DPNM wants to say thank you to all of the thousands and thousands of men and women that made Pride month in New Mexico such an overwhelming success. The month of June was chosen to commemorate the riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York 45 years ago that sparked the modern gay rights movement.
Events that took place in June 1969 changed lives and brought forth an entire movement that would initiate the struggle for full civil rights for LGBTQ Americans. This was a defining moment in American history and like all struggles for equality, continues to grow, gaining acceptance until we are able to overcome the prejudice and homophobia that exist within our society.
Efforts are underway throughout our communities and around the U.S to not only turn back the clock and ban gay rights but also to restrict women’s health care choices, encourage voter suppression efforts and block any type of meaningful immigration reform. These efforts will fail.
Unfortunately, Governor Martinez opposes marriage equality and civil rights for gay, lesbian and transgendered New Mexicans. This corresponds to the national Republican Party’s open hostility to civil rights guarantees that seek inclusion and acceptance in American society.
This year we have the opportunity to create change and fire Governor Martinez and her allies, promoting and electing Democrats from the bottom to the top in all 33 counties.
Help us build the future.