Garden State Equality Walk in Asbury Park

    Garden State Equality Walk 2018

    Date(s) - 10/13/2018
    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Asbury Hotel

    Categories LGBT New Jersey events

    Garden State Equality to host Annual Equality Walk in Asbury Park

    Garden State Equality is holding its 9th Annual Equality Walk on October 13-14, 2018. It will be in three separate locations: Atlantic City and Asbury Park on October 13, and in Montclair, NJ on October 14, 2018. The Equality Walk is GSE’s largest annual community fundraiser.

    The Asbury Park Equality Walk begins with registration at 4pm and the walk at 5pm beginning at Kennedy Park beside the Asbury Hotel, turn right on Cookman Ave toward boardwalk, make a left on boardwalk, make a left off off the boardwalk on 5th avenue, walk ends at The Asbury Hotel – 1.2 miles

    Last year, GSE raised thousands of dollars. And this year’s walk will be bigger they say. While in previous years the organization hosted one walk, this year, they will be hosting an Equality Walk Weekend with three separate walks, representing the three geographical regions of the state: north, central, and south.

    The 9th Annual Equality Walk’s gold level sponsors include, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Brian Holland Legacy Foundation, and the Claridge — a Radisson hotel. Elected officials, including Congressman Pallone and Congressman Gottheimer, are expected to attend.

    Brian Holland Foundation

    The Brian Holland Legacy Foundation was created to honor the life of Brian Holland. Holland was a member of GSE from Asbury Park, where the organization is now headquartered. He was a supporter of the organization’s work.

    “Brian was a community leader, an industry professional, a confidant, friend, and master of guidance and positivity,” said Larry Dembrun of the Asbury Hotel, where Holland worked. “Throughout his life with us, Brian elevated us all every day to be better versions of ourselves, to care for every human being, and to never forget to laugh. In honor of Brian, we have decided to form this Foundation to celebrate every aspect of his life!”

    This year’s Equality Walk is dedicated to Holland’s memory. The 2018 Equality Walk’s other sponsors include: Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, CVS Health, FirstEnergy Foundation, Hackensack Meridian Health, Lyft, Marketplace Realty, New Jersey Natural Gas, New York Red Bulls, Ocean Resort Casino, PSEG, Rent Asbury Park, RWJBarnabas Health, Salt Hotels, and Wegmans.

    Garden State Equality is hoping to reach this year’s goal of $100,000.00, which would double what was raised at last year’s walk.  Anyone interested in participating in the walk should sign up at: