gay pride


V.21 No.26 | 6/28/2012
V.4 No.24 • June 21-27, 1995: The   NuCity   name gets dropped 7 issues later.
Photographer: Jennifer Lipow; Art Director: David Dabney

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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:

See also historical pics from Pride Parades gone by: Pride 2011, Pride 2010, Pride 2009, Alibi’s 2008 Freddie Mercury float, Pride 2007, Pride 2006, Pride 2005

“I really hope that we can get more people who are outspoken in their own right,” UNM student Lilly Lawrence-Metzler says. “Not everyone needs to march with a sign to be an activist.”
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

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Young Hearts, Be Proud

The next generation of LGBTQ activists comes of age

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.

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36th Annual Pride Parade and PrideFest

Saturday, June 30

A minute-by-minute schedule to all the PrideFest and Parade happenings

Aural Fixation

Pride-Time Disco Nap

Ten mellow, bittersweet, gay songs

Pride can be exhausting—perhaps you need a disco nap?

Go ahead and make a cup of chamomile and take a break from the shimmer and feathers and accelerated BPMs with this relaxed mix of songs sung by gay men.

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LGBTQ Resources

Our handy handbook to support sources for the LGBTQ community

V.20 No.23 | 6/9/2011
Partners Rebecca Rosales and DeAnna Armijo with their two daughters
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

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Family Pride

Making a place for LGBT parents—and their kids—is a priority for nonprofits

Adrien Lawyer and Elena Letourneau are what they refer to as “invisible”—a white, seemingly straight couple with a 6-year-old son.

Lawyer had his breasts removed in 2004. A year later, he began hormone replacement therapy, which deepened his voice and sprouted hair on his face. Lawyer is now legally a man. Once recognized as a lesbian couple, he and his partner have undergone not only a physical but a cultural transformation. They appear to be the all-American family. And that’s exactly what they are.

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35th Annual Pride Parade and PrideFest

Official schedule

Our hour-by-hour guide to the Parade, PrideFest, and all fabulous happenings involved on one of N.M’s most flamboyant weekends.

V.19 No.33 | 8/19/2010
Robert Quintana washes a car at a fund-raiser for Gay Pride Taos on Saturday, July 31.

In Memoriam

Services for Gay Pride Taos founder today

Robert Quintana, 29, was in the midst of organizing the first official Gay Pride event in Taos, N.M., when he died on Aug. 9.

His family has invited the public to attend his memorial today at the Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home (818 Paseo del Pueblo Sur) at 1 p.m. The service will be delivered by Pastor Steve Wiard from El Pueblito United Methodist Church. Pastor Wiard knew Quintana for many years, and the two had a high mutual regard for one another, says Pride organizer Janie Corinne.

Afterward, there will be a celebration of Quintana’s life from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the El Monte Sagrado Angladas Building (317 Kit Carson).

Donations to help cover the costs of funeral are being accepted by the Robert E. Quintana Memorial Fund at Centinel Bank in Taos. Once those expenses are met, the fund becomes a scholarship for LGBT youth.

V.19 No.24 | 6/17/2010

PHOTOS

Gay Pride 2010

Albuquerque’s Pride Parade must be one of the best-photographed events in town. There’s no shortage of colors, costumes and full-on joy splashing around. These photos are culled from that Alibi’s Flickr photo pool, a Facebook shoutout and my very own camera.

We must wait 361 days to bask in the technicolor “sunshine, lollipops and rainbows” (as Leslie Gore sings) of the most gorgeous parade in Burque. Dig through this slide show and dream about your 2011 float until then.

If you’ve got rad photos to add, hit me up at marisa@alibi.com