Vanguard Theater presents the rock musical ‘Rent’

Vanguard Theater presents the rock musical ‘Rent’

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Vanguard Theater will present the rock musical “Rent” from June 17 through July 3. Leading the artistic team are Vanguard’s producing artistic director Janeece Freeman Clark, who recently directed Vanguard’s critically acclaimed production of “Next to Normal,” and music director Matt DeMaria, who served as music supervisor for the “Rent 25th Anniversary […]

NJ Transit celebrates Pride Month with specially marked buses

NJ Transit celebrates Pride Month with specially marked buses

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has unveiled two Ride with Pride themed buses to celebrate the LGBTQ community and its allies during Pride Month. The wrapped buses will be on display throughout New Jersey on the transit system. In collaboration with its sponsor, Hackensack Meridian Health, the Ride with Pride wraps are designed to show […]

For first time ever, West Orange HS hoists pride flag

For first time ever, West Orange HS hoists pride flag

WEST ORANGE, NJ — History was made on June 1 at West Orange High School when the LGBTQ pride flag was proudly flown for the first time. School counselor Jaclyn Headlam and Officer Karen Mango of the West Orange Police Department helped to organize the event, while Maj. Joseph Marchesini and cadets from the AFJROTC […]

Newark Beth Israel Medical raises the rainbow flag for Pride Month

Newark Beth Israel Medical raises the rainbow flag for Pride Month

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, raised the rainbow flag on June 1 in celebration of Pride Month. Newark Beth Israel’s employee business resource group, PRIDE — Providing Respect, Inclusion, Dignity and Empowerment — hosted the annual event, supported by the Office of […]

Harmonium Choral Society to host ‘Dinner with a Prince’

SHORT HILLS, NJ — His Royal Highness Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil of Rajpipla, India, will be the featured guest at “Dinner with a Prince” on Saturday, June 4, as part of Harmonium Choral Society’s upcoming Open Hearts weekend. Prince Manvendra is India’s first openly gay royal. Since appearing on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 2007, […]

Harmonica Sunbeam to host June 6 drag show at Vanguard Theater

Harmonica Sunbeam to host June 6 drag show at Vanguard Theater

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Harmonica Sunbeam, who has been delighting audiences at nightclubs, cabarets and fundraising events throughout the United States and abroad for more than 27 years, will host Montclair’s first-ever Pride Drag & Variety Show at Vanguard Theater, 180 Bloomfield Ave. in Montclair, on Monday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m. Vanguard Theater is presenting […]

Essex County creates Offices of LGBTQ Affairs, names its first director

Essex County creates Offices of LGBTQ Affairs, names its first director

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced the creation of the Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs and introduced Newark resident Reginald Bledsoe as its first director on Friday, May 13. The Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs will support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and provide […]

Mountainside Medical Center recognized for LGBTQ policies and practices

Mountainside Medical Center recognized for LGBTQ policies and practices

GLEN RIDGE / MONTCLAIR, NJ — Mountainside Medical Center, a Hackensack Meridian Health facility in Glen Ridge and Montclair, received “leader” status with a perfect score of 100 from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization. The designation demonstrates the hospital’s […]

RWJBarnabas health facilities earn top score in health care equality index

RWJBarnabas health facilities earn top score in health care equality index

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities have been recognized and redesignated as “Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” and two RWJBarnabas Health facilities received new designations by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. The […]

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