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!

Dear LGBTQ Youth Supporter:


We are excited to inform you that this year’s 3rd Annual New Jersey Trans Youth Forum has been scheduled for May 20, 2017, at Rutgers’ Livingston Student Center in Piscataway, NJ. See registration for schools or individuals on the home page of


For the past 2 years, HiTOPS and GLSEN Central NJ have brought together hundreds of New Jersey’s Trans youth (ages 12-19) and their supporters for a day of celebration and education. This year’s theme, “We Exist. We Thrive!” will focus on empowering Trans youth and their allies to come together and work, explore, share, bond and find renewed strength for themselves and their community.


Will you please support this event with a donation?  Donate here.  Donations go towards sponsoring students who cannot afford to attend the event, underwriting transportation costs, paying for speakers, and/or food costs. No student is turned away for lack of ability to pay.



Not interested in donating, but want to participate?  We are also accepting applications for Vendors at the event and Ads for the Program Book, which is used year-round. If you experience any difficulty or have any questions about using this online payment process or other methods of payment, please e-mail [email protected].


During this day-long conference, participants will enjoy workshops, educational activities, entertainment, and have the opportunity to network with peers from across New Jersey. We are thrilled to feature Jiselle Parker and Christine Hamlett as this year’s keynote speakers. We are sure the more than 300 trans youth and allies who attend the event will gain greatly from their insights.


Please consider supporting this vital conference with a donation or application participate.


To be a Sponsor, click here.

            $15 - $75 to Sponsor 1-5 youth to attend

            $100 Bronze Sponsor

            $200 Silver Sponsor

            $600 Gold Sponsor

            $1000 Keynote Sponsor

            $1500 Breakfast Sponsor

            $2500 Lunch Sponsor


To be a Vendor, click here.

            $50 for half a resource table

            $50 for half table with sales

            $75 for a full resource table

            $100 for full table with sales


To place an Ad, click here.

            $75 quarter page, black and white

            $125 half page, black and white

            $250 full page, black and white

            $500 inside covers, full color


Thank you for your support of this exciting and important conference!



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

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  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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