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Local Businesses

Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau - Nestled in the fertile Mesilla Valley between the majestic Organ Mountains and the meandering Rio Grande, Las Cruces, New Mexico is quickly becoming a popular southwestern destination Our ideal location at the crossroads of Interstate 10 and 25 brings visitors into contact with 72 holes of spectacular year-round golf, unique special events, historic attractions such as Old Mesilla - not to mention world-class Mexican food! Las Cruces also blends a unique variety of attractions, culture, historical sites and superb year-round weather with 350 days of sunshine per year!!

Pride Gym - Albuquerque´s only gay-oriented gym - 1803 3rd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 242-7810
Golden Guest Houses - Safe, Romantic and Southwestern! Peace, quiet and privacy surround our charming spacious 1 and 2 bedroom casitas designed and completed with our gay and lesbian travelers in mind. This a place you'll be happy to call home! The front porches are perfect for the morning light or just breathing in the magic of New Mexico.
Living tree is a non-profit community wellness center. We are currently the home of:
  • Art of Birth & Wellness Midwifery and holistic health care, Kamy Hanwisi Mae Shaw
  • Open Circle Midwifery, Home and water birth, Ani Hagan
  • Living Tree International Midwifery College
  • D.A.M.E. or Doulas Attending Mothers Exceptionally Doulas and training
  • New Mexico GLBTQ Centers, David Stocum
  • Jewel of the Nile Belly dancers, Sarah Barnett
Oasis Center for Spiritual Living - P.O. Box 13535 Las Cruces, NM 88013
Santorini proudly offers a unique dining experience, preparing and serving authentic Mediterranean and Greek food as it has been enjoyed for generations.   The extensive menu lets you sample the regional cuisines of Lebanon, Greece, Syria and Cyprus, with dishes to please meat lovers and vegetarians alike.  1001 E. University Ave., St. D2, Las Cruces, 575-521-9270
Self Serve - is a fun and welcoming adult sex toy retail store and sex education center. Through our store, website and adult toy party service, we provide the opportunity for women and others to learn about sexuality and their bodies while shopping for high-quality sex toys and other pleasurable sundries. Self Serve supports women, LGBT people and anyone seeking healthy, positive sexual attitudes and perspectives, and sensual pleasure in everyday life.
Seth Frazier Catering and Decorating Services - phone 575-621-0681,
Talia Freedman, Realtor - Winner of the Weekly Alibi 2010 Best of Burque: Best Real Estate Agent Award! Thanks Albuquerque! If you're looking for a home, who better to help you than someone who has a love for Albuquerque, and has lived and experienced other places and ways of living. Originally from New York City, I come to New Mexico from a vastly different lifestyle from the one found in Albuquerque. I went from the crowded city streets of New York to living on three acres in theTijeras, just outside of Albuquerque. I've  come to love and understand the more rural way of life. But I love the tranquility and peace of the mountains as well.
Educational Resources

10,000 Couples was created in October 2009 as an online magazine dedicated to celebrating, affirming, and strengthening the commitment of gay and lesbian couples to one another and to their relationships. From that first encounter with "the one" to child-proofing your kitchen right through to financing your retirement, we strive to give each matter the seriousness and the humor you deserve.

HIV Education/Outreach/Medical
At, we aim to educate the public about thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications and their side effects, including many drugs related to sexuality and health. According to a 2001 study by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, members of the LGBT community often find it difficult to seek health services and information, resulting in delayed diagnoses and poor treatment outcomes. provides simple and unbiased information for the public, updating our site constantly with news alerts, drug recalls, medication interactions, and current developments in the medical field.

Engender, Inc., is a non profit organization in New Mexico providing individual and group counseling in a clinical setting. Our clients explore issues that include: family-of-orgin, addictions, gender identity, sexual orientation, depression, anxiety, abuse, intimacy, anger, grief and loss.

Engender, Inc. provides training in transformative processes, supervision and consultations to agencies, educational institutions and organizations throughout New Mexico.

Family Pride Foundation is a private child placing agency which offers treatment foster care services to children and youth in need of substitute care. As an all inclusive agency, FPF also welcomes LGBTQ clients and promotes the development of safe and healthy relationships for children and families in their communities.

The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association was founded in 1981 to help ensure equality in healthcare for the LGTB community. We offer an online directory of non-judgmental and culturally competent doctors, therapist, nurses, dentists and other providers that you can trust.

Learn more about our programs at:

Find our online provider directory at:

For more information, contact:, or 415-255-4547

New Mexico AIDS Services - For 20 years, the NMAS has enhanced the quality of life for people and communities affected by HIV & AIDS through innovative and comprehensive services, support and prevention education.
LGBT Organizations

Albuquerque Pride is a non-profit organization dedicated to:

  • Presenting a positive image of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community
  • Educating the general public on the issues and lives of our community
  • Providing a safe space to network, come out and explore what the New Mexico GLBT community is all about
  • Building support among our allies and creating a dynamic economic, political and vocal community for all issues of social justice and freedom
CenterLink (formerly The National Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Centers) was founded in 1994 as a member-based coalition to support the development of strong, sustainable LGBT community centers.
El Paso Sun City Pride celebrates the present, envisions the future and honors the past accomplishments of our community through the visibility and awareness created by progressive policies already in place in our beautiful city of El Paso. "Coming Out" marks the beginning of the gay self-realization process; "Pride" marks its culmination.

Equality New Mexico is a statewide education and advocacy organization that works for full recognition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights. 

EQNM works throughout the state to end discrimination, shape public opinion and policy, as well as strengthen our alliances with local, regional, and national partners.

Gayscape - The directory to everything Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual on the Internet. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer no matter what you call it we've got it.   By limiting our listings to sites of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual interest we provide the specialized search tool that's fast, easy and fun.   Over 126,000 indexed sites. is all you need to remember.
GenderBender - your one-stop,  what's happening, where-to-go guide to the GLBT community in Las Cruces and Southern New Mexico.
Gloobts - the most comprehensive listing of GLBT owned or operated businesses and organizations, including those companies and organizations that are friendly or supportive to our community. We believe that it is important to support those that are supportive of us, and so we try to always buy goods and use the services of other GLBT companies.  We hope that you will do the same, and perhaps this website can help us find one another.
MPower - MPower is a program for 18-29 y/o guys who are Gay, Bi, Trans, or Questioning their sexuality. MPower serves the city of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico and has been doing so since 1997.

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a 501(c)3 social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.

NCTE provides this presence by monitoring federal activity and communicating this activity to our members around the country, providing congressional education, and establishing a center of expertise on transgender issues

New Mexico Gay-Straight Alliance - The NM Gay Straight Alliance Network is a youth-led organization that connects school-based Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources. Through peer support, leadership development, and training, GSA Network supports young people in starting, strengthening, and sustaining GSAs and builds the capacity of GSAs to:
  1. create safe environments in schools for students to support each other and learn about homophobia and other oppressions,
  2. educate the school community about homophobia, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues, and
  3. fight discrimination, harassment, and violence in schools.
New Mexico Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) Pride Guide - Browse gay and friendly bars and nightlife throughout New Mexico

PFLAG New Mexico Chapters - We are the Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (Albuquerque, New Mexico) empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual persons -- and those who love them -- through outreach, personal support, and education.

When gay Americans want to know what's going on that's REAL in the world, they come to PRIDE & Equality magazine. P&E is becoming a valuable source for informing the GLBT on real individuals and gay celebrities making a difference in the community. Like our tagline says, "NoGlam. No Fluff. Just Real."

Albuquerque GLBT Chamber of Commerce
At The Abq GLBT Chamber, our mission is to build upon, promote and invest in the diverse GLBT business and professional community throughout New Mexico. To acheive this goal we aim to strengthen the Albuquerque area GLBT business and professional connections as well as foster productive, enjoyable and rewarding relationships between the GLBT community, the general community and the growing number of GLBT Chamber member companies, organizations and individuals by way of networking, development, outreach and learning opportunities.

Sexual and Gender Diversity Resource Center at NMSU
(575)646-7031 - - Office: NMSU - Regents Row 531 The Sexual and Gender Diversity Resource Center at New Mexico State University was created to provide a safe place on campus for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning community and those who support them.
It is a welcoming place for all students, faculty, and staff on campus with special emphasis on providing resources and support for the GLBTQ community.

This also includes allies and those who are questioning their sexual orientation and/or their gender identity. The Resource Center welcomes a diversity of racial, ethnic, religious, political, and cultural values. The staff is committed to serving the campus and the larger community with professionalism and esteem. We have many resources available in our office, including information on scholarships, an extensive library of books, DVDs and magazines pertaining to GLBTQ issues, publications and literature from local and national GLBTQ organizations, and a computer lab with 8 computers for use. So come by and check out our resources or just relax and socialize in the lounge area! Our staff are friendly and knowledgeable and look forward to helping you in any way they can.
Southern New Mexico Pride has existed in various forms, under various names, for several years. The first recorded picnic was sponsored by a group of lesbians looking for a social activity in 1990. Originally, Las Cruces Pride (as it was then known) consisted of a small group of community members held a picnic in a local park. In the late 1990s, a walking parade was added. It has since grown into a part-year, volunteer-run organization, working in conjunction with local community groups and vendors, to provide a walking parade followed by a picnic, artisans, vendors, and activities in a local park. In 2006, Las Cruces Pride changed its name to Southern NM Pride to represent more communities. In 2008, Southern NM Pride was honored by Albuquerque Pride with its Honored Dignitary-Emerging Leader award.

Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
CLOSET CINEMA is an Albuquerque based nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing queer cinema in an attempt to highlight the richness of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience. We serve our diverse communities by producing the Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and other events.

One of the State’s largest film festivals. Closet Cinema is recognized as the New Mexico’s leading GLBT non-profit organization dedicated to presenting a diverse array of GLBT images through film media arts. SWGLFF will be celebrating its sixth annual event this Fall. SWGLFF will run for 7 days, October 9-15, screen over 80 features, shorts and documentaries in 54 programs, and represent over 15 countries, while hosting an array of guests and filmmakers - creating a truly regional experience.

The Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico. This site is dedicated to serving the transgender community of the state of New Mexico and strives to exist as a clearing house for resources which can support, assist, educate, and advocate for the transgender population of this state and their families and loved ones. It will provide social, educational, emotional, and functional support for all facets of transgender living and will promote mutual understanding, acceptance, and equality to achieve a more positive and healthy society.
Albuquerque's Sunday Night Out Bowling League - We are albuquerque's only gLBT bowling league. WELCOME TO THE ALL NEW WWW.ABQ-SNO.ORG site! We bowl Sunday nights at 6:00pm at Holiday Bowl on Lomas. We are a fun league that believes bowling should be fun!
We welcome all bowlers regardless of skill level. We also host a bowling tournament - "The Albuquerque Roadrunner Tournament". This years tournament is Septempber 17-19, 2010. Check out for more information!
Exhale - Exhale Nightclub & Grill offers the largest dance floor, 3 separate bars with drink specials, an outdoor patio for socializing and smoking (heated in winter), weekly shows, and male and female go-go dancers ... 6132 4th St NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico Tel 505-342-0049
Las Cruces Gentlemen’s Club - Gary Curto at  (575) 544-8799 (in Deming)  e-mail:
New Mexico Gay Men's Chorus - We strive to be an empowering voice for the GLBT community and to enrich our greater New Mexican community through our choral excellence. We believe that our strength grows as we add voice to voice, and that understanding between people of diverse cultures and orientations blossoms each time we present our musical offerings.

Prime Timers New Mexico was established as a chapter of Prime Timers Worldwide in January of 1998. It has developed into a dynamic organization of men who enjoy having fun together and who have become a close-knit, supportive “extended family.”

It is composed of mature Gay and Bisexual men, and their admirers who share and enrich their lives through social, educational and recreational activities. Since the main purpose of the New Mexico chapter is to have fun together, it does not function as a political, fund-raising, or business-oriented organization.

Rainbow Rising is an ALL Inclusive GLBT Q/S organization located in the heart of Las Cruces, NM. The Q/S is for Questioning and Supportive people in the community. It is a way to stay in touch with what is happening in Las Cruces. Rainbow Rising was started to provide more opportunities for people in our community to come together and share activities, events, and fun! Our Motto is "Its Time to Come Out and PLAY"

Rainbow Roadrunners Car Club - Welcome to the web-site of the Rainbow Roadrunner Car Club. The Rainbow Roadrunners are the New Mexico Chapter of Lambda Car Club International (LCCI). It is our goal to meet and exceed the purpose statement of LCCI which is: " the enjoyment and exchange of information on old and special interest motor vehicles, combined with social fellowship by gay and lesbian people interested in such vehicles."

The Sabra Connection (TSC) is primarily a social group.  It is a gathering of mostly lesbian women from the Las Cruces and surrounding GLBT community. Sabra’s goal is to provide a time and place to meet with women in the community and to offer welcome to those women new to the area who are searching for connections with the GLBT community. We meet once a month for a potluck supper, board games, card games, conversation, and networking within the Gay and Lesbian Community of Southern New Mexico.

Sidewinders - Sidewinders has had its soul rooted in Country Western, Leather/Levi but is open to all. We pride ourselves as a supporter of our community opening our doors to all who would enter.

We believe in supporting all the organizations which make up the Albuquerque GLBT community 8900 Central Avenue S.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123 Tel: 505-275-1616

Religious Resources

Dignity New Mexico - is a community of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Catholic Christians and our friends in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

On the First Sunday of every month we celebrate Mass at 1815 Los Lomas between Yale and University on the University of New Mexico campus. Mass is celebrate in a small chapel in the back of the courtyard there. We consecrate both wine and grape juice for those who may be sensitive or in recovery.

First Christian Church in Las Cruces - Disciples of Christ/UCC
1809 El Paseo Road Las Cruces, NM Phone: 575 524-3245
For almost 50 years, First Christian Church has provided a powerful witness of ministry and service to the Las Cruces community. A church family that cherishes the diverse nature of the Las Cruces community, we invite you to worship, pray, serve, minister, learn, and fellowship with us.
Holy Family Ecumenical Catholic Church of Las Cruces, NM Our Mission - Be inclusive and welcoming of all people in their journey of faith,Work in the area of social justice, sharing of our lives, forming that Body of Christ,Seeing each of us as gifted by God, Discovering God in our culture, language, sexuality, relationships, and occupations.Location: 702 Parker Road , Las Cruces, NM 88005 Phone: 575.644.5025 Mass: Saturday at 5:30 P.M. Sunday at 10:00 A.M
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH of El Paso - We are an open and affirming church founded in and reaching beyond the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Community of El Paso, Texas. We're dedicated to the principal that all people are embraced and loved by God and have the right to worship in the spirit and the truth of who they are. Worship with us on Sunday mornings at 10:30, Bible study every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Location: 216 South Ochoa Street, downtown El Paso Telephone: 915-533-0111
Peace Lutheran Church welcomes all people to full participation in the life of the church regardless of race, gender identity or sexual orientation. We gather each Sunday morning at 9:00 to worship and praise our loving God. Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday. Members are involved in the service through the reading of the lessons, assisting with the liturgy and communion, singing in the choir and serving as ushers, acolytes and crucifer. During the Advent and Lenten Seasons there are Wednesday evening services and/or activities. 1701 Missouri Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88001-5332 (575) 522-7119
Rising Sun Ministries is a non-denominational Christian ministry that seeks to affirm and share God’s unconditional love for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, including Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Christians. In this light, we seek to bridge the relationship between all Christian church congregations and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Christians, proclaiming a message of God’s love and acceptance for ALL people and promoting a welcoming and affirming environment within church congregations. We believe ‘the fields are ripe for harvest’ and God is doing a new thing in churches, bringing forth a spirit of healing and the revelation of God's love, acceptance, and affirmation for ALL who seek God's grace. Every person, whatever their sexual orientation, has been uniquely and individually knit together by God, created in God's own image, for God's purposes. And God loves us all equally. We give thanks and praise for the diversity of God's creation found in the wholeness of our being.
P.O. Box 10203 - Albuquerque, NM 87184 Phone: 505.898.0908

The Metropolitan Community Church of Albuquerque began in 1975 as a part of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, a Christian church with an outreach to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender communities and our allies. Throughout our history we have remained focused and excited about sharing the message of God’s love and diversity for all of creation.

1103 Texas St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110-7813 Office Phone: (505) 268-5252

Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces - 2000 S. Solano Las Cruces, NM 88001 - (575)522-7281 - Our church welcomes everyone who desires spiritual development in an open atmosphere with respect for differences. Unitarian Universalism teaches that all have value and all should be cherished and respected, regardless of culture, faith, sexual orientation, physical being or family situation.

Many sources inspire our free and open approach to religion including the world's religions, science, and direct spiritual experience.

Our pluralistic view is based on our belief that no single religious way can capture the mysteries of creation. Together, we struggle with the great questions: who are we? where do we come from? and where are we going? We do not provide answers, but rather, companionship and strength for the journey.

Here, we encourage seeking and developing our own truth within a community of seekers. We welcome you, your questions and willingness to grow. Our minister is Rev. Rod Thompson. Services are Sundays, 9:00 and 10:30 am. The door is open.

Victory Garden Metropolitan Community Church - Our Vision is to be an open and affirming church that serves as a resource to the GLBT community and all who feel oppressed or alienated by mainstream society, by providing discipleship, nurturing, and healing to all through the word of God. Worship services are every Sunday at 11am. 224 North Main Street, Clovis, NM 88101, 575-762-4698 Pastor - Rev. Marty Luna-Wolfe

Wellspring - Our Mission is to support individual spiritual quests through celebration, study, counsel, loving fellowship, and service.

Sunday Service 11:00 am Discussion Groups 9:30 am

Join us at 140 Taylor Road Phone: 575-524-2375

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