Perth Amboy High School receives the prize for bringing the most participants to the 2015 GSA Forum.
All set for the GSA Forum at Princeton Day School
Ethicon GLOBAL volunteer Shane Lacy and chapter leader Paula Rodriguez Rust staff the GLSEN CNJ table.
Alex Lawrence, John Marron, Carol Watchler, and Corrine O'Hara with Allie the Ally at the 2013 Forum at South Brunswick HS
GLSEN Central New Jersey joins the GLSEN contingent at NYC Pride, 2014
Congratulations to Montclair Kimberley Academy Gay Straight Alliance, Respect Awards 2015, Honorable mention GSA of the Year.


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Jack Einstein: Every Small Act Counts

“I knew I needed to do something not only for myself, but for any transgender student that would walk the halls after me.

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Monday, September 8, 2014

GLSEN Central New Jersey joins Garden State Equality in supporting transgender youth

As several news outlets have reported, a transgender middle schooler from Middletown, NJ, has been ... Read More
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Transgender student may go to other schools

by Carol Gorga Williams, Asbury Park Press MIDDLETOWN – Rachel Pepe, the 13-year-old ... Read More
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Executive Order Bans Federal Employment Discrimination

The following is a statement from GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard on the White House signing ... Read More

For students, advisors, supporters, and allies!

14th Annual New Jersey GSA Forum

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Information for vendors, advertisers, supporters, presenters, and registration 

can be found in the tags above by designation

Further information, please contact

Carol Watchler, GLSEN Central NJ, [email protected] 


Melanie Pasignajen, HiTOPS

[email protected]

Here are some tips and requests for you or your group as you prepare for the NJ GSA Forum.  Plan on a great experience and help your group get ready by noting the following:


1. Check in begins at 8:30 am.


2. We want to be sure that everybody knows that breakfast and lunch are included in your registration.


3. The program for the day and the titles and descriptions of the workshops which will happen in three session are now posted on this Forum websiteunder the Program tab. We encourage people coming in groups to take advantage of as many different workshops as you can so that you bring a lot of information and ideas back to your school or community.  And we recommend that each person find two choices for each workshop session—just in case one is full when you go to sign up.


4. Click here for information about check in on Saturday. 





Check Out our new LGBTQIA Starter Library on the Resources Page above! 

GLSEN and our New York City-area Chapters will march in solidarity with Orlando and our GLSEN Orlando Chapter at NYC Pride. To learn more, visit our happenings column or click the link below to sign up.


 12th Annual GSA Forum

Click Here to see Flyer

Read the press release

  GLSEN Senior Honor Award Winners are in!

Ximena Aparacio and Alyssa Concannon

Honorable Mentions:
Dayna Halcomb and Michael Kearney

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 GLSEN Celebrates Historic Ruling
on Marriage Equality

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Pride Month Tackles Asbury Park, NJ

By Lana Leonard
This year’s 24th annual Asbury Park Pride was once again record breaking, bringing in over 20,000 people from the Asbury Park’s original 1,000 back 24 years ago.

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Kudos are in for the first ever NJ Trans* Youth Forum

By Sarah Gavis-Hughston
Excitement mounted steadily as young people filled the large multi-purpose room of Frist Campus Center at Princeton University

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 "Transgender Conference Brings Hope, Solidarity"

by Pamela Mackenzie

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 Trans* Youth Forum Press Release

HiTOPS; The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network Central New Jersey; and the LGBT Center at Princeton University will pioneer a new Trans* Youth Forum on April 18, 2015. The forum will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Frist Campus Center at Princeton University, and is open to trans*, gender queer, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and gender questioning youth ages 11 to 26.

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 Mark Pino-The Necessity of LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum

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 Suicide Awareness Through the Life of Pan

by Lana Leonard

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Garden State Equality and community partners including GLSEN Central NJ, HiTOPS
announce a new campaign: “Teach and Affirm Students in New Jersey”

Click here for full statement

Praise for the

Saturday November 15, 2014

The 11th Annual Conference
for NJ Gay-Straight Alliances

 The animated chatter of hundreds of people filled the rainbow-bedecked room as our group took seats at the long rows of cafeteria tables and waited expectantly. From rainbow balloons to banners to GSA t-shirts, Lenape High School cafeteria was a vibrant display of pride. The enthusiasm and anticipation in the room were palpable. This was New Jersey’s long-awaited 11th Annual GSA Forum, hosted by the Lenape High School Gay Straight Alliance and co-sponsored by HiTOPS and GLSEN Central New Jersey. [read more]

Well, another year has past and I am still blown away by the annual Central New Jersey GLSEN and HiTOP NJGSA forum. This year was my third year attending the forum, which was held at Lenape Regional High School in Medford, NJ, and although I have graduated high school, I still find a beloved belonging to the positive energy that each high school brings in furthering human rights, celebrating pride, while withholding the realest human beings I have ever had the pleasure to be in the same room with. [read more]

GLSEN Central New Jersey celebrates Martin Luther King Day at Kidsbridge

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