On Saturday, July 11, a team of Alibi staffers joined forces to host a photobooth and raffle at Albuquerque PRIDE! We were able to raise over $150 for the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico thanks to the generous donations of festival-goers, many of whom are featured in these pictures. It was a day full of rainbows, glitter, giant man-sized butterflies and the shared purpose of supporting everyone to be exactly who they are. Many thanks to everyone who stopped by. See you next year!
Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic presidential nomination!
Happy World Oceans Day!
These are the two Swedish Stanford students who caught Brock Turner in the middle of attempting to rape an unconscious woman.
A father penned a response to the letter from Brock Turner's father.
Facebook is censoring a meme calling Brock Turner what he is.
A local man set fire to his apartment to escape the noise of his neighbors having sex.
American Apparel is launching #MakeAmericaGayAgain for Pride.
Raul Torrez won the Democratic nomination for Bernalillo County District Attorney.
Republicans feel "fear and loathing" for Trump.
Mishandled sexual assault cases are at epidemic proportions in NY schools.
Ann B. Davis died.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released after five years of Taliban captivity.
Hamburger meat and drama result from the feud over the care of Casey Kasem.
Google will blanket the earth with internet access.
Watch 50 Cent’s amazing pitch.
I like smashed hamburgers.
Shirley MacLaine addressed the graduates of the New Mexico School for the Arts.
Weather Service radar picked up a grasshopper swarm over Albuquerque.
Here’s a photo essay from this weekend’s Pride Parade in Albuquerque.
Happy birthday, Stacy Keach.
Editor's note: During this year's Albuquerque Pride Parade, our attention was fixed on the beautiful people celebrating equality and community in the streets. Luckily, local photographer Christian Horstmann shared his fabulous 2014 Pride photo essay with the Alibi and our beloved readers. Until next year, Happy Pride! You are beautiful, and we love you.
I'm a relative newcomer to the world of marriage, but I already know a little: It's not a contract to be entered into lightly. The person you marry should be your must trusted confidant, your best friend, your most ardent fan and (sometimes) your harshest critic. But when it works, it's really lovely. And even when it doesn't work quite as well—especially in comparison to the reality-challenged world of the rom-com—it's still pretty great.
When I got married (to the absolute love of my life) in 2012, same-sex marriages weren't legally recognized by the state of New Mexico. As excited as I was to get married—and perhaps more importantly, to be married—it really harshed my nuptial buzz to know that so many of my friends were not allowed access to that right. Thankfully the realm of marriage equality in New Mexico has been reformed to respect the rights of all couples that populate this enchanted, difficult landscape.
In celebration of love and equality, Weekly Alibi is calling for essays (of less than 750 words) on the meaning of marriage equality and surviving the before-time ... when the marital rights of all citizens were not deemed equal. Email essays to firstname.lastname@example.org, including "Pride 2014" in the subject line. We really want to hear your story. Some will be sad and some joyous, and we want to hear them all. Why? Because your stories—the trajectories of your lives—in the here and now are history-
If your choose to share your story—and we sincerely hope you will—we'll invite some of you to join us on our Chapel of Love-themed Pride 2014 float; we'll be near the front of the parade, right behind Equality New Mexico's company of already-married husbands, and wives. After the parade, we offer to usher you in to a group ceremony on Main Stage ... or not. Our choices about how and whether to get married have a lot of cultural, traditional and religious significance and implications. And we respect that. But there's no rule that you can't get married to the same person more than once. The personal is political, and we will be honored to bear witness to all those who wish to be united. In coordination with Albuquerque Pride, we've arranged for Metropolitan Community Church Pastor Rev. Judith L. Maynard to officiate the ceremony.
So write us at email@example.com. And to everyone else, we'll see y'all at Pride. We'll be the ones waiting down by the chapel ... dressed in white.
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.
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.
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.