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Movie Night Love Simon

 

It's Movie Night! Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at the Clinton Library

GLBT of Hunterdon County of NJ holds meetings in Clinton at the North Branch County Library every 1st Thursday of the month from 6pm - 8:30pm.

On the agenda for this month's meeting: Movie Night!

​We'll be watching Love, Simon (2018) rated PG-13

​Certified Fresh on RottenTomatoes.com with a 92% rating! 

"Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Directed by Greg Berlanti (Riverdale, The Flash, Supergirl), written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger (This is Us), and based on Becky Albertalli's acclaimed novel, LOVE, SIMON is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love."

So come join us for a flick this Thursday!

North Branch County Library:
65 Halsted Street
Clinton, NJ 08809

  • 6pm -8:30pm

LGBTQ Hunterdon welcomes speaker Carol Watchler of GLSEN!

LGBTQ Hunterdon welcomes speaker Carol Watchler of GLSEN!

Topic: What GLSEN does for Schools and Students

Carol Watchler is Co-Chair of GLSEN, Central New Jersey. GLSEN's goal is for every student, in every school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We believe that all students deserve a safe and affirming school environment where they can learn and grow.

Read more about GLSEN

October 5th, 2017

     6:00pm to 8:30pm
     North Branch County Library
     65 Halsted Street
     Clinton, NJ 08809

After the talk, we'll be doing a group activity: Paint Your Own T-Shirt. We'll have fabric paint and ample t-shirts for anyone who wants to get creative!

We meet the first Thursday of every month. LGBTQ youth, teens, young adults, parents, and allies are all welcome to join us!


Guest speaker Jeanne LoCicero from The American Civil Liberties Union

  • LGBT of Hunterdon County of NJ to host guest speaker Jeanne LoCicero from The American Civil Liberties Union
  • Thursday, January 7th, 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  •  The American Civil Liberties Union is the leading national organization dedicated to defending and extending civil liberties for all people in this country.  The office is located in Newark. Jeanne LoCicero will be the guest speaker.  The Bill of Rights in the United States Constitution would only be well-meaning promises if people did not fight to protect them. The American Civil Liberties Union is the leading national organization dedicated to defending and extending civil liberties for all people in this country. We're in the courts every day for hundreds of ordinary people when their rights to equal treatment, fairness, privacy, freedom of speech or religion are threatened. We staunchly support every person's right to make personal decisions - without government interference - about religion, political ideals, reproductive choice, marriage, and other family and lifestyle matters. We are working to make sure that emerging technologies do not diminish our rights to privacy and that freedom of speech is protected in cyberspace. The ACLU is a leader in the fight for equal opportunity regardless of skin color, gender, or sexual orientation. Since our founding in 1920, the ACLU has learned that liberty must be defended over and over again. That's why ACLU attorneys stand before the United States Supreme Court more often than anyone else except the government itself. And for every case we bring before the Supreme Court, we bring hundreds more nationwide to lower courts and community government boards.  For more information, call Matthew Loscialo at 908-335-4480 -or- email MatthewL@student.fdu.edu. http://www.nj.com/hunterdon/index.ssf/2015/12/lgbt_to_host_american_civil_liberties_union_speake.html

GLBT of Hunterdon County of NJ to host author Seth Rainess

  • GLBT of Hunterdon County of NJ to host author Seth Rainess
  • Oct. 1, 2015 at the Hunterdon County Branch Library in Clinton
  • Rainess is a speaker, author, Life Coach, Jersey Shore
  • PFLAG facilitator, WPATH member, GLSEN volunteer.
  • Educationally, he holds many degrees including an M.S.
  • in psychology and rehab counseling. He's conducted
  • seminars for trans youth, school assemblies and
  • professional development for faculty in high schools and
  • universities. He also provides workshops for the health
  • profession. Combining his 30+ years of experience working
  • in the business sector and nonprofit organizations with his
  • passion for helping trans youth, he is able to offer wisdom
  • from his own life in discussing the surprises, worries, joys and
  • rewards of transitioning for youth today.

    In his book "Real Talk for Teens: Jump-start Guide to Gender Transitioning and Beyond" (Transgress Press), Rainess offers trans teens a foundation for transitioning and a unique perspective on what it takes to be successful in today's world. He draws on his rich life history, to offer youth and parents an emotional road-map and physical timeline through gender transition and the exciting life that can lay beyond. After all, what good things can you accomplish with your life when you are done with transitioning?

LGBTQ of Hunterdon County of NJ Welcomes Speaker Walter Schubert

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  • LGBTQ of Hunterdon County of NJ Welcomes Speaker Walter Schubert
  • Open to youth, teens, young adults, adults, and parents.
  • Topic is “Out and Into Life: How to Face Adversity and Thrive."
  • February 4th, 2016
  • 6:00pm to 8:30pm Thursday
    North County Library
    65 Halsted Street
    Clinton, NJ 08809
  • About WALTER B. SCHUBERT, JR
    Walter Schubert is a well-known and widely respected Securities Industry professional and a former third generation member of the New York Stock Exchange - NYSE. He has over 35 years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry. In 1994, Walter became the first openly gay member of the NYSE, and is one of the very few early openly gay individuals in the entire Financial Services Industry. His extensive knowledge and experience in diversity issues, and financial services enabled Walter to lead in the transformation of a more inclusive and welcoming environment at the NYSE, and the financial services industry in general.
    Walter became internationally famous in 1999 by founding ‘The Gay Financial Network’, the internet’s first website dedicated to the personal financial interests and challenges of LGBT citizens.
    Walter is also Chairman Emeritus, and Founding Board Member of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce – NGLCC.  He served on the Board of Directors for 10 years. Schubert was included in the Crain’s New York Business "Technology  100,"  Silicon  Alley  Reporter’s  "100  Most  Powerful  Internet  Executives"  (for  three consecutive  years)  and  was  named  to New  York  Magazine’s "The  Gay  List:  the  city's  101  most Influential lesbians and gays” of 2000.  Schubert was also named by the NY Daily News as one of “Fifty to Watch in 1999”. In 2000, he was elected to the National Board of Directors of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG).  He was re-elected to the Board of PFLAG in 2004 and served as its Treasurer for three years. Walter’s four terms on the Board ended in January of 2009.
    In  2009 Walter Schubert  was  selected  as the  lead  architect, and one  of  the  six council members on  the  New York  Stock  Exchange’s Financial  Literacy  Council. This council is comprised of leading experts on financial literacy in the U.S. whose mission is to increase the financial literacy of employed persons in the U.S. Also in 2009, Walter Schubert received the “Liberty Award”, the highest award from the Liberty Education Forum during the Liberty Education Forum National Symposium. The Liberty Education Forum (LEF) is a non-partisan 501(C) 3 organization that focuses on reaching out to conservatives and people of faith.  
    Walter is a survivor of the attack on 9-11 at the World Trade Center. He was at the bottom of the South Tower when the second plane hit. His office was within “Ground Zero”.
    Walter is also a cancer survivor. He had lived for 12 years with, and survived four bouts of Stage 3 Melanoma. He was one of the few successful participants in the first clinical trial of “Yervoy”, the first cancer / immunotherapy “vaccine”. Today, he is 4 years cancer free, and is semi-retired. He is currently a life coach, mentor, and public speaker on a wide variety of topics from Financial Literacy, to how to cope with life’s most difficult problems, and still maintain a positive attitude. He enjoys playing the piano, writing, and helping those in need. He does extensive work with the homeless, and former convicts trying to help them learn about personal finance, and find jobs. Walter Speaks fluent German, and maintains Securities Licenses Series  6,7,11,24,27,63 and is a Registered Investment Adviser.  

Speaker: A Meeting with Maren Greathouse

  • Speaker: A Meeting with Maren Greathouse

    Date: April 16, 2016
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location:
  • Somerville Library
    35 West End Ave
    Somerville, NJ 08876

    Contact: Matthew Loscialo
  • Phone: 908-300-1058

  • Workshop Description
  • Join LGBTQ of Hunterdon County for a workshop exploring the role of universities' in supporting LGBTQ youth as they transition to college.  Maren Greathouse, director of the Tyler Clementi Center at Rutgers University, will share a brief history on the establishment of LGBTQ programs in higher education, discuss the impact of resources (or lack thereof) for LGBTQ college students and what youth should look for when they are researching LGBTQ-friendly institutions.

    Presenter Biography
    Maren Greathouse is the executive director of the Tyler Clementi Center (TCC) at Rutgers University.  The mission of the Tyler Clementi Center is centered on creating and sharing knowledge about young people making the transition to college and coming of age in the digital era.  Independently and in partnership with organizations and units within and beyond Rutgers, the TCC promotes interdisciplinary research, education, and programs that focus on examining and improving the experiences of youth.  Ms. Greathouse founded and served as the inaugural Director of the LGBTQ & Diversity Resource Center at Rutgers University-Newark from 2011-2016.  This program served as a hub for LGBTQ resources, student support, educational outreach, research initiatives, institutional advocacy and community partnership with LGBTQ stakeholders. Ms. Greathouse graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Masters of Science degree in Social Responsibility and is currently pursuing a terminal degree in Higher Education Leadership with the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. Her research interests include equity and diversity, student affairs praxis and class dynamics in higher education.

Past Events

Speaker: Nikki DiCaro

  • Speaker: Nikki DiCaro

  • GLBT of Hunterdon County of NJ
  • will be hosting speaker Nikki DiCaro

  • June 1st, 2017 6:00pm to 8:30pm
    North Branch County Library
    65 Halsted Street, Clinton, NJ 08809  

    Nikki DiCaro is the Founder and CEO
  • of DiCaro Consulting, a diversified
  • consultancy, has extensive real world
  • experience in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
  • Transgender and Gender Queer (LGBTQ)
  • communities. Nikki is a subject matter expert in gender transition for transgender, employers, families and educators. She is a strong, vocal, articulate and inspirational advocate for unconditional equality and diversity. DiCaro is a regular speaker, trainer and presenter on all topics involving diversity, inclusion and equality.  

Speakers: John King Director and Suzanne Lay Deputy Director

GLBT of Hunterdon County of NJ Presents...

Speakers: John King Director and Suzanne Lay Deputy Director
Topic: YES Program - Your FREE Road to Success!

Date: March 3, 2016

Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
North County Branch Library
65 Halsted Street
Clinton, NJ

What is the Youth Employment Services (YES) Program?
The YES Program has been designed to help you get a job, get into school and solve the problems that have been holding you back. YES will do this by giving you tools that will enable you to accomplish your goals while becoming independent and reaching your full potential.

How Much Does the Program Cost?
The program is FREE! There is no cost to you. YES is funded by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and is part of the One Stop System.

How Does YES Work?
The YES Program will assign you a Case Manager who will help you to identify your educational and employment goals. Your Case Manager will do this by meeting with you to develop a Service Strategy Plan. This will outline the services you need to help you achieve your goals.

YES, a part of the New Jersey Department of Labor's One Stop System, provides educational strategies and other types of assistance specifically for the youth (ages 16 - 24) of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties.
The YES Program is funded by a Grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor.

How Can YES Help You Earn Money?

Job Preparation
•The YES Program can link you with the Middle Earth VISIONS Program which will provide you with Pre-Vocational training and a paid career sampling that will be a good match for your interests and abilities.
•You will learn Pre-Vocational skills including resume writing and job interviewing.
•You will receive support in exploring employment opportunities and training upon completion of your career sampling.

Your YES Case Manager will assist you with:

Job Seeking
•Identifying Your Career Interests and Setting Specific Career Goals
•Exploring Education and Training Opportunities in Your Chosen Career Field
•Applications for a Workforce Investment Act Training Grant of up to$4,000 for Eligible Training Programs

Link You with the Middle Earth Visions Program where you will:
•Attend 24 hours of paid job skills training ($9/hour) and receive a Work Readiness Credential
•Participate in an 12+ hours of paid career sampling ($9/hour)

Dinner Fundraiser to Support LGBTQ of Hunterdon County

Dinner Fundraiser to Support LGBTQ of Hunterdon County

LGBTQ of Hunterdon County

will be hosting a fundraiser

in Stockton, New Jersey

Date: April 30, 2017
Time: 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Place:

Via Ponte Restaurant
13 Bridge Street
Stockton, New Jersey
 

A four-course menu will be offered at $60 per person
Reservations are required as seating is limited, call (609) 397-9397 to reserve your table

Donations may also be made directly to LGBTQ of Hunterdon County of NJ

Please mail donations to:

Matthew L.

6 Prospect Hills, Apt2A

Flemington, NJ 08822

If you have question about the LGBTQ group please call Matthew Loscialo

Non-profit 501 (c) (3) - The fundraiser will help to support our mission to provide informational speakers and offer a scholarship to an entering college freshman in the LGBT community in Hunterdon County.

Garden State Equality.

LGBTQ of Hunterdon County - Youth Caucus Leadership and Advocacy Workshop

Date: August 2, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Branch County Library
65 Halstead Street
Clinton, NJ

Topic is GSE Youth Caucus Leadership and Advocacy Workshop (Middle/High School Students/Families).

Participants will receive information about state and federal laws along with information about what the national landscape looks like for LGBT young people. Youth and families will learn how to contact and effectively interact with lawmakers and have their voices heard in a variety of arenas. Families will leave this workshop feeling confident in advocating for their child's legal rights, and youth will be empowered to use their voices to create an inclusive, affirming, and safer communities for themselves and their peers. All are welcome.

Key Speaker will be Ashley Chiappano of Garden State Equality.

GLBT of Hunterdon County of NJ meets the first Thursday of every month.

Contact: Matthew Loscialo
Phone: 908-335-4480
Email: MatthewL@alum.fdu.edu
www.LGBTQhunterdon.com

December 14th Meeting: Holiday Party!

December 14th Meeting: Holiday Party!

Please note, our December meeting will not take place on the 1st Thursday; it has been rescheduled for December 14th, which is the 2nd Thursday, just for this month. And it's our Holiday Party! This will be a social night and we'll be watching a holiday-themed movie.

December 14th, 2017

     6:00pm to 8:30pm
     North Branch County Library
     65 Halsted Street
     Clinton, NJ 08809

LGBTQ youth, teens, young adults, parents, and allies are all welcome to join us!.

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LGBTQ Hunterdon welcomes AtlantiCare! Topic: HIV, Risk Factors, and PrEP

LGBTQ Hunterdon welcomes AtlantiCare!

Topic: HIV, Risk Factors, and PrEP

For the November 2nd meeting, we welcome Mariana Torres, Adam Thompson, and Carmen Lorenzo of AtlantiCare. Adam will be the keynote speaker, and PrEP Coordinator Carmen Lorenzo will also speak. They'll be discussing HIV, Risk Factors, and PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis).
They will also hand out brochures and preventative measures.

November 2nd, 2017

    6:00pm to 8:30pm
    North Branch County Library
    65 Halsted Street
    Clinton, NJ 08809


We meet the first Thursday of every month. LGBTQ youth, teens, young adults, parents, and allies are all welcome to join us!

LGBTQ Hunterdon is hosting a Vendor and Craft Fair on Oct 27th, 2017! ​​

LGBTQ Hunterdon is hosting a Vendor and Craft Fair on Oct 27th, 2017!

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Vendor and Craft Fair
Join us and experience what our local NJ businesses, vendors, and crafters have to offer! All local businesses and vendors may reserve a table (and one chair) for $25. Visitors are of course welcome to attend free-of-charge. Proceeds of this community event will help GLBT of Hunterdon County of NJ fund informational speakers and college scholarships for local LGBTQ youth.

    Friday, Oct 27th, 2017

    3:00pm - 9:00pm
    Clinton Community Center
    63 Halstead St.
    Clinton, NJ 08809

We've already confirmed the following vendors:

  • Rebecca Robins / "Perfect Posh"
  • Dee Works Entertainment Ltd / Face Painting
  • Maryellen B. Finan / "Savoy Bath & Lather" / Soap, Bath Beads, & Candles
  • Diane McKearney / "Rodan & Fields" / Life-changing Skincare
  • Matthew Loscialo / Landscape Photos (www.matthewloscialo.com)
  • Pat Gordan / "On A Whim" / Candles, Jewelry, Paper Art, & Scarves
  • Diana Carr / "Grace & Heart" / Real Jewelry, Real Women, Real Opportunity
  • Robin M. Kazmierczak / Mary Kay Beauty Consultant
  • Matthew Zeigeler / "Scentsy" / Wax Melts
  • Rose Pronel / "Crochet Creations" / Crocheted Items
  • Valerie L. Graham / "Crafts With Valerie" / Hand-crafted Merchandise
  • Jonathan Owens / "Team Stay Positive" / T-shirts
  • ​Kate Piluso Walsh / "Kate's Things" / All Handmade Gifts, Home Decor, Mirrors, Pillows, Baskets, Ornaments, & Paper Art​​

Annual Tricky Tray 2017

  • Annual Tricky Tray 2017
  • The GLBT of Hunterdon County of NJ will be holding their annual Tricky Tray on September 8, 2017. Proceeds of the event go to a scholarship for an entering college freshman in the LGBTQ community and for educational/informational speakers.
    It will be held at the CEA/Spring Run School at 11 Minneakoning Road, Flemington, NJ.
    Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Admission: $10.00 and includes eight tickets to level two tier baskets.
    There will be sandwiches, wraps and desserts for purchase.
    Gift baskets to include handbags by Coach, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley, Kate Spade, other items
    will include a 40” TV, Keurig coffee maker, jewelry, gift certificates for haircuts, supermarkets and restaurants, sports memorabilia and more.

  • "A group for LGBTQ youth, teens, and young adults providing social support, activities, education, scholarships and a safe, accepting environment."
  • GLBT of Hunterdon County of NJ is a 501(c)(3) charity​
  • and proud member of the Center for Non-Profits​
  • ​​The GLBT of Hunterdon County of NJ extends our sincere thanks to the following businesses for their charitable donations. We couldn't have done it without your incredible show of support!
    Thanks to: The Look - Clinton, Heart Strings – Clinton, Chic Happens – New Hope PA, Towne Restaurant – Clinton, Anaryllis - Clinton, Serenity Nail Spa - Clinton, The Clean Plate - Clinton, The Clinton House - Clinton, Craft Hair Studio – Bernardsville, Applebee’s – Flemington, Organic Nest – Bernardsville, Wine Stoppers and More – New Hope PA, House of India – New Hope PA, Jayne’s Hallmark – Clinton, Just Chill – Clinton, Citispot Tea & Coffee – Clinton, The Bernards Salon – Bernardsville, Type B Tie Dye Studios – New Hope PA, Basil Bandwagon – Flemington/Clinton, Sahara Pools – Lebanon, Roman Jewelers – Flemington, Lenox – Flemington, Tons of Toys – Bernardsville, Clinton Honda – Annandale, Clinton Falls Framing, Art & Gift Gallery - Clinton, Bill Healy Designs – Clinton, Warrior – New Hope PA, Fourchette – Clinton, Lush Beauty Bar – Clinton, Clinton Book Shop – Clinton, Stop & Shop – Flemington, Roses – Clinton, Cocco’s Café & Gelato – Flemington, Raab Coins Inc – Flemington, Sherman & sons – Flemington, New York Rangers – NYC, New York Football Giants – East Rutherford, Bishop Thriftway Market – Whitehouse Station, Matthew Douglas Photography – Flemington, Metropolitan Seafood Gourmet – Lebanon, Max’s 31 – Flemington, Bishops Wine & Spirits – Whitehouse Station, Shades of Somerville – Somerville, YESTERcades – Somerville, Candyland Crafts – Somerville, Royal Cleaners – Bernardsville, Bow-Tie Cinemas – Bernardsville, High Bridge Hills Golf Club – High Bridge, Viva Mexico Inc – Flemington, M & M Perrotti’s – Far Hills, Hair Impressions – Flemington, Saunders Jewelry – Flemington, BJ’s Wholesale Club – Flemington, Buffalo Wild Wings – Flemington, Apple Mountain Golf & Country Club – Belvidere, Diamond Dream – Bernardsville, Act 2 Books, Used Fine & Rare Books – Flemington, Mayo Performing Arts Center – Morristown, Pickwick Village Hallmark – Flemington, Delicious Heights – Bedminster, Seasons 52 – Bridgewater, Four Seasons Greenery – Whitehouse, Flemington Furs – Flemington, Jim LaSala Fine Art Photography, Hunterdon County YMCA – Annandale, Matthew Loscialo Photography, Darrow’s Sporting Edge – Whitehouse, Tee-rrific Golf Center – Branchburg, Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa – Flemington, Division Street Music Shop – Somerville, Pinoy Asian Soul Food – Somerville, Bongiovi Funeral Home of NJ – Raritan. Domalenas Hair & Nail Lounge – Flemington, Names Project of Northern NJ – Paramus, Costco – Flemington.

It's "Going to College Night" for the LGBTQ community!

  • It's "Going to College Night" for the LGBTQ community!
  • Our speakers for the evening are Meghan Longo, Mel McCuin, and Yoleidy Rosario of Rutgers University Newark Campus!
  • Date: Sep 7th, 2017
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Place: North Branch County Library
  • 65 Halsted Street
  • Clinton, NJ, 08809
  • Meghan Longo is Admissions Counselor,
  • U.S. Recruitment & Enrollment Undergraduate Admissions
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey​​
  • Mel McCuin is the Program Coordinator with Rutgers-Newark.
  • Yoleidy Rosario is Director of LGBTQ and Intercultural Resources, Rutgers-Newark.
  • Meghan will be starting things off with an overview of the Rutgers admissions program. Mel and Yoleidy will then talk about issues of concern to the Rutgers LGBTQ community including campus safety. They will also speak briefly about the new LGBTQ Minor that Rutgers Newark offers. Attendees may feel free to ask questions about related topics such as college preparedness, choosing an area of study, the LGBTQ community at Rutgers, and more.