New Mexico GLBTQ Centers

Rating: 4.71 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Human Services

Location: PO Box 2371 1210 N. Main St. Las Cruces NM 88004 USA

Mission: We reduce homophobia and enrich the lives of individuals living in New Mexico who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer through education, advocacy, support, example, and collaboration.

2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great organization with clear, achievable goals of opening GLBTQ Centers around New Mexico. Two years after the Las Cruces center opened and the Gallup center is up and running! Are there problems? Of course! Even at 2 years old, the LC center is still in its infancy. But they've done great things so far and offer much-needed services to the LC community. Onward and upward!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

With the comfiest couches coffee pots and mugs, movies and books, fun activities, groups, a board to magnet out poetry even and above all peopled with some of the warmest heartiest people I have met in Las Cruces! I love the center for what it does for the community, and even for allies like me. A space and a group Las Cruces should be proud of.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 2 stars  

I was so happy when the men started this business in LC but I been truly upset that they do not do more. It is very important that its here because us gays need this place. But they will not change the center that much. It is so dead when I visit. It needs life. And one of them is so negative. I dont like being there when he comes out of his office. The lesbians are nice but all they do is work. One of them is nice to me. But its not fun. I can tell they are not in tune like other centers I visited. They desperately need some help.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unlikely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

The center's a little small and could use a little fixing up, but the idea behind it is great and I believe that with the support of the community (both the LGBTQ one and the Las Cruces community in general) it can make great changes. I'm very excited to have worked with the center and to have further opportunities to do so. Please stop in!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The center is a very welcoming environment that has been putting on all kinds of amazing, inspirational events in Las Cruces. I came from a small town with small minded people where I did not feel comfortable being myself. When I moved to Las Cruces I finally felt like, for once in my life, I fit in and I can be myself. I am very grateful to have met the people that work at the center and it is an incredible resource within Las Cruces.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

When I started volunteering with this organization, I was in a depressed state wanting to do something positive with my life. Volunteering at the Center 3 days a week helped lift that depression and I became friends with people in the LGBTQ community here in Las Cruces. I moved up to Volunteer Coordinator and it was a very fulfilling experience, giving me more hands on knowledge of what the LGBTQ community wants to help with and where we are needed the most. Again, I made more friends and I also became more confident with myself and was in a position to lead. it was such a good feeling and through remarks from my volunteers, I learned that I was giving back the same good feeling. I grew into a Co-Operations Manager position which put me in more authority making decisions for the center. It has been exciting to see where we can go and it has been fulfilling knowing that I'm helping people out there that were just like me. I have met so many positive people, both in the LGBTQ community and with allies. Knowing that I'm helping make a difference in just one person's life can move me to tears. I truly feel that I'm on the right path in my life journey. Thank you to NM GLBTQ Centers for letting me be a part of its history!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping with events. I've had the pleasure of overseeing an events and fund raising committee that raised monies for the Center 3 months in a row - the most money we've made in 2 years.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

add more volunteers. We need more help with the events and fund raising committees. I consider these committees to be the most fun and thrilling putting everything together. We have a great Events Coordinator and Fund Raising Coordinator. We just need more people.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

We need an experienced Board of Members that are willing to help get their hands dirty during our early stages.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Because of the duties that I took on, I've learned more computer software programs and I've learned to be the "Human Resources" person in charge of most of our volunteers which is an uplifting experience. I've also learned to participate in the local community to help make a difference in the LGBTQ community.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Fulfilled.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This New Mexico LGBT Center does outstanding work throughout the state. They are the only resource and support for Queer folks and their friends and family in the state. The work they do is also well known throughout the national LGBTQ Center network. There leaders have not only provided local and state leadership but also have an important impact nationally. I highly recommend the New Mexico LGBT Center!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

When my son came out , it was no surprise or different for me as his mother. His father had a difficult time understanding and accepting our sons lifestyle. I turned to the center for resources to share with him. The center was also a place where our son could go to see and experience real social acceptance. I am pleased that my son felt & knew he had another place to feel that acceptance. Several years later he is happily married to a man, who treats him with love & respect.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

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Rating: 5 stars  


New Mexico GLBTQ Centers provides a vital service to the community. It is a welcoming, central point of services, support and referral. The leadership is tirelessly dedicated to insuring that the LGBTQ community is supported and strong.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

when I first started to figure myself out I never knew where to turn. but once i learned about the center and it being open I could not contain myself. since this place has been open this is my happy place everyone is so nice and kind its like a home away from home they treat you as if you no different than anyone else this place never cease to bore me this place is wonderful i owe it all to the GLBTQ center what they are doing is amazing!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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