Albuquerque, NM – June 1, 2015 – June is Pride Month, meaning there will be celebrations for the LGBTQ community across the state of New Mexico. Equality New Mexico will be in attendance at each celebration, and will have booths at which they offer education and outreach.
New Mexico Pride celebrations include:
June 7 – Los Ranchos de Albuquerque Pride (Harnett Park)
June 13 – Albuquerque Pride Parade and Celebration (EXPO)
June 13 – Albuquerque Family Pride Picnic (Morningside Park)
June 20 – Southern New Mexico Pride Parade and Celebration (Las Cruces – Pioneer Women’s Park)
June 27 – Santa Fe Pride Parade and Celebration (Santa Fe Plaza)
July 25 – Deming (Mimbres Valley Special Events Center)
August 15 – Taos Pride Parade and Celebration (Kit Carson Park)
“Pride celebrations are important not only for increasing awareness and making progress toward our vision of a fair and just New Mexico, but also to recognize the generations of equality pioneers who have paved the way for acceptance and recognition of LGBT rights,” said Amber Royster, Executive Director for EQNM. “As always, we look forward to Pride Month—and to the events that fall later in the summer—that bring our communities, cities and towns together as one in celebration of LGBT individuals and our allies.”
During Pride events, EQNM booths will offer outreach and education about the organization’s many programs—including the New Mexico Safe Schools Initiative, Accountability Matters Project, and more. They will also offer “Border Reality” demonstrations in Albuquerque, Southern New Mexico and Santa Fe, in partnership with ACLU Regional Center for Border Rights, and educate participants on opportunities to engage in the work of the organization. There will be EQNM t-shirts, stickers, brochures, opportunities to sign up as an EQNM member, and opportunities to register to vote.
For more information, visit eqnm.org/events.
About EQNM: Equality New Mexico is committed to educating to change hearts and minds, advocating for those treated unfairly, and helping to empower communities and individuals to achieve a fair and just New Mexico.