boots on the ground.

In our first year alone we:

  • testified on inclusivity of NJ Bill A1335, requiring schools to incorporate contributions of folks with disabilities & of our LGBTIA community

  • advocated for individual LGBTQIA students, helped establish numerous Gay Straight Alliances, ran professional development on identity, gender, & classroom best practices for schools & administration, educated law enforcement & court personnel on Transgender Rights, & arranged the statewide GSA Forum, which celebrated over 500 kids, their families, friends & allies! 

  • organized the Families Belong Together Rally, which brought out over 850 folks to speak with one voice supporting our immigrant families.

  • helped to name an elementary school in Maryland after Bayard Rustin, allowing all students there as well as the greater community to look up & feel recognized & respected.

  • co-sponsored the Conference for Peace with the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

  • spoke at Princeton University, taught at the Ellarslie in Trenton, represented at the Governor's Mansion during the inaugural Pride Reception, coordinated communal outreach with numerous faith-based groups & affirming churches, moderated at the Trans-Youth Forum, entertained families with Drag Queen Story Hours, held screenings of "Voices Beyond The Wall",  & threw a brunch with outstanding TRANSGENDER youth activist Gavin Grimm!

  • hosted an incredibly inspirational open house on Christmas Day, welcoming dozens of our friends, allies, & family, new & old, multi-generational, & from varied backgrounds, neighborhoods, & communities!

  • opened the doors to our new Princeton HQ- a safe-space, both literally & figuratively, for all our kids, all our families, our entire community of friends, allies & partner organizations.

In our second year we have already accomplished so much:

  • building connections with local & national partners, co-sponsoring community dances, potlucks, panels, & protests, presenting at conferences, hosting regular events to empower teens, young adults, families & supporters of all ages, screening films & celebrating the diversity of our intersectional communities in oh-so-many ways indeed!

  • starting an Urban Gardening & Food Education program

  • encouraging citizens to vote by presenting successful elected officials from across our divergent communities

  • hosting a weekly safe-space hangout for teens & young adults

  • establishing our burgeoning Library of Social Justice & our Read the Rainbow Book Club for LGBTQIA folx, friends & allies

  • teaching our social justice action-class for teens ¡La Lucha!

  • welcoming our communities with First-Friday Breakfasts @ HQ each month

  • paneling with Gay Liberation Front activists

  • archiving the materials from Princeton’s first gay rights organization Gay People Princeton

  • collaborating with Girl Up! a national organization dedicated to empowering girls & women

  • engaging queer history with author Hugh Ryan

  • helping to organize “Lights For Liberty” rally to end the the illegal & immoral detention of immigrant families

  • offering free weekly Counseling & therapy Drop-In for LGBTQIA youth

  • & of course, organizing Princeton’s first-ever Pride Parade which drew thousands to march, roll, & sashay in celebration & solidarity!

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