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  • 2020 NJ Gay Men's HIV Awareness Month

    • Wednesday, September 02, 2020 at 11:00 AM – September 23, 2020

    The New Jersey HIV Planning Group's (NJHPG) Gay Men's Committee presents the 7th Annual Gay Men's Awareness Day. This year NJHPG recognizes National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with a series of tele-conferences.

    Originally created in 2008 to recognize the disproportionate impact of the epidemic on gay men, the NJHPG has created this event to educate the gay community, as well as the providers who work with them, on unique issues and barriers which impact both HIV care and prevention throughout NJ.

    Schedule of Events:

    • 9/2 11:00-2:00pm: History Behind National Gay Men's HIV Awareness Day & COVID-19 and HIV: How it affects the community and timeline
    • 9/9 11:00-1:00pm: Our New 'Normal' with Dr. Tony Ortega
    • 9/16 11:00-1:00pm: Chemsex Amongst Gay & Bisexual Men
    • 9/23 7:00-9:00pm: Event Finale! Guest speaker & entertainment

    Learn more and RSVP on EventBrite.

  • Conspiracies & COVID

    • Thursday, October 01, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    • Zoom


    You can register by clicking here!

  • 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!

  • The Equality Ball-ish 2020

    Please join us on Sunday, October 4, 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 TBA (Tentatively 5:00 pm start time)

    For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Nealon Isaacs at

    We are closely monitoring developments on COVID-19, and we will continue to consult with state and local public health officials to ensure everyone's safety. Should we be unable to host The Equality Ball-ish in person, it will be presented as a virtual event. There are no refunds for ticket purchases.

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    This event is canceled. 


  • Rescheduled: Educators for Equality 2020 Networking Event

    • Monday, October 19, 2020 at 06:00 PM

    NOTE: We are currently working out the logistics for a virtual event. Please check back soon for more information!

    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!

  • Rescheduled: LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum Conference

    • Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 08:00 AM

    NOTE: We are currently working out the logistics for a virtual conference. Please check back soon for more information!

    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.

  • POSTPONED: Equality at Work Symposium

    • Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    • Bell Labs Holmdel Complex
    • $129.00 USD

    This event has been postponed. We will announce a new date in the future. There are no refunds available for ticket purchases, but ticket value can be transferred when the event is rescheduled.

    Garden State Equality is proud to announce our 2nd Annual Equality at Work Symposium 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.

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