|Thursday, June 9th at 7:30pm||Morningside Park
Morningside Dr SE & Lead Ave SE (map)
Albuquerque, NM 87108
The 10th annual Candlelight Vigil is the kickoff to Albuquerque’s 2016 PrideFest event. Join us as we honor the people who began this great Pride movement in Albuquerque for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer/questioning (LGBTIQ) community. We will have an update soon about this year’s Candlelight Vigil. This is a free event where nearly 300 people gathered last year.
Morningside Park is an important part of our local LGBTIQ history. This park is where the first Pride March in 1976 started and many Pride events took place. Here is the place where, before the advent of Internet and mobile communications, we came together to meet one another and to find out that we were not alone. The City of Albuquerque has honored our movement and our people by dedicating two metal art sculptures and presenting corresponding plaques. These sculptures and plaques are permanent to Morningside Park and have become the third place in our
national to commemorate the LGBTIQ movement.
Pride opening celebration at the SOCH following the Candlelight Vigil.