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  • POSTPONED: Equality at Work Symposium

    • Friday, April 24, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    • Bell Labs Holmdel Complex
    • $129.00 USD

    Garden State Equality is proud to announce our 2nd Annual Equality at Work Symposium on April 24 at Bell Works Holmdel Complex!

    Discounted tickets for Young Professionals under the age of 30 are available for $129.

    Equality at Work is a space for change-makers in the corporate world to collaborate while hearing directly from industry leaders who’ve been driving best practices for diversity and inclusion.

    This year, the Equality at Work Symposium will focus on ways to improve Employee Resource Groups, promote inclusive workplace policies, develop inclusive recruitment and workforce development, and more.

    The event’s agenda will include a continental breakfast, a panel of professional speakers, Q&As, a networking luncheon, as well as a happy hour at the end of the day's events.

    The complete Equality at Work Symposium agenda will be announced by mid-March! Stay tuned for more.

    There are no refunds available for ticket purchases, but ticket value can be transferred if the event is postponed.

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  • POSTPONED: Elders for Equality: Paid Family Leave

    Family can’t be defined in just one way. We should all be able to be there for any of our loved ones when they need us most. 

    Have you heard the news? New Jersey has INCLUSIVE Paid Family Leave! 

    Come and learn more during this fun interactive session!

    Cost: Free to attend 

    Parking: There is a handicap space outside the office, free street parking is available. 

    Accessibility: The building is street level and wheelchair accessible. 

    If you need accommodations including languages, please contact: or call (973) 509-5428

    We welcome clients of all gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, disabilities, and abilities, race and ethnicities, and immigration status. 


    Sponsored by: NJ Citizen Action and NJ Time to Care

  • The Equality Ball 2020

    Please join us on June 5, 2020 at the Asbury Lanes for our fourth annual Equality Ball—our premier event and largest annual fundraiser! This year's Equality Ball will be our biggest and best yet, filled with live entertainment, special guests, dancing, food, and drinks!

    Equality Ball Schedule

    5:30 PM - Cocktail Hour
    7:00 PM - Dinner
    9:30 PM - Pride Weekend Party

    For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Nealon Isaacs at

    We are closely monitoring developments on COVID-19. We will continue consulting with the venue and state and local public health officials to ensure everyone's safety. Should this summer's Equality Ball need to be postponed, all tickets will be honored for a future date.

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  • 2nd Annual Golf OUTing - Save the Date!

    Garden State Equality’s LGBTQ Law Enforcement Liaisons are hosting their second annual Golf OUTing at the Knoll West Country Club in Boonton on October 2!

    We look forward to having a fun exciting day on the greens with food, awards, and prizes, but most importantly, all of the funds raised will support Garden State Equality and the Law Enforcement Liaison’s grassroots work to protect LGBTQ New Jerseyans.

    Tickets will go on sale later this year. Save the date!

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    A FREE day of health and wellness focused on preventive care service and health related
    information for the LGBTQ community in a safe, culturally sensitive environment.

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    A day of health and wellness focused on preventive care service and health related information for the LGBTQ community in a safe, culturally sensitive environment.

    Event/Program Highlights:
    --Health screenings, including blood pressure, glucose, HIV testing, etc.
    --Health and wellness information tables by providers and vendors
    --“De-stress for health” opportunities (massage, yoga, nutrition, skin care, make-up, etc.)
    --Interactive panel discussion– Health awareness & services for the LGBTQ Community

    FREE ADMISSION (Advance registration requested)
    VENDOR GIVEAWAYS AND PRIZE DRAWINGS (including Fitbit Versa 2 grand prize)

    For more information and to register go to:


  • Rescheduled: Educators for Equality 2020 Networking Event

    • Monday, October 19, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    • Asbury Hotel in Asbury Park, NJ

    Join Educators for Equality—a grassroots organization of LGBTQ educators and allies who are working to build safe and inclusive environments for educators and students in New Jersey—for a special networking event!

    Event will include a cash bar and light fare. More details to come soon!

  • Rescheduled: LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum Conference

    • Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 08:00 AM
    • Monmouth University
    • $199.00 USD

    Garden State Equality in partnership with Make It Better for Youth will present the LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum Conference to promote safety, inclusion, and best practices regarding LGBTQ-specific topics in education. The conference will provide a comprehensive opportunity for educators, administrators, and community members to build awareness and cultural competency in schools, as well as learn of emerging practices and gather resources from leading experts in the field.

    Complete details and schedule for the day will be announced later this year. Sessions and topics will include:

    • LGBTQ 101
    • History/Social Studies
    • World Languages
    • Math
    • Science/STEM
    • Arts/Performing Arts
    • ELA
    • Gender Identity and Expression
    • LGBTQ Youth and Mental Health
    • Intersectional Identities
    • Queer Black/Brown history
    • Gay Liberation Movement History

    Stay tuned for more information!

    There are no refunds available for ticket purchases, but ticket value can be transferred if the event is postponed.

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