V.21 No.26 | 6/28/2012
Photographer: Jennifer Lipow; Art Director: David Dabney
Alibi Flashback: Gay Pride!
Loud and proud through the years
Equal rights are equal rights. And for the life of us, we can’t understand why people of all sexual and gender orientations aren’t allowed the same benefits, aren’t given access to the same opportunities, and don’t receive the same thundering applause for ccomplishing great things. It doesn’t compute. Journalists that we are, that lack of logic is an irritating grit to us. But we’re making pearls out of it.
There’s a yawning lack of coverage on gay and gender issues by New Mexico information outlets—and our frustration compels us to bridge that gap ourselves.
As the most widely read alternative weekly in New Mexico, we’re loud and proud about the local LGBTQ community. We do it by unearthing and reporting stories that don't get told anywhere else. We see the Alibi as a megaphone held aloft to mouths that have been excluded in traditional media. It's our mission to make those voices heard.
We don’t just talk the talk about supporting New Mexico LGBTs, we walk it—or rather, we build parade floats and glide down the street on them.
In honor of this week’s Pride events, here’s some colorful coverage from years past:
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Young Hearts, Be Proud
The next generation of LGBTQ activists comes of age
By Margaret Wright
It’s a hot Sunday afternoon, and east Nob Hill feels drowsy and quiet—with one exception. The Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico, on Silver just south of Central, buzzes with energy. A speech therapist counsels male-to-female transgender youth on how to practice raising the tones of their voices. Two visitors stop by to browse free clothes available in the center’s brimming walk-in closet. A parent volunteer shows a guest around the rooms, pointing out the computer lab and the small lending library.
36th Annual Pride Parade and PrideFest
Saturday, June 30
A minute-by-minute schedule to all the PrideFest and Parade happenings
Our handy handbook to support sources for the LGBTQ community
V.21 No.24 | 6/14/2012
The Daily Word in yard sales, Jeb Bush and Mr. Rogers
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Jun 7 2012 11:27 AM ]
Take the Central bus out of Downtown until 1:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
Fatal shooting last night.
Commissioner Wiener says he’s going after the photographer who took the snap of him in a notorious red-light district in the Philippines. (He lost Tuesday’s election bad.)
Why is the weather in Westeros so crazy?
Political reporter Haussamen comes out against LGBT discrimination.
City comes out against unending yard sales.
Republicans in Florida outlaw voting on Sunday to suppress the African-American vote.
Jeb Bush says something nice about President Obama.
And ex-Prez Clinton says nice things about Mitt Romney.
Mr. Rogers remixed.
A forest-themed nightclub in Seattle.
Flaming Lips post naked pictures of Erykah Badu and her sister, angering Badu.
Parents’ blood and spit can reveal fetus’ DNA.
V.21 No.23 | 6/7/2012
“We’re Both Dad”
Health care’s LGBT blind spot
By Whitny Doyle
Considering all our nurse columnist has witnessed in her career—dramatic resuscitations and miraculous recoveries included—it’s a little funny that teaching a couple of dudes how to wipe a baby butt stands out as one of her proudest moments. But she met baby Melanie and her two dads years before "Modern Family" would air on prime time and the president would finally evolve enough to voice his support of gay marriage.
V.21 No.22 |
The Daily Word in tears, serpents and lucid dreams
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu May 31 2012 8:08 AM ]
Speculation on what killed Johnny Tapia
New Mexico's five corporate legislators
Meth-like bath salts may be to blame for attack of the Miami face-eater.
NYC looks to ban large sodas and sugary drinks.
"Sesame Street" composer reacts to news that his songs may have been used to torture people at Gitmo.
Buy salt made from human tears.
Serpent-handling pastor dies from a rattlesnake bite.
Porn star is suspected of murder and mailing body parts to the Conservative Party of Canada.
The rise of lucid dreaming
What it means to be gay in Iran
Supercars that go 200 mph
American nuns prepare a response to Vatican charges that they're radical feminists.
Your state in sandwich form
Nicolas Cage performs John Cage. Kinda.
V.21 No.20 | 5/17/2012
The Daily Word in marriage rights, Romney the bully and breastfeeding
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu May 10 2012 11:57 AM ]
Justice Department accuses infamous Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio of trampling civil rights in his district.
President Obama announced his support for full marriage equality, but New Mexicans don’t see it happening anytime soon.
There were Christian same-sex unions in the 10th century, says anthropologist.
Kid fell into the zebra exhibit.
Former APD union boss arrested and charged with domestic violence.
With few protections in the state, some people wind up purchasing land from folks who don’t own it.
Mitt Romney was a bully and a cutter of hair he didn’t like.
A man in his undies stabbed his computer with a samurai sword while police were looking for child porn.
Time magazine’s breastfeeding cover.
What would it be like if pterosaurs walked the Earth right now.
Fancy business types are annoyed by the way Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg dresses.
Fundamentalist Phoenix high school forfeits championship baseball game because the other team had a girl on it.
South Korea accuses North Korea of jamming GPS signals for civilian flights.
This dog is ready to play.
Double-face white shark coffee table.
Hack your triggers.
Humpback whales defend baby gray whale from orcas.
V.21 No.19 | 5/10/2012
Obama comes out in favor of marriage equality
By Marisa Demarco [ Wed May 9 2012 3:53 PM ]
Remember a few years ago when even our most liberal politicians had a hard time getting the words “civil union” across their lips?
Today, the president of these United States has said he supports full-on same-sex marriage.
"I've been going through an evolution on this issue. I've always been adamant that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally," Obama said. "At a certain point, I just concluded that for me, personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think that same-sex couples should be able to get married."
Talking heads are wondering at his nerve just a few months before the general election. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called the announcement “a major turning point in the history of American civil rights.”
ProgressNow New Mexico Executive Director Pat Davis sent out poll info showing New Mexicans exhibit growing support for same-sex marriage rights. According to Public Policy Polling numbers from December, 45 percent of people in the state are in support of gay marriage. That number is eight points higher than it was just six months before the poll was conducted. The shift is a result of Democrats and independents decreasing their opposition, says PPP. Two-thirds of New Mexicans support legal equity for same-sex couples, if not full marriage rights.
V.21 No.15 | 4/12/2012
An Address for Change
By Christie Chisholm
Within the walls of a new space at 4100 Silver SE, the center has a computer lab, a kitchen, a lending library and a closet. Each is more significant than it may seem.
The Daily Word in Google glasses, Pussy Riot and feathered dinos
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Apr 5 2012 9:11 AM ]
Biologist to argue for year-round cougar hunting in N.M.
Heinrich v. Balderas on the drug war and Mexico.
Los Alamos National Lab put all of its environmental monitoring info into a public database.
Sky News says it hacked into people’s emails.
No police at Lobo Village, just private security.
The best of rappers on game shows.
The real reason gas costs so much.
Amnesty International says Russia shouldn’t continue to jail Pussy Riot—a female punk rock performance troupe.
Federal judge rules that it’s discriminatory to deny insurance benefits to same-sex couples.
Snakehead is one nasty looking fish.
These great big dinos used to have feathers. Cute.
Is brain food for real?
Toys you used to have that are worth a lot of money now.
V.21 No.12 | 3/22/2012
The Daily Word in NCAA, Clooney and portrait gourds
By Marisa Demarco [ Fri Mar 16 2012 11:20 AM ]
Lobos victorious, will face Louisville in the second round of the NCAA tourney.
Santa Fe's Casanova con man released from jail.
Jury finds Rutgers student who spied on his gay roommate with a webcam guilty of a hate crime. His roommate committed suicide.
George Clooney arrested while protesting Sudan's president.
50 Native American foster kids in San Juan County but only two Native American foster homes.
Feds cough up $4 million to help N.M. schools that are in bad shape.
Aboriginal attorney says Rodarte's fall fashion collection is sickening.
Skip the TSA security lines after paying $100 application fee.
Martin Chavez' former roommate has been accused of embezzlement. Problem for the campaign?
Osama bin Laden sought to kill President Obama so Biden would be prez.
Senators say we'd be shocked to know how the government uses the Patriot Act.
How the music industry works.
How to make a portrait gourd.
People who hate Radiohead.
Fruit flies drink booze when they don't get laid.
V.21 No.10 | 3/8/2012
The Daily Word in Urban Outfitters, marshmallow vodka and BofA’s sneaky fees
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Mar 1 2012 11:20 AM ]
Navajo Nation suing Urban Outfitters for titling some products “Navajo.”
Arizona public schools ban Bless Me Ultima, the landmark novel by local literary legend Rudolfo Anaya.
Image of Jesus appears in a tortilla in Española.
Request your FBI file.
HuffPo article on the owner of Effex, an LGBT rights activist and a Christian Republican.
Farewell, heartthrob Davy Jones.
Recycling photos from around the world.
Understanding fluffed marshmallow vodka.
The Aquabats have a TV show.
Track down criminals with Twitter.
Bank of America rolls out even sneakier fees.
Yoga championships. It’s a thing.
The life of the robot.
V.21 No.8 |
The Daily Word in D3 demolition, thrash metal and glass burrito
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Feb 23 2012 10:20 AM ]
City Council approves a plan to carve up District 3 (Downtown, Barelas, UNM area) and ax Benton's seat.
APD officer ends up in the hospital after chewing on a glass burrito.
St. Michael's in Santa Fe to conduct random student drug tests.
Outrage over Quran burning spreads in Afghanistan. At least 10 Afghans and two American soldiers have died.
Midair helicopter smash kills seven marines during training.
9-year-old girl dies after running for three hours as punishment for stealing a candy bar, according to an Alabama sheriff's office.
UN may prosecute Syrian officials of crimes against humanity.
FDA questions inhalable caffeine.
Maybe you don't need eight hours of sleep.
Serious hipster cruise. Like on a ship.
Startups looking to skim carbon dioxide from the atmo. Bill Gates thinks it's a good idea, says his money.
Virginia politicians second-guess mandatory pre-abortion vaginal probing.
Analysts predict soaring national debt under all GOP contenders' tax plans—except for Ron Paul's.
Thrash metal endorsements for 2012: Megadeth dude supports Santorum.
Comic Book Shakespeare at New Mexico Museum of Art
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