Jersey City announces first Transgender Awareness Week

The city and Hudson Pride Center teamed up to recognize the LGBTQ community.

The city and a local community center are coming together to bring more awareness and support to an issue for the first time.  

The city of Jersey City and Hudson Pride Center are partnering to recognize Transgender Awareness Week, which will run from Nov. 12 to 19 and will lead up to Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) on Nov. 20.  

“Jersey City stands with all members of our diverse community and is proud to partner with Hudson Pride Center to officially recognize Transgender Awareness Week,” Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop said in a statement.  

The first official awareness week will celebrate transgender, and gender non-conforming people as well as address the challenges they face. Following the week, TDOR will honor the memory of those lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.  

The community center is also sponsoring events, including a press conference, a community discussion and various events, with proceeds to benefit their Transgender Legal fund. 

Hudson Pride Center is the only full-service LGBTQ+ community center in New Jersey. Hudson Pride addresses social issues facing the LGBTQ+ community and advocates for change through community education, rallies, and creating spaces for members of their community to live their lives. 

Hudson Pride Center offers the following services for the transgender community: 

  • HRT Counseling 
  • HRT Appointments 
  • Name Change 
  • PrEP 
  • HIV Testing 

“Over the last five years, we’ve implemented programs to provide healthcare coverage for transgender public employees and incorporated LGBT sensitivity training for new police officers,” Fulop said in a statement. “The city will continue our efforts to advance diversity, equality and advocacy.” 

To learn more about Hudson Pride Center, attend an event, or get involved, visit their website at hudsonpride.org

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