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Posted by Garden State Equality on November 4, 2014

Garden State Equality has a ton of work to do moving forward–ending LGBT homelessness (including youth homelessness), ensuring that senior care providers respect and protect LGBT seniors, improving birth certificate law and health insurance access for transgender people–and we need your help! There are a lot of ways a robust volunteer base could support the work: educating policymakers about these issues, researching housing and senior programs (and the extent to which the ...

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  • Garden State Equality Arranges To Have a Designated Liaison With NJ Division on Civil Rights

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    Posted by Garden State Equality on October 27, 2014

    Newark, NJ – Garden State Equality has arranged to have a designated liaison within the NJ Division of Civil Rights (DCR). This will allow GSE’s constituents to discuss their discrimination concerns with a specific point person at DCR. DCR is a branch of NJ’s Office of the Attorney General, and it has the task of investigating complaints and otherwise enforcing NJ’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD), which provides nondiscrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation, ...

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  • Why We Support Newark Communities for Accountable Policing

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    Posted by Garden State Equality on September 25, 2014

    Tonight, Garden State Equality is taking part in an amazing community event. And we want you to come. At 6pm, September 25, at Unified Valisburg Services Organization (40 Richelieu Terrace, Newark, NJ), Newark Communities for Accountable Policing (N-CAP) will make its presence known. N-CAP is an organization dedicated to ensuring that Newark residents have serious oversight of the Newark Police Department (NPD). Community members will share stories of how they have been mistreated by NPD, and ...

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  • New GSE Youth Caucus Co-Chairs Announced

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    Posted by Garden State Equality on September 15, 2014

    (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 ...

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  • Federal Appeals Court Upholds New Jersey Law Prohibiting Conversion Therapy for Minors

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    Posted by Garden State Equality on September 11, 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. ...

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