As the largest city in New Jersey, Newark is a diverse, thriving city with a rich arts and culture scene, plenty of opportunity, and many welcoming neighborhoods. Its close proximity to New York City means that residents can enjoy everything in the Big Apple, while also enjoying all that Newark itself has to offer. Even better, it has a vibrant and diverse LGBTQ community, where all can feel welcome and celebrated. The LGBTQ community in Newark is well-supported by a variety of resources across the city, including:

  • PFLAG North Jersey: PFLAG North Jersey is the city’s chapter of the national PFLAG organization, which is a support, education, and advocacy organization for LGBTQ people, as well as their families, friends, and allies. It is the largest grassroots-based family organization of its kind in the country. PFLAG Newark seeks to celebrate and support the city’s LGBTQ community and to create an environment of understanding so that everyone can live in a world that is safe and inclusive.
  • Newark LGBTQ Community Center: The Newark LGBTQ Community Center is a local center dedicated to its mission of creating a safe space for everyone in the community. Through events, meetings, networking opportunities, and providing resources and other support systems, the center is a pillar of the LGBTQ community in Newark, and a wonderful and helpful resource for all.
  • Project WOW Youth Center: Project WOW Youth Center has been creating safe spaces for LGBTQ youth in the Newark area for over 20 years. The group seeks to create a safe and affirming space where LGBTQ youth can socialize, have fun, create community, access resources, and generally feel celebrated and supported for who they are and will become. 
  • Garden State Equality: Garden State Equality is a statewide advocacy and community support group dedicated to educating, supporting, and celebrating the lives of LGBTQ individuals across the state of New Jersey. It is the largest such group in the state, with more than 150,000 members. The group works to fulfill its mission daily by planning events, providing resources, and vocally advocating for the LGBTQ community and its friends and allies.
  • University Hospital Health Resources: University Hospital, located in Newark, provides Diversity and Inclusion health services that focus on providing for a wide range of healthcare needs of Newark’s LGBTQ community so that all can receive the comprehensive and compassionate care that they need and deserve.

Newark’s Best Neighborhoods

Without question, Newark has so much to offer its LGBTQ+ community, and those resources are intended to reach the LGBTQ+ community throughout the city. While there are many wonderful neighborhoods to choose from, here are a couple that are particularly popular with the LGBTQ community:

  • North Ironbound: North Ironbound is part of the larger Ironbound neighborhood. It is a very diverse neighborhood both culturally and ethnically and is known for having one of the largest Portuguese communities in the United States. Housing in North Ironbound is somewhat costlier than in other Newark neighborhoods, but it is known for being walkable and offering plenty to see and do, including many excellent restaurants, bars, and nightspots. The median list price of homes currently for sale in North Ironbound is approximately $359,000.
  • Forest Hill: The Forest Hill neighborhood is located north of Newark city and to the west of the Passaic River. The Branch Brook Park runs through Forest Hill from north to south, and Forest Hill is home to the Newark Cherry Blossom Festival held every April. Forest Hill is slightly more expensive than other Newark neighborhoods with a median home value of around $,465,000.

While these neighborhoods are particularly popular with the LGBTQ community, there are many other diverse, welcoming, and friendly areas of town as well that may be worth considering depending upon your budget and personal home style preferences. Regardless of which neighborhood ends up being most appealing to you, one thing is certain – you’ll need the help of a realtor who knows and loves that community to help you find the home you love, and that’s truly the best fit for you. At, we’re here to help you do exactly that.

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Newark is a city with so much to offer its LGBTQ community. Whether you already live in Newark and you’re thinking of moving to a new home, or if you’re planning to relocate to the area to enjoy all that Newark has to offer, at, we’re here for you. We would love to help you take the first step toward finding an agent who knows and loves the community, and who can help you find a home and a neighborhood you’ll love. We’re proud to have a network of the best realtors in Newark, and we would love to help connect you with one today. Contact a Newark gay realtor today for a free, no-obligation consultation!