Anna Dillane of Boomerang Consignment sports the popular “friend” shirt. Courtesy photo
Ken Nebel, Executive Director, Fuller Lodge Art Center, right, watches performers at last year’s Pride. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Teen Center Director George Marsden,pictured here with his mom, was a proud participant in the Pride Festival in 2018. Courtesy photo
BY CRISTINA OLDS
In just six short weeks, Los Alamos Pride Week will grace our town with comedy performances, cultural food, erudite discussion, a festival to top all others.
Mark your calendar for Pride Week June 8–14. Many events include Santa Fe drag band Hella Bella, a one-man show by trans man Quinn Fontaine called Hung like a Seahorse, a Rainbow Potluck hosted by One Los Alamos, and an Interfaith Round Table Discussion about religion and the LGBTQ+ community.
Pride Week will culminate with a family friendly Pride Festival on Friday, June 14, 4–7 p.m. at the grassy quad area next to Unquarked Wine bar. The Friday night concert at the pond is also sponsored by Pride. It will be a week to remember!
To send some monetary support to help LA Pride 2019 be fabulous, visit the LA Pride gofundme page and give whatever amount you can.
Why was Los Alamos’s first ever Pride such a success?
An event as well attended and FUN as last year’s Pride Festival doesn’t happen by accident. There were several businesses that especially made the day special:
The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos supported the Friends of Los Alamos Pride (FLAP) with free space and staff. They’re offering that again this year as well as fiscal sponsorship.
The Fuller Lodge Art Center and its director Ken Nebel offered the perfect space for the indoor and outdoor festival festivities. Nebel also donated art supplies and materials for the displays.
Boomerang Consignment and Retail and owner Anna Dillane sponsored the lovely “friend” rainbow t-shirts, hosted all the indoor activities during the festival, solicited the food and the karaoke set up, and generously shared clothing for costumes for the performers.
The Family YMCA and the Los Alamos Teen Center and staff, including George Marsden and Janine Morales, donated supplies and staff for the festival.
Cortex and Co. stylists did hair and makeup for the karaoke performers.
Gordon’s Concerts provided publicity through Pride Sponsorship for the Friday concert.
New Mexico Consortium donated supplies.
If you’re not included on this list, we apologize! There were so many amazing people and businesses that generously helped make Pride 2018 fabulous.
Would you like to be part of LA Pride 2019?
FLAP would love your support how ever you are able to help. Consider donating supplies, giving some cash, or putting on an event.
Come to the next Pride Planning Meeting on Monday, May 6, 7 p.m., at the Unitarian Church and share your ideas and enthusiasm.