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Pride Not Prejudice

Program date: September 1, 2023

In September 2023, the event “Pride Not Prejudice” showcased a vibrant celebration of LGBTQIA+ culture and addressed current legal issues and challenges facing the community. The Sausalito Center for the Arts hosted an art exhibition from June 12 to July 7, aligning with LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. This exhibition was not just an artistic endeavor but also a cultural statement, intertwining the classic themes of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” with the modern struggles and triumphs of the LGBTQIA+ community. The event featured works from numerous artists, each exploring themes of love, authenticity, and societal acceptance​ (Sausalito Center For The Arts)​.

Parallel to this cultural celebration, the Healthy Lee’s “Pride Not Prejudice Conference” in Southwest Florida focused on promoting health and wellness within the LGBTQIA+ community. Held on June 28, 2023, the conference aimed to educate and train healthcare professionals on the specific needs of LGBTQIA+ individuals, featuring speakers who discussed a range of topics from domestic violence in the community to best practices for inclusion and diversity in healthcare settings​ (Cape Coral Breeze)​​ (HealthyLee)​.

These events highlight the ongoing efforts across various sectors to address and support the needs and rights of the LGBTQIA+ community, emphasizing both cultural celebration and practical support through education and health initiatives.

LGBTQIA+ Resources in Silver City & New Mexico
  1. LGBTQ Grant County

  2. PFLAG Silver City

  3. WNMU Queers & Allies

  4. Equality New Mexico

  5. Dial 988
    Judgment-Free LGBTQIA+ Emotional or Substance Use 24/7 Help Line