New Jersey Resources

  • Anti-Bullying – Montclair Public Schools — Prohibiting harassment, intimidation and bullying on school property, at any school-sponsored event, on school buses, or off school grounds.
  • EDGE New Jersey — The mission of EDGE New Jersey is to respond compassionately and responsibly to the HIV+ and LGBTQ+ communities by providing supportive services, housing opportunities, prevention strategies and education to enhance the community we serve.
  • Garden State Equality — Garden State Equality is New Jersey’s statewide advocacy and education organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Services include advocacy, policy work, and trainings.
  • Healthy Transitions — With an office in Montclair, Healthy Transitions is a private medical practice that proudly serves transgender, nonbinary, and gender-creative people across the lifespan. We provide medical care, advice, and information for the gender explorers, professionals, and curious among us all.
  • Helping Survivors — Helping Survivor’s mission is to assist anyone who has been victimized by sexual assault or abuse. Our website is a compilation of information around different instances of sexual violence. We offer resources to assist survivors and their families, and we will continuously be adding more. For information specifically about workplace sexual assault, please click HERE.
  • Hetrick-Martin Institute: New Jersey — HMI believes all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential. Hetrick-Martin provides free year-round programs and services for LGBTQ youth and allies ages 13-21.
  • HiTOPS — HiTOPS fosters strong and healthy young people of all identities by providing inclusive and youth-informed sex education and LGBTQ+ support for young people throughout New Jersey.
  • Montclair Helps — Montclair Helps recognizes that many members of the Montclair community are one unexpected expense away from financial devastation. Working with our long serving community partners and trusted non-profits, Montclair Helps deliver emergency relief to the most vulnerable within our community. Montclair Helps acts quickly with little bureaucracy to solve the small problems that would otherwise cascade into big problems.
  • PFLAG of North Jersey — PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
  • The Pride Center of New Jersey — The mission of The Pride Center is to provide a safe and welcoming space for all individuals who identify as LGBTQ to find support, educational tools, health and education resources, and social opportunities within a community of acceptance. Comprehensive programming in support of this mission includes lesbian, gay, trans and family resources, social groups and free HIV testing.
  • Legal Services: Estate Planning – Wills, Trusts and Incapacity Planning — K.M. Brown Law. Kelly has been an attorney for 25 years and is a trusted advisor guiding her clients through the critical estate planning process to help protect their families, assets and legacies in the event of incapacity or death. As a parent in a same-sex relationship, I know how important it is that estate planning be considered, and, in particular, that issues specific to minor children are legally addressed, including temporary and long-term guardianships, medical power of attorneys as well as testamentary trusts to ensure your desires for your children are financially supported in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
  • Legal Services: Surrogacy. Egg, Embryo and Sperm Donation. Adoption — Melissa B. Brisman, Esq. Melissa has been a pioneer and is a leader in the field of reproductive law. Since 1996, she has drafted legislation and argued before State Supreme courts, setting the laws, and protecting parental rights for children born through assisted reproduction. Our firm can provide you with legal services that will formalize your parental rights in adoption or surrogacy. Our firm has drafted and negotiated thousands of time-tested contracts for surrogacy, and egg, sperm and embryo donation to protect our clients. We will be there to support and advise you through the entire legal process.
  • Trans Affirming Alliance — The Trans Affirming Alliance seeks to improve the lives of transgender people by partnering with LGBTQ+ centers and projects to deliver services for transgender and gender-diverse communities, such as legal guidance, mental health counseling, career counseling and workshops, support groups, and specialized health and wellness services.

National Resources

  • GLAAD — Leading the conversation. Shaping the media narrative. Changing the culture. GLAAD works through entertainment, news, and digital media to share stories from the LGBTQ community that accelerate acceptance.
  • GLSEN — Every student has the right to a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education. We are a national network of educators, students, and local GLSEN Chapters working to make this right a reality.
  • Human Rights Campaign — By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, the Human Rights Campaign strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. HRC envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
  • Lambda Legal — Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
  • National LGBTQ Task Force. — The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. We are building a future where everyone can be free to be their entire selves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we’ve made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. These barriers must go. That’s why the Task Force is training and mobilizing millions of activists across our nation to deliver a world where you can be you.
  • The Trevor Project — The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.