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    A City of Many Colors

    Gay Newark

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    Show your true colors in the greater Newark region, a melting pot of cultures, nationalities and lifestyles. We welcome you to come, explore and celebrate diversity.

    It's time to celebrate! As of October 21, 2013 the State of New Jersey allows same sex couples to marry.

    One of the applicants must be a resident of New Jersey. If applicants are non-residents of New Jersey, the application must be made in the municipality where the ceremony will take place.
    A witness of 18 years or older must be present.

    Marriage Licenses:
    $28.00 (cash only) license fee is due at the time of application (non-refundable)

    One of the Following for Proof of Identity:

    • Passport
    • NJ DMV Drivers License
    • Military Photo ID
    • Essex County ID

    There is a 72 hour (3 days) waiting period between the filing of the application and the issuance of the license. This 72-hour waiting period begins at the time the application is filed with the local registrar.

    Telephone: (973) 733-3825/3826
    Hours: 8:30am to 4:00pm
    Monday thru Friday, except holidays

    Yearly celebrations happen, check the calendar for the latest LGBT events.

    Newark's Outreach Programs:

    Newark LGBTQ Community Center
    11 Halsey Street
    Newark, NJ 07102

    The Social Justice Center (LITSJC) serves as a safe space for people seeking services and resources that support the well being of the

    lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community.

    Queer Newark
    The Queer Newark Oral History Project (QNOHP) is a community-based and community directed initiative dedicated to preserving the history of Queer Newark

    NJ LGBT Chamber
    The NJ LGBT Chamber is the bridge to connect with New Jersey's LGBT, friendly, and allied business community.

    Newark Pride
    Newark Pride produces great events throughout the area in partnership with the region's leading LGBT organizations.

    African American Office of Gay Concerns
    877 Broad Street Suite 211
    Newark, NJ 07103

    The AAOGC provides prevention services, education, and support to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.

    Newark Community Health Centers Inc.
    741 Broadway
    Newark, NJ 07104
    800.994.NCHC (6242)

    NCHC is one of the largest providers of comprehensive primary care services for the uninsured and medically underserved populations in the country's most densely populated cities.

    NJCRI - Project WOW  
    393 Central Avenue
    Newark, NJ 07103
    (973) 483-3444
    Toll Free: (866) 448-5812

    The Project WOW! Youth Center provides HIV/STI prevention and substance abuse services to LBGTQ youth between the ages 13 and 24. 

    Newark Rutgers LGBT Students and Allies
    225 Conklin Ave
    Newark, NJ

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersex, or queer or questioning resource center, a welcoming place where you can go for advice and support.

    NJIT Spectrum (Blog)
    University Heights
    Newark, NJ 07103

    Promoting tolerance for all people at NJIT.

    LGBT Small Businesses

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    FEMWORKS (A Communications Agency)
    Dryden Mansion
    59 Lincoln Park, Suite 375
    Newark, NJ 07102
    Office: 973-494-9705
    FEMWORKS develops integrated campaigns, events and custom campaign photography.

    Artisan Collective (retail)
    25 Halsey Street, Newark NJ 07102
    Hours: Mon-Tues 12:00 - 6:00pm
    Wed: 12:00-6:00 | Wine Tasting Wednesdays
    Thurs: - Friday 12:00 6:00pm
    Sat: 12:00 -6:00pm | Classes & Wine Socials

    Creating unique handcrafted works of art using African mud cloth from Mali as the primary medium. 

    Medina CITI
    50 Columbia Street
    Newark, NJ 07102

    MEDINA = CITI is a 360 degree visual and multi-media design haus, based in the greater Newark area.

    St. James & Company (retail)
    25 Halsey Street
    Newark, NJ 07102

    St. James & Co. is a family owned and operated men's boutique offering unique clothing and accessories.

    Minuteman Press
    55 Commerce Street
    Newark, NJ 07102
    Hours: Mon-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm
    Full-Service Printing and Copying Services.

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    Gay Friendly Newark

    Gay Friendly Newark

    Not only is Newark “quite friendly” as reported by Conde Nast Traveler, but quite gay-friendly to boot! more

    Not only is Newark “quite friendly” as reported by Conde Nast Traveler, but quite gay-friendly to boot! more