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WellCare Sponsors Union County PRIDE Events

originally published: 05/11/2018

WellCare Sponsors Union County PRIDE Events

(UNION COUNTY, NJ) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. is the “community” sponsor of Union County’s PRIDE weekend events Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16. Events include LIGHT UP THE NIGHT – TEEN PRIDE (the alternative prom) event for LGBTQ and ally high school youth (ages 16-19) and 2018 Family PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic. The events are hosted by Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Office of LGBTQ Service.

The first Union County LIGHT UP THE NIGHT – TEEN PRIDE (the alternative prom) event for LGBTQ and ally high school youth (ages 16-19), presented in collaboration with the Union County Performing Arts Center, will be held on Friday, June 15 from 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.) at UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage located at 360 Hamilton Street, Rahway. Tickets are $25 each and are available online at ucpac.org.

The 2018 Family PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. at Rahway River Park in Rahway. Admission is free to this inclusive celebration of family, equality, diversity and community. More info at ucnj.org/pride.

“The Freeholder Board is proud to partner with LGBTQ-ally businesses and organizations to provide an environment that promotes inclusion, acceptance, and celebrates individuality,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “We are thrilled to welcome back WellCare Health Plans as a top sponsor of the County’s PRIDE weekend events in support of the LGBTQ community.”

Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. WellCare serves approximately 127,000 members in New Jersey and 4.3 million members nationwide as of March 31, 2018.



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“WellCare is honored and excited to again be a part of the Union County’s PRIDE events,” said Clarissa Robles, Senior Community Relations Specialist for WellCare New Jersey. “WellCare is committed to helping its communities live better, healthier lives, and removing barriers to health, social and educational resources for everyone.”

“Recently, GLADD released their annual Accelerating Acceptance report noting that 2017 is the first time the report has shown a drop in general acceptance for LGBTQ people – consequences of divisive rhetoric and actions from the current administration in Washington,” said Freeholder Alexander Mirabella, liaison to the LGBTQ Ad Hock Committee. “The Freeholder Board is committed to countering attacks on the LGBTQ community with programs and services that support resilience, builds acceptance and defending the core American value that all people are created equal.”

The Union County Office of LGBTQ Services, under the Division of Outreach and Advocacy in the Department of Human Services, 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. 





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Event calendar
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019


MUSIC

ALABAMA @ Hard Rock Live Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, Atlantic City - 8:00pm

Cimorelli @ iPlay America, Freehold - 6:00pm

TRAMPS LIKE US @ The Strand Theater, Lakewood - 8:00pm

Jennifer Holliday @ Mainstage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), Rahway - 8:00pm

Zhang & Upshaw: Earth & Heaven @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm


THEATRE

ShowKids Invitational Theatre Presents Newsies @ Voorhees High School, Glen Gardner - 7:30pm

"Apple Season" by E.M. Lewis @ New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch - 3:00pm and 8:00pm

Annie Jr. @ The Oakes Center, Summit - 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Some Girl(s) @ Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair, Upper Montclair - 8:00pm







COMEDY

THE CAPITOL STEPS @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm

Woman of a Certain Age Comedy @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 8:00pm


FILM

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KIDS

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