County celebrates LGBTQ pride by awarding locals for their advocacy

County celebrates LGBTQ pride by awarding locals for their advocacy

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Advisory Board hosted the Essex County LGBTQ Pride Month Celebration on Wednesday, June 29. During the ceremony, County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Pride of Essex County Awards to Hetrick Martin Institute-New Jersey Executive Director Ashawnda Fleming, North Jersey Pride Executive Director C.J. […]

Residents gather for Orlando shooting vigil

Residents gather for Orlando shooting vigil

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, June 14, hundreds of residents from South Orange, Maplewood and the surrounding area joined political leaders, members of the clergy and activist groups in a vigil outside the South Orange Fire Department Headquarters to show support for the city of Orlando, Fla., and all affected by the June 12 […]

Rainbow flag flies high in Maplewood

Following Orlando tragedy, Maplewood pride stays strong

Rainbow flag flies high in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Residents from Maplewood and beyond celebrate at the North Jersey Pride Festival in Memorial Park on June 12. The crowd remained hopeful at the annual celebration of equality and love despite the terrorist attack in Orlando, Fla., the previous night. Photos by Yael Katzwer

North Jersey Pride is back with month of events

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — North Jersey Pride, the nonprofit dedicated to promoting quality, acceptance, and respect for LGBTQ youth and families in New Jersey, returns to Memorial Park in Maplewood on Sunday, June 12, with an outstanding lineup of national and local talent, featuring rising star singer/songwriter Parson James, Samantha Marie Ware and RANGE A Cappella. Scott […]