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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. 

John Mikytuck appointed Executive Director at QSpot LGBT Center

Jersey Shore Q Spot logoQSpot LGBT Community Center in Ocean Grove appointed John Mikytuck, a long-standing community advocate and leading voice for LGBT homeless youth, as the agency's first Executive Director.

OUT at the Borgata

Split Decision performsthis spring at BorgataDriving down the Garden State Parkway towards Atlantic City and the gorgeous Borgata is somewhat akin to Dorothy's spinning house landing right in the middle of Oz; dark and gloomy until you land smack dab into one of the most glorious spots around.

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.

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.

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