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The Daily Word in Bowe Bergdahl, the Brady Bunch and the Pride Parade.

Ann B. Davis died.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released after five years of Taliban captivity.

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Google will blanket the earth with internet access.

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I’ll see you there!

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.

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Here’s a photo essay from this weekend’s Pride Parade in Albuquerque.

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Pride, Illustrated: A photo essay on fabulousness

All photos by Christian Horstmann

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.

V.23 No.22 | 5/29/2014
The Inclusive Memorial honors all who “served in silence.”
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

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Silent No More

A new monument honors LGBT veterans

Ty Bannerman bears witness to a monument honoring LGBT veterans and “all who served in silence.”

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Mother Death Queen ... and kids
Kelly Vigil

Music to Your Ears

I Want Kandy

Captain America braves an intimate practice session (replete with whiskey and birthday cake) to deliver the lowdown on what may be Mother Death Queen’s final concert.
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Tying the Gordian Knot: Marriage equality amplifies affinity spectrum

CC BY Danielle Madeley
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 wellespecially in comparison to the reality-challenged world of the rom-comit'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 marriedand perhaps more importantly, to be marriedit 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 letters@alibi.com, 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 storiesthe trajectories of your livesin the here and now are history-in-the-making. All our stories and all our loves were always equal ... The New Mexican political/legal system just had to come to its senses and recognize that.

CC BY Samir Luther

If your choose to share your storyand we sincerely hope you willwe'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 letters@alibi.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.

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Queer as Burque

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

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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 chillyas 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 earlyaround 7:30 p.m. or 8and 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.

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