WHEREAS: Everyone has a right to live without fear or prejudice, discrimination, violence or hatred based on gender identity/expression or sexual orientation. It is imperative that everyone acknowledge and support diversity in their community – especially those communities that are most vulnerable; and
WHEREAS: June is national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Plus (LGBTQ+) Pride Month. It is desirable to bring together LGBTQ+ people and their allies to form a tangible community of support and acceptance in Los Alamos and the surrounding local areas, and to create and enhance visibility and support of diversity in our community. It is desirable to celebrate, educate and engage the community on the issues, contributions, culture and unique voice of LGBTQ+ people, and the impact LGBTQ+ people have on local and global communities; and
WHEREAS: It is essential that the LGBTQ+ youth are supported by Los Alamos County and Northern New Mexico. According to the 2015 New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, approximately one in seven students identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or not sure. More than one in four of this student population had attempted suicide in the past year and were three times more likely to have been forced to have sex or experienced physical dating violence, and were twice as likely to be bullied at school; and
WHEREAS: According to “Mental Health in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth,” published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, visible LGBTQ+ sexuality-related social support from parents, friends, and community during adolescence each uniquely contributed to positive well-being in young adulthood, making them less likely to report depressive symptoms, substance use, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors;

NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim the second week of June as,

“ANNUAL LGBTQ+ PRIDE WEEK”
in Los Alamos County. We urge our citizens to respect and honor our diverse community and celebrate and build a culture of inclusiveness and acceptance.

The Events

2018

County Council Meeting

Date: 22 May, 2018
Time: 6pm
Place: White Rock Fire Station (Location)

Further Event Information

May 22nd

Teen Center Support Window

Date: Monday, 11 June
Time: 10am – 8pm (All Day!)
Place: Los Alamos Teen Center (location)

Stop by Teen Center this week and support our LGBTQ+ youth by writing a message on our Rainbow Post-It Wall.

June 11th

Teen Center: LGBTQ+ Film Festival Day One

Date: Monday, 11 June
Time: 4pm – 7:30pm
Place: Los Alamos Teen Center (location)

Further Information

June 11th

Teen Center Support Window

Date: Tuesday, 12 June
Time: 10am – 8pm (All Day!)
Place: Los Alamos Teen Center (location)

Stop by Teen Center this week and support our LGBTQ+ youth by writing a message on our Rainbow Post-It Wall.

June 12th

Teen Center: Door/Window Decorating Contest

Date: Tuesday, 12 June
Time: 1pm – 3pm (Judging to take place 3-3:30pm)
Place: Los Alamos Teen Center (location)

June 12th

Teen Center: Make Your Own Pride Flag

Date: Tuesday, 12 June
Time: 2:30pm – 5pm
Place: Los Alamos Teen Center (location)

June 12th

Teen Center: LGBTQ+ Film Festival Day Two

Date: Tuesday, 12 June
Time: 3:30pm – 7pm
Place: Los Alamos Teen Center (location)

Further Information

June 12th

Teen Center Support Window

Date: Wednesday, 13 June
Time: 10am – 8pm (All Day!)
Place: Los Alamos Teen Center (location)

Stop by Teen Center this week and support our LGBTQ+ youth by writing a message on our Rainbow Post-It Wall.

June 13th

Teen Center: Take PRIDE in Your Art – Fusing Glass

Date: Wednesday, 13 June
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Place: Los Alamos Teen Center (location)

June 13th

Teen Center: LGBTQ+ Film Festival Day Three

Date: Wednesday, 13 June
Time: 3pm – 7pm
Place: Los Alamos Teen Center (location)

Further Information

June 13th

Teen Center Support Window

Date: Thursday, 14 June
Time: 10am – 8pm (All Day!)
Place: Los Alamos Teen Center (location)

Stop by Teen Center this week and support our LGBTQ+ youth by writing a message on our Rainbow Post-It Wall.

June 14th

Teen Center: Make Your Own PRIDE Flag

Date: Thursday, 14 June
Time: 2:30pm – 5pm
Place: Los Alamos Teen Center (location)

June 14th

Teen Center: LGBTQ+ Film Festival Day Four

Date: Thursday, 14 June
Time: 3pm – 7pm
Place: Los Alamos Teen Center (location)

Further Information

June 14th

Teen Center Support Window

Date: Friday, 15 June
Time: 10am – 11pm (All Day!)
Place: Los Alamos Teen Center (location)

Stop by Teen Center this week and support our LGBTQ+ youth by writing a message on our Rainbow Post-It Wall.

June 15th

FLAP Pride Festival

Date: Friday, 15 June
Time: 4pm – 7pm
Place: Fuller Lodge Art Center (Location)

Further Event Information

June 15th

Red Elvises / Pride Night

Date: 15 June
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Place: Ashley Pond (Location)
Hosted By: Gordon’s Summer Concerts 2018

Further Event Information

June 15th

Teen Center Support Window

Date: Saturday, 16 June
Time: 1pm – 11pm (All Day!)
Place: Los Alamos Teen Center (location)

Stop by Teen Center this week and support our LGBTQ+ youth by writing a message on our Rainbow Post-It Wall.

June 16th

Teen Center: Pride Pajama Day

Date: Saturday, 16 June
Time: 1pm – 11pm (All Day!)
Place: Los Alamos Teen Center (location)

**Teen Appropriate, of course!

June 16th

Love, Simon

Date: 16 June
Time: 6:30pm
Place: The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (location)

Further Event Information

June 16th

Pride After Dark with Eryn Bent

Date: Saturday, 16 June
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Place: Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op (Location)

Further Event Information

June 16th

Unitarian Pride Service

Date: 17 June
Time: 10am
Place: The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (location)

Further Event Information

June 17th

Participants & Supporters

These wonderful businesses, organizations, & individuals have opened their hearts to support the very first Pride Week in Los Alamos, New Mexico. We would like to thoroughly thank each and every one of them for their help in making this a wonderful and successful week.

Friends of Los Alamos Pride Unitarian Church of Los Alamos Los Alamos County
Friends of Los Alamos Pride Unitarian Church of Los Alamos Los Alamos County
Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op Gordon's Summer Concerts 2018 Eryn Bent
Bathtub Rose Brewing Co-op Gordon’s Summer Concerts Eryn Bent
Boomerang Los Alamos Los Alamos Derby Dames Support Button Cotex & Co. Salon
Boomerang Los Alamos Los Alamos Derby Dames Cortex & Co. Salon 
Los Alamos YMCA Los Alamos Teen Center Fuller Lodge Art Center
The Family YMCA Los Alamos Teen Center Fuller Lodge Art Center
New Mexico Consortium North Star Psychiatric Services
New Mexico Consortium North Star Psychiatric Services