Equality New Mexico—the state’s leading LGBTQ advocacy organization—has announced a new model for the organization’s leadership. In conjunction with the new leadership model, effective June 30th, Amber Royster will be stepping down as Executive Director to allow for a Co-Director structure.
Entrenched homophobia in society that takes the form of dangerous ex-gay teachings led me and many others down a treacherous path, filled with self-doubt, self-pity and self-hatred.
Equality starts at home - in our neighborhoods, communities, and schools.
On Tuesday, February 7th, four Albuquerque Public School Board of Education seats will be elected. Albuquerque is not only the largest school district in our state, but is also the 31st largest in the country. Your decision to vote could mean the difference between a Board that promotes fairness and access for all students, and one that promotes a pro-Trump, pro-tea party agenda.
Early voting is happening now through February 4th - click here to find your nearest early voting location. If you can't make it early, please book the time in your schedule now for February 7th.
Nothing is more contradictory to New Mexico values of fairness, equality, and family than school board members who place their personal politics and beliefs over the access, safety, and wellbeing of all students - especially the most marginalized. Help us make sure we elect the best APS Board of Education possible.
Joined by supporters at the State Capitol today, Equality New Mexico, Legislators, clergy members, mental health professionals and survivors of conversion therapy spoke about the important work that still needs to be done to ensure equality, safety and mental health for the LGBTQ community and for all New Mexicans.
It was almost 20 years ago I learned my daughter Amber was questioning her sexual orientation. Amber wasn’t someone who would question something like this easily—I knew this was a deep, painful struggle for her, and I was terrified of what it meant for her life and our family.
Equality New Mexico Releases Legal Guide for LGBTQ Families in Partnership with Family Equality Council
“Despite the advances in LGBT rights, the law has many gaps and confusing areas. Now, more than ever, a resource such as this is invaluable to families across New Mexico."
This election, the people of New Mexico rejected the politics of hate and fear, and sent a clear message that we value all families, not just some of them.
In response to the Presidential election and concerns from married same-gender couples about their marriages being invalidated, the National Center for Lesbian Rights provided this statement...
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) recently released their annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI), and this year, eight New Mexico cities are scored. This is double the number of cities scored in prior years - a change made at the request of Equality New Mexico to include cities outside of the I-25 corridor.
"Last year was the first we held our annual fundraiser at the Balloon Fiesta, and because of the extremely positive response from our guests, we are excited to return this year," said Amber Royster, Executive Director for Equality New Mexico.