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

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  • LGBT Inclusive-Curriculum Summit and Development Project

    In partnership, Garden State Equality, Make It Better For Youth and GLSEN Central NJ are seeking volunteers to assist in the creation of an LGBT inclusive curriculum model to be used in New Jersey schools. The first step is attending the LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum Summit slated for late March 2018. We are seeking attendees who are passionate about the addition of LGBT inclusive curriculum in the following subject area: English, History, Social Studies, World Language, Arts, Sciences, Math and Health/Sex education. We are seeking volunteers who have experience as educators in all subject areas, curriculum designers and administrators who can provide their time as a panelist and/or work on the development teams.

    For the Summit: The LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum Summit will take in Monmouth County, NJ and is slated for sometime in late March 2018. We are seeking panelists who are experts in their field and can bring an LGBT inclusive lens to help New Jersey's LGBT students see themselves in educational content. 

    Summit Volunteer Attendees: We are seeking educators in all subject areas, curriculum designers and administrators who would like to attend the summit to brainstorm, develop and plan LGBT inclusive educational content.

    LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum Development Project: We are looking for individuals who are committed to this project post summit. We expect volunteers to participate in quarterly meetings, conference calls and via email regarding planning and project completion. We anticipate this project will last 12-18 months.

    If you are interested in attending, please fill out a form by Clicking Here.

  • Pledge & Protect in Union County

    Presented in collaboration with Union County’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) and Division of Outreach and Advocacy, Office of LGBTQ Services The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to host two sessions April 3, 2018 10:00am – 12:00pm and 2:00pm – 4:00pm Warinanco Sports Center in Warinanco Park One Park Drive, Roselle, NJ 07203

    If you are interested in attending, please register by Clicking Here.

  • Bon Jovi - Experiences

    Date: Saturday, April 7th 2018
    Location: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
    Time: 7:30pm

    The Garden State Equality Experiences package includes:

    • A Skybox Seat for unique viewing experience
    • Access to VIP Suite Area
    • Gourmet meal and limited open bar (beer and wine)
    • Garden State Equality exclusive swag

    Only a limited number of tickets are available and 100% of the proceeds benefit Garden State Equality. One ticket admits one person.

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  • NJ Trans Youth Forum 2018

    Garden State Equality, in collaboration with HiTOPS and GLSEN, is proud to announce the 4th Annual NJ Trans Youth Forum, taking place on April 21, 2018 at New Brunswick High School! Each year, hundreds of New Jersey’s transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, and gender-questioning youth and their supporters gather for a day of celebration and education. This year’s theme is “United We Fight, Together We Rise: Empowerment Through Community.” Please join us for a day of community, empowerment and celebration!

  • 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!

  • 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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  • 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!
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    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!