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Queer as Burque

An ABQ Pride photo essay

This is Chris Wright, an attendee at this year's ABQ Pride Fest. To quote my mother, Chris seemed both pretty on the outside & on the inside. His fierce outfit attracted a lot of attention, including the admiration of two small girls. I watched as the young ladies (who were also dressed in their Pride finest) earned smiles & high-fives from this young man. To me, he was everything that Pride should be - vibrant, unique, kind, and inclusive. That's why I titled his photo "Chris Wright is Beautiful."
This is Chris Wright, an attendee at this year's ABQ Pride Fest. To quote my mother, Chris seemed both pretty on the outside & on the inside. His fierce outfit attracted a lot of attention, including the admiration of two small girls. I watched as the young ladies (who were also dressed in their Pride finest) earned smiles & high-fives from this young man. To me, he was everything that Pride should be - vibrant, unique, kind, and inclusive. That's why I titled his photo "Chris Wright is Beautiful."
M. Brianna Stallings

Lookee there! It's Austin Benedict, one of three folks featured on the Pride cover of this week's edition. Managing editor Samantha Anne Carrillo looks on. Read the cover story, "Pride and Perspective" here.
Lookee there! It's Austin Benedict, one of three folks featured on the Pride cover of this week's edition. Managing editor Samantha Anne Carrillo looks on. Read the cover story, "Pride and Perspective" here.
M. Brianna Stallings
Representin' at ABQ Pride Fest, Expo New Mexico. With Mark Lopez.
Representin' at ABQ Pride Fest, Expo New Mexico. With Mark Lopez.
Samantha Anne Carrillo
Copy editor/staff writer Mark Lopez and managing editor/music editor Samantha Anne Carrillo ham it up at the Alibi table.
Copy editor/staff writer Mark Lopez and managing editor/music editor Samantha Anne Carrillo ham it up at the Alibi table.
M. Brianna Stallings
A nice man with a camera gives a T-shirt shout-out to '90s queercore band Pansy Division.
A nice man with a camera gives a T-shirt shout-out to '90s queercore band Pansy Division.
M. Brianna Stallings
Why hello, Kitty Koryn. Nice tail!
Why hello, Kitty Koryn. Nice tail!
M. Brianna Stallings
LGBTohmeohmy!
LGBTohmeohmy!
M. Brianna Stallings
A proud American woman (cue the Guess Who) goes all out with the rainbow body paint.
A proud American woman (cue the Guess Who) goes all out with the rainbow body paint.
M. Brianna Stallings
This young lass is clearly, queerly fab-u-lous.
This young lass is clearly, queerly fab-u-lous.
M. Brianna Stallings
This is Richard. Richard knows his bears.
This is Richard. Richard knows his bears.
M. Brianna Stallings