Buddies of New Jersey, Inc,
to be allowed to serve everyone in our community and every color of the rainbow…
This bulletin is to honor gay pride month in a time of social distancing. Included are some dates and events that are worth knowing about, some pride activities, educational opportunities, sexual health resources,and recognition of LGBTQIA+ accomplishments.
May we follow the lead of our Founder, Franklin A. Smith who was proud to be able to provide support, services and resources for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS before there was even a penny provided to do so. I am so proud of Frank as well as others, both LGBTQIA+ Persons and Allies, because of the kindness and generosity given so that others may have life and live it with dignity.
FROM SUNDAY JUNE 7th
THE ANNUAL JERSEY PRIDE CELEBRATION
has been moved to October 22nd provided we are able to do so
PRIDE FLAG RAISING | Thursday June 18th
10AM @ the Harrsison House &
2PM @ the Gazebo of the Bergen New Bridge Medical Center
Supreme Court finds federal law bars LGBT discrimination in workplace
Two of the court’s Republican appointees joined the court’s
Democratic appointees to deliver the surprising, 6-3 victory to LGBT advocates.
THE OCEAN GROVE HEALTH RETREAT IS SLATED TO BE CHANGED
and unless we have a safe way to do so in person…
the plan is for VIRTUAL RETREAT October 28th to 31st
ENDING WITH A HALLOWEEN MIXER ON 31st more info. TBA.
Newark Pride planned for July 19
Jersey City Pride Still Planned for August
EVENTS, LINKS, ITEMS OF INTEREST
PRIDE MONTH – Right now many organizations are rearranging themselves to change schedules. We had to cancel our annual participation in Jersey Pride next weekend, as well as the Ocean Grove Health Retreat, and other events in the foreseeable future. Event cancellation does not mean we should cancel or postpone LGBTQIA+ Pride in any way, just how we normally celebrate it. So, be creative celebrate this JUNE, GAY PRIDE MONTH as you see fit.
30 DAYS OF PRIDE HERE is a brief consideration and 30 DAY GUIDE of how we can all celebrate PRIDE in a different, deep way.
FOOD DISTRIBUTION – SATURDAYS JUNE 13th and 27th, in addition to our current schedule, we are making food and essential items available to the first 500 families. ANYONE IN NEED IS WELCOME to come with a NJ State ID or DL, a face mask, and being able to follow social distancing guidelines.
Let’s Talk About Risks WEBINAR SERIES
Eric Cabrera from Buddies of NJ will be the profession guest speaker
during our highlighted discussion on Stage-based Counseling Strategies.
We’ll see you NEXT Wednesday, June 10th from 11am-12:30pm
BLACK LIVES MATTER is a slogan that Buddies of New Jersey embraces and can profess whole hardheartedly! Please stay safe and avoid behavior that can increase the spread of COVID-19 or hurt others as we proudly express this core belief.
GAY PRIDE SURVEY – How Do We Celebrate Pride
DONAY’S HILLWALKERS – Donay, the salsa instructor from 2019 Kickoff Party for the NJ AIDS WALK, is starting a group of people who will do modified hill-walking at their own pace on Sunday Mornings in Bergen County. For more information, contact: Donay Wilford <email@example.com>
GAY PRIDE FUN QUIZZES at quote tv
TRANS LIFE – CLICK HERE to find out about groups in your area. PATHWAYS meets at Buddies of NJ when covid restrictions are not in place.
VIRTUAL SPEED DATING at SELF SUPPORT GROUP | Monday – June 29th
We will try a virtual speed dating … questions will be fun … but will also help us practice how to discuss difficult topics with a potential partner. SIGN UP HERE
HIV COMMUNITIES FEEDING OTHERS IN NEED – Read this article from TheBody Magazine featuring our own Xio Mora-Lopez. CLICK HERE
2020 Kickoff Extravaganza – UNCRINKLED & READY TO GO VIRTUAL
VIRTUAL – NJAW Kickoff Party w. Buddies
About this Event
Spend some time with supporters and Buddies’ Partners at a Virtual type ‘Happy Hour’ in Support of the NJ AIDS WALK .
This will be done on a ZOOM platform. Eventbrite registrants will receive a sign on link with instructions; only registrants with passwords will be allowed in the room.
There will be guest performers as well as some open mic opportunity toward the end. There will be music and fun brought right to you and where you feel most comfortable signing in.
Don’t not miss this opportunities to see friends and supporters of the NJ AIDS WALK who have been with us through the years and NOW at this most important time.
We invite each of you to set the mood in your space… lighting, comfortable place to relax and enjoy conversation and entertainment, quiet and dim enough to hear and see everyone, and, of course… BYOB Bring Your Own Bundle of fun… food, costumes, signage, beverages .
SEE THE VIDEO SLIDESHOW from 2015 BELOW
Entertainers – Singers – Poets – Visual/Dance – Comedians -Drag Artists!
PLEASE BE APPROPRIATE!
Join Buddies of NJ, Inc. remembering those who have gone ahead of us and those who still fighting HIV/AIDS. The martyrs, the unfortunate, the champions and more… we will remember and hopefully honor in our fight to defeat stigma and champion love until HIV is gone.
Light dinner and social following.
Dinner Provided by: Walgreens
Únase a Buddies of NJ, Inc. para recordar a quienes nos han adelantado y a quienes aún luchan contra el VIH / SIDA. Los mártires, los desafortunados, los campeones y más … recordaremos y, con suerte, honraremos nuestra lucha para derrotar el estigma y defender el amor hasta que el VIH desaparezca. Cena ligera y social. Cena proporcionada por: Walgreens
Buddies’ invites all clients, employees, volunteers and community members to be part of the following events:
Friday – November 17th, 2017 at 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
MASCARA – Rutgers – Newark | Essex Room | Paul Robeson Campus Center
Located at 350 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard | Newark, NJ 07102
African American Office of Gay Concerns (AAOGC) 9th Annual Transgender Symposium & Day of Remembrance. We come together on this day to learn ways to support our trans brothers and trans sisters, we hear their stories and discover how we can help. We also acknowledge the lives that were taken from us too soon. Come out and enjoy the program, we serve a light breakfast and lunch.
Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at 4:00 PM to 6PM
Transgender Day of Remembrance – St. Paul Lutheran Church | 61 Church Street | Teaneck, NJ 07666
~ Refreshments will be served at a reception immediately following ~
Join us as we gather to shine a light on the injustice of transphobic bigotry while celebrating the lives of those who were violently lost this year at Teaneck’s Annual Memorial, Candlelight Vigil and Celebration of Life.
Guest Speakers Aaron Potenza from Garden State Equality and
Kenneth Marciano from PFLAG Trans Support Group of Bergen County
Performance by The Legendary Amazin’ Grace
For information/directions, please contact Sharla at (201) 702 – 6189 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gay Men’s HIV Awareness Summit
New Jersey’s HIV Planning Group’s (NJHPG) Committee presents the 4th Annual Gay Men’s Awareness Day Summit!
- Biomedical Intervention: TASP (Treatment As Prevention) for Those Living With HIV | PrEP for HIV- people who want to stay HIV-
- Healthy Sexuals: Use healthier sex options; talk about sex before engaging in it; get tested and know status; fully consent to sex; understand prevention; use condoms; choose PrEP; choose abstinence; engage in outercourse; have fun; don’t have shame; care and respect themselves as well as their partners; and more…
- U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable)
“The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Dear Colleague” letter confirms that “people who take ART daily as prescribed and achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load have effectively no risk of sexually transmitting the virus to an HIV-negative partner.”
Based on #ScienceNotStigma
HIV Prevention Revolution
Equal Access to the
“Last month, the global medical and scientific community at the forefront of HIV research and care came together in Paris for the ninth International AIDS Society Conference, where they announced – unequivocally – that an undetectable HIV viral load means HIV is untransmittable.”
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 (All day) NTHTD is a day to recognize the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender people.
Click Here for information on the 2017 National Transgender HIV Testing Day | TARGET Center