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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.

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

January 28 2022 1:55 PM

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.

November 02 2021 10:10 AM

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

November 06 2020 3:49 PM

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

October 10 2020 7:03 PM

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

2:02 PM

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

June 12 2019 4:37 PM

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

November 27 2018 8:22 PM