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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Vegas NJ, Randolph, New Jersey

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Vegas NJ

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Vegas NJ isa beautiful New Jersey wedding venue nestled on eight acres of grounds in Randolph. The second you walk through the doors, you will encounter our eight-hundred gallon sting-ray aquarium. Our grand stage, beautiful piano bar, and free play casino will WOW your guests.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Barry Herman Entertainment, Livingston, New Jersey

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Barry Herman Entertainment

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Barry Herman Entertainment offers a complete array of music, entertainment and DJ services for lesbian and gay weddings. We have offices in New Jersey and New York, and can produce weddings and events from the simple to the extraordinary.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Weddings by Aretha, Plainfield, New Jersey

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Weddings By Aretha, Plainfield, New Jersey

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Gay Friendly Plainfield, New Jersey Wedding Officiant – I’m a registered and ordained nondenominational Wedding Officiant here to serve the LGBT community. I wholeheartedly support marriage equality and I am here to guide you through this life-affirming and exciting time!

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in Northern New Jersey

Featured Gay Wedding Vendor: Gregg Kits, Wedding Officiant, Clifton, New Jersey

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Gay WeddingPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Officiants in Clifton, NJ, USA. Wedding Officiant for any type of marriage or civil union from simple signature only meetings to formal Wedding Ceremonies. I service all of North Jersey and the surrounding areas. I have a 20×30 room for wedding ceremonies and a 20×20 Victorian Parlor for smaller ceremonies and pictures. Conveniently located just a block away from Historical Lambert’s Castle and excellent place for outdoor weddings and photographs.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Woolverton Inn, Stockton, New Jersey

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Woolverton Inn - Stockton, New Jersey

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For couples seeking an outstanding location for a country wedding for up to 150 guests, Woolverton Inn is ideal. We specialize in offering elegance and style not readily found today that allows family and friends to gather in a relaxed atmosphere for your wedding weekend.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Mitch The Minister, Oakland, New Jersey

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Mitch The Minister

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Officiants in Oakland, NJ, USA. Are you looking for that special Wedding Minister, with years of experience, who is warm and caring, joyous and wonderful? Do you want a celebration that you will remember forever? Together we will create your “Once in a Lifetime” moment! Your ceremony can be spiritual, religious, interfaith, civil or non-denominational or a simple celebration. Over the past 17 years I have personally performed almost 2000 wedding celebrations in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

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Third Circuit Upholds New Jersey Ban on Conversion Therapy

Friday, September 12th, 2014

New Jersey mapAnother court has upheld New Jersey’s ban on so-called “ex-gay” conversion therapy for minors.

Towleroad.com reports:

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld New Jersey’s ban on ‘ex-gay’ conversion therapy for minors, which was being challenged by the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) and other ‘ex-gay’ activists. Last year, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed the bill into law banning the dangerous practice.

So far, these bans have survived all their court hearings. It’s time for some more states to block this practice.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Arnie Abrams Entertainment, Freehold, New Jersey

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Arnie Abrams Entertainment  - Wedding EntertainerPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Entertainment in Freehold, NJ, USA. New Jersey pianist Arnie Abrams will add sparkle to your event with his expressive and energetic piano entertainment. NJ piano player Arnie performs live piano music for weddings, parties, corporate events, and most any special occasion. Arnie can provide his professional portable keyboard and sound system for small, intimate gatherings, or larger venues.

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in Central New Jersey

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Engaging Artists, Englewood, New Jersey

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Engaging Artists - Englewood, New Jersey

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Gay Wedding Entertainment in Englewood, NJ, USA. A flute, cello and harp trio, Engaging Artists are three world class classical musicians. We are each soloists, recording artists and members of major American orchestras and faculties of music.

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USA: NCLR Launches Initiative To Abolish “Conversion” Therapy Nationwide By 2019

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Born Perfect NCLR

Advocates of “conversion” therapy often promote the practice as a means for gay children and adults to successfully rid themselves of “unwanted sexual desires.” This aforementioned “conversion” is supposedly accomplished through a wide variety of methods, which can include showing the subject images of gay sex scenes accompanied by sensations of extreme heat, extreme cold, or even extreme pain, and in some cases, may even include electroshock therapy. These methods among others utilized by “conversion” therapy practitioners and the detrimental psychological effect these methods have on the subject are contributing factors to the American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the National Association of Social Workers (to name a few) all officially denouncing such efforts to change a person’s sexual orientation as likely to cause severe and long-lasting psychological harm to the subject.

As of this writing, the only U.S. states which have enacted legislation to ban “conversion” therapy for minors under the age of 18 are California and New Jersey. In the past year, there have been several efforts to enact similar bans on the practice in more than half a dozen other states plus the District of Columbia (which is scheduled to hold hearings on the subject starting Friday), however, most of these efforts have stalled.

Enter the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR). On Tuesday, the group announced the start of a new campaign entitled #BornPerfect, which aims to ban “conversion” therapy throughout the entire United States of America within the next five years.

The Advocate reports:

The new campaign involves working with activists, organizers, lawmakers, and citizens to enact legislation in all 50 states outlawing the use of “reparative therapy” on minors by licensed therapists and counselors within the next five years. NCLR hopes to accomplish this by providing state legislators and LGBT leaders with comprehensive resources to build local campaigns against the discredited practice, then continuing to work closely with lawmakers and advocates as they draft legislation and testifying in support of such bills in state legislatures. The legal group is already in touch with a number of LGBT adults who were subjected to such treatment as children and can speak directly to the harm it caused them.

The campaign’s website hosted by the NCLR contains sections on the dangers of conversion therapy, survivor stories, proposed and active pieces of legislation, active legal cases, a resource center, and much more. Please do yourselves a favor and check it out. You won’t regret it!