(Montclair, NJ) Garden State Equality is proud to announce our new Youth Caucus Co-Chairs for the 2014-2015 school year, Alex Lasher and Leah Greenhaus. They join GSE as Youth Caucus Co-Chairs, assisting in leading LGBTQA youth advocacy and supporting local chapters. The GSE Youth Caucus is our award-wining statewide youth leadership program that serves students (ages 13-20) across the state of New Jersey. The Youth Caucus meets to discuss anti-bullying, youth empowerment, local needs, and ...
Posted by Garden State Equality on September 15, 2014
Federal Appeals Court Upholds New Jersey Law Prohibiting Conversion Therapy for Minors Court Rejects Anti-LGBT Groups’ Constitutional Challenges to Law From the National Center for Lesbian Rights (Trenton, NJ, September 11, 2014)—Today, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit unanimously upheld a 2013 New Jersey law prohibiting licensed therapists from attempting to change the sexual orientation or gender expression or identity of patients under 18 years old. ...
Posted by Garden State Equality on September 11, 2014
Greetings! My name is Hannah Isabelle Deckard and I am a 2014 graduate of Chatham High School in Chatham New Jersey. This past school year I was Garden State Equality Youth Caucus Co-Chair. As my time in that position comes to a close, I want to talk about what GSE’s Youth Caucus means to [...]
Posted by Garden State Equality on September 3, 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 ...
Posted by Garden State Equality on August 18, 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 ...
Posted by Garden State Equality on August 16, 2014