Our March/April 2020 exhibit celebrated Pride in New Mexico,
and in especially in Las Vegas, NM!
Co-curators, Adolfo Castillo and Angela Meron, presented a series of informational panels describing forty-plus years of the Gay Equality Movement in NM, and the photography of Leon Bustos featuring the 2019 Las Vegas, NM, Pride Parade.
While we planned this show months before Covid-19 came to NM, we were only open a few days before the governor asked us all to close public spaces. As we locked the doors, we created an online gallery of the Bustos photography (below.) Click on each picture to see it full-sized.
The first annual pride celebration in Las Vegas was held April 26, 2019. PRISM organized the first ever Pride Festival in Las Vegas, attended by thousands! Read more about it in the Las Vegas Optic here.
The highlight of the exhibit is too detailed to show here. Over a dozen large panels on loan from Albuquerque Pride tell the story of the Pride Movement in New Mexico. While every individual and every neighborhood has their own story to tell, newspaper articles, photos, posters, and more describe the highs and lows of over 40 years of organized PRIDE.