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North Jersey Pride Presents The Black & White Ball to Benefit LGBTQ Youth

The Black & White Ball

North Jersey Pride, the nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting equality, acceptance, and respect for LGBTQ youth and families in the upper Garden State, is gearing up for an evening of live music, entertainment, and delectable edibles at the Black & White Ball fundraiser for LGBTQ youth on Saturday, February 7, at the Woodland in Maplewood. The event features Tony-nominated actress Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Jekyll & Hyde) and the 18-piece Full Count Big Band Orchestra as well as the 2014-15 National High School A Cappella Champions, the “Highlands Voices”. Tax-deductible tickets will support North Jersey Pride’s LGBTQ youth-related events and Hetrick-Martin Institute: New Jersey’s after-school program for at-risk LGBTQ teens in Newark.

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TLDEF Applauds President Obama for Including Entire LGBT Community for the First Time Ever in a State of the Union Speech

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The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) strongly praises President Barack Obama for including transgender people, bisexual people and lesbians in his 2015 State of the Union speech, marking the first time in history they have been mentioned in this address.

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Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Makes History at Governor’s Inaugural Celebration

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus

In an historic performance, the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus sang at the Inaugural Celebration of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker at the Boston Convention Center January 8, 2015. The occasion marked the first time that a gay chorus has performed at a gubernatorial inauguration in New England.