About Us

NorthJerseyPride_FinalVectorNorth Jersey Pride, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that produces events and activities to promote inclusivity, equality, awareness, and understanding in the upper Garden State. NJP produces the North Jersey Pride Festival on the second Sunday in June, as well as a week of activities leading up to the Festival.

Our activities bring LGBTQ individuals and straight allies together in support of tolerance, respect, and empathy. We aim to empower young people to become pro-active citizens; businesses to become active community partners; and families of all make-ups to become allies for one another. Our unique Pride Festival offers safe, family-friendly entertainment and fun for all. Throughout the year, North Jersey Pride will work in partnership with LGBT leaders in their campaigns for more stringent anti-bullying laws and for full marriage equality in the state of New Jersey.

NJP’s 2014 Pride Week will take place June 2-8 and we will host a variety of events in and around the towns of Maplewood, South Orange, and Montclair, accessible by New Jersey Transit.

North Jersey Pride endeavors to be “Pride with a Purpose.” In addition to throwing a fabulous, fun celebration, we want to make a difference in the LGBTQ community by increasing awareness around other nonprofits. Read more about North Jersey Pride’s mission.

There are multiple ways to support North Jersey Pride, both as an individual and a business. Find out how you can Partner with Pride.

Help us promote Pride in your area! Download our event flyers, print them in color and post them on your favorite local bulletin boards or store windows (with their permission!):

North Jersey Pride Festival Poster
2013 Dance for Equality Poster
Pride Week Schedule of Events Poster
Anti-Bullying Event with Tyler Clementi Foundation Poster

Have questions? Contact North Jersey Pride. We’d love to hear from you!

The North Jersey Pride Guide is (virtually) here! Download it here to have a sneak peak at our magazine filled with timely stories, celebrity  Q&As, and of course the must-have Guide to Pride week. Then get your own copy in person at our Pride Week events!