“I knew I needed to do something not only for myself, but for any transgender student that would walk the halls after me.”Read More
November 18. New Jersey 14th Annual GSA Forum for LGBTQ Students, Advisors, Supporters, and Allies.
[Completed with largest number ever --- inspiring keynote panel, informative and invigorating workshops, great networking, and a challenging send off! Thanks to all who participated!]
Some Dates To Keep In Mind!
December 11: GLSEN Central NJ provides information table at NJAHPERD Health educators conference at Ramada Hotel, Monroe,NJ
GLSEN and our New York City-area Chapters will march in solidarity with Orlando and our GLSEN Orlando Chapter at NYC Pride. To learn more, visit our happenings column or click the link below to sign up.
12th Annual GSA Forum
GLSEN Senior Honor Award Winners are in!
Ximena Aparacio and Alyssa Concannon
Dayna Halcomb and Michael Kearney
By Lana Leonard
This year’s 24th annual Asbury Park Pride was once again record breaking, bringing in over 20,000 people from the Asbury Park’s original 1,000 back 24 years ago.
By Sarah Gavis-Hughston
Excitement mounted steadily as young people filled the large multi-purpose room of Frist Campus Center at Princeton University
by Pamela Mackenzie
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.
by Lana Leonard
Praise for the
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]