For more than 30 years, the U-21 Program has provided one of the few places for Albuquerque’s LGBTQ+ youth to socialize in a safe, welcoming, and affirming environment – an environment where every participant can express their true self without fear of being teased, mistreated, or physically harmed.
The Emergency Project plays a unique role within the HIV healthcare network in New
Mexico, where 3,400 people are estimated to be infected with HIV. The Emergency Project helps meet the basic living needs of the most vulnerable people within that population to reduce financial hardships and improve the quality of their lives.
Many thanks to Albuquerque PRIDE Inc., UNM Truman Health Services, and everyone who participated!
SAGE Abuquerque, the local affiliate of SAGE USA – the national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBT elders since 1978 – was originally established under Common Bond under the leadership of Katherine Palmer. In early 2019, the SAGE Albuquerque Advisory Committee (SAAC) approached the Common Bond board with a plan to realign with Equality New Mexico (EQNM) in order to focus more on advocacy using a business model similar to EQNM’s. On August 15, 2019, Common Bond approved the transfer of the SAGE program to the EQNM Foundation. For current information on SAGE Albuquerque, follow this link.