Garden State Equality Board Chair to receive Rutgers Law School LGBTQ Award

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Posted by Garden State Equality on April 15, 2014

Garden State Equality Action Fund Board Chair Luanne Peterpaul will receive the Rutgers Law School LGBTQ Caucus Award at a ceremony on Tuesday, April 15th at the school’s Newark campus.  Peterpaul is being recognized for her tireless work fighting bullying.  Peterpaul was a co-author of New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights(ABR), a bold new model to counter school bullying signed into law by Governor Chris Christie in January 2011.  Peterpaul currently serves on the ...

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  • More than a Moment of Silence

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    Posted by Garden State Equality on April 11, 2014

    Hello everyone! This is Hannah Isabelle Deckard.  I am a senior in High School from Summit New Jersey and Youth Chair of the Garden State Equality Youth Caucus. Today is an important day for LGBTQA youth awareness and activism as we partner with GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Education Network) to observe Day of Silence. Eighteen years ago, a group of courageous students at the University of Virginia came together to start something incredible. The very first Day of Silence was held in ...

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  • While Garden State Equality applauds self-grade reporting on the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, there is still much work to be done.

    Garden State Equality
    Posted by Garden State Equality on March 21, 2014

    Garden State Equality continues to be at the forefront of the safe schools movement since successfully championing with key legislators the passage of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights(ABR) in 2011.  GSE applauds the mandated self-grade reporting recently released by public schools across the state. These reports will help inform students and families of each school’s progress. GSE recognizes that more work needs to be done to help create safe spaces for students  and communities by ...

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  • GSE Honors Frank Vespa-Papaleo

    Garden State Equality
    Posted by Garden State Equality on March 12, 2014

    New Jersey’s loss is the nation’s gain.  One of the great civil rights leaders in New Jersey history, Frank Vespa-Papaleo, former Director of the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights is leaving his beloved State of New Jersey.  Frank is moving to Washington, DC to become the Principal Deputy Director of Fair Lending at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  While Frank’s move is great news for he and his family, Garden State Equality is sorry to see Frank leaving New Jersey. ...

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  • Spring/Summer Internships

    Garden State Equality
    Posted by Garden State Equality on March 4, 2014

    GARDEN STATE EQUALITY SPRING / SUMMER INTERNSHIP Garden State Equality is seeking SPRING/ SUMMER  interns(s) to help with outreach, communications, field organizing, and operations related items.   Garden State Equality is New Jersey’s largest civil rights organization. Since our founding in 2004, New Jersey has enacted over 200 state, county and local LGBT laws.  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Train and lead volunteers - Research prospective donors - Assist in maintaining donor ...

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