LQBTQ+ Rights
Helping Organizations

Know your rights as a member of the LGBTQ+ Community! 

This page has links to organizations that are working to explain and protect the rights of all members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Organizations working to protect the rights of the LGBTQ+ community

The ACLU works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom. 

See the ACLU's Know Your LGBTQ Rights page for important information about your legal protections.

Lambda Legal is a a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV. 

See their Know Your Rights page for information on issues related to employment, HIV, transgender, youth, and more. Their New Jersey page lists court cases in our state and provides information about NJ State laws related to LGBTQ+ protections.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ+ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law. 

See the HRC's Resources page for information and tools for equality and inclusion related to topics of health equity, coming out, parenting, the workplace, hate crimes, and more.

LGBTQ+ persons staying in long-term care facilities in New Jersey or who are HIV+, have special rights and protections that were signed into law in March 2021 by Governor Murphy as a new and comprehensive Bill of Rights for LGBTQI and HIV+ residents of long-term care.

Read the brochure explaining these important protections.
(Spanish-language version here).