Friday, June 4
This year’s Albuquerque PrideFest 2021 is going virtual! Throughout the month the official Albuquerque Pride organization is sponsoring Zoom-based dance parties, starting with DJ Stitch on June 2 from 8pm to 9:30pm. Groove to the sounds of DJ Stitch and celebrate your Pride! Join in for free at us02web.zoom.us/j/82053723923. On June 11 it’s DJ FlightPhonic (us02web.zoom.us/j/81573775519). On June 25 it’s DJ DraZtik & DJ Bex (us02web.zoom.us/j/81530978317).
Friday, June 4
Celebration Theatre Company, Metropolitan Community Church of Albuquerque and NM Black Cat Cultural Enterprises present the original stageplay Through a Window on June 4 at 7pm. Through A Window, written by Maury Evans, “silhouettes the struggles, anxieties and complexities brought about by a worldwide pandemic.” Tickets are $20 general admission and available at onthestage.com/show/celebration-theatre-company/through-a-window-63785 Other performances take place on June 5, 11 and 12 at Black Cat Community Center (3013 Monte Vista Blvd NE).
Saturday, June 5
PrideFest and Black Cat Community Center host Forever Young on June 5 at 8pm. This special, online event is a talent showcase featuring Albuquerque’s LGBTQIA+ youth. Join in for free at us02web.zoom.us/j/87379888250.
Sunday, June 6
“Implicit bias” is the unconscious attitudes, reactions, stereotypes, and categories that affect behavior and understanding. Implicit bias often refers to unconscious racial or socioeconomic bias toward people of our community. The key to combating racism is awareness. Richard Brethour-Bell speaks on the topic of Implicit Bias Awareness on June 6 at 2pm. Join in for free via Zoom (us02web.zoom.us/j/87215450391).
Saturday, June 12
A celebration of sexual orientation and gender identity hits the virtual stage with Can’t Hide My Pride, a cabaret event streaming live from the stage at Sidewinders Bar and Grill. It fires up June 12 at 8pm. Live in your liberation, relish your pride and share your love (for free) at us02web.zoom.us/j/84444786570.
Saturday, June 12
It’s still to early to gather together for an in-person Pride Parade. But you can join the “unofficial” Bernalillo County Pride Drive 2021: Vaccinate Against Hate event on June 12. Starting at 10am, drivers are encouraged to gather at the parking lot at Sidewinders (4200 Central Ave. SE). The car parade will head down Central Ave. West, through Old Town, then back to Sidewinders. For more information or to register for the event, go to bit.ly/3uBGrQO.
Sunday, June 13
On June 13 at 2pm, Adrien Lawyer, co-founder and executive director of the Transgender Resource Center NM, hosts In the Life, a roundtable discussion on the transgender experience. See it for free on Zoom (us02web.zoom.us/j/84499693351).
Saturday, June 19
A showcase of New Mexico’s culturally diverse entertainment hits the virtual stage with New Mexico Collage. On June 19, starting 8pm, experience some of the countless customs, traditions and experiences that create our LGBTQ+ tapestry. To check out this free showcase, go to us02web.zoom.us/j/83698233739.
Saturday, June 19
From the creator of I Am Harvey Milk, comes the first fully-virtual production of Andrew Lippa’s Unbreakable. The New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus presents this “musical chronology of the Gay Experience in America spanning 120 years of history too long unsung.” Aaron Howe conducts the NMGMC and full orchestra. Featuring guest soloists Bill Brooks, Dianna Hughes, Lina Ramos and Brian Seals. It’s available for viewing on June 19 at 7:30pm. Tickets ($20 to $50) are available at eventbrite.com/e/unbreakable-tickets-156190155961.
Friday, June 25
Santa Fe Pride kicks off with a movie night featuring the 2019 Elton John biopic, Rocketman. Doors open at Railyard Park in Santa Fe (740 Cerillos Rd.) at 6:30pm. The films starts around 8pm. This outdoor event is free. To guarantee a spot, reserve your ticket at holdmyticket.com/event/373501-rocketman.
Saturday, June 26
Santa Fe Pride returns with Pride Drive 2021, a virtual event broadcast “live” from the Plaza in Santa Fe on June 26 from 11:30am to 3:30pm. Join the parade in a vehicle—preferably decorated to show your Pride for a Pride Drive around Santa Fe through Downtown and around the Plaza. Organizers are asking for a $25 donation per large motorized vehicle or a $15 donation per smaller vehicle. Drivers will be provided a full-size Pride flag for their large vehicle and a small Pride flag for their small vehicle—in addition to some other Pride favors. Register online at hrasantafe.org/pride-events-2021.
Sunday, June 27
Experience of the past, present and future of Pride. New Mexico Highlands professor and author of Solidarity Through Pride: LGBT Pride in Albuquerque 1976–2016 PJ Sedillo presents Pride Alive. Listen to this free, historical lecture, June 27 at 2pm on Zoom (us02web.zoom.us/j/87225735658).