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

About Garden State Equality

Volunteering at our offices. Garden State Equality has an extensive volunteer program in our statewide headquarters in Montclair. Our volunteers work days, nights and weekends as their own schedules allow. If you would like to volunteer for Garden State Equality, come to our…

Equality Walk. Each year, Garden State Equality holds an Equality Walk in which our members get sponsored by their family and friends, and do a two to three mile walk on a Sunday. The walk ends at a pub, where hundreds of walkers celebrate the Equality Walk’s success.

Anti-bullying training. As the organization that wrote New Jersey’s anti-bullying law with legislators, Garden State Equality knows the law like no one else. We visit schools constantly to train administrators, teachers, and other staff about the law, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, and LGBT cultural competency. We also conduct a different kind of training geared especially to students, and tailor these trainings to be age-appropriate to the schools we visit. If you would like Garden State Equality to visit your school to do an anti-bullying training, please email your name, position, school, town and phone number to or call Garden State Equality’s Anti-Bullying Hotline at 1 (877) NJ-BULLY.

Anti-Bullying Helpline. Click here to read more about Garden State Equality’s hotline that receives reports from parents, students and others about incidents of bullying against students.

Town meetings. This is the program which put Garden State Equality on the map. Tens of thousands of New Jerseyans have attended our town meetings across the state, held throughout the year. Our town meetings have packed houses of worship, municipal halls, community centers, gymnasiums and hotels to the rafters. The town meetings have not only smashed attendance records everywhere in the state, but they’ve also drawn massive coverage from news organizations in New Jersey, the region, the nation and the world.