The Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute named Emmanuel Laboy of Fanwood to the summer class of Victory Congressional Interns. The program places LGBT college students in an internship with an LGBT, or LGBT friendly, member of congress. Laboy was one of eight individuals selected, from an applicant pool of 89.
The newest Gay festival in New Jersey continues to impress the crowds. On Sunday, June 8, many thousands of LGBTs and the local community in Maplewwod celebrated at the North Jersey Pride Festival. The stage show was well recieved and chock-full of great talent and the weather could not be better.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to halt new marriages between same-sex couples in Oregon. The National Organization for Marriage sought a stay of a lower court's decision allowing marriages to take place. The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals denied a similar request two weeks ago.
It was a weekend to remember in Asbury Park NJ as 25,000 LGBT folks celebrated Jersey Gay Pride. This was the 23rd year for the annual Parade and Festival. Here is a collection of photos from Out In Jersey magazine photographer Steve Dovidio.
A new nationwide campaign is calling for as many as 22,000 beds for homeless youth estimated to be on the streets. Garden State Equality in Montclair says it is proud to join in the efforts of the National Coalition for the Homeless and the Ali Forney Center as they launch a grassroots campaign to demand a national response to youth homelessness.
Garden State Equality will hold its annual "Equality Walk" on Saturday, June 21 in Montclair. The theme will be 'Taking Steps to Protect our Future,' which organizers say reflects an emphasis on strengthening our recent wins in anti-bullying and marriage equality, while continuing to push for protections for LGBT youths, seniors and the transgender community.
Kristine W is giving the boys another single to hit the dance floors this summer. "So Close To Me" has remixes by such dance floor legends as Joe Gauthreaux and Tony Moran. Kristine is bring her summertime "Love Come Home" tour to New Hope Celebrates Gay Pride on Saturday May 17th. She spoke with me about the "Love Come Home" tour, the meaning behind her new single "So Close To Me," and something you may not know about - yet!
The Philadelphia Soul arena football team will host the nation's first pro- football LGBT- awareness game, "Out with the Soul, Champions for Equality," an event to help raise awareness and show support for the LGBT community. "Out with the Soul" is scheduled for Saturday, May 10 at the Wells Fargo Center during the Soul's game vs. the New Orleans VooDoo, with kickoff set for 6pm.
For the first time the Annual New Hope Celebrates Gay Pride Parade will kick off in Lambertville, New Jersey before marching across the Delaware River into New Hope Pennsylvania. The theme "Bridge to Equality" will highlight the fight for marriage equality across the country.