“It was a mistake,” you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.”
By Tommy DeSeno
Garden State Equality (GSE) is a civic group that supports equality for the LGBT community in New Jersey. Started in 2004 by Steven Goldstein, a college professor and activist, it is run today by 25 year old Christian Fuscarino. It’s powerful, with politicians and news media always at their events.
GSE has involved itself in protests of people, both business professionals and politicians, who they think are on the wrong side of LGBT equality.
For instance, GSE’s last protest was against Jack Kelly, an Ocean County Freeholder trying to get a cushy state job, seemingly to pad his pension. A dozen years ago he wanted to deny pension benefits to the lesbian partner of the dying Laurel Hester, a sheriff’s officer, stating it would “hurt the sanctity of marriage.” Before that, GSE protested Scott Garrett, a New Jersey Republican Congressman over a comment he denies making.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: A Capital Guidance Company, Asbury Park, Garden State Equality, Gay rights, LGBT rights, Madison Marquette, Monmouth County News, Opinion, Sheikh Muhammad Taqi Usmani, Steven Goldstein, Tom DeSeno, Tommy DeSeno, Usmani | 5 Comments »