10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Second Floor. Elizabeth, NJ 07207
About the office
Union County’s Office of LGBTQ Services offers a platform for leadership and collaboration to support equality, and serves as a catalyst for advocacy, awareness and action on current and emerging issues that impact the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals.
Through assessment, research, analysis and strategic collaboration, the Office of LGBTQ Services works in collaboration with all County departments and in partnership with non-government ally and advocacy organizations to develop innovative strategies to help address the needs of the LGBTQ community on issues that include housing, education, health, public safety and community engagement.
GLAAD LGBTQ Accelerating AcceptanceTraining
Presented in collaboration with Union County’s Office of LGBTQ Services, GLAAD Media Institute will bring two of their signature courses to Union County for anyone who wants to build the core skills and techniques that influence positive cultural change.
GLAAD’s Engagement 202: Telling Your Story Through Social Media
Friday, October 19 from 10AM until 2PM at Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle Register online
Registration is free and required online . Register for one or both of the workshops.
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders proudly invites you to the first Union County LGBTQ History Month Celebration organized by the UC Office of LGBTQ Services and Office on Women
‘Battle of the Sexes’ screening and discussion
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 6:30 PM
at UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage (360 Hamilton St, Rahway)
In celebration of LGBTQ History Month, Union County recognizes the achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer icons, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements with a screening of ‘Battle of the Sexes’ followed by a discussion with NJ equality advocates and civil rights activists. Billie Jean King is inarguably an LGBTQ icon. A fierce athlete – the first woman to defeat a former male Wimbledon champion in the Battle of the Sexes – off the court Billy Jean King is a champion of women’s rights and equality.
Those expecting a straightforward sports movie may be surprised by its intimacy, as it draws a parallel between the weight of having to prove the worth of all female athletes in that one match, and the distress of hiding a secret affair with her female hairdresser from both her husband Larry and the world.