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The Center is currently looking for ways to address the needs of the GLBTQ Community. Below are the programs that are currently being offered at the center. Check the center calendar for dates and times.
Youth Programs
Rainbow Youth Center (RYC)
A safe space for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer youth to gather for support, socializing and to be themselves. RYC is open during community center drop in hours.

Rainbow Youth
Program of Life Skills, Queer Sex Ed, Empowered Expressions and L.E.A.P
The goal of Rainbow Youth is to prepare young people to thrive on their own should they be forced to leave home after coming out. Rainbow Youth will also set a solid foundation for success for every GLBTQ young person.

Youth Advisory Committee
The Youth Advisory Committee is the youth voice for the Southern New Mexico Regional GLBTQ Center. Young people learn leaderships skills by helping staff create programs and events that serve the GLBTQ youth of Southern New Mexico.

GLBTQ Youth Support Group
This is an open group for GLBTQ youth. Topics of discussion will remain open to the group members, but may include stress and anxiety, bullying, coming-out, personal and external attitudes on sexuality, conflicts within the family environment, conflicts at school, relationships, and safe sex. Emphasis will be given on building a supportive network of peers.

Support Groups

Men's Group Meeting
The group is an opportunity for men in the community to get together and support each other. It is an inter-generational group (18+) with discussions and activities designed by the group members. The group meets twice each month.

Bisexuals’ Support Group
Being bisexual in our GLBTQ community provides its own challenges and joys.  Sometimes we may need each others’ support as we work through issues within our lives.  Join us, make connections, offer and give support in our bi-monthly group.  Anyone identifying as bisexual, questioning their bisexuality, or wanting to be an ally is invited to attend. The group meets twice each month. 

Southern New Mexico Transgender Support Group
The Southern New Mexico Trans Support Group is a confidential, welcoming group open to all ages and respectful of all Trans people wherever you are in your life journey and their families. Gender questioning individuals are also welcome. This is a safe, welcoming place to find resources, guidance and advice.  Private changing area is available prior to the meeting.

Women’s Group
This group provides an opportunity for LBTQ women to get know and support each other.  Women of all ages are invited to join us to discuss a variety of topics, both relating to our identities as lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning women and to other areas of importance in our lives, such as work, relationships, and families. The group meets twice each month.

Parents of GLBTQ Youth Support
This support group is for Parents, guardians, other family and friends caring for or raising a GLBTQ youth. The group meets the first and third Thursday of the month at 7:00PM. You are not alone, come share camaraderie while learning new skills, receiving support and practical advice on raising a GLBTQ youth. Learn about dealing with extended families, schools, neighbors and friends. Discover ways to handle unexpected and uncomfortable situations among many other topics. The group will learn from each other’s challenges and joys.

HIV Prevention Programs
A peer based community that is intergenerational and cross cultural that promotes health, responsibility and ownership in a gay affirming community. Read more>>

HIV Testing
Oral swab HIV tests are available during Center hours. Results are returned in two weeks. Call the Center prior to coming to be sure a certified HIV Prevention Counselor is available.

Rapid HIV Testing
The New Mexico Dept. of Health provides rapid HIV testing at the Center each month on the second Tuesday.

12 Step Groups
AA Lambda Group
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes.
Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
SCA – Sexual Compulsives Anonymous @ The Center
A12- step meeting. Sexual Compulsives Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from sexual compulsion.

Pride on Main AFG  (Al-Anon)
"The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. Al-Anon has but one purpose; to help families of alcoholics.

We do this by practicing the 12 Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic." Al-Anon WSO

Social Activities
Stonewall Coffeehouse and Open Mic Night
Join us each month for coffee, tea, espresso drinks, cold beverages and dessert while enjoying the talents of musicians, poets, comedians, drag queens and other performers. All welcome to enjoy great conversation, entertainment and fun.

Pride Cinema at The Center
Join us each month for a different GLBTQ themed DVD. The popcorn and movie are on us. Drinks and Candy available for a donation

Family Fun Night @ The Center
Face painting, games, snacks, and fun. Bring the kids, a favorite game or DVD and join other GLBTQ families for a night of fun and conversation. We will also plan on future family activities in addition to Family Fun Night. Family Fun Night (recurring 1st Friday each month).

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