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Jersey City and Hudson Pride Center Partner in Official Recognition of Transgender Awareness Week  

 The City of Jersey City and Hudson Pride Center  officially recognized and honored Transgender Awareness Week on Thursday, November 8 at Jersey City, City Hall Chambers at the event  Mayor Steven M. Fulop, Michael Billy, CEO, Hudson Pride Center,Elizabeth Schedl COO, Hudson Pride Center 
Jennifer Love, Performance Artist and Trans-Rights Activist Sedrick Giacobe, Trans Youth Activist 

Transgender Week occurs from November 12 – 19, leading up to Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20.  Transgender Awareness Week celebrates and uplifts the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people and addresses the challenges they face in loving and living full lives.


Hudson Pride Center, located in Jersey City, is the largest and 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 and awareness, mobilizing community members through rallies, and creating safe and vibrant spaces for our members to live authentically, and celebrate their gender identities, sexuality, and lives.





Comedy film presented by the Jersey City International Television and Film Festival.

Jersey Devil Jersey City, NJ – The Jersey City International Television and Film Festival, Humanity Pride Productions, Green Light Films and Diamond Jesus Productions have announced that the World Premiere of the comedy film The Jersey Devil will be Wednesday, September 24th at the Loews Landmark in Jersey City. For tickets, please visit: http://thejerseydevil.brownpapertickets.com/

With the support of the Film Office of Jersey City and the Mayor’s Office, The Jersey Devil was shot throughout Jersey City earlier in 2014. One of the filming locations used was the Landmark Loews, which opened in 1929. This legendary theater continues to hold events today and will bring this Hollywood-style premiere to Journal Square, almost 85 years to the day of its opening. In keeping with Mayor Fulop’s vision of making Jersey City a “mecca” for film production, the creators of The Jersey Devil also utilized diverse neighborhoods throughout the city, including the Brightside Tavern in the Paulus Hook neighborhood, New Jersey City University in Greenville and City Hall. In addition to using NJCU as a location in the film, students attending NJCU were also involved in various aspects of the production. The cast and crew dined throughout the shoot on delicious food supplied entirely by Jersey City food vendors and many Jersey City residents from the surrounding location communities were used as extras in the film. Continue reading WORLD PREMIERE OF THE JERSEY DEVIL HITS JERSEY CITY