In an effort to provide support to community as they work through their emotions surrounding the recent events in Orlando, the University of New Mexico’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) Resource Center has scheduled the following events:
Let’s Talk About It
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
LGBTQ Resource Center
The UNM LGBTQ Resource Center and the UNM Student Health and Counseling are partnering to offer space for a support group with counselors. This will be the beginning of more spaces to mourn together and process our emotions so that we can begin the healing process.
Food will be provided beginning at 5:30pm and the Support Group will begin at 6pm.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
UNM Duck Pond
The UNM LGBTQ Resource Center, in collaboration with numerous partners will hold a Candlelight Vigil to honor the LGBTQ lives lost at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando on Thursday, June 12th at the UNM Duck Pond beginning at 7:30pm.
For more information, please contact the LGBTQ Resource Center at 505-277-LGBT (5428).
The University of New Mexico mourns the unspeakable loss of so many lives in Orlando. The LGBTQ community—long oppressed and subject to violence—is marked by exemplary love, strength and resiliency. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families. This incident has impacted all of us from Orlando to Albuquerque, particularly the LGBTQ, Latino and Muslim communities, as well as individuals with intersections of these identities. We are reminded this is not only a time of mourning, but also a time for reaching out and connecting with each other’s humanity. The University of New Mexico stands with the faculty, staff and students and the LGBTQ community during this difficult time.
The LGBTQ Resource Center is a home for many of our LGBTQ faculty, staff and students and their staff is available to reach out to anyone affected by this tragedy. To learn more about what UNM is doing in the wake of this incident, please go to http://lgbtqrc.unm.edu/about/news.html.