesMaraisGarden 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.

LGBT Networking Event this Tuesday in Montclair

Montclair Pig and Prince RestaurantJoin the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Garden State Equality on Tuesday, February 17 from 6-9pm for a New Jersey LGBT business networking mixer in Montclair.

Hope is a wicked mistress

Sam Martino profile 2013Editor'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.

Buddies offers HIV/AIDS services

Buddies of NJ logoThere 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.

Co-chairs introduced by Garden State Equality

Garden State Equality youth co-chairs 2014-2015Garden State Equality introduce the new Youth Caucus Co-Chairs for the 2014-2015 school year: Alex Lasher and Leah Greenhaus. They join GSE to assist in leading LGBT youth advocacy and supporting local chapters.