V.24 No.40 | 10/1/2015
The Daily Word in pickles, Boehners and the Pope
By Megan Reneau [ Fri Sep 25 2015 1:49 PM ]
Trans woman harassed by dumb idiots that work for the TSA.
Did the Holy Spirit move House Speaker John Boehner to change his party from “Asshole” to “Philanthropist”? Only time will tell.
Pope Francis heals all.
Tasha The Amazon must be an angel (or an alien) because her flow is heavenly.
New students at UNM inspire an overhaul of the local education system.
I encourage you to be a professional, take your job seriously (especially on a Friday!) and look at these otters.
Don't fuck with pickles, man.
Critical thinking is difficult for government officials, but I believe they can do it one day.
V.24 No.11 | 03/12/2015
The Daily Word in St. Patrick's Day
By Ty Bannerman [ Tue Mar 17 2015 11:29 AM ]
Good morning, it’s Tuesday, March 17,
Brush up on the real St. Patrick here.
And if you seek authenticity, don’t forget to eat your parsnips!
Maybe you can find some at local Albuquerque restaurants that are celebrating Restaurant Week?
Meanwhile, the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade is, for the first time, allowing an LGBT group to march. That’s right, one LGBT group is allowed to march, and it happens to be made up of employees of NBC, the network that threatened to boycott coverage of the parade if they didn’t.
Finally, dentists are excited about the holiday because so many people get into bar fights that result in the loss of teeth. So support your local dental clinic and mouth off to a drunken leprechaun tonight!
V.23 No.35 |
The Daily Word in Saved by the Bell and a butt full of cocaine
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Sep 3 2014 9:07 AM ]
Another APD lapel camera somehow stopped recording during a fatal shooting.
Ricky Gervais is kind of a prick, but no surprise there.
Cee Lo Green is actually a huge prick and maybe a rapist, which is more surprising and makes me sad.
Vice magazine continues its hard-hitting reporting by answering the question: What happens when you put cocaine in your butt?
Two UNM physicians are going to kill a bunch of grasshoppers.
The New York St. Patrick’s Day parade will be cooler and gayer this year.
And, for the children of the late 20th century, here are 100 things that apparently happened in that Saved By the Bell movie that you didn’t watch but secretly kind of wanted to.
V.23 No.22 | 5/29/2014
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Albuquerque's oldest LGBT club is still going strong
By Nora Hickey
Step behind the intimidating door and check out the warm, welcoming atmosphere of Albuquerque’s own “gay ‘Cheers.’”
CC BY Guillaume Paumier
Pride Guide 2014
By Samantha Anne Carrillo and Carl Petersen
It’s time to come out, speak up, and party all night long with this handy guide to Albuquerque Pride’s hottest events.
V.23 No.15 | 4/10/2014
Crib Notes: April 10, 2014
By August March
What do you know about this week’s New Mexico news? From a lesbian couple’s lawsuit against a local photo studio to happenings at LANL, test your savvy with our weekly pop quiz.
V.22 No.51 | 12/19/2013
icanteachyouhowtodoit via flickr.com.
Local Business Buffet Edition
By Nora Hickey
Steep your senses or chow some trans-fat-free El Pinto chips with our roundup of happenings in the Albuquerque food scene.
V.22 No.26 | 6/27/2013
M. Brianna Stallings
Out of the Archives and Into the Streets
Archival activism illuminates LGBT voices
By M. Brianna Stallings
Someone had to save the priceless ephemera of a gay generation. Archivists Barbara Korbal and Bennett Hammer stepped up to the challenge.
V.22 No.3 |
The Daily Word in legislators, chemists, engineers, men of God and The Hulk
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jan 22 2013 8:00 AM ]
Another detail about one of the victims in the South Valley Griego shooting.
Here's a great photo taken at yesterday's Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Alamogordo.
A chemist at a Massachusetts state lab was caught with her hand in the cookie jar.
New film about the Hemingway clan.
ALL 131 reasons David Banner got mad on T.V.'s The Hulk.
Obama referred to Stonewall in his inauguration speech.
Life on Mars, now more than ever.
V.21 No.39 | 9/27/2012
Mixed messages from the Council
By Marisa Demarco [ Mon Oct 1 2012 9:00 AM ]
In this issue’s episode of Council Watch, councilors give landmark status to Bataan Memorial Park but vote down the LGBT-friendly Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Day. Conservative councilors—Trudy Jones, Brad Winter, Dan Lewis and Michael Cook—shot it down. Don Harris left the meeting before the vote.
Hot in Here
By Carolyn Carlson
The Council gives a thumb’s up a landmark designation at Bataan Memorial Park but won’t support Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Day.
V.21 No.38 |
The Daily Word in iPhone 5, Amanda Palmer and Endeavour
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Sep 20 2012 10:08 AM ]
Chick-fil-A bows out of homophobe politics.
Students protest racist anti-abortion propaganda at UNM.
At 11:30 a.m., Endeavour will fly over White Sands.
The Mars rover got some snaps of an eclipse.
OK, so why isn't New Mexico big in solar?
Oh, that Jon Stewart: Chaos on Bullshit Mountain
Beyoncé is a good role model for the Obama daughters, says the president.
Maybe we should elect Canada as POTUS.
How will LGBT youth fare in a new Tunisia?
iPhone 5 lines are forming around the country.
It's OK if you don't want kids. In 2008, you could just drop them off in Nebraska.
A woman screaming "I'm Jack Sparrow" hijacks a passenger ferry and crashes it into other boats.
Amanda Palmer got more than $1 million through Kickstarter to make an album. People are wondering what the hell she's spending it on.
Work backward out of a creative rut.
What's next in body mods?
V.21 No.31 | 8/2/2012
ProgressNow New Mexico
Hate-free chicken sandwiches
By Marisa Demarco [ Wed Aug 1 2012 3:41 PM ]
If you’re paying attention to Mike Huckabee, you know that today was Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.
Huckabee is pissed off that other people are pissed off about the poultry merchant’s homophobic positions. The chain has long been a supporter of anti-gay marriage efforts, and its CEO said recently that he is firm believer in biblically sanctioned unions. “He took it to a new level,” says Pat Davis of ProgressNow New Mexico.
CEO Dan Cathy’s comments spurred backlash, with some cities suggesting Chick-fil-A could peddle its hate hens somewhere else.
Anyway, Huckabee wanted folks to flock to Chick-fil-As around the country today and fill the restaurant’s pockets with more money for doing anti-LGBTQ work.
ProgressNow New Mexico was ready. Cow couple Adam and Steve led a protest in front of Albuquerque’s latest addition to the Chick-fil-A franchise on San Mateo and Montgomery. They brought 100 free chicken sandwiches provided by the gay-friendly Roma Bakery & Deli. The protest fare was devoured in 20 minutes by supporters who showed up to stand alongside Albuquerque’s active LGBTQ community, says Davis.
Davis counted more than 100 people on the sidewalk at one point. A giant chicken showed up to march in solidarity with the cows. A new LGBTQ-friendly business— U-Swirl—brought some froyo over for the kids dancing with the protesters.
“We just wanted there to be an option for people in Albuquerque who don’t agree with that stance to express themselves,” Davis says.
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.
Mars Fiesta at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Visit the Space Science wing and revel in everything about Mars with hands-on activities for all ages and lots of Mars information and images to take home.
Cambodian Son at African American Performing Arts Center
Warren Vaché Quartet • jazz at Outpost Performance SpaceMore Recommended Events ››