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LGBT Older Adults Focus Group

Garden State Equality has an initiative called Pledge and Protect that serves older LGBT adults throughout the state. We will be offering focus groups throughout New Jersey! What is a Focus Group? A focus group is a gathering of selected people who participate in planned discussions to gain information on participant opinions and feelings. Focus groups will help all of us better understand the unique needs and challenges of the older LGBT adult community. These focus groups are an essential part of developing a quality needs assessment which we will distribute statewide in the future. 

We are looking for anyone age 55 and older that identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender!

Please be advised that this focus group will be recorded but the discussion will be anonymous. The recordings will be sent to Monmouth University and transcribed word for word and then destroyed. The transcribed notes of the focus group will contain information that will allow for individual subjects to be linked to specific statements. Participants will be given a pseudonym in order to protect each individual's identity.

Your participation in this focus group is voluntary. If at any time you do not feel comfortable with any of the questions asked during the discussion, we want you to know that you don't have to answer the questions and if you wish, you can simply refuse to participate further.

Join our 90-minute focus groups, we will be offering free dinner and snacks! There are multiple dates, times and locations.

When enrolling online, please select the county you reside in.

Thank you UNION COUNTY for participating. 

Thank you MORRIS COUNTY for participating.

Thank you HUDSON COUNTY for participating.

Thank you ESSEX COUNTY for participating.

Thank you MIDDLESEX COUNTY for participating. 

Thank you MONMOUTH COUNTY for participating.

Thank you SOMERSET COUNTY  for participating.

Thank you CAMDEN COUNTY for participating. 

Thank you OCEAN COUNTY for participating.

Thank you ATLANTIC COUNTY for participating. 

Thank you CAPE MAY COUNTY for participating. 

If you live in BERGEN COUNTY click here!


Don't see your county? Check back soon because we will be adding more counties! 

We can provide reasonable modifications for people with disabilities upon request. Please contact Bianca Mayes: or call (973)509-5428. 


In collaboration with GAMMC, Coral Harbor, SAGE Jersey City, Rutgers Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Union County Office of LGBTQ Services, Living Waters Lutheran Church, the Pride Center, The Pride Center, Atlanticare, RWJBarnabas Health and Broadway House for Continuing Care.