Save the date -- October 10, 2021, in Asbury Park

NJ's Annual LGBTQ Pride Celebration

What happened for Pride 2020? Check out the virtual celebration from June 7, 2020: Did you miss the live broadcast of Jersey Pride LIVE! earlier? View the video below for the June 7th United in Pride live event whenever you need a little Pride and sunshine in your life! GO JERSEY PRIDE!

United in Pride: Support Racial Justice in New Jersey

The Jersey Pride rainbow flag is flying at half mast

There is an empty seat at our organizing table. A Benn Meistrich-sized hole in our hearts. Long-time activist and JPI leader Benn Meistrich died early this morning. Although most JPI attendees may not have met Benn, they have nevertheless been the beneficiaries of his considerable contributions to NJ's Annual LGBTQ Pride Celebrations. Benn joined JPI in 1993 -- a short 28 years ago - and worked tirelessly on behalf of our mission each and every year since then. It is hard to imagine that when the next Pride event is held in Asbury Park he will be there only in memory, and in the hearts of those of us who will carry his work forward.

As those who know him remarked upon learning the news, "there are no words"; a turn of phrase that seems particularly poignant because Benn was such a wordsmith. He personified the phrase "the pen is mightier than the sword", using his words equally effectively in fighting for social justice and comforting friends and family. His submissions to our annual magazine, The Jersey Gaze, offered insightful, humorous reflections on LGBTQ life. He would know exactly what to say to everyone in the community grieving him right now.

It is hard to overstate Benn's contribution to NJ's progressive community. From his work at Planned Parenthood and NJLGC, to his start-up guidance of nascent LGBTQ non-profits, to his ongoing commitment to Jersey Pride and our mission, his legacy will long be felt in the Garden State.

Join us on Sunday, October 10, 2021, in Asbury Park, New Jersey. It is always a perfect day!

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Princeton, NJ 08543


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