The Pride Center of New Jersey offers a number of social and support groups.

There is a suggested $3 per-person donation for most meetings.  Our groups are open to adults 18 and over, unless otherwise noted.  Please confirm group meeting dates and times on our calendar.

Booked For Supper: A monthly supper time book club at the Pride Center to read and discuss thought-provoking fiction. You may want to pick up a bite to bring with you; listed below are options immediately adjacent to the Pride Center for delicious take out. Contact Walter at to express interest and let us know you’ll be joining us. Pride Center of New Jersey, 85 Raritan Avenue, Suite 100, Highland Park, New Jersey. Chinese take-out next door, Deli across the street, Aposto’s Pizza across the street, Dunkin’ Donuts and Papa John’s down the block. $3.00 donation to PCNJ requested for this event

Caregiver Support Group: This group offers a safe place for LGBT families, partners and other caregivers of adults with chronic health problems to discuss the unique issues of caring for their loved ones. The facilitator, Karen Groder, is an LPN. Meets 7:30 to 9 PM, the third Tuesday evening of each month. Direct any questions to Karen at […]

Central NJ Rope Share: Central NJ Rope Share is a place and time to share knowledge about, and play with, rope.  People can learn, share, ask questions, and find someone to tie up (or, someone to tie them).  There is potential for presenters, demonstrations, discussions, or free play. We meet the first Sunday of each month from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.   […]

Gay Dads’ Support Group: A monthly group focusing on parent/child issues for gay dads. Drop-ins are welcome. Meets first Wednesday of each month, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM. Email Joe ( for more information.

Gay Men’s Guild: The mission of the Gay Men's Guild (GMG) is to foster the continuance of the Pride Center of New Jersey by making a positive difference in the lives of gay men, by providing a nurturing environment of understanding and respect for gay men of New Jersey. The Guild is dedicated and committed to developing and maintaining a gay men’s community.

Gay Men’s Living Out Group: The Men's Living Out discussion group provides a safe and supportive environment where gay men meet for brotherhood and support. Meets every Wednesday from 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM.

Gay Men’s Movie Night: Men’s Movie Night meets once a month at The Pride Center. Suggested donation is $5. Refreshments will be served. Doors open at 7:00 movie starts at 7:30 Questions? email Gary @

Gay Men’s Social Night: Social, educational, rap, potlucks, for everyone. Meets second & fourth Tuesdays @ 8:00 p.m. Email for info.

Gay Men’s Coming Out Group: A moderated discussion group for issues related to coming out as gay men. Men vote on the topic of the day. Meets every Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Send e-mail to for more info.

Jersey Kollege of Kink: Jersey Kollege of Kink is an ongoing educational project of the NJ Leather Family as a service to the Leather/GLBT community, presided over by Headmistress Goddess Morgaine. Whether to satisfy your curiosity, learn some new skills or just for the experience come and check it out. All sessions open to all genders, age 18 and over. 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:30-9 PM. For further info, contact either or

Karaoke Party: All are welcome to come and sing your favorite songs on the new, digital karaoke system. We have a vast collection of tunes, but if we don't have what you want in our collection we can stream YouTube karaoke videos. If you don't want to sing then come listen to and clap for those who do sing. $5.00 donation requested. Meets first Friday of every month, 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM.

LGBT Activist Forum: The purpose of this forum will be to discuss, educate and inform ourselves respecting issues that affect the happiness, safety and civil rights of LGBT people in our immediate world and the world at large. The group will plan periodic educational events for the Center community through guest speakers, panel presentations and films. Contact with ideas and for info: David Rogoff,

Male Drawing Sessions: All you need is a pencil, paper and eraser to try your hand at drawing the human figure. Beginners and experienced artists are welcomed every second of the month from 2:00PM to 5:00PM. If you would like to participate please make your donation of $15 at the session.

New Jersey Furs: A social group that meets in a safe space to discuss ideas. A public community, anyone is welcome to inquire or join. Most members are gay or bisexual. Meets second and fourth Saturdays at 2pm.

Raices Latinas: Spanish speaking Social/Support Group meets on the first and third Mondays of every Month from 7:30pm-9:00pm. If you speak Spanish and are a member of the LGBTIQA community, feel free to stop in and meet up with other members of the community. For more information please email:

TrueSelves: TrueSelves: 1st Monday, 7:30 - 9:30 PM and 3rd Sunday, 4 - 6 PM. A facilitated support group exclusively for and about transgender-identified individuals, regardless of where on the transgender spectrum you believe you live. TrueSelves is a safe place where you can share your feelings and experiences in an open, non-judgmental and accepting atmosphere. For more information please contact: Nicole Brownstein, The group is run by the members

Under the Rainbow: Under the Rainbow gives individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 the chance to receive not only support for young members of the LGTBIQQ community, but allows for a fun and relaxed environment and a chance to socialize with your peers. Discussions will be based on the group's needs and group activities, games, and trips will be planned, so that we can all get to know each other better! The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month, from 7-9pm at the Pride Center of NJ. If you have any questions, please email Group Leader Joe at or Samantha at .

Wednesday Night Women’s Hang Out: Living Out Women is a social group that offers women the opportunity to engage in discussions on a variety of subjects, meet-ups, trips, and lend each other help, support, and guidance. The idea is to create a place where we can meet new friends in a relaxed environment. We are open to gay, bisexual, transgendered, intersexed, queer, and the questioning community. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of Every Month Time 7:30 - 9:00 PM Location Room 4, Contact to learn more.

Women Coming Out Support Group: This group provides a supportive environment for women who are at any stage of the coming out process. Women of all ages who consider themselves gay, lesbian, bisexual, or questioning are welcome. Ages 18 and over. Meets on the first and third Thursday of every month, 7:30PM to 9:00PM

Writers’ Group: Creative writing and discussion group. Meets every Thursday, from 7:30PM - 9:00PM. Contact .

Young Men’s Social Network: A social/ support group for men 18-40. Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30 pm. We talk about sex, love, sexuality, family life, pop culture, relationships and other related topics. Afterwards we socialize at a restaurant/diner in the area. For more information e-mail . Meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30-9:00pm.

Youth Drop In: The Youth Drop-In is a program for LGBTIQQ youth and their straight allies ages 17 and under who can drop in at the Pride Center of NJ for support, fun or to talk about what's going on in their lives. We meet every 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. We offer the support group session for about an hour at 2:00pm for those that want or need it. Activities include discussions, watching movies, guest speakers, and fun games to meet and make new friends! For more information, please contact our adult administrator Ellen via email at or by phone at 973-342-1108 or contact our youth trustee Megan via email at

“Out of the Box” Open Mic Night: Out of the Box Open Mic Night is an open-mic for ALL TYPES OF PERFORMERS poets, singers, comedians, tragedians, musicians, jugglers, etc, etc, etc. hosted by Pandora Scooter and Stephen Jones. It's held on the THIRD FRIDAY of EVERY MONTH from 8:00 to about 10:30 PM at Stage Stars, 13 South Third Avenue in Highland Park, NJ. Light nosh and low octane beverages served. Admission: $5 donation/ $3 for students. Info: or 732-718-0134.