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It’s National Coming Out Day! A message from Albuquerque Pride President Jesse Lopez

Friends,

In recent months, the mass media has brought awareness to the rise in GLBT suicides across our country. The sad truth and reality is that for far too long there has been a silence when dealing and coping with the issue of GLBT suicides, GLBT bullying, and GLBT discrimination.

We must rise to the occasion so those members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender community that live in fear, self hate and silence are silent no more. For those in other countries that fear for their lives because a person can still be legally killed for being GLBT, we are silent no more. For every struggling member of our community, we are silent no more.

Together, as a united front we are silent no more. Please join me, as we take a stand together at Morningside Park, Monday October 11 at 7:00 pm for National Coming Out Day. Coming together as one community so others have the courage to stand and be strong. This is not a protest or even a rally, rather its people coming together to be one voice.

Together in Pride,

Jesse A. Lopez

Albuquerque Pride

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