Our Issues

Youth and school bullying
LGBT Youth and Families
LGBT Seniors
Transgender community
Marriage equality
Adoption and foster care
African-American community
Discrimination in New Jersey
Faith, clergy and congregations

Above are links to community issues that Garden State Equality has done work on or has developed partnerships and resource list for further information and support. 

Garden State Equality has never been about one issue.  In fact, Garden State Equality’s work now goes beyond equality for the LGBT community. As the architect of New Jersey’s anti-bullying law – ranked as the nation’s strongest anti-bullying law by a U.S. Department of Education study and called “the nation’s toughest law against bullying and harassment in schools” by The New York Times – Garden State Equality insisted that the law protect all bullied students, not just LGBT students. To be sure, the law enumerates protection based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. But the law also protects students bullied for any other reason.

Underscoring Garden State Equality’s commitment to the universal safety and dignity of students, our Anti-Bullying Helpline handles the cases of all bullied students, not just students bullied because they are LGBT or perceived to be LGBT. To contact our Anti-Bullying Helpline, call 1 (877) NJBULLY. You may call whether you are a bullied student, or the parent or concerned friend of a bullied student.

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