Equality New Mexico

Equality New Mexico We envision a world in which oppression is obsolete and all aspects of identity are honored.
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Equality New Mexico is the state's LGBTQ advocacy and civil rights organization.

Mission: Equality New Mexico (EQNM) works to achieve equality and secure legal protections for LGBTQ people living in New Mexico. To improve the lives of LGBTQ New Mexicans, EQNM sponsors legislation and coordinates efforts to ensure its passage, lobbies legislators and other policymakers, builds coalitions, develops community strength, and empowers individuals in other organizations to engage in the political process.

06/04/2020
05/18/2020

We have heard and acknowledge the concerns of our community and partners. We have held an emergency board meeting and have placed Adrian Carver on immediate administrative leave. While Carver is on administrative leave, the Board will assess future actions including addressing the status of the organization's leadership.

Yesterday, in an interview with KOB 4's Chris Ramirez, when asked about the upcoming decision on three Title VII nondisc...
05/15/2020
Congressional Candidate would give employers a license to discriminate — Equality New Mexico

Yesterday, in an interview with KOB 4's Chris Ramirez, when asked about the upcoming decision on three Title VII nondiscrimination cases, Alexis Martinez Johnson exposed her transphobia:

Community, A conservative Northern New Mexico Congressional candidate, Alexis Martinez Johnson,  wants to give employers a license to discriminate against transgender employees. Last year,  the U.S. Supreme Court heard three cases  that could either take away existing L

SAY WHAT?!“Alexis Martinez Johnson: If the individual is employed, and they decide to be transgender and be in a situati...
05/15/2020
Get to know the Republican candidates in CD3

SAY WHAT?!

“Alexis Martinez Johnson: If the individual is employed, and they decide to be transgender and be in a situation like that, I think the employer should have the ability to make the decision, but we will see what the Supreme Court says, and we will follow the rule of the law.”

A crowded field is trying to take over New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District seat, which is being vacated by Ben Ray Lujan, who is running for U.S. Senate.

"I believe in what I'm doing. I've stood up for myself to make sure that it happens. That's what keeps me going," she sa...
05/12/2020
Michigan woman at center of transgender civil rights case dies at 59

"I believe in what I'm doing. I've stood up for myself to make sure that it happens. That's what keeps me going," she said.

"If you're part of the human race, which we all are, we all deserve the same basic rights. We're not asking for anything special. We're just asking to be treated like other people are."

The Michigan woman who last year became the first transgender person to have a civil rights complaint heard by the Supreme Court has died, her family said

"People of color, women, LGBTQ people, and groups living at the intersections of those identities encounter systemic fac...
05/08/2020
Same-Sex Couples Experience Higher Unemployment Rates Throughout an Economic Recovery - Center for American Progress

"People of color, women, LGBTQ people, and groups living at the intersections of those identities encounter systemic factors that lead them to work in industries with low job security and employment without paid leave, making recovery during a pandemic significantly more challenging."

#nmleg

A new CAP analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data reveals same-sex couples have endured higher rates of unemployment nearly every year since 2014.

ACTION: SIGN OUR PETITION TO END BLOOD DONATION DISCRIMINATIONThe public health emergency related to COVID-19 is sheddin...
04/10/2020
Blood Donation Discrimination — Equality New Mexico

ACTION: SIGN OUR PETITION TO END BLOOD DONATION DISCRIMINATION

The public health emergency related to COVID-19 is shedding light on many of the already existing inequities in our healthcare system. Discrimination based on someone's sexual orientation or gender identity is wrong under normal circumstances.

www.eqnm.org/fda

Sign our petition to end blood donation discrimination:

THANK YOU, Lt. Governor Howie Morales for working to end the discriminatory barriers to donating blood that many bi, que...
04/09/2020

THANK YOU, Lt. Governor Howie Morales for working to end the discriminatory barriers to donating blood that many bi, queer & gay men, and many transgender people experience.

03/31/2020
Lucharé como una perra (I will fight like a bitch)

Rest in Power, Lorena.

Known as the mother of the trans Latinx community in Queens, Borjas’ work as an organizer has impacted trans Latinx communities across the country.

Video h/t: Vibianno Imanuel Gonzalez

A short portrait on Lorena Borjas, mexican transgender, New York social worker.

A message from our staff member, Kisa Fana, to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility:"Happy Transgender Day of Visibil...
03/28/2020

A message from our staff member, Kisa Fana, to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility:

"Happy Transgender Day of Visibility beauties! To all the beauties and bros uncertain about binding, GCS rescheduling or putting make up on or playing with snap filters to sit around in the house. I see you, never let the world sully your sparkling hearts!💖🏳️‍⚧🤟👀💋 #transdayofvisibility #MoreThanVisibility #TransIsBeautiful"

Challenging times have always brought our communities together and during this public health and economic crisis, that s...
03/27/2020
COVID-19 as an LGBTQ+ New Mexican — Equality New Mexico

Challenging times have always brought our communities together and during this public health and economic crisis, that spirit is alive and well. We will move forward together.

The team here at Equality New Mexico has been working hard to compile resources for transgender and queer people and our families in New Mexico.

Challenging times have always brought our communities together and during this public health and economic crisis, that spirit is alive and well. We will move forward together.

Sneak Peek: this officially launches tomorrow, but we've been hard at work all week. We're proud of all the information,...
03/27/2020
COVID-19 as an LGBTQ+ New Mexican — Equality New Mexico

Sneak Peek: this officially launches tomorrow, but we've been hard at work all week. We're proud of all the information, resources, and tools we are compiling for LGBTQ+ New Mexicans during the pandemic.

Challenging times have always brought our communities together and during this public health and economic crisis, that spirit is alive and well. We will move forward together.

Join our friends at the New Mexico Black Mental Health Coalition for a webinar! This workshop will discuss and provide i...
03/24/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: New Mexico Black Mental Health Coalition Workshop Series: So You Think It's ADHD? (Community). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Join our friends at the New Mexico Black Mental Health Coalition for a webinar! This workshop will discuss and provide insight into the world of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Comorbid Disorders, give an overview of developmental disabilities as well as learning disabilities and treatment modalities.

So You Think It's ADHD? Danielle C. Riddle Price, PsyD, LPCC

Here you will find information on business development webinars and trainings; support with drafting capability statemen...
03/24/2020
NGLCC | NGLCC Webinars for LGBT Business Owners | nglcc.org

Here you will find information on business development webinars and trainings; support with drafting capability statements and RFPs; and much, much more to help our businesses and community stay strong and ready for the year ahead.

Questions? [email protected] This page is dedicated to our network of exceptional, innovative LGBT Business Enteprises (LGBTBEs) in the NGLCC network. Here you will fiind information on business development webinars and trainings; online matchmakers, both B2B and corporate; support with drafting ca...

Our partners at Indigenous Women Rising know that, even during this pandemic, access to reproductive healthcare (includi...
03/21/2020
Abortion fund providers say global pandemic causing difficulties

Our partners at Indigenous Women Rising know that, even during this pandemic, access to reproductive healthcare (including abortion) is critical to transgender and queer communities. ✊🏾

"Lorenzo said that reproductive health care, including contraception, abortion, prenatal visits and giving birth, “will be impacted and none of these are elective." Lorenzo also expressed concern for those who identify as transgender, gender nonbinary, as well as for those who identify as women, and for immigrant communities."

New Mexico abortion fund providers are already seeing impacts as the public health emergency and financial crisis worsens during the COVID-19 global pandemic, according to advocates. A group of abo…

03/19/2020
Clearly New Mexico

Take some time (while you have it) to fill out the census!!! It's easy, safe, and important to do so that all our families are counted!

Congresswoman Deb Haaland has a special message for all New Mexicans receiving invitations to fill out their #2020Census:

"Being counted and being seen is crucial for the future of our families."

For more information go to: 2020census.gov

#WeCountNM #ICountNM ICount NM

03/10/2020
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⚽️ ⚽️ ⚽️ Discounted tickets to Pride on the Pitch - New Mexico United vs. OKC Energy FC are on sale now! Get your seats to watch the New Mexico United before they sell out! ⚽️ ⚽️ ⚽️

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POSTPONED: Got pie? We do: we have pie slices, pie walks, pie auctions, and and whole pies! Please join us for some good...
03/10/2020

POSTPONED: Got pie? We do: we have pie slices, pie walks, pie auctions, and and whole pies! Please join us for some good old fashioned homemade pie in support of our programs which serve LGBT elders. If you’re a baker, bake a pie to donate! SAGE Albuquerque is proud to be a program of the EQNM Foundation.

LGBT Veterans needed for online study!!! Veterans from all backgrounds needed for an online study of their health and li...
03/10/2020
| Health For Every Veteran Study

LGBT Veterans needed for online study!!!

Veterans from all backgrounds needed for an online study of their health and life experiences.
Participants will be helping advance LGBT research.
Click here to learn more:

Health For Every Veteran Study

“A month after the new coronavirus respiratory disease known as COVID-19 came to public attention, researchers and publi...
03/09/2020
What People With HIV Need to Know About the New Coronavirus

“A month after the new coronavirus respiratory disease known as COVID-19 came to public attention, researchers and public health officials are continuing to learn about its spread, its mortality rate and who is most likely to become seriously ill.

Although much remains unknown, it’s clear that older people, those with other health conditions and people with compromised immune systems have a higher likelihood of severe illness. This includes people living with HIV, especially those with low CD4 counts. But taking some basic precautions can lower your risk and improve your well-being.”

New research is emerging about how the respiratory virus spreads and how people can protect themselves and others.

The #2020Census means an opportunity to secure funding for our communities for healthcare, education, roads & infrastruc...
03/06/2020

The #2020Census means an opportunity to secure funding for our communities for healthcare, education, roads & infrastructure, and more. So staring March 12th, make sure to fill out your questionnaire and help shape a brighter future for New Mexico! #WeCountNM

Check out this cool spotlight on our board member, Karissa Yoshiko Sanbonmatsu from the U.S. Department of Energy!"Dr. K...
03/03/2020
First: Barrier Breakers & History Makers

Check out this cool spotlight on our board member, Karissa Yoshiko Sanbonmatsu from the U.S. Department of Energy!

"Dr. Karissa Sanbonmatsu published some of the first structural studies of epigenetic long non-coding RNAs – investigating how DNA enables cells in human bodies to remember past events. She’s a principal investigator at Los Alamos National Laboratory. In 2005, Sanbonmatsu became the first woman at the Laboratory to receive the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering. She’s on the board of Equality New Mexico and the Gender Identity Center, and advocates for LGBTQ people in STEM."

First: Barrier Breakers & History Makers

02/27/2020

Our partners at @elcentrodeigualdadyderechos, a local immigrants’ rights and workers’ justice organization, elected officials, and immigrant families impacted by the detention of a loved one speak out at a press conference against the recent uptick of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) activity in Albuquerque and attempts by the federal government to strong-arm local governments into fueling Trump’s deportation machine.

02/27/2020
The Administration’s Religious Liberty Assault on LGBT Rights

While we're working with CYFD to ensure transgender and queer young people and families enjoy nondiscrimination protections at the state level, Congresswoman Deb Haaland is fighting for our communities at the national level.

👀 Here's a 5-minute clip of her at the House Oversight Committee.

This is a wonderful example of why our Board of Directors endorsed Deb Haaland for Congress!!!

Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and...

02/27/2020
The Administration’s Religious Liberty Assault on LGBT Rights

For those looking for the watch party of the House Oversight Committee hearing on the Trump Administration's attacks on LGBTQ+ communities, unfortunately, we couldn't get Facebook's system to work. Instead, you can watch the hearing here. Let us know what you think!

Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and...

02/26/2020

Congresswoman Deb Haaland, as a newly appointed member of the US House Oversight Dems Committee, will discuss the Trump Administration's attacks on transgender and queer people. Join us tomorrow morning (from home or work) as we watch the hearing here on Facebook!

02/19/2020

Let’s correct the record: Equality New Mexico did not try to kill #HB25 the Pregnant Worker Accommodations Act. EQNM strongly supports efforts to codify protections for workers who are pregnant. We look forward to working with NM State Representative Gail Chasey and Senator Liz Stefanics NM Senate District 39 in Interim Committees to explore ways we can continue EQNM’s 27 year history of winning stronger non-discrimination protections for our state’s most marginalized populations.

Southwest Women's Law Center, ACLU of New Mexico, Bold Futures

Hey everyone! Lobby Day is tomorrow morning; If you haven’t done so, please RSVP as soon as possible! If you plan to att...
02/11/2020
Respect New Mexico Women Lobby Day 2020

Hey everyone! Lobby Day is tomorrow morning; If you haven’t done so, please RSVP as soon as possible! If you plan to attend but haven’t RSVP’ed, you need to in order to get the full details of where we’re meeting.

Lobby with us at the state capitol on February 12th, 2020 to tell our state legislators that abortion must remain safe, legal, and accessible in New Mexico! Lobby Day will take place from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. We will begin with a training before spending the morning lobbying. Location Provided upon....

Please join us as we fight for LGBTQ+ affirming reproductive justice.Register and list your organization as EQNM. 🌈 http...
02/06/2020

Please join us as we fight for LGBTQ+ affirming reproductive justice.

Register and list your organization as EQNM. 🌈 http://bit.ly/373XHT1

Respect NM Women's Day is THIS Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at the Roundhouse! RSVP and show up to support the women and families of New Mexico!

#RespectNMWomen #StandWithNMWomen #nmleg

Abortion access is under attack across the country; in New Mexico, we know what's at stake. Reproductive healthcare is L...
01/31/2020
Respect New Mexico Women Lobby Day 2020

Abortion access is under attack across the country; in New Mexico, we know what's at stake.

Reproductive healthcare is LGBTQ+ affirming healthcare. EQNM has worked in previous legislative sessions to defeat multiple bills that restrict abortion access, and now, we must demand our legislators work to keep abortion safe and legal for all!

EQNM will be joining our partner organizations on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, in Santa Fe at the NM State Capitol Building for the Respect NM Women Lobby Day! We will begin with a training before spending the morning lobbying. Location provided upon RSVP.

Lobby with us at the state capitol to tell our state legislators that abortion must remain safe, legal, and accessible in New Mexico!

RSVP: Use organization: Equality New Mexico
http://bit.ly/EQNMrespect2020

What: Respect NM Women Lobby Day
When: Wednesday February 12, 2020
Where: New Mexico State Capitol
Time: 8am-12pm
Facebook Event Page Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/147989139959456/

Cost: FREE! (Transportation to Santa Fe via Rail Runner is free for seniors 62+ every Wednesday, discounted for students)

Lobby with us at the state capitol on February 12th, 2020 to tell our state legislators that abortion must remain safe, legal, and accessible in New Mexico! Lobby Day will take place from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. We will begin with a training before spending the morning lobbying. Location Provided upon....

Abortion bans have always been about power and control. 77% of New Mexicans believe abortions must continue to be safe a...
01/30/2020
ProgressNow New Mexico

Abortion bans have always been about power and control. 77% of New Mexicans believe abortions must continue to be safe and legal.

Reproductive healthcare is LGBTQ+ affirming healthcare.

#KeepAbortionSafe #KeepAbortionLegal #NMFamilies

👉🏽Rape is about power and control. So are abortion bans. And it’s time we talk about it.

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Disappointed in Adrian Carver's use of racism, classism, and hypocrisy in his attack ad against Adrian Barboa, a queer single mom of color. Please consider finding a new ED who understands intersectionality and the need for solidarity, even when ambition is at hand.
You are invited-> https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4257168 **Anne Frank Remembrance Day with Deborah Lipstadt, Sunday August 4, 2019 3 pm** The Santa Fe Distinguished Lecture Series and the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival are sponsoring this Anne Frank Remembrance Day on Sunday, August 4, the 75 anniversary of the arrest and deportation of Anne Frank and her family. In a special event for New Mexico, Deborah Lipstadt will speak on Antisemitism: Here and Now on August 4 in Santa Fe at the James A. Little Theater at 3 pm. There will be a VIP reception for her after the talk. Her new book on Antisemitism, published earlier this year, sold out immediately and went into a second printing on the second week after its release. In addition to the American edition, it is now being published in England, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Israel. Lipstadt came to national attention in 2016 with the movie Denial in which she was played by Rachel Weisz, a movie about her international court case with David Irving, a Holocaust denier in England. Lipstadt had long fought Holocaust deniers, and in this court case she was able to prove the falsehoods of those who denied it happened. After a successful in in theaters, Denial can now be seen on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, and other streaming services. Her TED talk abut the trial has received 1.2 million views. Prof. Deborah Lipstadt has held the Presidential appointment to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council and represented President George W. Bush at the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. She is the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. Her books include The Eichmann Trial, Denial: Holocaust History on Trial (a National Jewish Book Award-winner), Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory, and Beyond Belief: The American Press and the Coming of the Holocaust, 1933-1945. Public officials will help us in this program "United Against Antisemitism", an initiative of the Jewish Federation of New Mexico
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WATCH LIVE NOW! "State of the LGBTQ+ Movement" with EQNM executive director Adrian N. Carver, Equality Federation, and other leaders from across the country! 🏳️‍🌈