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  • Aging in Place: Maplewood

     

    Many older adults are aging without a plan in place. Issues around caretaking, power of attorney, wills, and other legal issues begin to come up and many older adults are unprepared to tackle these issues. This preparation workshop will help LGBTQ older adults to start thinking about a plan that is tailored to their needs.

     

    THIS IS A FREE EVENT & LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED!

     

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  • An Evening with Perry N. Halkitis

    • Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    • Garden State Equality

    Join Garden State Equality for an evening with Perry N. Halkitis, author of Out in Time: The Public Lives of Gay Men from Stonewall to the Queer Generation.

    This event is free and open to the public. Free wine and refreshments will be provided. 100% of all book sales will benefit Garden State Equality!

    Perry N. Halkitis is Dean and Professor at the School of Public Health at Rutgers University. For over two decades, Dr. Halkitis's program of research has examined the intersection of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, drug abuse, and mental health burden, and the biological, behavioral, psychosocial, and structural factors that predispose these and other health disparities in the LGBTQ population. His most recent book, The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience, was a 2014 Lambda Literary Award nominee and recipient of the American Psychological Association Distinguished Book Award in LGBT Psychology. He is the recipient of numerous awards from both professional and community-based organizations. Throughout his career, Dr. Halkitis has fought for the rights of those infected with and affected by HIV, and has been an outspoken advocate for the health of the LGBTQ population.

    Out in Time explores the life experiences of three generations of gay men—the Stonewall, AIDS, and Queer generations—arguing that while there are generational differences in the lived experiences of young gay men, each one confronts its own unique historical events, realities, and socio-political conditions, there are consistencies across time that define and unify the identity formation of gay men. Guided by the vast research literature on gay identity formation and coming out, the ideas and themes explored are seen through the oral histories of a diverse set of fifteen gay men, five from each generation.

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  • Montclair Pride Reception with First Lady Tammy Murphy

    • Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    • The Clubhouse in Montclair , NJ

     

    Join us as we celebrate Pride Month with First Lady Tammy Murphy!

    This event will be free and open to the public but space is limited and an RSVP is required.

    The First Lady and Governor Phil Murphy have been incredible friends and allies to New Jersey’s LGBTQ community, and we are excited to have the First Lady with us to celebrate Pride Month, the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, and the 15th anniversary of Garden State Equality.



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  • SAGETable: Maplewood

    • Friday, June 21, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    • The Woodland in Maplewood , NJ

     

    Back by popular demand, GSE is hosting SAGETable again! With over 100 participants combined at our North, Central, and South Jersey location, we figured Maplewood is the next best place! For this edition of SAGETable, we will be showing the film Gen Silent, a documentary about LGBTQ aging issues. To view the trailer for the documentary, click here!

    Why SAGE TABLE? Our goal is to draw our community closer together, to alleviate the loneliness common to many LGBTQ seniors and to share stories and ideas. This is a space to begin a conversation about how we relate to people across age boundaries in our community, and how we can take action together.

    THIS IS A FREE EVENT FOR EVERYONE WHO CONSIDERS THEMSELVES LGBTQ OR AN ALLY REGARDLESS OF AGE! 

    Dinner will be served! 

    In collaboration with: 

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  • Stonewall Opera

    • Friday, June 21, 2019 at 07:30 PM
    • New York City Opera

    Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and the beginning of the modern LGBTQ civil rights movementStonewall is an explosive new American opera that captures the rage, grit, humor and, finally, hope of the LGBTQ+ community’s uprising in a Greenwich Village dance club on one hot night in June 1969. The work follows a diverse group of characters whose lives collide at that pivotal moment in history when they find the courage to fight back. New York City Opera commissioned composer Iain Bell, librettist Mark Campbell, and director Leonard Foglia to create Stonewall.

    To purchase tickets, visit the New York City Opera.

  • SAGETable: Union County

    Back by popular demand, GSE is hosting SAGETable again! With over 100 participants combined at our North, Central, and South Jersey location, we figured Union County is the next best place! 

    Why SAGE TABLE? Our goal is to draw our community closer together, to alleviate the loneliness common to many LGBTQ seniors and to share stories and ideas. This is a space to begin a conversation about how we relate to people across age boundaries in our community, and how we can take action together.

    THIS IS A FREE EVENT FOR EVERYONE WHO CONSIDERS THEMSELVES LGBTQ OR AN ALLY REGARDLESS OF AGE! LUNCH WILL BE SERVED! 

    A big thank you to the Union County Office of LGBTQ Affairs and the Division on Aging (ADRC)

     

    In collaboration with: 

    The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the City of Plainfield for organizing this event!

     

     

     

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  • Judy Garland 50th Anniversary Concert at the Paramount Theatre

    Join us as the World Pride/Stonewall celebrates JUDY GARLAND AT CARNEGIE HALL hosted by LORNA LUFT at the Paramount Theatre. Starring Karen Mason, Debbie Gravitte, Joan Ellison and Gabrielle Stravelli with a 40-piece orchestra under Liza’s former conductor Michael Berkowitz! 

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  • Film Screening: Growing Up Gay

     

     

    Recent figures show that more than 40 percent of LGBT+ people will experience a significant mental health problem, compared to around 25 percent of the whole population, and that LGBT+ people are more than twice as likely to have attempted suicide. In this eye-opening and timely film, young pop culture icon Olly Alexander explores why the gay community is more vulnerable to mental health issues, as he opens up about his own long-term battles with depression. As the outspoken frontman of British band Years and Years - who have seen a phenomenal rise to fame - Olly is a powerful voice on mental health, bullying and LGBT+ rights. He has broken taboos with music videos that celebrate queer identities and spoken openly about his own sexuality as well as his ongoing struggles with anxiety. Olly joins young people on their journeys battling issues that parallel his own - from homophobic bullying to eating and anxiety disorders - and asks what can be done to address them.

    To view the trailer for the film, click here!

    At the conclusion of this event, there will be a panel answering questions regarding LGBTQ and mental health. 

    THIS IS A FREE EVENT for everyone and includes a light dinner! 

    Please note, this facility is handicap accessible. Parking can be found in the rear. 

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  • Out of the Shade Writing Project

    • Sunday, June 30, 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 Sunday, June 30 at 11:59pm
  • 2019 Inaugural Golf "Out"ing

    Garden State Equality’s LGBTQ Law Enforcement Liaisons are hosting their inaugural Golf “Out”ing at the Knoll West Country Club in Boonton on July 12!

    This event will be limited to the first 144 registrants, so be sure to buy your tickets quickly. Individual tickets begin at $150 and may be purchased below.

    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.

    For sponsorship opportunities, download the 2019 Inaugural Golf "Out"ing Brochure.

    If you have any questions, please contact lgbtq.le.golf@gmail.com.

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