LGBTQ+ Community of Bloomfield, NJ
See below for a sampling of some of the past events organized by the Bloomfield Pride Committee and our Allies:
The luncheon fundraiser was sponsored through the generosity of Clara Maass Medical Center. The generosity of Clara Maass Medical Center allowed 100% of the fundraiser ticket sale proceeds to go to the RAIN Foundation.
SOLD OUT! FUNDRAISER LUNCHEON BENEFITTING ESSEX COUNTY LGBT RAIN FOUNDATION
Bloomfield Pride held a fundraiser luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 3rd at Spice Thai Cuisine, in Bloomfield, that benefited the LGBT Rain Foundation which is located in East Orange, NJ and provides emergency shelter and programming services for LGBTQ+ youth in need.
The event was sold out and everyone enjoyed the amazing food, the excitement of some raffle prizes, meeting representatives of the RAIN Foundation and the spirit of community - helping one another. Additional cash donations are encouraged via a GoFundMe campaign.
Come participate in "Take Pride, Bloomfield!" events, January through June, 2018!
Bloomfield Pride supported the Bloomfield Public Library in a grant proposal to the NJ Council for the Humanities that was successful. The Library will be hosting Take Pride, Bloomfield! events from January 2018 through June 2018, which will feature museum tours, book and film dissemination and discussion and more events that study LGBTQ+ issues within the framework of the larger community.
Bloomfield Pride hosted a Transgender Day of Remembrance, Candlelight Vigil on Monday, November 20th in the Bloomfield Library courtyard.
* Find out more about Transgender Day of Remembrance at www.transgenderdor.org
* TvT research project (2016). Trans Murder Monitoring, “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” (TvT) project website: http://www.transrespect.org/en/research/trans-murder-monitoring/
On June 24th, Bloomfield Pride, with the support of the Town Council, hosted Bloomfield's first-ever pride picnic! The event took place 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Brookside Park
Over 100 residents of all ages, and a few proud pets, attended and took part in the festivities of friendship, food and games and great conversation on a beautiful, sunny and breezy day.
The Committee gives special thanks to our event sponsors:
And area businesses who donated amazingly delicious food and supplies!:
Thank you to all who helped to make the event an enjoyable success!
Bloomfield Pride members marched to support neighboring West Orange Pride
Bloomfield Pride marched in the Memorial Day Parade!
A group of Bloomfield Pride members and supporters marched under our new banner in the local Memorial Day parade. Thanks to those who participated and helped to show our support for those who served and sacrificed.
Keep a lookout for rainbow, Ally, stickers about town!
Bloomfield Pride Committee members have been visiting businesses around Bloomfield asking if they would put a rainbow, Ally, sticker in their window or somewhere inside their businesses to let people know that their business welcomes everyone, including the LGBTQ+ community. Be sure to patronize these businesses to show our thanks and appreciation of their support!