Resources

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Other PFLAG chapters in New Jersey
LGBT-friendly churches and other faith-based organizations
Organizations that provide LGBT support, education, or advocacy in New Jersey
Other resources of interest

 

Other PFLAG chapters in New Jersey

Here’s a list of all the other PFLAG chapters in the state of New Jersey. If you need to find a PFLAG chapter anywhere else, you can look it up on the PFLAG National website.

Bergen County PFLAG
P.O. Box 1330
Ridgewood, NJ 07450-1330
Phone: 201-287-0318
Email: info@bergenpflag.org

Bergen PFLAG meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Temple Beth Or, 56 Ridegwood Road, in Washington Township. There is a transgender meeting and a meeting for newcomers at 7:30, followed by the general PFLAG meeting at 8.

Collingswood PFLAG
P.O. Box 8941
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Phone: 856-834-6355
Email: pflagcollingswood@yahoo.com

Collingswood PFLAG meets on the 4th Monday of the month at the Collingswood Community Center at 30 W. Collings Ave. in Collingswood, NJ. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM.

Hunterdon County PFLAG
Flemington Presbyterian Church Parish House
10 East Main St.
Flemington, NJ 08822
Phone: 908-752-1370
Email: pflaghc@yahoo.com

Hunterdon County PFLAG meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Flemington Presbyterian Church’s Parish House at the address above.

North Jersey PFLAG
P.O. Box 4585
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: 908-300-4227
Email: pflagwaver@aol.com

North Jersey PFLAG meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 55 Montclair Rd. in Montclair. The meetings are from 7:30 to 9 PM.

Princeton PFLAG
Trinity Church
33 Mercer St.
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 732-679-8812
Email: murphy8812@aol.com

Princeton PFLAG meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at the Trinity Church, located at the address above. They have a general PFLAG meeting in the George Thomas Room, a Transgender Network meeting in the Parlor Room, and a transgender youth group in Room 207. All meetings begin at 7:00 PM.

 

LGBT-friendly churches and other faith-based organizations

We have a list of churches and other faith-based organizations in Monmouth and Ocean counties that are LGBT-affirming, however you can find a much more extensive list of LGBT-friendly churches throughout New Jersey at GayChurch.org.

MONMOUTH COUNTY

Asbury Park Community Church – United Church of Christ
For current meeting location, call the number below
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Phone: 732-622-8880

Atonement Lutheran Church
308 First Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Phone: 732-776-5727

Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion
7 Church St.
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
Phone: 732-747-4671

First United Methodist Church
906 Grand Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Phone: 732-755-2693

King of Kings Lutheran Church
250 Harmony Road
Middletown, NJ 07748
Phone: 732-671-3348

Lincroft Presbyterian Church
270 Everett Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738
Phone: 732-741-8921

Manasquan Friends Meeting
P.O. Box 522
Manasquan, NJ 08736

Old First Church, American Baptist & United Church of Christ
69 Kings Highway
Middletown, NJ 07748
Phone: 732-671-1905

Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury
352 and 370 Sycamore Avenue
Shrewsbury, New Jersey 07702
Phone: 732-747-3557

Red Bank United Methodist Church
247 Broad Street
Red Bank, NJ 07724
Phone: 732-747-0446

Redeemer Lutheran Church
3531 State Route 33
Neptune, NJ 07753
Phone: 732-922-2757

Temple Beth Miriam
P.O. Box 2097
Elberon, NJ 07740
Phone: 732-222-3754

Temple Rodeph Torah
13 Mohawk Drive,
Marlboro, NJ 07746
Phone: 732-308-0055

Temple Shalom of Aberdeen
5 Ayrmont Lane, Aberdeen, NJ 07747
Phone: 732-566-2621

Trinity Episcopal Church
Ryders Lane
Matawan, NJ 07747
Phone: 732-591-9210

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County
1475 West Front Street
Lincroft, NJ 07738
Phone: 732-741-6111 (office) or 732-747-0707
Email: minister@uucmc.org

OCEAN COUNTY

All Saints Episcopal Church
213 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Phone: 732-367-0933

Barnegat Friends Meeting
P.O. Box 32
Barnegat, NJ 07934
Phone: 609-698-2058

Church of the Holy SpiritSong NJ
P.O. Box 25
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
Phone: 732-551-9382
Email: pastord@cohssnj.com

Faith Lutheran Church
1801 Grand Central Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735
Phone: 732-793-8138
Email: faithlavallette@att.net

Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
701 Forman Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Phone: 732-899-0587

Unitarian Universalist Ocean County Congregation
P.O. Box 5184
Toms River, NJ 08754
Phone: 732-244-3455
Email: ocean-uu@uuocc.org

United Church of Christ of Toms River
1681 Ridgeway Road (Route 571)
Toms River, NJ 08757
Phone: 732-244-4014

 

Organizations that provide LGBT-related services in New Jersey

Campus Pride
The leading national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus organizations working to create safer, more LGBT-friendly colleges and universities.

COLAGE – People with a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer parent
A national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parents. They build communities and work toward social justice through youth empowerment, leadership development, education, and advocacy. Visit the website for the North Jersey Chapter (Rainbow Families of New Jersey).

Fortunate Families – Catholic Families with Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons
Designed for Catholic parents of GLBT children, but open to all faiths, the website is a place for parents to share and value their own stories, find information regarding Church teaching and pastoral responses, and find information regarding Church teaching and pastoral responses.

CDC’s LGBT youth resources list
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, has a great list of resources for LGBT youth and their friends, as well as for educators and parents.

GAAMC – Gay Activist Alliance in Morris County
Gay Activist Alliance in Morris County is the largest and oldest GLBTI group in New Jersey, started more than 35 years ago by 4 people looking for a place to meet others like themselves. Extensive programs and a yearly Pride Guide directory.

GALY-NJ – Gay and Lesbian Youth Network, New Jersey
stands for Gay and Lesbian Youth – New Jersey. GALY was for young people between 16 and 21 years old who identify themselves and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, intersex or questioning. GALY-NJ has outlived its need, and recently closed its meeting doors as youth has found new ways of finding and relating to eachother in a healthy way. (from GAAMC website)

GayPASG – Gay and Lesbian Political Action and Support Groups
Gay & Lesbian Political Action & Support Group, and the Task Force for Same-Sex Civil Marriage. Organized in May 1993 to focus on grass roots organizing for action in support of basic civil and human rights for all citizens; and to establish and sponsor a standing Religious Concerns Committee to counter the efforts of the Radical Religious Right.

GAYPASG operates a news clipping list which delivers 5-6 emails a day on topics related to their mission. To subscribe, sign the petition for Same-Sex Civil Marriage. See also the petition for Safe Schools.

Garden State Equality
An LGBT-rights advocacy organization with both political action and non-profit educational arms, GSE runs campaigns in favor of marriage equality and related issues across New Jersey.

GLAAD – Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

GLSEN – Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network
GLSEN, The Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network, is gathering concerned teachers, administrators, students and parents to work together to end the destructive effects of anti-gay bias in schools.

Central NJ Chapter of GLSEN

Hi-TOPS – Health Interested Teens’ Own Program on Sexuality
HiTOPS is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote adolescent health and well-being. They are based in Princeton, NJ, and provide clinical care and sexuality education for adolescents.

Human Rights Campaign
The HRC is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for LGBT Americans with more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. Founded in 1980, the HRC advocates on behalf on LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office, and educates the public about LGBT issues.

It Gets Better Project
The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people that they will achieve happiness and success in their lives if they can just get through their teen years. The project aims to remind LGBT teens that they are not alone, and that it WILL get better.

Jersey Pride, Inc.
Jersey Pride, Inc. is an all-volunteer, grassroots organization that produces NJ’s Annual June Pride Celebration in Asbury Park and NJ’s Magazine for our community, “The Jersey Gaze.”

Jersey Shore Q-Spot
This program, of the Jersey Shore Community Center Project, was established to foster the health, well being and pride of Monmouth and Ocean County’s GLBT community. The Jersey Shore Q Spot cares for individuals, groups and families in need and provides public education and outreach services that empower GLBT individuals and families to live their lives in freedom and dignity. Two programs of interest:

MyQSpot Teen Meeting: 7-9m, second Monday of the month, at the new VNA Community Health Center of Asbury Park, 1301 Main Street, back door of the building. A new “recreational club’ for GLBTI & Questioning teenagers. Fun and activities, including chatting, and sharing information, listening to music or playing different types of games. It is a place to “hang out” for just them. It is supervised by parents, QSpot volunteers, local educators and the Asbury Park Police are notified that teenagers are there. A safe and supervised place for kids to interact with other kids who share their concerns.

Trans-Central NJ: A safe and supportive atmosphere for all members of the transgendered community. Trinity Church Gym, 503 Asbury Ave. Asbury Park, NJ, first Sunday of the month. We are a transgendered support group focusing on all aspects of the gender spectrum from gender issues to understanding yourself and your community. For more information, contact Eli at frankie3832002@yahoo.com or call 732-604-1791.

Kaleidoscope
This monthly student-led meeting provides a safe, supportive environment for LGBT and allied teens to gather, socialize, organize, and help each other. Conveniently located in the Voorhees Town Center.

Lambda Legal
The major national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. See also their page on New Jersey issues.

LGBT Faith Sharing Ministry
The Church of the Precious Blood’s LGBT Faith Sharing Ministry welcomes and supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Catholic persons, their family and friends. We will share our faith through prayer, social justice and dialogue. Events providing an opportunity for fellowship and giving back will be planned and posted on the Precious Blood calendar.

We seek to engage the larger community in recognizing that we are all members of God’s family and that we each have a place at the Table of the Lord. ALL ARE WELCOME – whether you are LGBT, have an LGBT family member or loved one or just want to know more about this ministry, please know that YOU are welcome!

Meetings take place the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Parish Center located behind the church. Church of the Precious Blood – 72 Riverdale Avenue, Monmouth Beach NJ 07750

Please contact Father Bob (rfkap@aol.com), Dena Walter Reger (denareger@gmail.com) or Patti Forsman (lundforsman@verizon.net) with any questions.

NJLGC – The New Jersey Lesbian and Gay Coalition
NJLGC is committed to fighting discrimination and enhancing the quality of lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and intersexed people in New Jersey through public advocacy, education, political action, and legal reform. Their Youth Resource Guide can be downloaded (PDF files).

Ocean’s Harbor House – Your Authentic Self LGBT Youth Support Group
In cooperation with Ocean Partnership, Harbor House offers a support group, Your Authentic Self (YAS), for LGBTQ teens and their allies (ages 10 -19) on Mondays at 5:30PM-7:30PM, with parents allowed to attend from 7:00-7:30, at their Outreach Center, 931 Fischer Boulevard, Unit 1, Belle Crest Plaza, Toms River, NJ 08753. The group is FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. For more information, please call (732)-929-0660.

The Pride Center
The Pride Center provides comprehensive programming which fosters the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexed and questioning (LGBTIQ) community, and to increase public acceptance and champion social change for the LGBTIQ community through education and outreach.

Project R.E.A.L. (Real Empowerment on All Levels)
Project R.E.A.L. is a safe-space drop-in center for LGBT young adults ages 13-24 where they can come together and be themselves without risk of judgment. In this space, these young adults can relax, meet, and support each other within the community.

SAGE – Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders
Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (in New York City) is the world’s oldest and largest non-profit agency addressing the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender elders. SAGE works with LGBT elders to address and overcome the challenges of discrimination in senior service settings, while also being an essential component in the creation of informal caregiving support, and development of new “family” networks.

SoulForce
SoulForce seeks “freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance.” They have made several important pamphlets available for download:

What the Bible Says about Homosexuality (PDF file)
What the Science Says about Homosexuality (PDF file)

Straight Spouse (and Significant Others) Network
Support group helping spouses/significant others who are affected by the coming out process of their partners, and advocate for the rights of gays/lesbians/transgendered. As a group, they believe if/when all members of society are accepted for who they are, rather than trying to conform to expectations, there would be no need for organizations such as theirs. In the meantime, they are there to help.

TransYouth Family Advocates
TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected. Their vision is of a society free of suicide and violence in which ALL children are respected and celebrated.

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. If you need help or support, please call the Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386.

 

Other resources of interest

Camp Highlight
Camp Highlight is a week-long camp for children ages 8 to 15 who have a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender parent or parents.

Monmouth County Library System
The library offers educational programming (often in cooperation with Jersey Shore PFLAG) about LGBT-related issues, not to mention lots of pertinent books and videos on the subject.

Ocean County Library System
The Library offers programming, books, videos/DVDs, and forum for the discussion of issues of all the diverse populations that make up Ocean County.

Two River Theater Company
A professional not-for-profit regional theater company, founded in 1994. The company received “Theatre of the Year” awards from the New Jersey Theatre Alliance in 2006, and from The Star-Ledger in both 2006 and 2008. At the July 2009 meeting of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, TRTC was designated as a Major Impact Organization. The Two River Theater Company has sponsored several fundraisers for Jersey Shore PFLAG, and we are so grateful for their generosity!

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