LGBTQI+ PRIDE Month, June 2024

Departmental News

Posted:  Jun 03, 2024 - 12:00pm

Celebrate LGBTQI+  PRIDE Month, June 2024. Click on the red links below for more information. Scroll down to read about Pride Month, events, research, news and organizations. Note: LGBTQ+ History Month takes place in October each year

The UNM LGBTQ Resource Center


"The University of New Mexico’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) Resource Center was begun as a student initiative. Inaugural Vice President for Equity and Inclusion Dr. Josephine “Jozi” De Leon collaborated with students Jeffrey Waldo, David Griffith, and Adam Quintero to secure funding from the UNM Student Fee Review Board. The LGBTQ Resource Center doors open in August 2010 at 608 Buena Vista Drive. In October 2010, Alma Rosa Silva-Bañuelos is hired as professional staff to oversee day to day operations of the Center, and Safe Zone trainings begin to be offered to students, staff, faculty and community. Silva-Bañuelos leads the Center for the next six years." Read more

flores.jpg"Frankie Flores (They) is a first-generation Mexicano from Santa Rosa, Chihuahua. They grew up in Albuquerque, NM in the East San Jose barrio. Frankie grew up in a community surrounded by Queer and Trans people, thus propelling their commitment to Trans justice, especially for Trans women of color. Frankie is currently the Director for the University of New Mexico's LGBTQ Resource Center.

History of the University of New Mexico’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) Resource Center


June 3 11 AM PRIDE Brunch.  Hosted by the UNM LGBTQ Resource Center. 1919 Las Lomas.
June 3 Silverfest – an event celebrating our 55+ Community. This is an all Ages event with food, fun, games, karaoke, and entertainment. Location: The Orpheum Community Hub 500 2nd St. Albuquerque, NM 87102
June 4 Kids Fest – A celebration for our youth. This is an all ages event with food, fun, games, story time, and entertainment. Location: The Orpheum Community Hub 500 2nd St. Albuquerque, NM 87102
June 5 She + Fest – A celebration of femininity. This is a 21+ event only. With performances poetry, food, fun, music and education. Location: The Orpheum Community Hub 500 2nd St. Albuquerque, NM 87102
June 5 11 AM Queer Liberation Library (QLL). Online Event. Presented by the UNM HSC Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  Register in Advance
June 6 Pride Memorial Candlelight Vigil – a yearly tradition remembering our lost loved ones. With speeches from community members and titleholders. This event is held at the site of the first pride in Albuquerque. Morningside Park- 3901 Lead Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87108
June 7 10 AM Raising Pride on Civic Plaza: Mayor Tim Keller commemorates Pride Month by raising the flag at Civic Plaza.  Location: Civic Plaza - 1 Civic Plz, Albuquerque, NM 87102
June 7 Prefest – A free event for all ages. Come scope out what ballon fiesta park has to offer. Music, Exhibitors, food, open mic, outdoor art show, dancing, and educational events. Location: Ballon Fiesta Park 5500 Ballon Fiesta PKWY Albuquerque, NM 87113
June 8 10 AM Albuquerque Pride Parade – Starts promptly at 10:00 am on Historic Route 66. Route starts on Central and Gerard east to Central and San Mateo. Come see one of Albuquerques largest parades!!
June 8 11-2 PM Family Pride Celebration: Head over after the Pride Parade for a carnival-themed celebration. There will be games, live music, resources, and more!  Location: Morningside Park - 3901 Lead Ave SE Albuquerque NM 87108
June 8 2-8 PM New Mexico Pride Fest – Gather, Dream, Amplify. Doing more in 2024!!! with music, Exhibitors, food, entertainment, drag show, dancing, and educational events. We will be culminating the event with a nighttime balloon glow. Collectable Balloon Pins available. Location: Ballon Fiesta Park 5500 Ballon Fiesta PKWY Albuquerque, NM 87113
June 8 4-8 PM Truth or Consequences PRIDE Market.  902 N. Date St.Truth or Consequences, 87901
June 8 7-9:30 PRIDE Train - Rails on Fire - HONEY. SKY Railway Santa Fe, 87501
June 9 BIPOC Brunch – an event celebrating our Black, Indigenous, People of Color. This is the first ever event and we cannot wait to spend it with you all. More details to come soon as the event details are finalized
June 9 1-5 PM Foxy T Dance presented by Human Rights Alliance of Santa Fe and Foxy Festival. 2810 Cerrillos Rd.Santa Fe, NM 87507
June 11 12 PM BeAJEDI Beloved Community Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Series: “Restorative Justice in Academic Medicine” In person and online.  Presented by the UNM HSC Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  Register in Advance.
June 12 UNMH Paletas 4 PRIDE
June 12 Sandoval Paletas 4 PRIDE
June 12 1-2:30 PM Navigating Intersectional Challenges: Supporting Two-Spirit Survivors Amidst COVID-19 & Housing Insecurity (Webinar).  Register in Advance
June 13 5-7 PM PRIDE after 5.  Presented by the Human Rights Alliance of Santa Fe and the New Mexico Out Business Alliance
June 14 8 PM The Queer Prom: Planet Taz.  Presented By: Human Rights Alliance & Meow Wolf. Meow Wolf, 1352 Rufina CircleSanta Fe, NM 87507
June 21 5-8 PM PRIDE Movie Night: Word is Out-Stories of Some of Our Lives Presented By: Human Rights Alliance of Santa Fe. NM History Museum. 
June 22 7 PM New Mexico United Game, Isotopes Park
June 22 9 PM Disco Inferno Trash Disco.  Presented By:Human Rights Alliance of Santa Fe.  Box Car Santa Fe, 87501
June 23 1-5 PM PRIDE Week Kick Off T-Dance and Lawn Party.  2810 Cerrillos Rd.Santa Fe, NM 87507
June 26 8:30 AM.  Equal Grounds: Special Guest the Mayor of Santa Fe and Other City Officials.  Presented by the Human Rights Alliance of Santa Fe, Santa Fe PRIDE, and City of Santa Fe Economic Development.  100 N. Guadalupe StreetSanta Fe, NM 87501
June 26 UNM Safe Zone, hosted in collaboration with the UNM LGBTQ+ Resource Center
June 26 12 PM UNM Health Sciences Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Excellence Award for LGBTQ+ Pride Month.  Nominations DUE: June 14.  Presented by the UNM HSC Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Register in Advance
June 28 Closing Block Party, UNM LGBTQ+ Resource Center
June 29 10-5 PM PRIDE on the Plaza.  Presented by the Human Rights Alliance of Santa Fe.  The Historic Santa Fe Plaza, 63 Lincoln AveSanta Fe, NM 87501
June 29 10:15 AM PRIDE Parade Patio Party: Brunch for a Cause.  Presented by the Human Rights Alliance of Santa Fe.  Plaza Cafe 54 Lincoln Avenue Santa Fe
June 29 8:30 PM PRIDE After Dark: Featuring Tracy Young.  Presented by the Human Rights Alliance of Santa Fe.  750 N. St. Francis Dr.Santa Fe, NM 87501
June 30 1-5 PM After Burn: PRIDE Santa Fe Closing T-Dance.  Presented by the Human Rights Alliance of Santa Fe. 2810 Cerrillos Rd.Santa Fe, NM 87507
Ongoing: Queer Space: An AirSpace Limited Series Podcast (5 episodes), Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Ongoing: LGBTQ Women Who Made History, Online Exhibit, Smithsonian American Women's History Museum
Ongoing: Smithsonian Magazine Presents LGBTQ+ Pride: Celebrating the Contributions LGTBQ+ Americans have made to the Nation's Culture, History and Collective Knowledge selected articles
Ongoing: Indigenizing Pride/Indigenizando el Orgullo LGBTQ+ | Youth in Action/Juventud en acción (video), Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Ongoing: Sidedoor Podcast Episodes featuring Lucy Hicks Anderson, Adam Rippon's Olympic Mesh-capades, This Color is Who I Am, and Singing the Gender Bending Blues; Smithsonian 
Pride: 11 Top LGBTQ+ Podcasts to Listen to for Queer History and Laughs
Visit the new Pride Guide New Mexico website for Events, Activities, and LGBTQ+ Resources Across New Mexico
Celebrating Pride Month at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology: I. Queer Anthropology
Celebrating Pride Month at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology: 2. Ethnographic Photograph Collections and Other Gendered Stories
Celebrating Pride Month at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology: 3. Nampeyo, Maria Martinez, and Arroh-A-Och: Gender and Innovation in Pueblo Pottery
Celebrating Pride Month at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology: 4. Gender Transformations and a Buddhist image in the Maxwell Museum Collections

History of LGBTQ Pride Month

A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Pride Month, 2024

"During Pride Month, we celebrate the extraordinary courage and contributions of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) community.  We reflect on the progress we have made so far in pursuit of equality, justice, and inclusion.  We recommit ourselves to do more to support LGBTQI+ rights at home and around the world. For generations, LGBTQI+ Americans have summoned the courage to live authentically and proudly — even when it meant putting their lives and livelihoods at risk.  In 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in New York, brave LGBTQI+ individuals protested the violence and marginalization they faced, boosting a civil rights movement for the liberation of LGBTQI+ people that has transformed our Nation.  Since then, courageous LGBTQI+ Americans continue to inspire and bring hope to all people seeking a life true to who they are.  LGBTQI+ people also continue to enrich every aspect of American life as educators, entertainers, entrepreneurs, athletes, actors, artists, scientists, scholars, diplomats, doctors, service members, veterans, and so much more." Read the full proclamation 

The Library of Congress

pride-flag.jpgJune is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month. This month-long celebration demonstrates how LGBTQ Americans have strengthened our country, by using their talent and creativity to help create awareness and goodwill. The first Pride March in New York City was held on June 28, 1970, on the one year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. More 

The legacy of LGBTQ individuals is being discovered by interested readers and seasoned researchers perusing unparalleled global collections. The acquisition of historic material and the ongoing program of copyright deposits will continue to enrich the Library’s holdings of LGBTQ materials.

The collections of the Library of Congress contain many books, posters, sound recordings, manuscripts and other material produced by, about and for the LGBTQ community. The contributions of this community are preserved as part of our nation’s history, and include noted artistic works, musical compositions and contemporary novels. The Library’s American collections range from the iconic poetry of Walt Whitman through the manuscripts of the founder of LGBTQ activism in Washington, D.C., Frank Kameny.

The Library of Congress is the largest single repository of world knowledge in a single place. In addition to having the mission of acquiring and preserving this exponentially growing body of knowledge, the Library is responsible for making all of its vast collection accessible to all.

Smithsonian Sparks: Marsha Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and the History of Pride Month

marsha_johnson.jpg"Marsha P. Johnson, a self-identified drag queen and a prominent gay liberation activist, is one of the most well-known participants in the Stonewall uprising. After Stonewall, her activism continued—she joined the Gay Liberation Front, ACT UP, and cofounded the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR) with Sylvia Rivera. (Johnson also referred to herself as a “transvestite,” and never used “transgender” to describe her gender identity, since the term was popularized after her death in 1992.) Rivera was also involved in Stonewall, and the experience led her to campaign with the Gay Activist Alliance (GAA) for a city nondiscrimination law. But Rivera, who was a transgender woman and Latina, faced discrimination from established gay rights organizations like the GAA that were predominantly led by white men. The GAA's leadership often rejected the role transgender people—many of them people of color—played in Stonewall. Together, Rivera and Johnson started STAR House for LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness, with a focus on supporting people of color."

The National Parks Service Celebrates Pride Month

"The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives." -- Armistead Maupin

nps-rainbow.jpg"As America’s storytellers, the National Park Service (NPS) is committed to telling the history of all Americans in all of its diversity and complexity. For many years, the rich histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans have been erased through punishing laws and general prejudice—appearing sporadically in police proceedings, medical reports, military hearings, and immigration records.

Yet, for many LGBTQ groups, preserving and interpreting their past has been an important part of building communities and mutual support. Because of their efforts, we can find LGBTQ histories across the United States—from private residences, hotels, bars, and government agencies to hospitals, parks, and community centers. From the mujerado of the Acoma and Laguna tribes to the drag queens of the Stonewall riots, discover their stories in our nation’s parks, homes, and historic sites." Read more

US Department of Veterans Health: Recognizing LGBTQ+ Veterans During Pride Month

"Throughout much of the military's history, LGBTQ+ Veterans had to hide their identities while serving in the military. This sometimes led to stress, alcohol problems, depression, and other challenges. Hear how some of them began to live openly and regain their self-esteem with the support of their communities and VA professionals."

GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)

"GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love....[GLAAD was founded in 1985] In response to the New York Post's grossly defamatory and sensationalized HIV and AIDS coverage, a small group of journalists and writers form GLAAD. The first reported meeting is November 14, 1985 and later that year, almost 1,000 people protest outside of the New York Post." Learn more

United States Federal Courts Celebrate Pride Month

Since 1999, when a presidential proclamation cited June as Pride Month, Americans have recounted and recognized the struggles and achievements of a community striving for equality and inclusion. Many consider the Stonewall Uprising that made the news on June 28, 1969, as the tipping point in the rights movement that has impacted lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals and their communities as well as the broader society.

Learn about the federal judge who led the way for others in the judiciary.


"Sexual orientation and gender identity/expression are important aspects of a young person’s identity. Understanding and expressing sexual orientation and gender and developing related identities are typical development tasks that vary across children and youth. For example, some youth may be unsure of their sexual orientation, whereas others have been clear about it since childhood and have expressed it since a young age.1 Expressing and exploring gender identity and roles is a part of normal development. 2 The process of understanding and expressing one’s sexual orientation and gender identity is unique to each individual. It is not a one-time event and personal, cultural, and social factors may influence how one expresses their sexual orientation and gender identity.3" Learn more

pride.jpgThe Gay Rights Movement

"The gay rights movement in the United States has seen huge progress in the last century, and especially the last two decades. Laws prohibiting homosexual activity have been struck down; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals can now serve openly in the military. And same-sex couples can now legally get married and adopt children in all 50 states. But it has been a long and bumpy road for gay rights proponents, who are still advocating for employment, housing and transgender rights." Learn more

The Stonewall Riots (1969)

"The Stonewall Riots, also called the Stonewall Uprising, began in the early hours of June 28, 1969 when New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village in New York City. The raid sparked a riot among bar patrons and neighborhood residents as police roughly hauled employees and patrons out of the bar, leading to six days of protests and violent clashes with law enforcement outside the bar on Christopher Street, in neighboring streets and in nearby Christopher Park. The Stonewall Riots served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world."

AIDS Crisis Timeline

"In the late 1970's and early 1980's, a virus that had previously appeared sporadically around the world began to spread throughout the United States. Originally identified as a “gay disease” because gay men were one of the primary groups afflicted, HIV and the syndrome it causes, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, were unknown in 1981 but had become household terms and the number one threat to public health by the late 1980's. ...HIV/AIDS activists, medical professionals, artists and a number of people with AIDS who went public with their diagnoses despite the stigma surrounding the disease eventually spurred a massive response from the U.S. government and the international health community." Read more


Becoming Gay: The Formation and Meaning of LGBTQ Political Identity
Gay Liberation Movement New Mexico; New Mexico Archives Online
Honesty, Privacy and Shame: When Gay People Talk About Other Gay People to Nongay People
Health, Well-Being, and Experiences of Discrimination for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People
The Health and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth in New Mexico
Uncommon Knowledge: A History of Queer New Mexico, 1920's-1980's
"All is not dead here in the desert": The Development of Albuquerque's Organized Gay Community
Changing Hearts and Minds: The Politics of Sentimentality and The Cultural Production of the Gay Family in New Mexicos Same-Sex Marriage Debate
Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at UNM
Cross National IdentityTransformation: Becoming a Gay "Asian-American" Man
Santa Fe Lesbian and Gay Pride, 1990's;  New Mexico Archives Online
A Retrospective Study of Gay Gifted, Young Adult Males' Perceptions of Giftedness and Suicide
The Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Rights in New Mexico, 1993-2004; New Mexico Archives Online
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Healthcare in Undergraduate Medical Education: Assessment and Focused Intervention for Medical Students Transitioning to Wards
(Lie)alectics and the Discursive Dequeerification of Political Spaces Based on Religious Freedoms: A Critical Rhetorical Analysis of the Mormon and Gay Website
Gay Rights, New Mexico; New Mexico Archives Online
History of the University of New Mexico’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) Resource Center
A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Dedicated Inpatient Psychiatric Unit in Rural New England: A Descriptive Analysis in Demographics, Service Utilisation and Needs
Gender Role Beliefs and Attitudes toward Lesbians and Gay Men in Chile and the U.S.
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, 1999-2006; New Mexico Archives Online
Project Straight Talk, 1978-1984; New Mexico Archives Online
the. BROKEN. GAY. CHICANX. grind.
ACLU-Civil Rights Focus, 2000's
Queering Citizenship? Same-Sex Marriage and the State 
Lara, Lawrence, Supreme Court Litigation, and Lessons from Social Movements
On the Side of Angels: Lesbian Activism in Los Angeles, 1970-1990
"Lesbianas Presente:" Lesbian Activism, Transnational Alliances, and the State in Mexico City, 1968-1991
Furies: Lesbian/Feminist Monthly. Washington, D.C., 1967-1993; New Mexico Archives Online
Sexual Victimization, Mental Health and Protective Factors Among Women with Multiple Marginalized Statuses
How LGBTQ+ Couples Can Have a Baby
UNM Libraries: LGBTQIA+ History and Visual Culture Organizations and Think Tanks
Sexual Orientation and the Law: A Research Bibliography Selectively Annotating Legal Literature through 2005
UNM Libraries: Women Organizing: Second Wave Feminism in the Underground Newspaper Collection
Gendered Crimes, Gendered Fans: Intersections of Gender, Sexuality, and Fandom in the Contemporary American Crime Drama 
The Impact of Persistent Sadness and Bullying Victimization on Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors among Heterosexual-Identified Sexual Minority and LGBTQ Adolescents
Constructing the Queer “I”: Performativity, Citationality, and Desire in Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
Reel Queer: Emergent Discourses and Contexts of Queer Youth Identity Constructions and Experiences in Digital Video Projects
"Fat is a Queer Issue, Too": Complicating Queerness and Body Size in Womens Sexual Orientation and Identity 
"This is How You Navigate the World": Impacts of Mormon Rhetoric on White Queer Members' Identity Performances
Assembling the Poor People's Campaign (1968) Queer Activism and Economic Justice
Material Embodiments, Queer Visualities: Presenting Disability in American Public History
Naming the Nameless: An Exploration of Queer Poetry and Empowerment
Queer Critical Theory: A Key to Equity for Latinix LGBTQ+ Students in High School
675 Days: Stories Queer Kids Tell Themselves
The Elusive End of the Rainbow: A (Queer) Rhetorical Analysis of Rainbow Sash Rhetoric
Queer and Trans Migrations: Dynamics of Illegalization, Detention, and Deportation
The Center: Defining LGBTQIA+
A Guide To Gender Identity Terms
Gender Fluidity: What it Means and Why Support Matters
Transgender Facts: Explore the Concepts of Sex and Gender and the Different Ways People May Experience Them
It's Still Me: Safeguarding Vulnerable Transgender Elders
Trans/Formations: A Photovoice Assessment of Transgender People's Wellness
Complicating Transgender: White Privilege and the Politics of Rurality
Transgender Murder Memorials: A Call for Intersectionality and Trans Livability
Affecting Social Change for Transgender and Gender-Expansive Children: Exploring Advocates' Perspectives
'That Name is Dead to Me': Reforming Name Change Laws to Protect Transgender and Nonbinary Youth
UNM Named One of the Top 30 Colleges for LGBTQ Students
What is the History Behind Pride Month? How the LGBTQ Celebration Came to Be
The Meaning Behind 32 LGBTQ Pride Flags
White House Marks Pride Month Amid Wave of Anti-LGBTQ Legislation
Fire Island and Anything's Possible Tie, We're Here Slays Drag Race at 2023 GLAAD Media Awards
It’s Pride Month. Here Are 20 Ways to Support the LGBTQ People in Your Life
55 LGBTQ Quotes for Pride Month and Beyond
Environmental Injustice Closely Linked to Gender Violence, New Paper Argues
The Advocate: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer News and Politics
LGBTQ Nation
NBC News: Top 22 LGBTQ News Stories of 2022
LGBTQ Youth Resources: Bridging the Digital Divide
16 Queer Black Trailblazers Who Made History
Transgender Day of Remembrance is a Good Start, but Not Enough, Say Advocates: ‘We Should be Honored and Protected while We’re Still Alive’
54 Empowering LGBTQIA+ Quotes to Celebrate Pride
These 6 Pro Sports Leagues and 82 Teams have Changed their Logos to Pride Rainbow
GLAAD Report Finds 75% of Non-LGBT Adults Are Comfortable Seeing Queer People in Ads
Mental Health Care Lagging for LGBTQ Youth, Study Suggests
Where it's a Crime to be Gay: A Visual Guide to Where LGBTQ Rights are Repressed
UNM Strengthens, Expands Gender-Affirming Health Care Services
We Are Here Now: New Documentary Powerfully Portrays Intersex Stories
Not So Hard to Reach: UNM Cancer Center scientists get the largest volume of LGBTQIA+ cancer screening and survivorship information in the US thanks to New Mexico LGBTQIA+ communities
'The Trevor Project' Reveals Eye-Opening Data Detailing the State of Mental Health Among LGBTQ Youth
The First Self-Proclaimed Drag Queen and Queer Activist in the US was Born into Slavery
The Queer Artist whose Controversial Street Performances are Taking on the Russian Government
Rosalynn Carter's Quiet Victory: How She Saved Thousands and Took No Credit


The Trevor Project
Common Bond New Mexico
The International Foundation for Gender Education
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
National LGBTQ Task Force
LGBT Foundation
The Anti Defamation League (ADL)
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)
The Transverse
National Center for Transgender Equality
Bisexual Resource Center
Intersex Society of North America
Intersex Justice Project