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New Mexico GLBTQ Centers

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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Civil Rights, Human Services, Lesbian & Gay Rights, LGBTQ, Neighborhood Centers

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.

Community Stories

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Febna C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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!

Ryan16

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Teresa13

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

Teddie R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

DSPIVAK

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5


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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!!

thespoon

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this place! I don't get to come to the center or to events as often as I'd like to because I'm busy with school and work, but when I do, everyone is so welcoming it doesn't matter if it's my first time or first time in a while. The center provides great information and resources, as well as a safe place to be yourself and meet new people--which is what I really needed when I first moved here not too long ago. It's great to have a community there for you in a variety of ways...Thanks everyone :)

limonista

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Working with the volunteers has been a great experience by far. I am glad to be part of a service that is expanding into the community. Also, working with Cassie and Teresa has been inspiring. To see two dedicated individuals put tons of effort and energy to make things happen is awesome. Thank you everybody!

John73NM

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This local center really cares about GLBTQ people in the community and works toward making the world a better place for everyone. Their first priority is helping and supporting people and valuing their experiences and lives.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Services received from his agency are great ranging from Peer Advocacy to having meetings for people Infected/Affected/ or simply someone wanting education on this ever changing disease that affects so many. As a person living with AIDS I am glad to be embraced by the LGBTQ Center and appreciate all of the volunteers for their unsung efforts. Thank you for having such a big heart and caring enough to donate your time in helping others. I ask my Father in heaven to fill you with blessings in abundance for your unselfish and wonderful contributions. Besitos Toni Bueno (Miss Paquita) P.S. Thank you David Stocum and all the wonderful board for making this a reality I wish that in my day we would have had this.

Paul57

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The New Mexico center provides critical resources for the lgbt community and it is wonderful to see the center flourish under David's leadership.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Center thoughtfully planned its future from its creation to today. They are committed to serving all in their community and working to be a vital resource. They have a dedicated board and volunteer leadership.

Randy D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I truly support the efforts of this organization. The people involved are passionate to bring the community together from divers backgrounds to build strong relationships and understandings to grow the community as a whole free from hate and violence.