Gibbons P.C. was honored with the Pride of Essex County Award at the second annual Essex County LGBTQ Pride Month Celebration on June 19, 2012, hosted in conjunction with Essex County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Advisory Board.
The firm’s John J. Gibbons Fellowship in Public Interest & Constitutional Law earned this award based on its ongoing commitment to public interest issues impacting the LGBTQ community. The Fellowship has been relentless in its pursuit of equal rights and protections for the LGBTQ community, including in 2006, when it worked to strike down the state’s prohibition of same-sex marriage. Last year, the firm was recognized as the “Company of the Year” by Garden State Equality for its work in this area.
Other honorees at this event included James Credle, diversity consultant and retired dean at Rutgers University; Donovan Scott Linder, outgoing president of RU Pride; and Rev. Ann Ralosky, senior minister of First Congregational Church in Montclair. The Pride Month Celebration is part of a year-long schedule of cultural heritage celebrations hosted by the County Executive to raise awareness about the diversity of Essex County’s population.