Garden State Equality (GSE), in collaboration with community partners, helped New Jersey pass the most comprehensive anti-bullying law in the United States, end sexual orientation and gender identity/expression change efforts on minors (sometimes called "conversion therapy"), ensure non-discrimination for transgender and gender nonconforming people and bring marriage equality to the Garden State.
Our main focuses are youth, transgender people, and seniors. GSE is working on campaigns to address safe environments for youth, improve health services that meet LGBT community needs, and respectful treatment of seniors. GSE also supports New Jersey’s activist community by bringing an LGBT lens to the shared struggle for justice.
How we helped
Lush’s donation will help us provide valuable printed materials to elementary and high school youth as well as school faculty and staff for anti-bullying trainings around the state as part of our Teach + Affirm Students In New Jersey programming.