Social Groups in Central Jersey

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

Email: standup4equality@gmail.com
Website: http://www.pridecenter.org/group/comeoutplay/

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.


Jersey Kollege of Kink
The Pride Center of NJ, 85 Raritan Avenue, Suite 100Highland Park, NJ 08904

Email: dragonslairprod@aol.com or msnjleather2010@yahoo.com

An ongoing educational project of the NJ Leather Family as a service to the Leather/GLBT community, presided over by Headmistress Goddess Morgaine. All sessions are open to all genders, age 18 and over. Meets the second Thursday of each month from 7:30PM-9:00PM.


LGBTQ Support and Social Group USA
United Reformed Church, 100 West Main St, Somerville, NJ 08876

Contact: Matthew Loscialo
Email: matthewl@student.fdu.edu
Website: https://lgbtqsupportandsocialgroupusa.com/

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, where there is a small cost.


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

Phone: 732-571-3400
Email: lkelly@monmouth.edu
Website: http://www.monmouth.edu/school-of-nursing-health/lgbt-older-adult-project.aspx

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.


Pride Center Game Nights
The Pride Center of NJ, 85 Raritan Avenue, Suite 100, Highland Park, NJ 08904

Phone: 732-846-2232
Email: info@pridecenter.org
Website: http://www.pridecenter.org/groups/

This group plays party games, word games, strategy games and more. You can also bring your favorite, or learn to play a new game from their collection. All are welcome. Game nights are held on the third Saturday of each month at the Pride Center. They start around 7:30PM and end around 10:00PM.


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

Phone: 732-846-2232
Email: daphnekanellopoulos@gmail.com
Website: http://www.pridecenter.org/groups/

A creative writing and discussion group that meets every Thursday from 7:30PM – 9:00PM.


PRISM at The College of New Jersey
Basement room 16 of the Brower Student Center at the College of New Jersey.

Phone: 609-771-2390
Email: prism@tcnj.edu
Website: http://prismattcnj.weebly.com/

Creates a safe, comfortable, and nurturing environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Ally, Asexual, Pansexual, Polyamorous, Two-Spirited, etc. (LGBTQQIAAPP2S*, referred to as queer for the remainder of this text) individuals. Strives for acceptance and equality for all people regardless of gender expression, gender identity, sex, sexuality, age, race, religion, ethnicity, ability, socioeconomic status, health status, or immigration status. Goal is to educate and advocate on TCNJ's campus as well as the greater Mercer County area.


The After School HangOUT
The Pride Center of NJ, 85 Raritan Avenue, Suite 100, Highland Park, NJ 08904

Phone: 732-846-2232
Email: info@pridecenter.org
Website: http://www.pridecenter.org/group/the-after-school-hangout/

Support and social group for LGBTIQ youth (17 and younger) and their straight allies. They will have a safe place to talk, meet new people, and have fun. Meets every Friday from 3:30PM-6:30PM.


The Lavander Cinema Club
The Pride Center 85 Raritan Avenue, Suite 100 Highland Park

Phone: 732-846-2232
Email: WHotkowski@aol.com
Website: http://www.pridecenter.org/groups/social-groups/

Present classic mainstream movies that display a gay subtext or sensibility. Many of these movies, especially those prior to the liberating social forces of the late sixties, are ambiguous or veiled in their gay references. Meets the fourth Sunday of each month from 3:00PM-5:00PM at The Pride Center. There is a $5.00 suggested donation for this event.


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

Contact: SnapClub@arcmercer.org
Email: SnapClub@arcmercer.org
Website: https://arcmercer.org/special-needs-alliance-pride-snap/

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


Under the Rainbow
The Pride Center of NJ, 85 Raritan Avenue, Suite 100, Highland Park, NJ 08904

Phone: 732-846-2232
Email: bassoonbaffoon@gmail.com

A discussion group and social group for young GLBT people from ages 18-23. Meets on the fourth Saturday of each month from 4:30PM-7:30PM. There are discussions about anything from coming out to relationships and is a safe place to make new friends.


Young Men's Social Network
The Pride Center of NJ 85 Raritan Avenue, Suite 100 Highland Park, NJ 08904-2701

Email: shy.matsi@gmail.com
Website: http://www.pridecenter.org/group/young-mens-social-network/

A social and support group for men ages 18-40. Discuss sex, love, sexuality, family life, pop culture, relationships and other related topics and socialize at a restaurant or diner in the area afterwards. Meets the first and third Monday of each month from 8:00PM-9:30PM.




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