County honors individuals with Pride of Essex awards

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Advisory Board hosted the Essex County LGBTQ Pride Month Celebration on Wednesday, June 27. During the ceremony, DiVincenzo presented Pride of Essex County Awards to Elaine Helms, founder of the RAIN Foundation; Peter Oates, director of […]

JFS works to embrace LGBTQ community, promote understanding and acceptance

WHIPPANY, NJ — On June 12, JFS MetroWest offered two separate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning events for National Pride Month. During the afternoon, JFS hosted a professional development program, “Beyond the Rainbow: LGBTQ Sensitivity Training,” featuring Phoenix Schneider as the speaker. Schneider is a transactivist, educator and social worker specializing in program development […]

Rainbow Coalition flag raising

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In honor of Pride Month, the Rainbow Coalition will hold a flag raising and picnic on the front steps of West Orange Town Hall, 66 Main St., on Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Green Hill raises the rainbow flag

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Green Hill, in collaboration with Garden State Equality, raised the rainbow flag on June 9, pledging its commitment to LGBT elders of New Jersey at the first LGBT Senior Housing and Care Expo in New Jersey at Green Hill in West Orange. The LGBT Senior Housing and Care Expo and flag […]

‘Beyond the Rainbow: LGBTQ Sensitivity Training’

WHIPPANY, NJ — JFS MetroWest is offering the continuing education class “Beyond the Rainbow: LGBTQ Sensitivity Training” on Tuesday, June 12, from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Alex Aidekman Family Campus, 901 Route 10, Whippany. The program features speaker Phoenix Schneider, a trans-activist, educator and social worker specializing in program development and direct services […]

LGBT Senior Housing and Care Expo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Green Hill will host a free LGBT Senior Housing and Care Expo on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 103 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. Program sessions include: “Needs of the LGBT Senior in Housing and Care”; “Long-term Health and Financial Planning for the LGBT Senior”; […]

Pledge and learn to protect LGBT seniors

  WEST ORANGE, NJ — Garden State Equality, a statewide advocacy and education organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, will offer a free entry-level training course, “Introduction to the Health Care Needs of the LGBT Population,” to organizations serving older adults on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Green […]

TC elects DeLuca mayor for 13th time

On Jan. 1, the Maplewood Township Committee held its first 2018 meeting, at which Mayor Vic DeLuca and Committeeman Dean Dafis were sworn in; the mayor delivered the State of the Township Address; and committee members were appointed to various boards. Dafis has the distinction of being Maplewood’s first openly gay committee member. At the […]