Pride Month Celebrations Go Virtual in New Jersey!







The New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce plans ‘Virtual Pride Night Extravaganza!”

NJ,  June 25th, 2020 – The New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce is excited to host their first Virtual Pride Night Extravaganza! Due to COVID-19 and social distancing mandates, in-person events to celebrate Pride Month throughout the State have been postponed or canceled altogether.

The NJ LGBT Chamber sought to fill this void and organized a virtual event jam-packed with guest speakers, a drag queen performance, and LGBTQ trivia with the opportunity to win hundreds of dollars’ worth of prizes.

“The purpose of this event is to allow attendees to reflect on the meaning of Pride and celebrate diverse communities in all forms,” says NJ LGBT Chamber Board Member, Stephen Blazejewski. “Even though we are not able to celebrate in-person, this is the perfect opportunity to come together in spirit while also bringing some levity to these trying times.”


The event’s Keynote Speaker is Fred E. Tree Sequoia (lovingly known as “Tree”). Tree is a Veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion, and 51 years later, is still bartending at the Stonewall Inn. Jane Clementi, CoFounder and CEO of the Tyler Clementi Foundation will be a Guest Speaker.

The Virtual Drag Performance and LGBTQ Trivia portions of the event will be hosted by the extremely talented, Olivia Lux! Hailing from New Jersey, Olivia is the reigning Miss Paradise and was recently crowned Arik Cavalli’s Virtual Drag Megastar. She has been featured on Buzzfeed, World of Wonder WOW Report, and the CW’s Katy Keene.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for small businesses and larger corporations who are looking to gain more exposure within the LGBTQ business and professional community. For more information, click HERE or email

On Thursday June 25th, the Virtual Pride Night Extravaganza will take place using the virtual meeting platform, Zoom, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend, including allies of the LGBTQ community. There is no cost to attend the event, but a $10 donation is suggested. Funds raised will support the programming efforts of the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce and its members during COVID-19 and beyond.

Interested attendees should Pre-Register Here or by going to Questions related to the event can be emailed to

The NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce serves to connect LGBTQ+ and allied business owners and professionals with the resources they need to succeed while also to connecting them with New Jersey’s LGBTQ+ community at large. For more information, visit

About NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce: The NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce is New Jersey’s only LGBTQ business organization dedicated to strengthening LGBT businesses in the New Jersey tri-state area. The New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce increases the economic staying-power of its members and allies and facilitates successful business collaboration. We are a platform for business visionaries, and the first stop for LGBT entrepreneurs and allies seeking to advance and access opportunity and resources. Join the New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce to connect, collaborate & leverage business opportunities. For more information, please visit or connect with the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

As an affiliate of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the NJ LGBT Chamber offers LGBT-Business Enterprise Certification ® as benefit of membership with the organization. Certified LGBT-BEs are routinely sought after by over 250 NGLCC Corporate Partners who are looking to increase their spend with the LGBT business community. Certified LGBT-BEs are also eligible for scholarship programs, mentorship and leadership training, and other business development tools.

“LBGT Business owners generate over $1.7 trillion in economic impact (per NGLCC’s groundbreaking America’s LGBT Economy Report), create jobs, and innovate business solutions nationwide,” says NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce President, Joseph Renga. “We actively seek to work with corporate partners to host a variety of educational and networking-based events which are critical in ensuring professional success for our Members and Future Members throughout the state of New Jersey.”