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Enjoy a special Rainbow Story Time with Deena, your Supervisor of Outreach & Diversity.

"The Need For Pride" presented by Cole Callahan from Garden State Equality
Recorded Wednesday June 10, 2020

Program Description: Join us on Zoom for a brief overview of LGBTQ Identities and why it is so important to celebrate them, not only in the month of June but year round with inclusive books, stories, history, and education. Participants will leave knowing more about LGBTQ basics in addition to the wellness benefits surrounding inclusion, perfect for our LGBTQ community and allies to educate and celebrate their Pride this month. Presented by Cole Callahan from Garden State Equality.

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United in Pride 2020 with Garden State Equality

Program description: Look at the time! Remember to grab your brunch and wear your most festive Pride clothes and celebrate Jersey Pride LIVE! Starting today at noon. Throughout United in Pride, we’ll also be raising funds to support organizations in New Jersey fighting for racial justice. Our community understands what it means to rise up and push back against a culture that tells us we are less than, that our lives don't matter. This Pride Month, we’ll be standing united with Black Americans to dismantle injustice.

10 Pride events you can attend from home
The Washington Post has compiled a list of various LGBTQ+ virtual events that take place through a variety of digital platforms including Zoom, Instagram, and YouTube. Some are special events that will be livestreamed and others are weekly meetups.​

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LGBTQ+ Free Movies
Looking for LGBTQ+ movies, TV shows, and documentaries to watch during Pride month without breaking your budget? Check out these selections, all free to stream online!

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Bound (1996) | R | 1 hr 48 min

The lesbian romance between a newly-released ex-con, and the girlfriend of a Mafia money-launderer, has a mercenary dynamic. The girls plan to walk off with a suitcase of $2 million cash, but the Mafioso finds out a little too soon.




Cameron Esposito: Marriage Material (2016) | TV-MA | 1 hr 10 min​

In her first special, the purveyor of fine jokes, Cameron Eposito, has some harsh truths for you. From the secrets of a women's locker room to her stance on gun control, she gets real. And, we wouldn't have it any other way. She's Marriage Material.






Kill Your Darlings (2013) | R | 1 hr 42 min
Daniel Radcliffe leads an ensemble cast in the provocative, untold, true story of a murder in 1944 that united three great poets – Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs.







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Before Stonewall (2004) | NR | 1 hr 27 min
In 1969 the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city's gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the Gay Liberation Movement had begun. Before Stonewall pries open the closet door--setting free the dramatic story of the sometimes horrifying public and private existences experienced by gay and lesbian Americans since the 1920s. Revealing and often humorous, this widely acclaimed film relives the emotionally-charged sparking of today's gay rights movement, from the events that led to the fevered 1969 riots to many other milestones in the brave fight for acceptance. Experience the fascinating and unforgettable, decade-by-decade history of homosexuality in America through eye-opening historical footage and amazing interviews with those who lived through an often brutal closeted history.


An Englishman In New York  (2009) | NR | 1 hr 15 min
John Hurt gives a bravura portrayal of British gay icon Quentin Crisp, focusing on Crisp's emigration to the United States and the final years of his life.


To Be Takei (2014) | NR | 1 hr 34 min​

A hilarious and moving look at legendary actor/activist and pop culture icon George Takei who has conquered new frontiers, from outer space to Capitol Hill, with his trademark grin. Oh, my!








The Wedding Banquet (1993) | R | 1 hr 51 min

A comedy about a Chinese Yuppie living in New York who decides that a marriage of convenience is the perfect way to prevent his parents back in Taiwan from discovering he is gay. But his plan backfires hilariously when his parents insist on coming to New York for the wedding.




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The Birdcage (1996) | R | 2 hr 30 min
Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane and Dianne Wiest lead the laughs in this wild Comedy that insists you don't have to be a woman to be a mother.​







G.B.F. (2013) | R | 1 hr 45 min 
A story of two best friends, Tanner and Brent. One longs for the spotlight, convinced coming out will make him instantly popular. All seems to go according to plan as the girls in school battle for their newest must-have Gay Best Friend!​






The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000) | R | 1 hr 45 min
A close-knit group of gay friends share the emotional roller coster of life, relationships, the death of friends, new beginnings, jealousy, fatherhood and professional success.​








Chely Wright: Wish Me Away (2012) | NR | 2 hr
After a lifetime of hiding, Chely Wright became the first commercial country music singer to come out as gay, shattering cultural stereotypes within Nashville and within herself.​







De-lovely (2004) | PG-13 | 2 hr 30 min
Biography of composer and songwriter Cole Porter, a kid from Indiana who became a legend. The focus is how Porter, a gay man, found his inspiration from the woman he married, socialite Linda Lee Porter. Features some of the composer's most famous music.





C.O.G. (2013) | R | 1 hr 28 min
In the first-ever screen adaptation of the work of acclaimed writer David Sedaris, a privileged college grad sets off to explore the world. When his friend unexpectedly bails on him at an apple farm, David finds himself stranded, forced to get his hands dirty. With a colorful cast of characters, C.O.G. is a hilarious coming-of-age tale of personal misadventure.




I Do (2012) | NR | 1 hr 31 min
A gay Brit living in New York is deprived of his immigration status, and risks losing his family and life in the U.S. He marries his lesbian best friend to remain in the country and stay with his family, but things get complicated when he meets the love of his life and is forced to make a choice.




A Man of No Importance (1994) | R | 1 hr 35 min
Alfie Byrne is a middle-aged bus conductor in Dublin in 1963 living a life of quiet desperation. He's gay, but firmly closeted, and we follow him as he struggles with the conservative yet oddly lyrical world of Ireland in the early 1960s.






Aimee & Jaguar (1999) | NR| 2 hr 1 min
In 1943 Berlin, a Nazi officer's wife meets and starts a passionate affair with a Jewish woman.







Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce (2016) | TV-14
New Orleans’ local legend, Big Freedia, is the master of the underground Bounce music scene as she shows the world the genre’s style and substance.



Gaming in Color (2015) | NR | 1 hr 1 min
Explore the story of the queer gaming community, 'gaymer' culture and events, and the rise of LGBTQ themes in video games in this documentary.​



Transcendent (2016) | TV-14
In this groundbreaking series, talented transgender women navigate life and love while working at one of San Francisco's most popular cabarets.​




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