Positive Thoughts: Playboy Magazine was a model of reporting on HIV/AIDS...

In an analog era, newspapers and magazines provided much of the essential HIV/AIDS reporting in the United States by disseminating updates on the evolving...

City of Hoboken creates a LGBTQ Pride Advisory Committee

Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla signed an executive order creating the Hoboken Pride Advisory Committee. The 12 member committee will be dedicated to raising awareness...

Two trans civil rights groups merge to further equality

the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF), two leading national trans civil rights organizations, announced...

Five New Jersey towns come to agreement on alleged discrimination

On Oct. 19, state Attorney General Matthew Platkin and the Division on Civil Rights announced that five New Jersey towns reached a resolution on...

Newark LGBTQ Film Fest seeks local film directors and actors

Submissions are open for the second annual Newark LGBTQ Film Festival happening April 26-28, 2024. This Queer film festival is the first of its...

Out Pets: Bring home a new friend from Old Bridge Animal...

Old Bridge Animal Shelter is a municipally run organization with 80 animals looking for homes. The shelter provides stellar care for the animals and...

School boards ditch protections for trans students

Communities debate Policy 5756 and “forced outing” amendments In 2018, more than 570 New Jersey school boards adopted a policy intended to protect transgender and...

RWJBarnabas Health implements new FDA guidelines for a more inclusive blood...

Individual donor assessment questionnaire will determine eligibility RWJBarnabas Health revised the System’s blood donor process with the introduction of the Individual Donor Assessment (IDA) questionnaire....

Anti-LGBTQ groups create Project 2025, reducing LGBTQ people to an ‘ism

Both the Republican and Democratic parties are making their pitch to voters as the 2024 Presidential elections draw near. Notably, back in April 2023,...

Bergen County opens office of LGBTQ+ services 

Permanent office debuts on National Coming Out Day On National Coming Out Day, Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco III, the Board of Commissioners, and...