Upcoming Events from the LGBTQ Office

Lunch & Learn

Join us from 12 Noon until 1 PM for a town-hall style discussion to include a short  presentation of the topic for each day with an opportunity for viewers to ask questions. 

Monday, June 22 NJ Inclusive Curriculum discussion with Garden State Equality

Wednesday, June 24 Know Your Rights discussion with the NJ State Division of Civil Rights

Cancelled Friday, June 26 Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Safe Spaces (for students and colleagues) discussion with New Jersey Safe Schools Coalition

Registration Required

Drag Queen Story Hour with Harmonica Sunbeam

Monday, June 22 at 10:00 am

Families and children are invited to tune in for an hour will be packed with children’s stories, sing-along songs, and a rainbow craft. All participants are invited to dress up in your own fabulous costume.

LGBTQ Trivia Night (PG)

Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00 pm

Bring your best LGBTQ history and pop culture knowledge to the Zoom and kick off the night with a strong mix of LGBTQ themed and pop culture factoids. Picture rounds, music rounds, plenty of random facts and interesting tidbits – show off what you know or just be the one to whip out the perfect winning answer.

Beauty Queen Demo with Bella Rococo at Emilia’s – Sponsored by WellCare Health Plans

Wednesday, June 24 at 7:00 pm

Zoom in for an inclusive Beauty Queen Makeup Demo with makeup artists who will explore products, shades and techniques with step-by-step guidance from lips to lashes for different skin tones and textures.

Violence and Justice in the LGBTQ Community Panel Discussion

Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 pm

Union County’s first openly gay Freeholder Rebecca Williams will moderate a panel discussion with guest panelists that offer a perspective from law enforcement, to NJ civil rights and the work of LGBTQ equality from an advocacy organization’s perspective. Participants will have an opportunity engage in the conversation and ask questions of the panelists during the live stream.

Pasta Party Cooking Demo with Pasta Queen Cissy Walken

Friday, June 26 at 6:00 pm

Learn how to make delicious, fresh pasta and enjoy a drag show from the ultimate Pasta Queen no matter where you are! Cook along with Cissy at home, or simply tune in for a festive night of entertainment.

Pride Month Activities

Union County LGBTQ Activity Book Print at home version

Chalk the Sidewalks with PRIDE in your community. Sidewalk chalk techniques and ideas.

13 Rainbow Craft Ideas To Help Kids Celebrate Pride From the Huffington Post

Learn about Pride Month

You might want to begin by simply learning more about the history of Pride Month and the different ways it is celebrated.

The Library of Congress has information about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) as well as links to executive and legislative documents, including presidential proclamations and public laws.

Books with LGBTQ Characters or by LGBTQ Authors

LGBTQ Books (from Common Sense Media): “From books with main characters who are LGBTQ or still figuring out their gender or sexual orientations, to stories of straight kids or teens with gay friends or parents, these books portray many aspects of the LGBTQ experience.”

LGBTQ+ Collection – LGBTQCOLL (Lee & Low): “The following books capture the celebration of the gender spectrum, family structures, sexuality, identity, and more through engaging storylines featuring relatable children and young people. Promote awareness and advocacy with these children’s books featuring LGBTQ+ voices and perspectives while also addressing universal themes in any relevant setting.”

Poems & More for LGBTQ Pride Month (poets.org): “Explore the rich tradition of LGBTQ poets and poetry through a showcase of audio, video, poetry, and prose.”