We here at ProgressNow New Mexico know that it is important to walk the walk of solidarity. We work in support of the building of safe and equitable communities for all. This weekend we will march in the Pride Parade in proud support of our LGTBQ friends and family, brother and sisters, neighbors and friends. We hope to see you there.
News out of Deming, New Mexico: last summer, following Deming PRIDE’s annual pageant, a group of LGBTQ customers entered Denny’s looking to celebrate another successful pageant. The waitstaff wasn’t too keen on their celebrations. “They sat for more than 45 minutes without being offered drinks, given menus, or provided service of any kind,” according to the ACLU. From the ACLU of New Mexico:
When one of the group, a transgender woman, got up to ask one of the servers if they could take their orders, she called the group ‘fags,’ and said they wouldn’t serve a ‘boy with tits.’ Those are pretty awful things to hear when all you’re expecting is a short stack of pancakes, not bigotry.