West Orange PD takes innovative approach to LGBTQI concerns

West Orange PD takes innovative approach to LGBTQI concerns

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Over the past few years, the West Orange Police Department has made a concerted effort to improve its relationship with members of the LGBTQI community and how the department responds and serves them, according to a June 15 press release.  “We were fully aware that a lack of trust and understanding […]

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center celebrates Pride Month

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center celebrates Pride Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, June 1, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, raised the flag in celebration and recognition of National LGBTQ-plus Pride Awareness Month. Newark Beth Israel’s Business Resource Group, P.R.I.D.E. — Providing Respect, Inclusion, Dignity and Empowerment — hosted the annual event. “Newark […]

South Orange Elks to raise Progress Pride flag

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — John Grew, exalted ruler of the South Orange Elks Lodge No. 1154, announced that on Saturday, June 19, at 1 p.m. the lodge will add the Progress Pride flag to its flag pole as a way of symbolically and publicly acknowledging work that has been underway since last year to ensure […]

Flying the Pride flag in South Orange

Flying the Pride flag in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — To celebrate June at Pride Month, South Orange and Maplewood residents gathered on South Orange Avenue in the village to raise the Pride flag. Attendees included residents and officials from both towns. Among the speakers were SOMA Board of Education 1st Vice President Shannon Cuttle, the first non-binary/transgender Board of Education […]

SOMA PRIDE is back with a month full of events

SOMA PRIDE is back with a month full of events

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA PRIDE 2021 is a time for South Orange and Maplewood residents to come together as one in celebration of all LGBTQ-plus identities and allies collectively united. The monthlong schedule of events will shine a light on LGBTQ-plus issues with books, films, discussions, performances, picnics and parties, and recognize […]

Columbia High School to hold Lavender Graduation this June

Columbia High School to hold Lavender Graduation this June

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As part of annual June Pride Month celebrations across SOMA and Essex County, Maplewood and South Orange are again partnering with the South Orange–Maplewood School District and others in the community to present SOMA Lavender Graduation 2021, to be held in person and virtually on Thursday, June 3, at […]

Gainsburg to discuss being an LGBT ally at SOPL

Gainsburg to discuss being an LGBT ally at SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Public Library will host a virtual discussion with Jeannie Gainsburg, the author of a guidebook for being an ally to the LGBTQ+ communities, on Monday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. To access this event, either call 929-205-6099 or download the Zoom app to your device, then […]

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