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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."
M. Brianna Stallings
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."
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
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.
Representin' at ABQ Pride Fest, Expo New Mexico. With Mark Lopez.
Samantha Anne Carrillo
Representin' at ABQ Pride Fest, Expo New Mexico. With Mark Lopez.
Copy editor/staff writer Mark Lopez and managing editor/music editor Samantha Anne Carrillo ham it up at the Alibi table.
M. Brianna Stallings
Copy editor/staff writer Mark Lopez and managing editor/music editor Samantha Anne Carrillo ham it up at the Alibi table.
A nice man with a camera gives a T-shirt shout-out to '90s queercore band Pansy Division.
M. Brianna Stallings
A nice man with a camera gives a T-shirt shout-out to '90s queercore band Pansy Division.
Why hello, Kitty Koryn. Nice tail!
M. Brianna Stallings
Why hello, Kitty Koryn. Nice tail!
LGBTohmeohmy!
M. Brianna Stallings
LGBTohmeohmy!
A proud American woman (cue the Guess Who) goes all out with the rainbow body paint.
M. Brianna Stallings
A proud American woman (cue the Guess Who) goes all out with the rainbow body paint.
This young lass is clearly, queerly fab-u-lous.
M. Brianna Stallings
This young lass is clearly, queerly fab-u-lous.
This is Richard. Richard knows his bears.
M. Brianna Stallings
This is Richard. Richard knows his bears.
    V.22 No.26 | 6/27/2013
    Mike Tellez
    Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

    Feature

    Pride and Perspective

    Burque has character(s)

    Author and educator Julian Wolf interviewed four GLBTQ locals, and she shares insight into Burque Pride with the Alibi.
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    Party!

    Taos Pride is this weekend

    I just spent a lovely weekend in Taos for a wedding. As the sun sets there, the evening air grows chilly—as opposed to slightly less boiling hot, like in Burque.

    Last year, Taos celebrated its first ever Pride weekend, though its founder died a few weeks before the event. The fest was held in Robert Quintana’s honor. Friends described him as an energetic organizer who pulled people together and created community. He loved a good soiree, they said. There was a touch of seriousness to the first Taos Pride, but volunteers still predicted “a screaming big party.”

    And they’re at it again. Taos Pride will paint the town in rainbows this weekend on Aug. 19, 20 and 21. Festivities include a cabaret, a drag show, music and a recovery brunch, among other fabulous things.

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      Free snaps at Pride tomorrow!

      Come on up to the photobooth at the Fairgrounds tomorrow and get yer picture taken for FREE, courtesy of the Alibi and our good friends, Photo Booth Rentals of New Mexico.

      Happy Pride!

      xoxoxoxo

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        Alibi Employees Know How to Party

        and here's how we got down

        These are just a few of us who glammed-out and attended the party. The others were dancing and mingling so much they eluded the camera.
        I will be sleuthing out more pictures presently...

        Please note the sleazy 'staches on Laura and yours truly.

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          Glam dance party tomorrow! Fooooood.

          I just got off the phone with Lou French of Standard Diner, which will be providing 300 appetizers at tomorrow’s Pre-Pride Glam Dance Party. Rodeo Grill will also be serving an array of delicious snacks.

          All of these canapés come with the $10 door charge. The fabulous affair unfurls tomorrow inside the secluded Casa Esencia, a gorgeous party spot housed in the old Maria Teresa’s restaurant on 800 Rio Grande NW.

          DJs Nicolatron, Tahnee, Mello and Cassyle (our music editor!) will spin glam rock, disco and electro. La Jaula will kick off the evening with Cuban boleros, Argentinian tangos and Mexican ballads at 7 p.m. Plus, a drag show!

          Self Serve will provide dozens of free goodies, and you can unearth VIP tickets to Saturday’s PrideFest during the scavenger hunt.

          Pre-Pride Glam Dance Party!

          Casa Esencia

          Wednesday, June 8, 7 p.m. to midnight

          $10, 21+

          In attendance:

          From the United Court of the Sandias

          Empress Bunnie Fluffy Cruse and Emperor Papi Chulo

          New Mexico Pride Title Holders

          Mister New Mexico Pride Rocco Steele

          Ms. New Mexico Pride Tiffany Mariah Di Marco

          Miss New Mexico Pride LaRhya Daniels

          Mr. New Mexico Pride Raydon Hawk

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            Pride and La Jaula

            Check this band out!

            A rare photo of La Jaula
            A rare photo of La Jaula

            The Alibi is throwing a totally amazing Pride party at Casa Esencia, and some of my mysterious friends are playing. Three of the best (and most fun, and good looking) musicians around have formed the band La Jaula, and they're going to sex it up on Wednesday, June 8. The group is hard to catch, often playing underground cabarets or house parties, but the members have agreed to appear at the Alibi Pride event in all their full glory.

            Who are these sexy mysteries?
            Who are these sexy mysteries?

            They perform Cuban boleros, Argentinian tangos, Mexican ballads and more, while playing characters that are sultry and funny.

            La Jaula goes on pretty early—around 7:30 p.m. or 8—and you want to eat the delicious food from Standard Diner and Rodeo Grill before it's gone anyway, so come at the beginning of the party.

            Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00pm - June 9 at 12:00am

            Also featured:
            DJ Nicolatron, DJ Tahnee, DJ Mello and the Alibi's own music editor, DJ Cassyle, all spinning glam rock, disco and electro. Sweet!

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            We’re throwing a pre-pride party at Casa Esencia

            The Alibi is teaming up with Albuquerque Pride for a glam dance party on Wednesday, June 8 during Pride Week. Enter the gorgeous Casa Esencia at 800 Rio Grande for only $10. (21+).

            The DJ lineup is fierce, with NICOLATRON, Tahnee, Mello and Cassyle (our very own music editor). They’ll be spinning glam rock, disco and electro. La Jaula, fronted by torch singer Georgina, will kick the night off with some live entertainment.

            The queens and kings will be stepping out, too, for this public affair.

            Standard Diner and Rodeo Grill will serve free appetizers.

            RSVP on Facebook.

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