Sammy Gibbons, North Jersey News

Sammy Gibbons

North Jersey News

New York, United States

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Recent articles by Sammy:

NJ Gov. Phil Murphy adds protections of name change records during Trans Awareness Week

In addition to allowing records of name changes for transgender people to be confidential, NJ is considering waiving the fee attached to it. → Read More

What this transgender survey can tell us that other population studies are missing

Counting transgender populations and sharing data helps defeat myths about gender-diverse people's existence, surveyors say. → Read More

Sarcoidosis heavily impacts Black people, so an initiative aims to see them in research

Black people with sarcoidosis face worse outcomes than white people, but the survey questions why clinical trials include few Black patients. → Read More

Why mental health activists raised alarms about 988 suicide hotline

Community-based crisis hotlines may better serve marginalized people, activists say, by guaranteeing peer support and zero interaction with police. → Read More

Why mental health activists raised alarms about 988 suicide hotline

Community-based crisis hotlines may better serve marginalized people, activists say, by guaranteeing peer support and zero interaction with police. → Read More

Are U.S. churches setting the tone for reparations? How a movement is growing

Denominations offer glimpse into endeavors at 'reconciliation' for their own involvement in another institution dawning centuries ago — slavery. → Read More

Are US churches setting the tone for reparations? How a movement is growing

Denominations offer a glimpse into endeavors at "reconciliation" for their own involvement in another institution dawning centuries ago: slavery. → Read More

Difference makes her successful: Paramus teen wins national award for women in technology

Among many other recent achievements, Danielle Park became the only New Jersey student to win a national Award for Aspirations in Computing. → Read More

Eric Adams invites Floridians to New York, denounces Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law

Billboards let Florida LGBTQ+ residents know 'they always have a home in New York City,' a response to the 'Don't Say Gay' law passed last week. → Read More

'By us, for us': Project invests in Black women while corporations' 2020 promises remain unclear

The Highland Project invests time and money into Black women-led projects who haven't gotten the uplift they need. → Read More

New Jersey secures same-sex marriage protections with new law. Here's what it means

Marriage equality cannot be overturned by a court ruling after Gov. Phil Murphy signed same-sex marriage into law on Monday. → Read More

Colin Kaepernick, evictions and African American cuisine: What to read, watch over holidays

Enjoy some downtime over the holidays by delving into this selection of books, articles and films chosen by the USA Today Network's How We Live team. → Read More

'We are misinformed': Why a group says report on missing, killed Native people lacks data

Indigenous nonprofits consider the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons crisis to be a continuation of genocide and colonization of their people. → Read More

Don't let rare incidents and how they're framed harm all transgender, nonbinary people

Too often harmful rhetoric and isolated moments influence rights and views of transgender and nonbinary people. → Read More

Rutgers medical student's upcoming app helps transgender people find safe health care

TranZap allows gender diverse users to review medical providers as a way to help transgender people find affirming healthcare. → Read More

Broke, bracing and on the brink: Snapshots from an evictions crisis

The clock is ticking for COVID-induced eviction moratoria that shook the lives of landlords and tenants across the Atlantic Region. → Read More

Trans, nonbinary musical theater pros make 'a place' for their work that Broadway hasn't

Broadway falls short in telling gender-diverse stories, but trans theater-makers see that changing when they get seats at important tables. → Read More

New York passes bill that clears path for trans people to update legal documents

The Gender Recognition Act updates legal processes for name and gender marker changes that boosts safety for transgender and nonbinary people. → Read More

The pandemic shed light on another public health crisis: period poverty

Period poverty limited access to menstrual products for many well before the pandemic, but COVID-19 sparked action among legislators and advocates. → Read More

NYC to launch wide scale LGBTQ youth workforce development program

NYC Unity Works will help LGBTQ young adults get the training and support needed to enter the workforce. → Read More