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“Love Wins” Documentary Screening in Recognition of LGBTQ History Month – Honoring the Fifth Anniversary of Marriage Equality in New Jersey

Union County, NJ –The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to join Union County College for a special screening of “Love Wins” followed by a discussion with filmmaker Robin Kampf, and “Love Wins” co-stars Jan Moore and Emily Sonnessa.

The event, free and open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, November 6 at 12:00 P.M. at Union County College, 1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford in room N-4 as the final event of the college’s 2018 LGBTQ+ History Month celebration – the first in the college’s history.

“The Freeholder Board is proud to support Union County College’s LGBTQ+ History Month events, recognizing LGBTQ history and empowering our LGBTQ community to be heard,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “Moore and Sonnessa’s story of hope and perseverance is a powerful reminder that we all have the ability to influence change in the fight for equality.”

“Love Wins” is a half-hour documentary that captures the union of Emily Sonnessa and Jan Moore through interviews and photographs. This couple, who have been together for over 50 years, unveil the realities of falling in love at a time and place when it was considered strictly taboo to do so.

The film is snapshot, often humorous, of how gay couples were once compelled to live double lives. They raised three children in a New Jersey suburb, all the while keeping their relationship hidden from colleagues, friends and even their children.

“Love Wins” is a ‘different kind of love story’ that succeeds in calling attention to the importance of marriage equality,” said Freeholder Alexander Mirabella, liaison to the Union County LGBTQ Ad Hoc Committee.         

This free events is presented by Union County College as part of their 2018 LGBTQ+ History Month events, and co-sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders in collaboration with the Union County Office of LGBTQ Services.

The Office of LGBTQ Services is part of Freeholder Chairman Granados’s 2018 “Moving Union County Forward” initiatives for supporting inclusion, individual empowerment and community engagement in Union County. For more information about the Office of LGBTQ Services contact the office coordinator Danni Newbury at 908-527-4742 or or visit

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