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Pot-luck style meet-up for LGBTQ youth & LGBTQ elders

Recent studies show that the aging LGBTQ population lacks connection to community, frequently ages alone or in isolation, and also feels that their activism and civil rights efforts aren’t being shared as part of a common history with youth. Our meet-ups will provide common ground for conversation about LGBTQ history and social justice concerns for both young and aging people.

Are you interested in joining a pot-luck? Please fill out our contact form or email


LGBTQ Inclusive Curriculum Summit

In partnership, Garden State Equality, Make It Better For Youth and GLSEN Central NJ are seeking volunteers to assist in the creation of an LGBT inclusive curriculum model to be used in New Jersey schools. The first step is attending the LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum Summit slated for March 2018. We are seeking attendees who are passionate about the addition of LGBT inclusive curriculum in the following subject area: English, History, Social Studies, World Language, Arts, Sciences, Math and Health/Sex education. We are seeking volunteers who have experience as educators in all subject areas, curriculum designers and administrators who can provide their time as a panelist and/or work on the development teams.

For the Summit: The LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum Summit will take in Monmouth County, NJ and is slated for sometime in late March 2018. We are seeking panelists who are experts in their field and can bring an LGBT inclusive lens to help New Jersey’s LGBT students see themselves in educational content.

Summit Volunteer Attendees: We are seeking educators in all subject areas, curriculum designers and administrators who would like to attend the summit to brainstorm, develop and plan LGBT inclusive educational content.

LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum Development Project: We are looking for individuals who are committed to this project post summit. We expect volunteers to participate in quarterly meetings, conference calls and via email regarding planning and project completion. We anticipate this project will last 12-18 months.

Please fill out the following form if you are interested or share with those that are.

7th Annual Gayla!

Please join us for the 7th Annual GAYLA!

Presented by Make it Better 4 Youth and our hosts Middletown High School South
900 Nutswamp Road, Middletown, NJ 07748
Friday June 9
Dinner and DJ
Middletown High School South

Students are to be picked up no later than 10:15 pm.

Students attending MUST do both of the following:

1. Fill out the form below to let us know you are coming. We need this so we can plan our evening.
2. Fill in this permission slip and submit before or evening of dance. (Scan and email or print and fill out.) We can’t impress upon you the importance of this; you MUST have a signed form to enter.

Join us for a fun-filled evening with friends and allies around our region.. each year people show up with old friends, and leaving having met new ones!



All Gender and GNC Bathroom Signs

Recently, I happened across a wonderful company which was working with colleges and some other schools by manufacturing and providing all-gender or gender neutral signage for public restrooms. These ADA compliant signs help signify to our trans* and gender nonconforming community that the bathrooms are for all. They also come in many colors, allowing for schools to unify signage across an entire school building.

Thank you to!

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Notes from the Trans* Youth Forum

Make it Better 4 Youth checked out the 1st NJ Trans* Youth Forum held on April 18 on the Princeton University Campus. A terrific article in advance of the event shared some of what participants can expect. We’ll update this post with feedback, resources and media afterward!