Save The Date: Equality Ball on June 1st with special guest Governor Phil Murphy!

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  • Hate crimes and bias incidents in our communities hurt not only the intended victims, but everyone around them as well. in 2017, at least 27 trans American lives were lost to hate-based violence. Members of the LGBTQ community continue to face increased violence around the country.

    As we prepare for a month of celebrating identities and individuality, it's important to prepare for the uncomfortable, unsafe, and unwanted incidents of prejudice, bias, and stereotypes that may arise. Join Chhange, Garden State Equality, and Chief Investigator, David D'Amico, for a one-night workshop that will empower you to stand up against hate during pride month and throughout the entire year!

    This workshop will include members of the LGBTQ Community and law enforcement from neighboring towns. Everyone is invited to attend and learn more about how bias crime impacts our communities!

    For more information, please reach out to Kayvon Paul at

  • LGBT Law Enforcement Mixer

    Join us for a mixer with LGBT Law Enforcement officials at the Asbury Hotel’s Salvation VIP Rooftop Bar!

    Law Enforcement only - Spouses welcome.

  • Philadelphia Pride Night

    Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago

    Philadelphia Union invites you to bring your employees, friends, and family out to PRIDE NIGHT at Talen Energy Stadium!


    • $5 Fundraiser from each ticket in support of Garden State Equality 

    • In addition, your group has the opportunity to add on a Union Pride-themed Mitchell & Ness Snapback hat for just $12 per hat (retails for $35).

    • DJ Carl Michaels will be providing live tunes on Toyota Plaza before the match and the Union shop will feature several Pride themed items including Shirts, Socks, Koozies, and Scarves!

    • Glossblack will be doing live graffiti on the plaza before the game


    Questions? Contact TJ Smink at 610-990-4355 or


  • Camp for Trans* Youth & Families

    • Friday, June 01, 2018 at 10:00 AM – June 03, 2018
    • Tertium Quid Camp

    A free weekend camp for transgender and gender creative children (12 & under) and their families located in northern NJ.

    Tertium Quib goal is to foster a welcoming and supportive environment for transgender, gender non-conforming and questioning youth, along with their families in an idyllic landscape. 

    By creating a safe space to experience a weekend free from bullying and harassment, our hope is to give children the room to be themselves and families the network support that last far beyond one weekend.

    It is a fun weekend of typical camp activities for children: arts & crafts, hiking, ball playing, & more. The children come to play. The families come to meet other families, join in discussion groups and hear outside speakers.

    Want to come to Tertium Quid? Reach us at 

    Want to help make Tertium Quid great? Contact us at

    Tertium Quid is a non-profit organization supported by individual donations. Support us at


  • Equality Ball 2018

    • Friday, June 01, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    • The Asbury Hotel in Asbury Park, NJ
    • $500.00 USD

    GARDEN STATE EQUALITY is New Jersey’s statewide advocacy and education organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Our mission is to provide quality, cutting-edge programs and services to meet the needs of LGBT individuals in our state.

    The Equality Ball is Garden State Equality’s premier event and largest annual fundraiser. Last year, we had hundreds of individuals in attendance and raised tens of thousands of dollars. This year’s ball will be even bigger and better, and our guest speaker will be Governor Phil Murphy!

    Funds raised at Equality Ball 2018 will support the innovative work GSE is doing in the areas of policy, education, and health. Every day, our team is busy advocating for the LGBT community in our state and developing programs that will serve as models for other states, agencies, and organizations.




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    March with Garden State Equality and Tito's Handmade Vodka in Jersey Pride! First 300 marchers to RSVP will receive a t-shirt at the Pre-Parade party. RSVP below!

    Pre-Parade Party - 10:45 am at Johnny Macs 208 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

    Parade Kick Off - 11:45 am in the City Hall Parking Lot (look for the big Tito's Float and Garden State Equality members)

  • County House Meetings- Union

    This County's House Meeting will be held at the home of Kyle Chi-Lee. This meet and greet will allow attendees to discuss issues, learn about programs for 2018, meet staff, and engage with fellow members of their community.

  • LGBT Senior Housing and Care Expo

    • Saturday, June 09, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    • Green Hill in West Orange, NJ

    Speakers, Panels, Vendors and Networking Lunch are included with Registration.
    This event is brought to you in collaboration with Garden State Equality and Green Hill.
    We hope you will join us!

    Register Today!
    CLICK >> Events >> June Calendar
    or CALL
    Shira at 973-731-2300 x373

    For Expo Information and Vendor opportunities contact LGBT Senior Program Director, Amy Simon, at
    This is a FREE EVENT and open to the public!

  • County House Meetings- Essex

    This County's House Meeting will be held at the home of Naykhea Watkins. This meet and greet will allow attendees to discuss issues, learn about programs for 2018, meet staff, and engage with fellow members of their community.

  • Educators for Equality

    Garden State Equality is happy to announce the creation of our "Educators for Equality” Alliance. We are looking for current and retired LGBTQIA identified educators, administrators and their allies to join us!

    Join us to discuss your experiences, challenges, and triumphs! We will be using this fist meeting as an E4E Alliance planning meeting. We need you to help develop our missions, goals and move this supportive safe space forward for one another!

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