NJ 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.
The 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.
The 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 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.
QSpot 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.
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.
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.