Victory: Garden State Equality Affirms Transgender Student Support

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Posted by Garden State Equality on August 18, 2014

As several news outlets have reported, a transgender middle schooler from Middletown, NJ, has been working to go to a school where her gender identity will be respected. Garden State Equality has been working with the family and the Middletown Township Public School District to ensure that the student can attend school safely. GSE Executive Director Andrea Bowen just spoke with Middletown Township Public Schools Superintendent William O. George III, Ed. D. The two agreed that GSE will take ...

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  • Garden State Equality Statement on Thorne Middle School Transgender Rights

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    Posted by Garden State Equality on August 16, 2014

    As several news outlets have reported today, a transgender middle schooler from Middletown, NJ, is working to ensure that officials at Thorne Middle School will recognize her true name and gender identity. Garden State Equality supports all transgender students. Staff at Garden State Equality, including Executive Director Andrea Bowen and Managing Director of Anti-Bullying Initiatives Shannon Cuttle, were in touch with the student’s mother prior to the breaking of this story, and have ...

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  • Bias Crime Arrest In Lakewood Shows Community Strength

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    Posted by Garden State Equality on August 14, 2014

    [caption id="attachment_3860" align="alignright" width="150"] The swastika in Fred and Pete’s yard.[/caption]Fred Blumberg and Pete Costello thought they would finally have peace and quiet. An activist couple, they faced down threats when they demonstrated for marriage equality in Florida. While living in Georgia, they were harassed by the KKK. Having settled into the 55+ housing complex Leisure Village, in Lakewood, NJ, they thought the haters were a thing of the past.  And then, Fred ...

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