ELIZABETH, NJ - Developed to encourage LGBTQ individuals and allies to learn more about the state of LGBTQ protections in New Jersey and approaches for protecting LGBTQ families and individuals, “Are Your Rights at Risk?” will be held on October 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at The Tavern at Ash Brook Golf Course in Scotch Plains.

The evening seminar presentation will cover important life and family planning topics that directly affect the LGBTQ community including marriage equality, protecting non-traditional family structures, portability of parental rights, estate planning, tax law, end-of-life issues, legal concerns facing trans/intersex communities.

Seating is limited for the free seminar, with required pre-registration available by visiting ucnj.org/lgbtq. The program will also include a Q&A opportunity with presenters Bill Singer, Esq. & John Passante, Esq. of Singer & Fedun, LLC and Kate Sweeney, CFP, CIMA & DW Kim from Morgan Stanley.

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Union County’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs, under the Department of Economic Development is the first and only county government office of its kind in the State of New Jersey, and provides a platform for leadership and collaboration to support equality, and serves as a catalyst for advocacy, awareness and action on current and emerging issues that impact the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals.

For more information about the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, call Danni Newbury, Coordinator, at 908-527-4742 or contact dnewbury@ucnj.org or visit ucnj.org/LGBTQ.

The Tavern at Ash Brook Golf Course is located at 1210 Raritan Road.