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New Mexico State University’s LGBT+ Programs will begin Pride Season on Monday, February10. Five events over the next few months will include book and poetry readings, a drag show and a movie screening.
“We are very excited to collaborate again with the Black Student Association for a crossover with Black History Month and Pride Season,” said Zooey Sophia Pook, director of the LGBT+ Programs. “Our LGBT+ students are comprised of all races, all backgrounds, and all majors at NMSU and we must recognize and celebrate the diversity in our community.”
Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, a performance artist known as “The Ancient Jazz Priestess of Mother Africa” will be performing at 7 p.m. in the Corbett Center Auditorium on Monday, Feb. 10. She will be doing some readings from some of her most recent books.
Stacie Waite, a poet, educator and scholar from Long Island, N.Y, will be doing a hybrid performance of poetry and a discussion on intersectionality and inclusion in writing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 in Corbett Center, Doña Ana Room 312. This event is a collaboration with the English department to offer critical tools for students to promote diversity and inclusion in their studies.
The LGBT+ Program will host its annual drag show at 7 p.m. March 16 in the Corbett Center Ballrooms. The spring break party-themed show will feature the first appearance at NMSU of national queen, Amaya Sexton and Albuquerque’s Trey C. Michaels. Returning national stars include Eva Alicia Jane and Sabrina Heartt and Albuquerque’s ViLette Stratton.
“Our Halloween show saw over 350 people in attendance and we expect a similarly large and excited crowd this time around for our lineup of national, local, and student performers who make our shows one of the most talked-about and exciting events in Las Cruces!” Pook said.
Bradley Darryl Wong, an actor who is known for his roles in Jurassic Park, Mr. Robot and Law and Order will give a talk at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 at the Honors College. He will be discussing his experiences as an Asian and gay male actor.
The last Pride Season event at NMSU will feature a screening of “Never Goin’ Back” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 20 at the Creative Media Institute Theatre in Milton Hall. “Never Goin’ Back” is a comical “slice of life” lesbian love story that follows two teenage girls over a week as they try to find illicit ways to make their rent money after blowing it on a beach vacation.
All events are free and open to the public and coordinated in conjunction with ASNMSU. For more information, call LGBT+ Programs at 575-646-7031 or email email@example.com
Author: Melissa R. Rutter – NMSU