New Jersey LGBTQ Community

State Organizations

Gay Activist Alliance in Morris County gaamc.org. The GAAMC is NJ’s oldest LGBTI organization

Garden State Equality gardenstateequality.org. GSE is New Jersey’s statewide LGBT civil rights organization.

Monmouth University LGBT Older Adult Project monmouth.edu/lgbtoap/default.asp Advocates for the lives of older LGBT adults.

Local Groups

PFLAG-Bergen County bergenpflag.com PFLAG-Bergen County

PFLAG – Princeton pflagprinceton.org/ Parents, Friends of LGBT’s in Princeton


PFLAG – Northern New Jersey pflagnorthjersey.org/ Parents, Friends of LGBT’s

GLSEN Southern NJ glsen.org/chapters/southern-new-jersey Southern NJ Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network

GLSEN – Central NJ glsen.org/centralnj Central NJ Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

GABLES of Cape May County gablescapemay.com/ GABLES of Cape May County LGBT services group

Nationwide Groups

Task Force thetaskforce.org/ The Taskforce works to increase the political power of the LGBT community

Human Rights Campaign hrc.org/ The Human Rights Campaign works towards equal rights for GLBT people

GLSEN glsen.org/ Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

GLADD glaad.org/ Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

PFAW pfaw.org/blog/ People for the American Way

ADA adaction.org/index.htm Americans for Democratic Action

Bisexual Resource Center biresource.org/ The Bisexual Resource Center

American Institute of Bisexuality bisexual.org/ The American Institute of Bisexuality

NJ College Groups

TCNJ’s PRISM tcnj.edu/~prism/ The College of New Jersey LGBTI group

Rutgers University – Newark Rutgers Newark campus LGBTQ info LGBTQ information on Newark campus

Rutgers University – New Brunswick socialjustice.rutgers.edu/ Rutgers New Brunswick’s LGBT services  communities

Rider University – Lawrenceville riderflag.tripod.com/ Rider University’s LGBTI group

Montclair State University – Montclair geocities.com/spectrums_msu/ Montclair University LGBT group

Monmouth University orak.monmouth.edu/~ali/ Monmouth University LGBTI group

Drew University groups.drew.edu/alliance/ Drew University LGBTI group

Princeton University Pride Alliance princeton.edu/~pride Pride Alliance at Princeton University

Pride Alliance at Stockton State College facebook.com/group.php?gid=2208921287 Stockton University LGBT group

LGBT Community Centers

Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice rustincenter.org/ Social justice and LGBTQ Community Center in Princeton, NJ

EDGE LGBT Community Center edgepridecenter.org/ EDGE LGBT Community Center in Morris Plains, NJ

William Way Community Center waygay.org/ William Way LGBT Community Center in Philadelphia

Pride Center of New Jersey pridecenter.org/ The Pride Center of New Jersey in Highland Park, NJ

LGBT Community Center of New York gaycenter.org/ The LGBT Community Center in New York City

Hudson Pride Connections Center of New Jersey hudsonpride.org The Hudson Pride Connections Center in Jersey City, NJ

Newark LGBTQ Center newarklgbtqcenter.org Newark, NJ LGBTQ Center

Jersey Shore Q Spot jsqspot.org LGBT Community Center in Ocean Grove

Princeton University LGBT Center princeton.edu/lgbt Princeton University LGBT Center

Helplines and websites

Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/lgbtq/

College Resource information affordablecollegesonline.org/lgbtq-college-student-guide/ Helping to make the college experience more welcoming and supportive.

Online MSW Programs info on how to support adolescents questioning their sexuality” How to Support Adolescents Questioning Their Sexuality

Student checklist of LGBT resources available guide-for-lgbtq-students Maryville College list of LGBT support organization nationwide for anti-bullying, mental-health, and other student services for a supportive LGBT+ school experience.

LGBT Scholarship Links and Info gograd.org/financial-aid/scholarships/lgbtq A helpful and comprehensive list of LGBT scholarships

Trevor Helpline thetrevorproject.org/ Helpline is the 24/7 crisis and suicide prevention helpline

GLBT National Health Center glnh.org/ Hotlines for GLBT youth and adults

 Family Resources

Nursing Home Abuse and LGBT Nursinghomeabusecenter.com/resources/lgbt/

Gay Parent Magazine gayparentmag.com LGBT parents resources

Family Equality Council http://www.familyequality.org/ Promotes equality for all families, specifically LGBTQ-headed families,

Partners Task Force For Gay & Lesbian Couples http://buddybuddy.com/partners.html International resources for Gay and Lesbian couples.

Turbo TAX filing help for same-sex couples Tax filing help for same-sex couples Tax filing help for Same-sex couples


NJ Ride Against AIDS http://www.njrideagainstaids.org/ The NJ Ride Against AIDS is a major fundraiser

NJ Buddies http://njbuddies.org/ Serves those in Northern New Jersey affected by HIV/AIDS.

Hyacinth AIDS Foundation hyacinth.org/hyacinth/home/index.jsp Many locations in Northern and Central New Jersey

Gay Men’s Health Crisis http://www.gmhc.org/ Gay Men’s Health Crisis in New York City

Fight AIDS At Home http://fightaidsathome.scripps.edu/ Use the idle cycles on your personal computer to help with AIDS research

Hudson Pride Connections http://hudsonpride.org/index.html Hudson Pride Connections LGBT Center in Jersey City

NAMES Project Foundation of Northern New Jersey http://www.namesnnj.org The AIDS Memorial Quilt

Broadway House for Continuing Care http://www.broadwayhouse.org/ New Jersey’s special care facility for people living with HIV/AIDS.

The Body http://www.thebody.com/ The Body is an HIV/AIDS resource website

NYNJ AETC http://www.nynjaetc.org/ NY/NJ AIDS Education and Training Center

National AETC aids-ed.org The AIDS Education and Training Centers National Resource Center

NJ HIV Counseling and Testing Sites state.nj.us/health/aids/ctsites.htm New Jersey HIV Counseling & Testing Sites by County

HIV Testing Resources http://www.hivtest.org/ National HIV Testing Resources

HIV and Hepatitis.com http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/ HIV AIDS and Hepatitis information

FDA http://www.fda.gov/oashi/aids/hiv.html The U.S. Food and Drug Administrations site on HIV/AIDS

ATDN http://www.atdn.org/ AIDS Treatment Data Network

AIDSinfo http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/ AIDS information from the National Institute of Health

AIDS.gov http://aids.gov/ AIDS.gov is an online U.S. Government website on AIDS

South Jersey AIDS Alliance http://www.southjerseyaidsalliance.org/ HIV Testing and client services in Southern Jersey


Other sites

Bodies Like Ours http://www.bodieslikeours.org/forums Resource for intersex information and peer support

NJ Human Relations state.nj.us/lps/dcj/hrc/commission.htm The New Jersey Human Relations Council

Magnus Hirschfeld Centre for Human Rights http://www.come.to/humanrights Promotes the legal rights of women, children, minority ethnic, racial, religious and linguistic groups, GLBT, and HIV-positive persons internationally

Legal services

Lambda Legal http://www.lambdalegal.org/ Lambda Legal

ACLU NJ http://www.aclu-nj.org/ The American Civil Liberties Union in Newark, NJ

Transgender Law Center http://transgenderlawcenter.org Advocates for transgender communities through legal services and education.

Leslie Farber Law office http://www.LFarberLaw.com Leslie Farber, 33 Plymouth St., Suite 204, Montclair, 973-509-8500

Lesbian groups

Lesbian Worlds http://www.lesbianworlds.com/ Lesbian Worlds offers support to women

Lesbian.org http://www.lesbian.org/ Lesbian.org promotes lesbian visibility

AALLU http://www.celebratesisterhood.org/ African/Asian/Latina Lesbians United

Ladies 2000 Social group http://www.ladies2000.com Women who enjoy socializing at different venues.

Lesbian Worlds http://www.lesbianworlds.com/ Lesbian Worlds questions the societal norms of sexuality

Central Jersey Lesbian Alliance http://www.facebook.com/CJLAinc A positive lesbian community for LBTIQ women


Other sites

Resources for LGBTQ Professionals in Tech  mastersindatascience.org/resources/resources-for-lgbtq-professionals-in-tech/

Queer Resources Directory http://www.qrd.org/qrd/ Queer Resources Directory

Alcohol Rehab for LGBTs AlcoholRehabGuide.org/resources/LGBT Alcohol & Rehab info for LGBTs

LGBTQ+ Community and Addiction Resource information addictiongroup.org/addiction/lgbtq/

Pridenet http://www.pridenet.com/ “G-rated” resource center for the LGBTQ community

Bisexually Aware Professionals http://www.bizone.org/bap/ Directory of bisexually aware professionals

The worst and the safest countries for LGBTQ travel asherfergusson.com/lgbtq-travel-safety/ LGBTQ safe international travel recommendations

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association http://www.glma.org LGBTQ patients and providers nationwide

Queer Biography blog queerbio.com/

Pride Links http://www.pridelinks.com International resource of LGBT sites of interest

LGBT Media

The Advocate advocate.com/ LGBTQ resource filled with the national news and features

Gay City News gaycitynews.com/ The New York City Gay City News

Philadelphia Gay News epgn.com The Philadelphia Gay News covers Philadelphia

Out.com out.com/ Out.com is for LGBTQ news and entertianment



The Lehigh Valley Gay Journal thegayjournal.net/ Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley Gay Journal magazine

LGBT political

Log Cabin Republicans logcabin.org LGBTQ Republican Party organization

The Victory Institute victoryinstitute.org National organization dedicated to elevating LGBTQ leaders at all levels of government

LGBTQ NJ Gay Pride Festivals

Jersey City LGBT Pride jerseycitypride.com/ LGBT Pride organization. Jersey City LGBT Pride is held in August

Jersey Pride, Inc. jerseypride.org/ NJ’s LGBTQ Pride Festival held in Asbury Park the 1st Sunday in June

Jersey Pride – South Jersey jerseygaypride.com LGBTQ Pride organization in Southern New Jersey. Festival held in September

Newark Gay Pride newarkpride.org/ Newark Gay Pride Week and Festival organization. Festival held in July

North Jersey Pride northjerseypride.org LGBTQ Family Pride organization in Maplewood. Festival held in June

Religious groups

Union for Reform Judaism – Washington Township urj.org/njwhvc/index.cfm Union for Reform Judaism

The Ethical Culture Society – Teaneck ethicalfocus.org/ The Ethical Culture Society

The Unitarian Church in Summit ucsummit.org/ The Unitarian Church in Summit

Christ Church in Summit christchurchsummit.org/ Christ Church in Summit

Congregation Beth Ahavah in Philadelphia, PA bethahavah.org/ Congregation Beth Ahavah

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Paterson stpaulspaterson.org/ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Central Unitarian Church in Paramus cucparamus.org/ Central Unitarian Church

MCC Christ the Liberator in North Brunswick mccctl.com/ MCC Christ the Liberator


The Oasis of the Episcopal Diocese in Newark theoasis.dioceseofnewark.org/ The Oasis of the Episcopal Diocese


The Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Montclair uumontclair.org Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Grace Church Van Vorst in Jersey City gracevanvorst.org

Temple Emanu-El in Edison edisontemple.org/ Temple Emanu-El

New Jersey’s Lesbian & Gay Havurah njhav.org/ Lesbian and Gay Havurah

Bridge of Peace Community Church, ELCA in Camden bridgeofpeace.com/ Bridge of Peace Community Church, ELCA

First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hunterdon County hunterdonuu.org/ First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Baptistown

Church of the Holy SpiritSong-NJ cohssnj.org

Congregation M’kor Shalom mkorshalom.org

New Jersey Gay welcoming Churches gaychurch.org List of Gay Friendly Churches

ReligiousTolerance.org religioustolerance.org/hom_bibl.htm What the Bible says about homosexuality

FOR USA forusa.org/ Interfaith group working towards peace, justice, and nonviolence

 Senior Resources

LGBT Senior Housing and Care lgbtseniorhousingandcare.com

LGBTQ Directories


Southern New Jersey Rainbow Directory gablescapemay.com/rain_download_page.html LGBT friendly business services in Southern NJ

Campus Pride Campus Pride Building future leaders and safer, more lgbtq-friendly colleges and universities

LGBT Sexuality

SIECUS siecus.org/ Advocates for comprehensive sex education

Sex, Etc. sexetc.org/ Information on sex, sexuality, & substance use for youth

Coalition for Positive Sexuality positive.org/ Coalition for Positive Sexuality

STD Clinics in NJ state.nj.us/health/aids/stdnj.pdf A listing of STD clinics in NJ

Planned Parenthood plannedparenthood.org/ Provides pregnancy, STD, & HIV testing & family planning

Other NJ social info

NJ Gay Life njgaylife.com/ A website for the GLBTI community i

New Jersey Leather Community leathernjonline.com New Jersey Leather Community information.

Ladies 2000 ladies2000.com Socializing at different venues all year long.

Garden State Gay Bowling Organization gsgbo.com GSBO is a social, mixed bowling league

Transgender support

Article on self harm of Transgender youth cincinnatichildrens.org/news/release/2016/self-harm-transgender-youth

Interweave support group http://interweave.uucsjs.org Providing education and support to individuals and families in LGBTQ Southern NJ

Gender Spectrum Support organization online GenderSpectrum.org

Trans Youth Equality TransYouthEquality.org Links to other resources for trans youth and a good selection of books for gender non-conforming children

NJTransgender Health Care Guide transequality.org/health-coverage-guide Health care guide for transgender people

Renaissance Transgender Association, Inc ren.org/ Renaissance Transgender Association

National Center for Transgender Equality transequality.org/ A full service Transgender Support information site

Transgender Law Center transgenderlawcenter.org Advocates for transgender communities

New Jersey Support Group (Transgender) njsg.org Transgender Support organization

Women’s groups

SmartWomen smartwomen.org/ Promotes empowerment & education of women

NOW NJ nownj.org/ National Organization for Women of NJ

Lavender Visions lavendervisions.com/ Resources for lesbian & bisexual women

NOW South Jersey southjerseynow.org/ South Jersey National Organization for Women

womenTwoWomen womentwowomen.synthasite.com Women’s events organization

Servicewomens Action Network servicewomen.org/ Helps women and women veterans in the military

LGBT Youth


Lifeties Inc,  lifeties.org/programs/clinical-services/  LGBTQ support services programs provide an array of services for youth as well as support for families of LGBTQ youth

RAIN Foundation in Essex County essexlgbthousing.org Provides homeless services for LGBTQ young adults 18-26 years old

Youth Guardian Services youth-guard.org/ Services for LGBT  and straight youth

Teenwire.com teenwire.com/ Sexuality and relationship information

Outproud.org http://www.outproud.org/ Support & resources for LGBT youth

IYSL http://think.mtv.com/Campaigns/iysl/ MTV’s It Your (Sex) Life

HiTOPS http://www.hitops.org/ HiTOPS is a Central Jersey health resource for teens

Go Ask Alice http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/ Resources for sexuality, physical & emotional health

GSA Network http://www.gsanetwork.org/index.html Connecting Gay-Straight Alliances with each other

GLSEN http://www.glsen.org/ Organization to ensure safe schools for all students

Freetobeme http://www.freetobeme.com/ Resources for same-gender attraction

Cool Page for Queer Teens http://www.bidstrup.com/cool.htm The Cool Page for Queer Teens

Advocates for Youth http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/ Positive approaches to sexual health

Tyler Clementi Foundation http://www.thetylerclementifoundation.org Suicide prevention, for LGBT teens, and education against internet cyber bullying

Our Youth http://www.myspace.com/our_youth Hudson County Youth group

Project Keeping it Safe at Camden Area Health Education Center http://www.camden-ahec.org Drop-In Center for everyone and the LGBT community  Camden Area

Project Wow Youth Initiative at NJCRI http://www.njcri.org Newark, NJ LGBTI Youth programs daily

The Pride Network http://www.ThePrideNetwork.org LGBT Youth organization


New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus http://www.njgmc.org/ New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus

Institute for Personal Growth http://www.ipgcounseling.com Psychotherapy and counseling for all

Resources bidstrup.com/parents.htm Resources for the parents of LGBTI youth

PFLAG http://www.pflag.org/ Parents, Friends, and Families of Lesbians and Gays

NJ Gay Bars & Nightclubs

Paradise Nightclub Asbury Park logoAsbury Park – Paradise Paradisenj.com Paradise, 101 Asbury Ave., Asbury Park, 732-988-6663

Asbury Park – Georgies Bar Georgiesbarap.com/ 812 5th Ave., 732-988-1220

Headroom Bar and Lounge Jersey City Jersey City – Headroom Bar and Lounge Headroom Lounge 150 Bay St.,


Jersey City – Pint Bar Pintbar.com 34 Wayne St., 201-367-1222

Jersey City – Six 26 six26.co 128 Christopher Columbus Dr, 201-706-2273


Newark – Twister Lounge Facebook.com/twisterloungenewark/ 522 Ferry St., between Vincent St. & Manufactures Pl., 646-641-2101

River Edge – Feather’s Nightclub Clubfeathers.com/ 77 Kinderkamack Rd., 201-342-6410

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