Social Groups in Central Jersey

ALliance Center for Independence- Loud & Proud Support Group


LGBTQ+ peer group for people with disabilities.

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ComeOUT&Play (COP)
The Pride Center of NJ, 85 Raritan Avenue, Suite 100Highland Park, NJ 08904


A social networking group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered 20-30-somethings in New Jersey. Meets every first and third Tuesday of each month from 7:00PM-9:30PM.

Dyke Hikes
New Jersey and Southern New York


Dyke Hikes is a lesbian outdoors group with over 1200 members.

They go hiking, kayaking and bicycling throughout New Jersey and southern New York and always welcome new members. They also attend queer events such as Pride marches, lesbian theater and stand up comedy.

For more information, check out their page.

GABLES of Cape May County
P.O. Box 641, Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210

Contact: Vince Grimm
Phone: 609-861-1848

Encourages, aids and supports the efforts of individuals and organizations whose purpose is to promote, secure, enhance and protect the human dignity, integrity and legal and political rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender persons. They are an IRS registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.

415 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ 08753

Contact: Melissa Briggs
Phone: 732-349-5506

A secular social organization. Make friends, share ideas and current LGBTQ events.

LGBTQ Support and Social Group USA
North Branch County Library, 65 Halsted Street Clinton NJ 08809

Contact: Matthew Loscialo

Open to gay and lesbian teens, adults, their friends, parents, and family members. No membership fee to come to meetings and there are movie nights at the library.

Monmouth University LGBT Older Adult Project
400 Cedar Avenue West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898

Phone: 732-571-3400

A joint initiative of the School of Social Work and the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies, seeks to improve the quality of life of older LGBT adults through education and awareness programs, advocacy, and providing social activities for LGBT older adults, caregivers and their friends. The project accomplishes these goals not by replicating existing services available through mainstream agencies but through the provision of technical assistance and training opportunities and by advocating for legislation which positively impacts the lives of older LGBT adults.

Northern New Jersey Chapter
Post Office Box 85, Paramus, NJ, 07653

Phone: 201-265-0600
Email: Email:

Supports the national mission of the NAMES Project, promote awareness of HIV/AIDS, serve as a local AIDS service organization, build alliances with other local AIDS service organizations and to help people remember and grieve for those who have died from AIDS-related diseases.

Pride Center Writers Group
Pride Center of NJ, 85 Raritan Avenue, Suite 100, Highland Park, NJ 08904


Creative writing and discussion group. Creative writing and discussion group. All adults (18 and over), genders and orientations welcome.

South Jersey Gay & Lesbian Social Club


A diverse group of people, bringing various interests, careers, ethnic backgrounds, religions and experiences to the club community. E-mail for more information.

The Special Needs Alliance for Pride (SNAP)
The Arc Mercer, Inc., 180 Ewingville Road, Ewing, NJ 08638


Supports integration of people with special needs people who identify as LGBTQ into the broader LGBTQ community, and thereby prevents their isolation.

Woodbury Community Pride
Woodbury, NJ


A non-partisan, LGBTQ community organization dedicated to achieving prosperity through equality and committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ people and small businesses in Woodbury, NJ.

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