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  • Substance Use in the LGBTQ Community

    Join us for an engaging event to discuss this disparity and LGBTQ specific initiatives and interventions addressing this source of concern within our community

    Our featured speaker will be Philip T. McCabe CSW, CAS, CDVC, DRCC from Rutgers School of Public Health and President of NALGAP the Association of LGBT Addiction Professionals and Their Allies.


    Health Workforce Development.

    This event agenda:

    1:00pm-2:30pm: This workshop is for healthcare providers to increase their competency with substance use.

    3:00pm-4:00pm: This workshop is for the community members who are impacted directly or indirectly by substance use.

     

    Sponsored by:

    In collaboration with Our Partners:  The Prevention Resource Network (PRN), a division of the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group (VNAHG), The Center, and Jersey Shore’s Medical Center’s HIV & AIDs Ambulatory Care Clinic (A-Team)

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    In 2018, New Jersey established a Transgender Equality Task Force to assess the legal and societal barriers to transgender equality and provide recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature on how to ensure equality and improve the lives of transgender people.

    The Task Force first met in March 2019 and, over the course of six months, will conduct research, collect public comment, hold community hearings, and prepare a report for the Governor and the Legislature outlining its recommendations for advancing transgender equality in New Jersey.

    The Task Force is looking for New Jerseyans to share their personal experiences about being transgender and what legal or societal barriers they have or are currently facing in their day-to-day life.

    Come join us at the Holy Counselor Lutheran Church to have an in-person community meeting. 

    If you are unable to attend the meeting you can submit your comments via email. 

    Transequality@NJCivilRights.gov 

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  • New Brunswick: Transgender Equality Task Force Meeting

     

    In 2018, New Jersey established a Transgender Equality Task Force to assess the legal and societal barriers to transgender equality and provide recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature on how to ensure equality and improve the lives of transgender people.

    The Task Force first met in March 2019 and, over the course of six months, will conduct research, collect public comment, hold community hearings, and prepare a report for the Governor and the Legislature outlining its recommendations for advancing transgender equality in New Jersey.

    The Task Force is looking for New Jerseyans to share their personal experiences about being transgender and what legal or societal barriers they have or are currently facing in their day-to-day life.

    Come join us at the Hyacinth AIDS Foundation to have an in-person community meeting. 

    If you are unable to attend the meeting you can submit your comments via email. 

    Transequality@NJCivilRights.gov 

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  • Elders for Equality

    Garden State Equality is happy to announce the creation of our "Elders for Equality” Alliance. We are looking for LGBTQIA identified people ages 55+ and older adult providers (social workers, geriatric care professionals, etc.) to join us!

    We will be using this first meeting as an Elders for Equality Alliance planning meeting. The mission of Elders for Equality is to empower LGBTQ older adults and older adult providers to advocate and educate LGBTQ aging issues throughout New Jersey.

    We need you to help develop our goals and make New Jersey one of the safest states for LGBTQ older adults!

    Our Agenda: 

    • Develop goals 
    • Learn about the NJ Older LGBTQ Adults Bill 
    • How to Advocate for LGBTQ Aging 
    • LGBTQ Competency Training 
    • Networking  

    RSVP below by clicking "FREE" in the tickets section!

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  • Garden State Equality at Jersey City Pride

    • Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    • Newark Avenue in Jersey City , NJ

     

    Come celebrate with Garden State Equality at Jersey City Pride Fest! 

  • Garden State Equality at South Jersey Pride

     

    Come celebrate with Garden State Equality at South Jersey Pride Fest! 

  • Out of the Shade Writing Project

    • Tuesday, October 01, 2019 at 11:59 PM

    Often the LGBTQ movement overlooks and erases the narratives and contributions of queer and trans people of color who remain in the shadows. Garden State Equality is inviting Queer and Trans Youth of Color to come “Out of the Shade” by submitting stories, poems and prose about you, your lives and your communities.

    Out of the Shade Guidelines:

    • Young people ages 14 through 24 who identify as both a member of the LGBTQ+ community AND as a person of color are invited to contribute.
    • Submissions may be of any literary genre including but not limited to fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoirs, essays, romance, fantasy, mystery, satire, etc. Subject matter is open to self-discovery, intersectionality, challenges, identities, love and relationships, family, experiences, dreams, coming out, etc.
    • All submissions must be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman size 12-point font with 1-inch top/bottom margins and 1 left/right margins.  
    • Submissions should be no more than 10 pages long.
    • Submissions must be emailed to contact@GardenStateEquality.org with “Out of the Shade Submission” in the subject line
    • All submissions must be accompanied with an entry form http://bit.ly/OutOfTheShade using the same email you used to send in your submission.
    • All submissions will be considered for inclusion in a published anthology.
    • Selected entries will be included for publication in an anthology, though excerpts from all entries will be included on the Garden State Equality website.
    • Any submission that endorses or promotes hate rhetoric will be disqualified from the project.
    • The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, October 1 at 11:59pm
  • LGBTQ Health Disparities Symposium

    GSE is inviting you to attend our LGBTQ Healthcare Symposium on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 8:30am-4:00pm located at Anacon Hall, Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Ave, Long Branch, NJ. The goal of the symposium is to share outcomes of the Asbury Park LGBT Patient Advocacy Project and call to action for healthcare reform for New Jersey LGBT health equity. We will have several speakers including a keynote by Dr. Dean Perry Halkitis, the Dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health. Please use parking lot 18.

    Stay tuned for more details as the event arrives! 

    To table for this event please click here!

    This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome regardless of sex, age, disability status, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, education, and ethnicity. 

    In Collaboration with Monmouth University School of Social Work and the School of Nursing and Health Studies