NUTLEY, NJ – Garden State Equality, with Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle and community partners from GLSEN Central New Jersey, HiTOPS, Spectrum Diversity, the Innisfree Foundation, New Jersey Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention, Gender Rights Advocacy Association of New Jersey, and ACLU-NJ, unveiled at Nutley High School a plan to have a measurable, positive, statewide impact on schools’ openness to diversity, including LGBT inclusivity. In other words, GSE and ...
Garden State Equality and Partners Unveil Statewide Project to Change School Climates and End Bullying
Posted by Garden State Equality on March 17, 2015
Garden State Equality and Police Officer Sue DesMarais Expose Homophobic, Transphobic, Racist Texts of NJ Police Chief – Chief Resigns
For immediate release Andrea Bowen (973) 298-1295 Monmouth County, NJ – Garden State Equality, NJ’s statewide civil rights organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community helped a Monmouth County SPCA Officer, Sue DesMarais, expose the homophobic, transphobic, and racist text messages of Monmouth SPCA Police Chief Victor “Buddy” Amato. Following the posting of a story in Buzzfeed about Amato’s texts, Amato resigned. “Sue ...
Posted by Garden State Equality on March 12, 2015
We won’t let schools push around LGBT students. In the last few months, we’ve been working with Rubin Smyers, an amazing sixteen year-old transgender boy from Ocean County, whose school told him he couldn’t use the boys’ bathroom. Rubin asked his school administration to reconsider. He started a petition on Change.org, asking people to support his cause to use the boys’ room, and other boys’ facilities at school. He contacted Garden State ...
Posted by Garden State Equality on December 22, 2014