Partners Two River Theater and Make it Better for Youth Host Monthly Event
The Two River Theater partners and hosts an upcoming youth open mic for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, and Queer youth. The series, once monthly, will be open to teens 13-19 who wish to read fiction, poems, or perform musical, theatrical or other artistic works. The open mics will be held on Tuesdays December 10, January 14, February 11, and March 11 from 7-8:30 in The Victoria J. Mastrobuono Library, located on Two River Theater’s second floor. There is no fee to attend or perform. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Local GLSEN student leaders and GSA members talk with Mike Rice, former Rutgers University Basketball coach this Friday night, November 8th 10pm on ABC’s 20/20. The discussion will cover leadership, the power of our words, and more. Please tune in to witness this important conversation. The former Scarlet Knight coach apologizes and
GLSEN Central Jersey chapter helped organize this event, and leader Carol Watchler had this to say to the youth present:
“I just want to tell you what a phenomenal group they were yesterday morning. Your questions and comments were insightful, well-stated and very to the point. Little did I know that you would also demonstrate some amazing skills on the basketball court, too.”
Broadcast information: Friday November 8th at 10pm (ET) on ABC affiliates nationally.
It’s that time of year again, where students from all over New Jersey convene to listen, learn, and provide meaningful support to their LGBTQ peers and allies. The 10th annual NJ GSA Forum will be taking place on Saturday November 16th at the South Brunswick High School.
This year’s keynote is with Ash Beckham, LGBTQ activist, who was made famous for the talk given at IGNITE! Boulder. wWe are more than tickled to have such strong leadership and support with us this year.
We also have special guest James Clementi from the Tyler Clementi Foundation joining us.
Register yourself, your students and GSA! We will see you there!
Saturday, November 16, 9am-4pm
South Brunswick High School
Rutgers UBHC/Bridge Center
750 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction NJ
The Asbury Park Community Church and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation ofMonmouth County are cosponsoring a secular memorial for Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday, November 17th at 6pm.
The two congregations are providing space and organizing this to show their love andsupport for the Trans* community. The event will be held at The Unitarian Universalist Congregations facility at 1475 West Front Street, NJ.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, an action that current media doesn’t perform. Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect for our people in the face of national indifference and hatred. Day of Remembrance reminds non-transgender people that we are their sons, daughters, parents, friends and lovers. Day of Remembrance gives our allies a chance to step forward with us and stand in vigil, memorializing those of us who’ve died by anti-transgender violence.
Make It Better 4 Youth has endeavored to provide safe, open, and fun events and opportunities for LGBTQ identified students and their allies. We need your input going forward. Please take a few minutes to helps us by participating in a short survey. We need to know what we already do for you and what we can do for you going forward.
Three different surveys can be taken from these links: one for parents, one for students, and one for concerned community members and educators.
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