HAPPY PRIDE

Buddies of New Jersey, Inc,

IS PROUD

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

VIRTUAL JERSEY PRIDE EVENT

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.

READ MORE

 

 

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.

CLICK to see if you can be a part of this: HERE

 

Newark Pride planned for July 19

https://newarkpride.org/pride–festival/newark-events/

Jersey City Pride Still Planned for August

https://jerseycitypride.com/

 

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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.

CLICK HERE to view/print flyers in Spanish and English.

 

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 <donaysfitness4u@gmail.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

 

BLOKE Fundraiser on Feb 1

A fun night of fashion. An event you won’t want to miss!

This Friday, February 1st, BLOKE Underwear and Fragrances is having an Underwear Release Party at Club Feather’s.  They have chosen to share  the proceeds with with us, Buddies of New Jersey, an HIV/AIDS Service Organization that gives much back to LGBTQIA Communities in means of HIV Services and Prevention, Substance Abuse and Addiction Services, Mental Health Counseling, Peer Support Groups, Food Pantry and more…

Hope to see you all at Club Feathers. Doors open at 9 Party begins at 10.  Dancers to model the underwear included.

Club Feathers

77 Kinderkamack Rd

River Edge, NJ  07661

GAY MEN’S AWARENESS DAY – Highlights

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!

Highlights:  

  • 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.”

 

LGBT Expo THIS WEEKEND at NY Javits Center

LGBT Expo | 10 | 12 pm to 5 pm  DAY 2 
CLICK HERE TO JOIN US

Paterson – Passaic County Bergen County HIV/AIDS Services Planning Council has obtained a table for the purposes of outreach to LGBT Community. It was quantified that 37% of pre-registrants of past years were from NJ and that this year they are expecting nearly 40,000 participant due to free admission and ticketing. All Ryan White providers and clients from the TGA are invited to join by filling out this form. There will be limited transportation provided for those who will staff the entire weekend. All else are responsible for there own transportation.

GO HERE: https://thelgbtexpo.com/tickets/ for FREE tickets and more info on the EXPO

LGBTQ HACKENSACK PRIDE – 1st Annual

LGBTQ HACKENSACK

FRIDAY – AUGUST 11, 2017

Presented by: The Hackensack Dept. of Cultural Arts, Randy G. Music, LLC TRI-ARC CDC & Buddies of NJ, Inc.

FEATURED MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT BY DJ STEVE SIDEWALK

Scheduled Performances by: the Destiny Devine Experience, Amazn’ Grace, Trans Francisco, Jack DeLuca Gross and more…

Media Sponsor:

Out in Jersey

Host of After Party: Club Feathers

Community Collaborators:

Buddies of NJ, Inc, – Tyler Clementi Foundation – Garden State Equality – Bergen County, Bergen Family Center, the Clothes Line Project – the County of Bergen – Christ Epicopal Church, Hackensack

SPONSORS HELP BRING QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT provide necessary promotional resources for the event!

Please REPLY if your Business or Organization wants to Sponsor Entertainment and/or Print Material or Giveaways.

COMMUNITY COLLABORATORS

To be a Community Collaborator follow these simple steps:

  1. Reply to this email stating that you wish to have the name of your organization or group listed as a collaborator.  This means that you support including this LGBTQ Pride Event and its importance to the community at large.
  2. By REPLYING affirmatively means that you will also commit to advertising this event through e-blast, link on your website, and/or social media outlets and/or other available lines of communication.
  3. By REPLYING affirmatively also means that you will make a commitment to attend and/or have other members of your organization attend this FREE PRIDE EVENT.