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!
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.
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!
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!!
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!