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New Mexico

News from within the borders of New Mexico and the fight for LGBT equality there. Learn more about past and present obstacles toward achieving equality in New Mexico, including hate crimes law, transgender rights, adoption, and other rights denied to same-sex couples and LGBT people. Learn about individuals--activists, politicians, and allies--who have helped us make strides toward equality. We also cover the campaigns of groups opposed to marriage equality and explore how gay marriage is covered in mainstream media. We stay on top of developments so that you can stay informed about this issue.

New Mexico high school principal replaced after prom drag performance

The show, shared online by far-right accounts, divided the local community and reportedly led to death threats against the performer.

As Transgender ‘Refugees’ Flock to New Mexico, Waitlists Grow

Thanks to New Mexico's gender-affirming care protections, many trans Americans are seeking health care in its hospitals and clinics. But health care facilities say it's been overwhelming.

Gay Dads Call for Hate Crimes Charge After Being Attacked in Front of Daughter

The two husbands were taking their daughter for a day trip when they were attacked by a man with a metal broomstick.

Albuquerque Trans Woman Sherlyn Marjorie Murdered, Her Former Partner Charged

The popular drag performer was killed in September.

QAnon Believer Threatens to Kill U.S. Congresswoman He Thought Was Transgender

Michael David Fox pled guilty in the case.

They Live in the US, but These LGBTQ+ Couples Can’t Get Married. Here's Why

Same-sex marriage is banned on the Navajo Nation, the sprawling reservation that spans Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. But that could soon change.

Opponents of Book Bans Outnumber Conservatives at New Mexico Library Meeting

Supporters of LGBTQ+ book bans called for a protest but instead opponents of such bans showed up in large numbers.

Republicans Use Defense Bill to Restrict Abortion, Gender-Affirming Care

GOPers like to say they “support the troops,” but when it comes down to it, they don’t support certain troops.

Two More Trans Americans Reported Killed in 2021

Za'niyah Williams and Nikki Turietta both died by violence in December.

Google Honored Two-Spirit Leader for Native American Heritage Month

The late We:wa of the Zuni people is remembered as a spiritual leader who helped popularize indigenous art and who stood up to the U.S. government as settlers approached Zuni land.

Roger Montoya, Shamed by GOP for Gay Porn Past, Wins N.M. Election

The New Mexico Democrat pledged to "build bridges" following an antigay campaign against him from conservatives.

Saving Indigenous Trans Women

A New Mexico task force held a special meeting this week to address violence against trans and queer Indigenous people.

GOP Attempt to Shame N.M. Candidate for His Gay Porn Past Backfires

Roger Montoya is not backing down, and the Democratic Party of New Mexico and his supporters stand with him.

Native American Drag Star Lady Shug Is More Than Glamour

This indigenous advocate has their sights set on more than pageants or shows.

Democrats Flip Another House Seat With New Mexico Victory

Xochitl Torres Small's win brings the Democrats' gain to 39 seats, according to CNN.

84 Photos From the Largest Pride Celebration in New Mexico

Albuquerque Pride mounted their 42nd annual PrideFest celebrating the LGBTIQ community in New Mexico.

Transgender Woman and Housemate Murdered in New Mexico

Zakaria Fry and Eugene Carroll Ray had been missing since January.

Why Are There No Gay Bars in Santa Fe?

A gay traveler finds unexpected treasures in New Mexico's capital -- which do not include go-go boys.

Genderqueer Artist Liv Lombardi Explores Desire in Retro Lo-Fi Video

Singer-songwriter Liv Lombardi shares her experience of falling for a woman in a new video for "Hazel & White."

PHOTOS: Albuquerque Pride Began With a Vigil -- Before the Orlando Shooting

In a prescient moment, the June 9 morning ceremony honored all those LGBT people whose lives have been lost.