Las Cruces GLBTQ Center Groups and Activities

September 30, 2012

Updated on September 30, 2012

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL LGBT HISTORY MONTH &
NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH!!!!

NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY – PRESENTING “Out in the Silence”
When: October 11th 6:00PM – 8PM
Where: The Las Cruces GLBTQ Center, 1210 N. Main St., Las Cruces, 88001
Description: Out in the Silence – This movie will challenge you to rethink your values and help close the gaps that divide our communities. It follows the story of a small American town confronting a firestorm of controversy ignited by a same-sex wedding announcement in the local newspaper.  This gripping documentary illustrates the challenges of being an outsider in a conservative rural community and the change that is possible when courageous people break the silence and search for common ground.

SCA – Sexual Compulsives Anonymous @ the Center (recurring each Monday)
When:  7PM – 8PM
Where:  The Las Cruces GLBTQ Center, 1210 N. Main St., Las Cruces, 88001
Description:  A 12- step meeting. Sexual Compulsives Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from sexual compulsion.

Pride on Main Al-Anon (recurring each Tuesday)
When:  5:30PM – 6:30PM
Where:  The Las Cruces GLBTQ Center, 1210 N. Main St., Las Cruces, 88001
Description:  “The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. Al-Anon has but one purpose; to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the 12 Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.” This group is open to all with a focus on the GLBTQ community. Anyone affected by addictions in their family or with friends is welcome.

Las Cruces HIV Support Group (recurring each Tuesday)
When:  6:30PM – 8PM
Where:  The Las Cruces GLBTQ Center, 1210 N. Main St., Las Cruces, 88001
Description:  The Las Cruces HIV POZ Support Group offers advocacy and support for both those infected with, or affected by the HIV Virus. We also focus on the rebuilding of our community, outreach, education, self advocacy, and wellness. For more information, please contact Hector at 575-405-2982 or email us at info@newmexicogltqcenters.org.

Rainbow Youth (recurring each Tuesday and Thursday)
When: Tuesday at 6:30 (ages 19-24); Thursday at 5:30 (ages 14-18)
Where: The Rainbow Youth Center located at The Las Cruces GLBTQ Center, 1210 N. Main St, Las Cruces, 88001
Description: Rainbow Youth (RY, pronounced rye) is a safe space for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer youth (age: 14-24) to gather and be themselves.  RY provides youth opportunities to: Socialize with peers, Advocate, Get Support, Getting Involved in the Community and Become educated (sex ed, life skills, and more).  For more information on groups and youth support, please contact: New Mexico GLBTQ Centers (575-635-4902) or Adrian Trujillo (atrujillo@newmexicoglbtqcenters.org) or David Stocum (dstocum@newmexicoglbtqcenters.org).

For more information on any of these groups, please contact the Center at 575-635-4902 or email info@newmexicoglbtqcenters.org.

AA- Lambda Group (recurring each Wednesday)
When:  12PM – 1PM (The meeting on October 31 is canceled.)
Where:  The Las Cruces GLBTQ Center, 1210 N. Main St., Las Cruces, 88001
Description:  Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.  The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Debtors Anonymous @ the Center (recurring each Friday)
When: 12PM – 1PM
Where: The Las Cruces GLBTQ Center, 1210 N. Main St, Las Cruces, 88001
Description:  Debtors Anonymous is a fellowship of women and men who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from compulsive debting. Anyone 16 years of age or older is welcome, and there is no fee but we are self supporting.

Family Fun Night @ the Center (recurring 1st Friday each month)
When:  October 5th 7PM – 9PM
Where:  The Las Cruces GLBTQ Center, 1210 N. Main St., Las Cruces, 88001
Description:  Face painting, games, snacks and fun. Bring the kids, a favorite game or DVD and join other GLBTQ families for an evening of fun and conversation. We will also plan future family friendly activities in addition to Family Fun Night.

Southern New Mexico Trans Support Group (recurring 1st and 3rd Saturdays each month)
When:  October 6th and October 20th 12PM – 1:30PM
Where:  The Las Cruces GLBTQ Center, 1210 N. Main St., Las Cruces, 88001
Description:  Support, discussion, and social group for anyone who does not feel that their birth sex assignment is an accurate or complete description or expression of their identity. Confidential, welcoming, and open to all ages and all stages of Transgender, Transsexual, Gender queer, Gender Variant, Bi-Gendered, or Gender Questioning identification, AND to all Allies. The purpose of the group is to share resources, knowledge, experience, questions, advice, support, and camaraderie, with each other, and to learn from occasional guest speakers presenting on topics of concern to us, such as healthcare, legal issues, family and social issues, etc. We are open to anyone who is interested in the concept of gender and who is supportive of the group’s purpose and membership. Private changing area is available prior to meetings. We will decide as a group whether we want to designate some of our meeting days or times to space for Trans and Gender-variant/questioning folks to gather on their own (without non-Trans, non-Gender-variant/questioning Allies).

Men’s Group Meeting (recurring 1st and 3rd Saturdays each month)
When:  October 6th and October 20th 3PM – 4PM
Where:  The Las Cruces GLBTQ Center, 1210 N. Main St., Las Cruces, 88001
Description:  The group is an additional opportunity for men in the community to get together and support each other. It is an inter-generational group (18+) with discussions and activities designed by the group members.

HIV Testing (rapid test) with New Mexico Dept. of Health (usually occurs on 2nd Monday of each month)
When:  October 8th 2PM – 5PM
Where:  The Las Cruces GLBTQ Center, 1210 N. Main St., Las Cruces, 88001
Description:  Oral swab HIV tests are available during Center hours. Results are returned in two weeks. Call the Center prior to coming to be sure a certified HIV Prevention Counselor is available.

For more information on any of these groups, please contact the Center at 575-635-4902 or email info@newmexicoglbtqcenters.org.

GLBTQ Young Adult Support Group (recurring 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month) NEW DAY!!
When:  October 8th and 22nd 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Where:  The Las Cruces GLBTQ Center, 1210 N. Main St., Las Cruces, 88001
Description:  This is an open group for GLBTQ young adults ranging in age from 18-24. Topics of discussion will remain open to the group members, but may include stress and anxiety, bullying, coming-out, personal and external attitudes on sexuality, conflicts within the family environment, conflicts at school, relationships, and safe sex. Emphasis will be given on building a supportive network of peers. For more information please email John at jdeberry@nmsu.edu or call The Center at 575-635-4902.

Stonewall Coffeehouse and Game Night (recurring 3rd Thursday of each month)
When:  October 18th 7PM – 9PM NEW DAY!!!
Where:  The Las Cruces GLBTQ Center, 1210 N. Main St., Las Cruces, 88001
Description:  Join us each month for all sorts of games. Scrabble, Apples to Apples, Backgammon, Chess, Checkers, and Trivia Pursuit. Bring your own games if you would like. We’ll be offering coffee, espresso drinks, tea and cold beverages – plus desserts!  If you don’t want to play, just come and watch and meet new people! All are welcome and everything is FREE!!!

Pride Cinema at the Center (recurring 3rd Friday of each month)
When: October 19th 7PM – 9PM
Where: The Las Cruces GLBTQ Center, 1210 N. Main St., Las Cruces, 88001
Description: HELLBENT – The conventions of the slasher movie genre get a new twist in this independent horror story. It’s late October, and Eddie (Dylan Fergus) aspires to be a cop on the West Hollywood Police Force’s roster, though a vision problem has kept him from passing the physical. Eddie gets the assignment to look into a grisly murder in which two men were found decapitated in a car parked on a remote lover’s lane. Eddie tries to put the crime out of his mind when he heads out with three friends — Joey (Hank Harris), Tobey (Matt Phillips), and Chaz (Andrew Levitas) — for West Hollywood’s over-the-top gay Halloween celebration. While festivity is in the air and hunky guys abound, Eddie soon discovers that the same killer he’s been looking for is on the prowl at the block party, wielding a scythe and lopping off heads with aplomb. Can Eddie stop the killer before he murders his friends? And who is this fiend and what is his motivation? Hellbent received its world premiere at the 2004 San Francisco Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Bisexual Community Circle (recurring 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month)
When: October 25th 7:30PM – 8:30PM (The meeting on October 11th is canceled.)
Where: The Las Cruces GLBTQ Center, 1210 N. Main St., Las Cruces, 88001
Description: Being bisexual in our GLBTQ community provides its own challenges and joys.  Sometimes we may need each other’s support as we work through issues within our lives.  Join us, make connections, offer and give support in our bi-monthly group.  Anyone identifying as bisexual, questioning their bisexuality or wanting to be an ally is invited to attend.

For more information on any of these groups, please contact the Center at 575-635-4902 or email info@newmexicoglbtqcenters.org.

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