Recent Wins for LGBTQ Families

March arrived like the proverbial lion with a wave of good news for LGBTQ families. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed a bill Feb. 19 expanding the state’s paid family leave law in a number of ways, incl...

New Jersey governor signs trans rights bills

The state of New Jersey recently promulgated three new laws. These statutes are designed to protect the rights of trans citizens of the state. The recent progress is largely attributed to political changes. ...

Jersey Mom criticizes school for HIV question

Parent Janet Mendes is criticizing a New Jersey middle school for allegedly asking sixth-graders if they were HIV positive. According to Mendes, the query was posed before students of Hackensack Middle School w...

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, April 13

1. The nation of Trinidad and Tobago is on the verge of decriminalizing homosexuality, after a judge's ruling on Thursday that such laws are unconstitutional. According to NBC News, Justice Devindra Rampersad s...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 19

1. Vladimir Putin decided it's his God-given duty to stop same-sex marriage so that more babies can be born. He's also against gay adoption. 2. For the first time ever, Iceland selected a transwoman to be it...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Dec. 28

1. According to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health, women who identify as sexual minorities are three times more likely to face incarceration than that of the US adult population. The ra...
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Gov. Christie drops appeal of New Jersey marriage ruling

Gov. Chris Christie announced this morning he is dropping the appeal of a lower court's ruling that paved the way for marriage equality to begin last night in New Jersey.

"At long last, the freedom to marry is now permanently law of the land in New Jersey," said Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson in a prepared statement.

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HBO airs documentary on gay former N.J. governor

Former NJ Gov. Jim McGreevey

Jim McGreevey once envisioned a political career even greater than what he had already achieved as the 52nd governor of New Jersey. But that dream came crashing to a halt in August 2004, when he not only announced that he was gay but that he had been having an affair with a man whom he had appointed as the New Jersey homeland security adviser.

McGreevey, who was married to a woman at the time, became the nation’s first openly gay governor, but announced his resignation at the same time. He claimed he was being blackmailed by the man, an Israeli citizen named Golan Cipel, who instead said McGreevey had sexually harassed him.

How McGreevey, now happily in a relationship with a different man, is tackling the second act of his life is the basis of the new HBO documentary “Fall to Grace.”