All set for the GSA Forum at Princeton Day School
Ethicon GLOBAL volunteer Shane Lacy and chapter leader Paula Rodriguez Rust staff the GLSEN CNJ table.
Alex Lawrence, John Marron, Carol Watchler, and Corrine O'Hara with Allie the Ally at the 2013 Forum at South Brunswick HS
GLSEN Central New Jersey joins the GLSEN contingent at NYC Pride, 2014


Monday, September 8, 2014

GLSEN Central New Jersey joins Garden State Equality in supporting transgender youth

As several news outlets have reported, a transgender middle schooler from Middletown, NJ, has been ... Read More
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Transgender student may go to other schools

by Carol Gorga Williams, Asbury Park Press MIDDLETOWN – Rachel Pepe, the 13-year-old ... Read More
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Executive Order Bans Federal Employment Discrimination

The following is a statement from GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard on the White House signing ... Read More
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GLSEN, Campus Pride Announce Partnership on College Fairs

GLSEN, Campus Pride Announce Partnership to Support Campus Pride National LGBT-Friendly College ... Read More

#NSCS15 is now open! If you are LGBTQ+ youth & looking for a way to break the silence today, share your experiences! Please share the message with other LGBTQ+ youth. 


"Transgender Conference Brings Hope, Solidarity"

by Pamela Mackenzie


Trans* Youth Forum 

 Be sure to use the link on the flyer for registration for the Trans Youth Forum. Do not use the link for REGISTRATION that is a tab at the top of this page. Save the date for the Trans* Youth Forum on Saturday April 18, 2015 from 9 am-5 pm at Princeton University- Frist Campus Center! This will be New Jersey's first conference exclusively for transgender, genderqueer, gender non-conforming and/or questioning youth, ages 11-26 welcome. See full flyer here


Trans* Youth Forum Press Release

HiTOPS; The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network Central New Jersey; and the LGBT Center at Princeton University will pioneer a new Trans* Youth Forum on April 18, 2015. The forum will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Frist Campus Center at Princeton University, and is open to trans*, gender queer, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and gender questioning youth ages 11 to 26. Read More


Speak Summit

NOT TOO LATE! The Pride Network presents the SPEAK Summit at Rutgers University on April 18, 2015. A youth summit for all high school or college GSA and LGBTQ Student Groups! Workshops include: "How to Start/Maintain a LGBT Group" , "Advisors Roundtable", "Picking a LGBTQ-Friendly College", "Being LGBTQ and a Person of Color", "Transgender 101", and more! Register for free at ! See full flyer here



Mark Pino-The Necessity of LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum

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"Suicide Awareness Through the Life of Pan"

Written by Lana Leonard


Garden State Equality and community partners including GLSEN Central NJ, HiTOPS and more announce a new campaign: “Teach and Affirm Students in New Jersey”

Click here for full statement



Praise for the

Saturday November 15, 2014

The 11th Annual Conference
for NJ Gay-Straight Alliances


The animated chatter of hundreds of people filled the rainbow-bedecked room as our group took seats at the long rows of cafeteria tables and waited expectantly. From rainbow balloons to banners to GSA t-shirts, Lenape High School cafeteria was a vibrant display of pride. The enthusiasm and anticipation in the room were palpable. This was New Jersey’s long-awaited 11th Annual GSA Forum, hosted by the Lenape High School Gay Straight Alliance and co-sponsored by HiTOPS and GLSEN Central New Jersey. [read more]

Well, another year has past and I am still blown away by the annual Central New Jersey GLSEN and HiTOP NJGSA forum. This year was my third year attending the forum, which was held at Lenape Regional High School in Medford, NJ, and although I have graduated high school, I still find a beloved belonging to the positive energy that each high school brings in furthering human rights, celebrating pride, while withholding the realest human beings I have ever had the pleasure to be in the same room with. [read more]


GLSEN Central New Jersey celebrates Martin Luther King Day at Kidsbridge [read more]




May 29, 2015
Details and required forms can be found on This more»
June 7, 2015
More information coming soon about a GSA contingent in the parade. GLSEN more»
June 12, 2015, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
For LGBTQ and Allies! Ages 15-19. Includes pizza and refreshments.