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PAWS has a forever pet for everyone

Hazel in carFounded in 1977, PAWS (Pound Animal Welfare Society of Montclair, Inc.) is an animal rescue and shelter organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals and facilitating pet adoption for stray and abandoned cats and dogs in its community.

Transgender People are invisible in most data surveys says new report

Trans symbolTransgender people and other gender minorities have long been an invisible group in population- based surveys says a recent report. Due to a lack of data they are also under- represented says the GenIUSS Group.

Tenderloin’s LGBT story survives in San Francisco

Paul Lee (left) and and Louie Lopez stand outside Aunt Charlie's Lounge, one of the last gay bars in the Tenderloin. Photo Seth Hemmelgarn.San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood has a colorful history and was once the center of gay life in San Francisco. Grittier than the Castro, which in the late 1970s overtook "The Loin," as it's sometimes called, as the city's gay hub, the neighborhood is just blocks away from City Hall.

Montana joins the marriage equality states

wedding bands over rainbow flagMontana's marriage ban was overturned by a federal judge, making it the 34th state in the nation to allow same-sex marriage.

Marriage inequality is ruled constitutional by court in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagUS District Judge Juan Perez-Giminez ruled the Puerto Rican commonwealth's ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional. He dismissed a case brought by Lambda Legal on behalf of five same-sex couples and LGBT civil rights group Puerto Rico Para Todas.

Summer is over but Rehoboth Beach parties on

Rehoboth Beach Delaware's Poodle Beach. Photo by Andrew CollinsSummer in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware came to a blustery and chilly conclusion last month, but that doesn't mean the party has to end. It's now time to hit up the gay "ghettos," mom and pop joints and everything in between.

Jersey City Gay Pride is on Saturday, October 25

Jersey City Gay PrideOn Saturday, October 25 don't miss Jersey City Gay Pride! Meanwhile, don't miss the week of exciting events planned to celebrate during the week. More infomation is available at www.HudsonPride.org.

 

Getting down with Ms. New Jersey Leather

Ms. NJ Leather 2014New Jersey Leather Weekend will celebrate 15 years with its Mr. and Ms. Leather Contests held at Paradise in Asbury Park on October 17th through 19th. The event hosts a meet and greet uniform party on October 17th, Leather Contests on October 18th, and a Victory Brunch on October 19th.

Supreme Court abstains from marriage debate – for now

wedding bands over rainbow flagThe United States Supreme Court refused to hear cases from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin seeking to keep their bans on same-sex marriages in place. The court's decision, a surprise to both sides in the battle for equality, will effectively allow marriages to proceed almost
immediately.

Community gathers to celebrate the life of Charlie Gurrera

Charlie GurreraWhen people think of Asbury Park, they think of the boardwalk, The Beach Bar, Paradise, Convention Hall, and the gorgeous beaches. On the other side of Asbury Park, Charlie Gurrera was turning Georgies into an Asbury Park tradition, the true "Cheers" of the neighborhood.

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