National LGBTQ Activists Naegle and Carter and Prominent NM Leaders To Be Featured at July 2-6 Black and White Men Together Convention

“On the Shoulders of Our Ancestors, Forging Our Legacy for the Future”

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ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Walter Naegle of New York City, surviving partner of late Civil Rights leader Bayard Rustin and consultant on the film RUSTIN, and Mandy Carter of Durham, NC, Black lesbian grassroots activist for 57 years, will be speaking at the 43rd annual convention of the National Association of Black and White Men Together ( https://www.nabwmt.org/na-conventions/ ), a gay anti-racism organization, being held July 2-6 at Hotel Andaluz in downtown Albuquerque, NM. Local leaders will also be prominent on the program: Zack Quintero, executive director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center; T. Michael Trimm, executive director of the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico; and Marshall Martínez, executive director of Equality New Mexico.

Naegle and Carter, along with activists Ken Scott-Baron and Mack Scott- Baron from Long Beach, CA, will co-facilitate a workshop on July 4 titled, “Ancestors and Movements: 2024 and Beyond,” including current information on the national campaign to have a US Postage Stamp commemorating Rustin, who was the principal organizer of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Naegle will also lead a presentation on July 6, “Bayard Rustin’s Legacy,” about the development and promotion of Rustin’s legacy over the last 35 years. Carter, who was a co-founder of Southerners On New Ground 31 years ago and the National Black Justice Coalition 21 years ago, will also share her wisdom and insights while participating in all the other workshop sessions.

Quintero, a strong ally to the LGBTQ community, will be the plenary speaker on “Culture, Community, Courage” at the Holiday Luncheon on July 4. Trimm will speak on “Do the Work for Liberation Now!” at the NABWMT Co-Chairs Luncheon on July 5, and Martínez’s plenary on “Building Relationships as Power Building” will be at the Closing Banquet on July 6. Quintero will also lead a personal tour of the National Hispanic Cultural Center campus on July 2. Other group outings will include the New Mexico Holocaust and Intolerance Museum on July 3 and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center on July 6. Trimm will also facilitate a workshop on July 5, “Transgender Cultural Fluency: We’ve Always Been Here, We Always Will Be.”

Additional workshops will cover a variety of diverse subjects: “Voices from the Archives” with Camelia Caton-Garcia, Director of Collections at the Holocaust and Intolerance Museum; “Older Queer Men’s Health”; “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action”; and a panel of former Co-Chairs on the subject of “Membership and Chapter Development.” And something unique to NABWMT conventions: we will have separate BIPOC and White Caucuses, followed by a Combined Caucus.

Registration for the NABWMT’s 43rd annual convention, with its theme of “On the Shoulders of Our Ancestors, Forging Our Legacy for the Future,” is still open at https://www.nabwmt.org/na-conventions/ at $299 for July 2-6, including five meal functions, or just $100 Day Rate on July 3, 4, 5 or 6, including at least one meal function. The National Association of Black and White Men Together, which was founded in San Francisco in 1980, is a gay, multicultural, anti-racism organization committed to fostering supportive environments wherein racial and cultural barriers can be overcome and the goal of human equality realized. To these ends, we engage in educational, political, cultural, and social activities as a means of addressing the racism, sexism, homophobia, HIV/AIDS discrimination, and other inequities in our communities and in our lives.

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National LGBTQ Activists Naegle and Carter and Prominent NM Leaders To Be Featured at July 2-6 Black and White Men Together Convention

“On the Shoulders of Our Ancestors, Forging Our Legacy for the Future”

nabwmt-logo

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Walter Naegle of New York City, surviving partner of late Civil Rights leader Bayard Rustin and consultant on the film RUSTIN, and Mandy Carter of Durham, NC, Black lesbian grassroots activist for 57 years, will be speaking at the 43rd annual convention of the National Association of Black and White Men Together ( https://www.nabwmt.org/na-conventions/ ), a gay anti-racism organization, being held July 2-6 at Hotel Andaluz in downtown Albuquerque, NM. Local leaders will also be prominent on the program: Zack Quintero, executive director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center; T. Michael Trimm, executive director of the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico; and Marshall Martínez, executive director of Equality New Mexico.

Naegle and Carter, along with activists Ken Scott-Baron and Mack Scott- Baron from Long Beach, CA, will co-facilitate a workshop on July 4 titled, “Ancestors and Movements: 2024 and Beyond,” including current information on the national campaign to have a US Postage Stamp commemorating Rustin, who was the principal organizer of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Naegle will also lead a presentation on July 6, “Bayard Rustin’s Legacy,” about the development and promotion of Rustin’s legacy over the last 35 years. Carter, who was a co-founder of Southerners On New Ground 31 years ago and the National Black Justice Coalition 21 years ago, will also share her wisdom and insights while participating in all the other workshop sessions.

Quintero, a strong ally to the LGBTQ community, will be the plenary speaker on “Culture, Community, Courage” at the Holiday Luncheon on July 4. Trimm will speak on “Do the Work for Liberation Now!” at the NABWMT Co-Chairs Luncheon on July 5, and Martínez’s plenary on “Building Relationships as Power Building” will be at the Closing Banquet on July 6. Quintero will also lead a personal tour of the National Hispanic Cultural Center campus on July 2. Other group outings will include the New Mexico Holocaust and Intolerance Museum on July 3 and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center on July 6. Trimm will also facilitate a workshop on July 5, “Transgender Cultural Fluency: We’ve Always Been Here, We Always Will Be.”

Additional workshops will cover a variety of diverse subjects: “Voices from the Archives” with Camelia Caton-Garcia, Director of Collections at the Holocaust and Intolerance Museum; “Older Queer Men’s Health”; “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action”; and a panel of former Co-Chairs on the subject of “Membership and Chapter Development.” And something unique to NABWMT conventions: we will have separate BIPOC and White Caucuses, followed by a Combined Caucus.

Registration for the NABWMT’s 43rd annual convention, with its theme of “On the Shoulders of Our Ancestors, Forging Our Legacy for the Future,” is still open at https://www.nabwmt.org/na-conventions/ at $299 for July 2-6, including five meal functions, or just $100 Day Rate on July 3, 4, 5 or 6, including at least one meal function. The National Association of Black and White Men Together, which was founded in San Francisco in 1980, is a gay, multicultural, anti-racism organization committed to fostering supportive environments wherein racial and cultural barriers can be overcome and the goal of human equality realized. To these ends, we engage in educational, political, cultural, and social activities as a means of addressing the racism, sexism, homophobia, HIV/AIDS discrimination, and other inequities in our communities and in our lives.

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EQNM Endorsements for State Legislative Races

Equality New Mexico is PROUD to announce our second wave of endorsements for this years Primary Elections.

The reality is that LGBTQ people are still under attack across our country, and while New Mexico has the strongest protections in the country – we aren’t immune to these attacks. Protecting our Queer and Trans siblings means always fighting to elect people who will champion them!

At EQNM we have a thorough vetting process for these candidates, they fill out questionnaires about a multitude of intersectional issues to outline their beliefs and values, and then they are interviewed by our Endorsement Committee made up of LGBTQ leaders from across the state. Then our Board of Directors makes final decisions based on the recommendations of this Endorsements Committee.
These candidates all made promises to stand by EQNMs values, to approach policy from an intersectional framework and to help us continue to engage in our fight for liberation through their work in the Roundhouse in Santa Fe!

The Primary Election is June 4 – our LGBTQ communities need you to vote for these amazing Candidates and Champions!

 

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Happy Holidays from Pride Guide New Mexico!

Las Noches de las Luminarias Nov. 24 – Dec. 30, 2023 at Desert Botanical Garden LIGHT THE NIGHT Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts Dec. 1-3, 2023 at Mill Avenue YOU GOTTA SEE THIS Caribbean Christmas 5K Dec. 16, 2023 at Tempe Beach Park OH, WHAT FUN Little Cholla Holiday Market Dec. 14, 2023 at Culdesac Tempe SHOP, EAT, DRINK LES MISÉRABLES Dec. 5-10, 2023 at ASU Gammage IT’S SHOWTIME Explore more at Tempe Tourism.com tempe arizona Tourism Office
 

New Mexico • December 2023

Light the Night You Gotta See This Oh, What Fun Shop, Eat, Drink It's Showtime Visit TempeTourism.com Visit TempeTourism.com
 
 

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FBI’s Annual Crime Report — Amid State of Emergency, Anti-LGBTQ+ Hate Crimes Hit Staggering Record Highs

Attacks Based on Gender Identity Up 32.9% from Prior Year, Those Based on Sexual Orientation Up 13.8%; Race & Ethnicity-Based Hate Crimes Remain Largest Category

WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — sounded the alarm today as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released its annual crime report for 2022 showing that anti-LGBTQ+ hate crimes were up sharply from the prior year, with a 13.8% increase in reports based on sexual orientation and a shocking 32.9% jump in reported hate crimes based on gender identity

In response to the FBI’s 2022 report, Human Rights Campaign President Kelley Robinson released the following statement:

“The rise in hate crimes against the LGBTQ+ community is both shocking and heartbreaking, yet sadly, not unexpected. The constant stream of hostile rhetoric from fringe anti-equality figures, alongside the relentless passage of discriminatory bills, particularly those targeting transgender individuals, in state legislatures, created an environment where it was sadly foreseeable that individuals with violent tendencies might respond to this rhetoric. The FBI’s data serves as another alarming indicator of the state of emergency our community finds itself in.

“We also know that this data is incomplete, that too many cities and states are reporting incomplete data, or even no data at all, on hate crimes against the LGBTQ+ community. If we’re going to bring a stop to that violence, we need a full accounting of just how many hate crimes are taking place – and that requires every jurisdiction stepping up.”

The FBI’s report noted that there were 1,947 recorded incidents relating to an alleged victim’s sexual orientation in 2022, up from 1,711 the year before, and 469 relating to an alleged victim’s gender identity, vs. 353 the year before. The gender identity category included 338 instances that were specifically anti-transgender and 131 that targeted someone who was gender noncomforming.

Race/ethnicity motivated hate crimes remained the largest category with 56% of all hate crimes. Hate crimes based on religion moved into second, just ahead of sexual orientation.

More than 1 in 5 of any type of hate crime is now motivated by anti-LGBTQ+ bias, and the last two years have been the deadliest for transgender people, especially Black transgender women, that we have seen since HRC began tracking fatal violence against the community.

Even with these horrifying stats, the problem of incomplete data reporting for hate crimes is a longstanding one. In the “Blueprint for Positive Change,” a document released in November 2020 that offered a roadmap toward equality for the then-incoming Biden-Harris administration, HRC called for the Department of Justice to intensify efforts to encourage local law enforcement to report hate crimes statistics annually. While positive steps have been taken by the administration to improve reporting compliance, more is necessary in order to ensure more accurate and complete hate crimes reporting, including making the reporting mandatory.

The FBI’s report comes amid an unprecedented spike in anti-LGBTQ+ state legislation, with more than 550 bills introduced in 43 states, and more than 80 signed into law — more than doubling last year, which was previously the worst year on record. The wave of harmful and discriminatory legislation — some of which was engineered and championed by extremist GOP candidates running for president and their allies — and the concurrent spike in anti-transgender rhetoric and violence prompted HRC in June to declare a national state of emergency for LGBTQ+ people for the first time in the organization’s more than 40-year history.

 

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ+ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

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October E-News from Pride Guide New Mexico!

FIND YOUR FLAIR Tempe Arizona Tourism Office We’ve waited all year to celebrate Tempe’s signature events, perfect hiking trails, inventive flavors and immersive nightlife with you. From music festivals to performing arts, here’s a preview of the season ahead. TINA – The Tina Turner Musical, a tribute to the legendary. Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll takes the stage at ASU Gammage Oct. 10-15, 2023. ROLLIN’ TO TEMPE Join the Arizona Coyotes for Pride Night, Oct. 27, a celebration of the LGBTQ+ athletes and community at Mullett Arena. CELEBRATE WITH US Four Peaks Brewing Co. presents Oktoberfest – three days of live music, contests, brats, beer and more – Oct. 13-15 at Tempe Beach Park. WILLKOMMEN Explore more at TempeTourism.com tempe arizona Tourism Office
 

New Mexico  •  October 2023

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September E-News from Pride Guide New Mexico!

FALL IN LOVE WITH TEMPE THIS SEASON! We’ve waited all year to celebrate Tempe’s signature events, perfect hiking trails, inventive flavors and immersive nightlife with you. From music festivals to performing arts, here’s a preview of the season ahead. TINA – The Tina Turner Musical tribute to the legendary Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll takes the stage at ASU Gammage Oct. 10-15, 2023. Join the Arizona Coyotes for Pride Night, Oct. 27, a celebration of the LGBTQ+ athletes and community at Mullett Arena. Four Peak Brewing Co. presents Oktoberfest – three days of live music, contests, brats, beer and more Oct. 13-15 at Tempe Beach Park.
 

New Mexico • Septebmer 2023

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Fundraiser for Betty’s Beach Cafe Staff

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Aloha…I’m Paul Jesus one of the managers at Betty’s Beach Cafe. As some of you may know…Betty’s did not survive! Lahaina Town has lost homes and businesses due to Hurricane Dora. This fundraiser is to help my staff that lost everything to relocate and get them back on their feet after this tragedy. Anything helps. Please keep Maui in your prayers as we figure out the next steps in rebuilding this beautiful town. We love and thank you all so much for all of your support throughout the years.

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The LGBTQ+ Travel is Surging

pexels-anna-shvets-3727541The LGBTQ+ community has been “exploding” back onto the travel scene in the past year as the COVID-19
pandemic wanes, according to David Paisley, senior research director with LGBTQ-focused Community Marketing
& Insights (CMI).

CMI recently completed its 17th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey, a broad look at the LGBTQ+ community, including its travel habits. Paisley spoke about the survey results this week during a webinar.

Paisley theorized that the LGBTQ+ community was slower to come back to travel than the general population because COVID became such a political issue in the United States.

The survey and other CMI research suggests travel is largely happening at a greater level than before the pandemic among the LGBTQ+ community, Paisley said. That is particularly true of people ages 18 to 54. There is still some reluctance to travel among older survey takers.

In other research Paisley conducts for specific destinations, he often asks where survey takers have traveled in the past 12 months. Statistics for every destination in 2023 are exceeding 2019 across the board, he said.

pexels-stephanie-lima-16051638“I think the LGBTQ community went through a pattern [where] we were actually underperforming for a couple of years, and we’re sort of exploding out of it right now,” he said.

CMI’s Community Survey found that more than half of respondents planned to book a hotel room (57%) or take a flight primarily for vacation (52%) in the second half of the year. Just under half, 49%, plan to take a vacation by car from home. Only 12% said they did not expect to travel for vacation for the rest of the year.

Big cities or metro areas were the most popular destinations for those planning travel for the remainder of the year (55%), followed by a beach destination (40%) and a road trip (37%).

Of those planning to travel during the remainder of the year, 77% will travel within the mainland United States, 19% will go to Europe and 11% to Mexico. Rounding out the top five destinations are the Caribbean and Canada (tied at
9%) and Hawaii (7%).

This year, 14,432 self-identified LGBTQ+ community members completed the survey from April to June.

For more information on the survey go to Community Marketing Insights https://cmi.info/

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NM Pride Events Continues in August!

CAN’T HIDE THE PRIDE daily rides year round RAINBOW RYDERS EST. 1983 – PRIDE IN THE PARK SATURDAY, AUGUST 5 12:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M KIT CARSON PARK AT THE GEORGE CHACON STAGE 211 PASEO DEL PUEBLO NORTE TAOS PRIDE – IT’S BACK! Deming PRIDE Returns!! August 18th-20th!! JOIN US FOR THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF DEMING PRIDE Celebrate Together
 

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