LGBTQ Support and Advocacy
La Cueva School counselors promote equal opportunity and respect for all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. School counselors recognize the school experience can be significantly more difficult for students with marginalized identities. Our school counselors work to eliminate barriers impending LGBTQ student development and achievement.
Albuquerque Area Resources
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a national organization that promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, as well as their families and friends. PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. The Albuquerque chapter of PFLAG meets the third Tuesday of every month from 7:00-9:30 pm at the First Congregational Church, 2801 Lomas Blvd NE, on the corner of Lomas and Girard.
At GLSEN, we want every student, in every school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We believe that all students deserve a safe and affirming school environment where they can learn and grow. We face a pervasive problem with a set of new challenges. 8 out of 10 LGBT students are still harassed at school each year because of who they are. We are working to change that.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
A crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386 or TrevorText - Text "Trevor" to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply. Available on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between 3:00pm - 9:00pm EST/12:00pm - 6:00pm
The Agora Crisis Center provides trained peer counselors available over the phone to provide compassionate, non-judgmental listening for anything you want to discuss.Agora also provides a helpful referral service of agencies and individuals around New Mexico. You can reach Agora at 505-277-3013.
The Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico is being established in order to provide support, education, information, and assistance to the transgender population in the state of New Mexico and their families and loved ones.
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. The organization is based in Albuquerque and has many volunteer opportunities for LGBTQ individuals and allies.
U21 is a safe space for youth and is open to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, intersex, queer, and questioning youth under 21 and their allies under 21. It is largely a social time with some planned events and sessions, such as arts & crafts, poetry, information on the community, films, dances, workshops, field trips, etc. There are trained adults there to facilitate the group and assist as needed.
U21 meets every Friday night from 7:00 to 9:30 at the Metropolitan Community Church, 1101 Texas NE. It meets in the main room 1 block north of Lomas and 4 blocks west of Wyoming. Park on the north side of the building in the parking lot or on the street – do not park in the lot to the south of the church.