Friends Of Los Alamos Pride: Holly Robinson

Friends of Los Alamos Pride

It’s time to celebrate LGBTQ+ pride! This year marks the sixth Los Alamos Pride Week, June 11-17, and the fourth in-person Pride Festival from 3-7 p.m. Friday June 16, on the lawn at Central Park Square (adjacent to Boese Bros and the Y Express). As Pride Week approaches, Friends of Los Alamos Pride would like to introduce its board members — the heart, soul, blood, sweat, and tears behind all the county’s Pride festivities. Today, we would like you to meet Holly Robinson.

Holly Robinson

Who are you?

Hi, all! Y’all might know me from Los Alamos Little Theater and Los Alamos Light Opera performances. Famous in a small town, as one might say.

Why did you join FLAP?

I joined FLAP because it was suggested to me by a neighbor and as a queer woman, I think it’s important for me that all types of queer folks are represented on the board.

Why is Pride important to you, to Los Alamos, and to the broader community?

Pride is important to me because we need all folks to feel comfortable with who they are and how they fit into society. And for Los Alamos, it is important because a lot of these folks work and live here and need to know they are just as important to our community as everyone else is.

Why is Pride important right now, at this point in history?

Pride in general is important because there is so much hate towards our community based on misinformation and bias based out of religion. And we need to be seen and heard so that our voices aren’t quieted like they have been in the past.

For this generation and future generations, I hope that we continue to build our queer communities and make it so that everyone is accepted and loved and valued.

What Pride event are you most looking forward to?

I’m looking forward to the Atomic Follies event because we are doing some super cool and fun things that the audience is going to really enjoy.