The official blog of New Mexico GLBTQ Centers and our regional gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community centers. This blog is written by volunteer authors in addition to our Executive Director.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Happy 3 Years Las Cruces!
It is hard to believe that three years ago today our first community center in Las Cruces had its soft opening.
We've made great strides from very humble beginnings.
The Rainbow Center in Gallup came on board last fall, Las Cruces had
almost double the client visits in 2012 as in 2011, and we became an
affiliate with SAGE and members of the National Coalition of
2013 is shaping up to be an exciting year both for New
Mexico GLBTQ Centers and the LGBT community as a whole. Marriage
equality is at the U.S. Supreme Court, New Mexico awaits an opinion from
the Attorney General whether same-sex marriage is already legal here
and opponents of equality are now outnumbered.
The excitement for New Mexico GLBTQ Centers includes a
larger location in Gallup, changes in our leadership structure and new
Among the new programs is the Gender And Sexuality
Discussion Group (recurring 2nd Wednesday each month) which will meet at
the Las Cruces GLBTQ Center beginning April 10th at 6:30PM. It is an
informal monthly discussion of topics related to gender and sexuality,
open to everyone regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
Discussions may cover anything from basic definitions to current issues
in politics and legislation, from scientific research to creative
images, from pop culture to personal experiences. Feel free to join us
whether you've had lots of exposure to issues of gender and sexuality or
you're just starting to explore these topics. The group is facilitated
by Jess Weinberg and Jeanine Deibel. If you would like more information,
please contact the center at 575-635-4902.
We've adjusted our leadership structure to provide
improved focus on both local and statewide needs. The Las Cruces and
Gallup centers are led by Regional Operations Managers, Teresa Perez and
Jordon Johnson, who are dedicated to building community through
partnership and meeting local needs.
In my role as Executive Director, I will focus on
funding, program development, center development and supporting the
local center leadership. I will also continue our existing state and
national partnerships while working to establish new collaborations. We
have also moved the organization's statewide headquarters out of the
Las Cruces GLBTQ Center.
As you can see, it is an exciting time, I hope you will join us for the adventure.