Dear friends, Word spread this week that a costume of Caitlyn Jenner is being sold by Spirit Halloween/Spencer Gifts (based out of Egg Harbor, NJ). Original images of the costume as reported by some media outlets were mortifying, transphobic, and thus terribly, terribly offensive. I contacted management at Spirit/Spencer and threatened them with a boycott if they didn’t withdrawal the costume from their inventory. The VP and General Counsel of Spencer responded, telling me that the ...
Posted by Garden State Equality on August 27, 2015
Almighty group shot! Jim Keady addressing the crowd. Planned Parenthood of NJ Action Fund at the mic! Storming the office! Writing a list of demands for the Congressman and his staff to review. Our very own Patrick Lenahan, GSE’s Director of Operations, at the megaphone! ...
Posted by Garden State Equality on August 13, 2015
Gov. Christie Vetoes Bill That Would Have Strengthened Government and Improved Transgender Peoples’ Lives
For immediate release Contact Andrea Bowen(973) firstname.lastname@example.org Trenton, NJ – Today, Governor Christie vetoed S1195, a bill that would have supported transgender people while bringing New Jersey birth certificate policy in line with federal and state identity document standards. Under current law, and contrary to both federal standards, many other states’ standards, and New Jersey’s own drivers’ license policy, transgender people can only change their ...
Posted by Garden State Equality on August 10, 2015