Alibi V.26 No.22 • June 1-7, 2017 

Pride

Solidarity & Co.

Pride 2017 celebrates standing together

KOB News Reporter Christ Ramirez and Alibi Sales Director Tierna Unruh-Enos
KOB News Reporter Christ Ramirez and Alibi Sales Director Tierna Unruh-Enos

It's been said that it's harder to hate someone once you've looked into their eyes. No matter the issue—be it race, sexuality, religion, gender—giving a face to the “other” brings prejudice down to a more personal level in a way where words often fall short. Seeing the hope in someone's eyes, witnessing the joy in their laughter: These have the power to refocus a blurry faceless fear into a fellow human, one with thoughts and dreams and the power to love just like everyone else. Trans people aren't just the persecuted in bizarre bathroom laws. Gay men aren't just famous actors. Lesbians aren't all Ellen DeGeneres. The people in the LGBTQIA community are your brother, your neighbor, the server at your local pub, the news reporters you watch on television every night, your best friend. In honor of Albuquerque Pride 2017's theme, Solidarity Through Pride, Weekly Alibi photographed various members of the local LGBTQIA community and those who support and love them in order to promote unity and visibility; to give a face to the people who are affected by senseless prejudice and to stand with them in their commitment to being fully and proudly themselves.

Freelance Designer Jessie Wierich and GAP Analyst Saudika Hardy
Freelance Designer Jessie Wierich and GAP Analyst Saudika Hardy
Eric Williams Photography
Alibi Account Executive Kittie Blackwell and Pharmacist Benjamin Ramey
Alibi Account Executive Kittie Blackwell and Pharmacist Benjamin Ramey
Eric Williams Photography
Bartender Angelo Holt, Server and Freelance Cellist Dylan Reames, Bartender Chris Venegas
Bartender Angelo Holt, Server and Freelance Cellist Dylan Reames, Bartender Chris Venegas
Eric Williams Photography
Student Orchid Wilson, Massage Therapist and Owner of Transcending Massage Lance McDaniel, Davetta Wells
Student Orchid Wilson, Massage Therapist and Owner of Transcending Massage Lance McDaniel, Davetta Wells
Eric Williams Photography
Law Student Sofia Flores and Ulta Sales Associate Jimmy Labrado
Law Student Sofia Flores and Ulta Sales Associate Jimmy Labrado
Eric Williams Photography
AcroYoga Instructors Alex Ross-Raymond and Dee Reed
AcroYoga Instructors Alex Ross-Raymond and Dee Reed
Eric Williams Photography
Local Comedian and Actor Natalie Kossar and Freelance Writer Robin Babb
Local Comedian and Actor Natalie Kossar and Freelance Writer Robin Babb
Eric Williams Photography