Broadway Backwards

A Concert Presented by Singing Out LGBTA Chorus of Las Cruces

Directed by Robert Randall

May 11 2013 at 7:00 PM

May 12 2013 at 3:00 PM

Peace Lutheran Church

1701 Missouri Ave, Las Cruces

Tickets can be purchased at Spirit Winds or at the door for $10

SingOutBroadway

Benefit for Camp Corazones

Benefit for Camp Corazones

The New Mexico Community AIDS Partnership volunteer team is putting on a fundraiser next month that will benefit Camp Corazones, which is a summer camp for children and families infected or impacted by HIV. The event will be a talent show, and will have drag acts.  The events will be on May 11th and May 18th, and doors will open at 6:30.  It will be at the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice at 202 Harvard Dr. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

We are now connected to Facebook!

Hello everyone!  I have just been making some changes to NMGLBT.ORG and hopefully will be making it easier to use.  I am trying out a new way to view the site on your mobile devices, and will be trying out other updates as I go along.

The main aim for this site is to first make a clearing house for all things GLBT in New Mexico.  While there is definitely a bias towards Albuquerque and Central New Mexico, I do want to make it so that there is information for everyone in New Mexico.

Please let me know if you would like me include your event, organizational website or feed (RSS, twitter, Facebook) on the website.

Also, if you would like to contribute to the site, helping organize information, keeping up will the GLBT news in New Mexico, please let me know.

Daniel Selders

Gay couple wants to question Obama at Easter Egg Roll

A gay couple from New Mexico say they will seek out President Obama at Monday’s Easter Egg Roll and ask him to ban employment discrimination.

Jarrod Scarbrough and Les Sewell, who are traveling from Albuquerque, want Obama to sign an executive order banning workplace discrimination by any federal contractor on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Read more here.

Raising Voices Against HIV On The Reservation

The Gallup Indian Medical Center in New Mexico has seen a rise in the number of new HIV cases among Navajo in the last decade. Some Navajo say that talking about HIV means wishing it upon the people. Host Michel Martin speaks with The Navajo AIDS Network’s Melvin Harrison and Dr. Jonathan Iralu, who works at the Medical Center.

Read more here.

Transsexual teacher, burlesque dancer forced to resign | KOB.com

The forced resignation of a Santa Fe teacher begs the question, how much privacy is a public educator entitled to.

Christina Cracraft believes she was forced to resign because parents and the district’s administration could not accept the fact that she is a transsexual who also dances in burlesque shows.

“I’m a school teacher, a pianist, and a showgirl,” Cracraft said.

Being a teacher at Gonzales Community School by day and a showgirl by night may seem like a paradox, but Cracraft said she made it work and her employer, Santa Fe Public Schools, were encouraging at first.

“I transitioned as a Santa Fe schools employee,” Cracraft said. “I started teaching as a male and [the district] supported me all the way through my transition.”

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Transsexual teacher, burlesque dancer forced to resign | KOB.com.

April Issue of New Mexico Community Voice

I have attached the April issue of New Mexico Community Voice. Once again, it is filled with info about New Mexico, including the announced candidacy of EQNM’s Jacob Candelaria for the New Mexico Senate. If–when–elected, he will be the only openly gay member serving in our state’s legislature. Besides political news, there are several organizations sponsoring events in April from making AIDS quilt panels to a workshop on Daddy/boy relationships. We are a very diverse and busy community! Plus, there is national news about who is working against us and who is supporting us.

As usual, please share this issue with your friends, telling them they can subscribe, too, by sending a message to: newslettereditor@nmcommunityvoice.info. It’s free!

Enjoy the April issue.

Yours –
Barry Simon, editor

newslettereditor@nmcommunityvoice.info

Download The Community Voice HERE

March 23rd: National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event

N’MPower, First Nations Community Healthsource, and the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board are putting on an event in honor of National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on March 23rd from 6-9pm hosted at N’MPower.

The event will feature native drum groups, dance groups, native prayers, speakers, and food! If weather is good, we will have the event outside in the N’MPower parking lot at 4100 Silver SE.

Please join us to help spread awareness of HIV and AIDS in the Native community!

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2bers “Dig” Album Release Concert & Benefit, Proceeds will benefit Equality NM

Proceeds will benefit Equality NM, the Media Arts Collaborative Charter School, and the ABQ Center for Peace & Justice.

 

he event is ALL AGES. Cash bar w/ ID. $7 w/ student ID, $10 pre-sale, $12 day of.

Pre-sale ticket are available through www.2bers.com or directly here: https://tix.extremetix.com/Online/?siteID=3190&cartID=1af8b345-f214-40cc-a697-0371fabefe3a

Equality New Mexico annonces launch of LGBT Aging Roundtable

Equality New Mexico President/CEO, Jacob Candelaria, announcing the launch of Equality New Mexico’s LGBT Aging Roundtable—a new initiative aimed at providing LGBT seniors, as well as their caregivers and service providers, ongoing updates on issues that impact LGBT seniors and information about community based services and programming.
Read more here.