A Rainbow of Services For the Entire Community

We use holistic approaches to support LGBTQ youth in building a foundation of self-reliance, self-esteem, and self-confidence to promote individual and community based sustainability. We envision a world where LGBTQ youth are empowered to respect and love themselves and their communities.

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LGBTQ+ SERVICES

PROJECT WOW
Providing safe space to youth 13-24 with individual and group counseling, social and special events
THE PRIDE CENTER
Active creative space for adults 25 and over with medical and counseling services, drop-in activities and cultural events
PROJECT TEA
TransEmpowerment in Action is programming, testing and counseling for the transcommunity
THE RAINBOW PROGRAM
1-800-Hotline, direct counseling and program services for DV/IP survivors
HIV/STI/PrEP SERVICES
Testing/counseling (and vaccines as needed)
COUNSELING SESSIONS & GROUPS
MPowerment Groups and CLEAR counseling

LGBTQ+ NEWS

NJ Gov. Phil Murphy adds protections of name change records during Trans Awareness Week
Wednesday marked the middle of Transgender Awareness Week. In New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy commemorated by solidifying privacy protections for people who legally change their names.
Senate advances same-sex marriage bill with new provisions
The Senate moved forward on a bill to codify federal recognition of same-sex marriages Wednesday. The 62-37 vote on a procedural move sets up a potential final vote on the legislation later this week with bipartisan support.
Asbury Park bar to host benefit for Colorado LGBTQ club shooting victims
This Saturday, Georgie's Bar in Asbury Park will host a benefit for the victims of the shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs.The event, called "Keep Dancin,' " will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. and will be hosted by New Jersey-based drag performer Lady Celestina.
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Project
Wow
Providing safe space for LGBTQ+ youth for 20 years!
The Pride
Center
An adult LGBTQ+ safe space in downtown Newark
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PrEPaird
Learn more about PrEP and our LGBTQ PrEP

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OUR MISSION

NJCRI offers inclusive, comprehensive primary care for the LGBQT community with a special mission to provide gender affirmative as well as supportive care to the transcommunity.

We aim to provide state of the art care in a safe, welcoming environment, featuring preventive, primary care, infectious disease care and gender affirmative hormonal treatment under one roof. We offer mental health, substance use treatment and case management services as well as medical care to all and strive to treat the whole person. If you need a medical home, NJCRI is that place.

And though many of our programs begin in the field of HIV, we have expanded programming over the years to include drop-in center spaces, activities, social, community and special events that support the community throughout Newark and Greater Essex County. Now LGBTQ+ Services engages the community from 13-24, from young adults to seasoned men and women still active and living vibrant lives.

NJCRI

LGBTq+ DIRECTOR

Kevin Taylor Director of LGBTQ+

Meet kevin

Kevin E. Taylor is a Newark community leader who has worked with the LGBTQ community for more than 20 years in New Jersey. Community Activist. Speaker. Pastor. Author. Advocate. A former television producer and motivational speaker who has traveled to and lectured and empowered across the country and around the globe. Taylor has previously served as the Manager of our Pride Center downtown and now oversees the entire department’s programming.

As director, Kevin E. Taylor brings a lifetime of experience in the LGBTQ communities he has been a part of here in New Jersey, in New York, where he led couples counseling with POCC and in Washington, DC, his hometown, where he worked as a Peer Counselor with Whitman Walker Clinic and served as a part of the founding ministry team of Inner Light Unity Fellowship Church. He is now Senior Pastor for Unity Fellowship Church NewArk, an affirming church where all are welcome, and is a proud father to Ga’Vel Qwame Taylor and proud grandfather to 3.