LGBT Life & Resources in New Jersey


 

 

General

 

The Pride Center of New Jersey

The Pride Center of New Jersey, Inc. has been fulfilling the support and social needs of thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people since first opening its doors in 1994. A fast-growing community center located in New Brunswick, The Pride Center provides a safe space for the g/l/b/t community and houses numerous groups and programs.

1048 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08902
phone: (732) 846-2232

 

NJGayLife.com
A website devoted to fostering gay life in New Jersey.

 

Jersey Pride, Inc.
PO Box 10796
New Brunswick, NJ 08906
(732) 21G-AYNJ
email- info@jerseypride.org

 

Garden State Equality
New Jersey's political action organization uniting LGBTI and straight voters who support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex rights.
Statewide headquarters (973) GSE-LBGT

Press calls (917) 449-8918

If not involving breaking news, you may also e-mail contact@GardenStateEquality.org

 

Helping Hands

The Pride Center of New Jersey

A women's volunteer organization whose purpose is to identify and assist those in the community who are in need, while having the added benefit of socializing with women who share that interest.  Meets 2nd Thursdays at 7:30 PM.
1048 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
phone: 908-313-5900

 

Lesbian and Gay Men of New Brunswick

The Pride Center of New Jersey

1048 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08902
Social, educational, rap, potlucks, for everyone. Meets second & fourth Tuesdays @ 8:00 p.m.

email: njrj@aol.com

 

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Gay Men

 

Gay Men's Opera Club
Info: Harold 732-249-9034 or David 732-247-8305
email: hagol@msn.com

 

New Jersey Gay Mens Chorus
P.O. Box 21
Princeton, NJ 08542
phone: 609-396-7774
email: info@njgmc.org

 

Monthly Men's Social

The Pride Center of New Jersey
1088 Livingston Ave.
North Brunswick NJ 08902
phone: 732-846-2232

e-mail: njwarrior@aol.com

 

Men’s Coming Out Group
The Pride Center of New Jersey
1088 Livingston Ave.
North Brunswick NJ 08902
phone: 732-846-2232

e-mail: njwarrior@aol.com

 

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Lesbian

 

L.A.B.R.Y.S (Lesbians & Bisexuals Realize Your Strength)
224 Main Street
Metuchen, NJ 08840
phone: 732-549-6000

 

NY/NJ Regional Women's Baseball League
phone: 732-716-0083

 

SSLAP-Supporting Sisters-Lesbian Alliance of Princeton
phone: Sue and Lois (609) 924-8174
phone: Dawn (732) 297-5157
email: dtsiebel@rcn.com

 

Women's Social Support Group

Provides a positive, affirming, and empowering environment in which women share their stories, relate to each other, and gain insight into a variety of issues. Meets second and fourth Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
The Pride Center of New Jersey
1048 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ

phone: 732-846-2232

 

Olympia's Daughters
144 Rockview Ave
North Plainfield, NJ 07060
contact: Penny Gnesin, Director
phone: 908-754-2942
email:  olympiasd@juno.com
web: www.olympiasdaughters.com

 

Support Group for Lesbians With Cancer
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ
contact: Ellen Levine, LCSW
phone: 732-235-6781
email: levineel@umdnj.edu

 

Tuesday Night Lesbian Connection (TLC)
Bound Brook Presbyterian Church
409 Mountain Avenue
Bound Brook, NJ 08805
phone: 908-453-4537
email: info4tnlc@yahoo.com

 

Women’s AA
The Pride Center of New Jersey
1048 Livingston Ave.
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
phone: 732-846-2232

e-mail: info@pridecenter.org

 

Women’s Coming Out Group
The Pride Center of New Jersey
1048 Livingston Ave.
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
phone: 732-846-2232

e-mail: info@pridecenter.org

 

Women’s Support Group
The First Lutheran Church
153 Park Street
Montclair, NJ07043
phone: 973-709-0455

 

Lesbians and BiWomen in Heterosexual Marriages
Offers group members the necessary support and encouragement to either remain in, or change, their present situation. Meets third Wednesdays at 7:30pm.

The Pride Center of New Jersey
1088 Livingston Ave.
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
phone: 732-846-2232

e-mail: info@pridecenter.org

 

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Bisexual Specific

 

BiWomen-NJ

PO Box 5130
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
phone: 732-846-2232

 

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Transgender

 

GRAANJ (Gender Rights Advocacy Association of New Jersey)
The Pride Center of New Jersey
1048 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
phone: 732-846-2232

info@graanj.org

 

Washington Crossing Transgender Support

Titusville, NJ

phone: 215.328.0738

A nonprofit support group open to all gendered persons, their spouses, significant others, or friends. We encourage the attendance of professionals in all fields, or any person who may want to learn about the transgendered individual, our community, lifestyle, challenges, and goals. Our immediate focus is on providing a relaxed, noncompetitive, informal, and safe atmosphere for any or all members of the gendered community regardless of their age, race, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation to socialize, exchange ideas and information, and to provide and receive emotional support.

 

MOTG (Monmouth Ocean Transgender)
P.O. Box 8243
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Phone: (908) 219-9094
Email: VikkiMMOTG@aol.com

 

Transgender Support Group
9 Concord Lane
Vorhees, NJ 08043
856-765-2067

 

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Youth

 

GLCC/NJ:Youth Group
St. Anselm Church
Wayside Road
Wayside, NJ
Phone- 732-988-2056 or 732-747-7712

 

HiTOPS (Health Interested Teens' Own Program on Sexuality)
21 Wiggins Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 609-683-9507 ext 17

 

Under the Rainbow

The Pride Center of New Jersey

1048 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08902
phone: 732.679.7687

Both a discussion group and a social group for young GLBT people ages 18-25. The group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm.

 

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Political

 

American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey
35 Halsey St., Suite 4B
Newark, NJ 07102
phone: (973) 642-2084

 

Gay and Lesbian Political Actions and Support Group
PO Box 11406
New Brunswick, NJ
phone: (732) 744-1370

 

GRAANJ (Gender Rights Advocacy Association of New Jersey)
The Pride Center of New Jersey
1048 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
phone: 732-846-2232

 

New Jersey Lesbian and Gay Coalition
P.O. Box 11335
New Brunswick, NJ 08906-1335
phone: 732-846-2232
email: mail@njlgc.org

 

New Jersey Stonewall Democrats
PO Box 506
Montclair, NJ 07042
Phone: (973) 744-3217
Email- gpcpph@aol.com

 

Task Force for Same-Sex Marriage
P.O. Box 11406
New Brunswick, NJ 08906-1406
phone: 732-744-1370
fax: 732-744-1368
email: GayPASG@worldnet.att.net

 

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Special Interest

 

Central NJ Lambda Tennis Ladder
contact: Bill Hoch
email: hochbill@yahoo.com

 

Garden State Gay Bowling Organization (GSGBO)
Hudson Lanes, Jersey City
email: info@gsgbo.com

 

NY/NJ Regional Women's Baseball League
phone: 732-716-0083

 

Sundance Outdoor Adventure Club
phone: 212-598-4726
email: sundanceoutdoor@yahoo.com

 

Team NJ: New Jersey's Gay Sports & Recreation Organization
61 Anderson St., 2nd Flr.
Raritan, NJ 08869
email: teamnj@teamnj.org

 

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HIV/AIDS Information & Testing Sites

 

There are two types of tests that one can take, confidential and anonymous tests. With confidential tests, the patient’s name is recorded with the test results. These results are kept secret from everyone except the medical personnel and perhaps the state health department. If the patient tests positive, according to New Jersey Law, his or her name must be reported to the state. Also, the results can be revealed to the individual’s health insurance provider if a claim is made. Anonymous tests, on the other hand, are tests in which no name is associated with the test. Only the individual getting tested can reveal the results to anyone.

 

In New Jersey, the law allows for both confidential and anonymous testing. The individual being tested should ask the site which forms of testing they offer (confidential vs. anonymous) and, in the case of confidential tests, who may have access the results.

 

HiTops (confidential)
21 Wiggins Street
Princeton, New Jersey 08544
phone: 609-683-5155
fax: 609-683-9507
email: hitopskids@hitops.org

 

Nassau Presbyterian Church (confidential)
61 Nassau Street
Princeton, New Jersey 08544
phone: 609-924-0103

 

Princeton University Health Center (confidential)
McCosh Health Center
Princeton, New Jersey 08544
phone: 609-258-5357

 

Henry J. Austin Health Center (free & anonymous)
321 North Warren St.
Trenton, New Jersey
phone: 609-278-5945

 

Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Group (free & anonymous)
Ambulatory Care Building- HIV Counseling and Testing Program
Suite One, Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
phone: 732-235-7114

 

Health Federation of Philadelphia

Women’s Anonymous Test Site (confidential and anonymous)
1211 Chestnut St., Ste. 701
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
phone: 215-246-5210 (main)

 

National Hotlines

English: (800) 342-AIDS (Monday-Sunday, 24 hours)

Spanish: (800) 344-7432 (Monday-Sunday, 8AM-2AM)

TTY: (800) 243-7889 (Monday-Friday, 10AM-10PM)

 

NJ Department of Health & Senior Services - Division of AIDS Prevention and Control
hotline: 1-800-624-2377

 

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HIV/AIDS Support

 

Hyacinth AIDS Foundation
Main Address:

317 George Street, Suite 203
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
phone: (732) 246-0204
hotline: 1-800-433-0254 (available in NJ only, TDD accessible); outside of NJ, call (732) 246-0204
email: info@hyacinth.org

Case Management, Support Groups, Buddy Services, & Financial Assistance (Mercer County):

986 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08611
phone: (609) 396-8322

Counseling, Testing & Referral Services:
25 Craig Place
North Plainfield, NJ 07060
phone: (908) 755-0021

 

The NAMES Project--Northern New Jersey
Post Office Box 85
Paramus, NJ 07653-0085
phone: 201-265-0600
email: info@namesnnj.org

 

Buddies of New Jersey, Inc.

Franklin A. Smith Resource Center

149 Hudson Street

Hackensack NJ 07601

phone: (201) 489-2900

helpline: (800) 508-7577

 

NJWAN (New Jersey Women & AIDS Network)
7 Spring St.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
phone: (732) 846-4462
fax: (732) 846-2674
email: NJWAN@aol.com
Sister Connect Warmline: (800) 747-1108

 

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LGBT of Color

 

African Asian Latina Lesbians United (AALLU)
The Pride Center of New Jersey

1048 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08902
phone: 732.679.7687
contact: Tiye Lasley

email: info@celebratesisterhood.org

 

South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association
The Pride Center of New Jersey
1048 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08902
732-846-2232

 

Long Yang Club-New Jersey

The Pride Center of New Jersey
1048 Livingston Avenue

For gay Asians and Pacific Islanders and their friends.

email: newjersey@longyangclub.org

Second Saturdays, 7:30pm

 

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Alcoholics Anonymous

 

Gay AA Meeting
St. Michael's Chapel, Rutger's University
Davidson's Road, Piscataway
Format- open discussion
Mondays and Wednesdays, 8—9:15 p.m.

 

Gay/Lesbian AA
Phillips Barber Health
North Main Street. (Route 29), Lambertville
Mondays 8PM

 

Gay/Lesbian AA
Christ Episcopal Church
Hamilton Avenue, Trenton.
Tuedays 8- 00PM

 

Gay/Lesbian AA
Bethany Presbyterian Church
400 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton
Wednesday 7- 30 PM

 

Gay/Lesbian AA
Friends Meeting House
Quakerbridge Road, Princeton
Fridays 8- 30 PM

 

Gay/Lesbian AA
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
50 River Oak Road, Red Bank
Tuesdays 7- 30 PM

 

Lambertville Gay Al-Anon
St. Andrews
50 York St.
Lambertville, NJ.
Meetings held in the rear building, basement
Mondays:discussion 8-9pm
Friday:step meeting 8-9pm

 

Lesbian AA
St. Peter's Church
100 Rochelle Avenue, Rochelle Park
Fridays 8- 30 PM

 

Lesbian AA
The Pride Center of New Jersey
211 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick
Fridays 7- 30 PM

 

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Religious/Places of Worship

 

The New Jersey Gay and Lesbian Coalition has created a very comprehensive guide to religious communities in New Jersey who openly accept LGBT members in their services. The directory can be viewed online: click here.

 

Buddhist Association of the Lesbian/Gay Community
PO Box 1974
Bloomfield NJ 07003
201-672-4100

 

Dignity/New Brunswick
PO Box 10781
New Brunswick, NJ 08906
Liturgy on the second Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Friends Meeting House, 109 Nichol Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. Meeting every third Friday of the month (starting at 7:30pm) for planned social event.

phone: 732-968-9263
email: dignitynb@earthlink.net

 

CJLA/Women's Religion and Spirituality Group

Brings women together to discuss religion and spirituality in a space made safe and sacred by the participants.  Among topics covered and events planned are: spiritual workshops/meditations/short retreats, books/articles, religious services and spiritual gatherings.

The Pride Center of New Jersey

1048 Livingston Avenue
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

 

Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church
New & Kirkpatrick Streets
New Brunswick, NJ

phone: 732-545-2673

email: emanuelnb@worldnet.att.net

 

Metropolitan Community Church of Christ the Liberator
P.O. Box 7422
North Brunswick, NJ 08902-7422
Welcome to a very special community of faith. As a dynamic Christian church, MCC Christ The Liberator is helping ALL people believe that God believes in them. Our core values are Growth, Community, Transformation, Healing and Affirmation of GLBT people. We invite you to come worship with us Sunday mornings at 10:45 a.m.

732-846-8227

 

New Jersey's Lesbian & Gay Havurah
P.O. Box 2576
Edison, NJ 08818-2576
phone: 908-650-1010
email: info@njhav.org

 

Olympia's Daughters
PO Box 68
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Women's a capella choir.

 

Orthodykes

The Pride Center of New Jersey

1048 Livingston Avenue
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Helping women who are traditional Jews and lesbian, bisexual or transgender live at peace with those two aspects of identity. Meets first Sundays, 7:30 - 9:00pm

phone: 732-846-2232

 

St. Mark's Episcopal Church
247 Carr Avenue
Keansburg, NJ
phone: 732-787-1075

email: stmarkskeansburg@yahoo.com

 

The Unitarian Church in Summit

4 Waldron Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
phone: 908-273-324

 

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