EL PASO, Texas (KTSM)- To kick-off pride season, New Mexico State University’s LGBTQ+ Programs will celebrate with four events on campus starting Friday, March 31.

Events are the following:

  • Friday, March 3, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Transgender Day of Visibility:
    NMSU community members can stop by LGBT+ Programs’ office in Corbett Center Student Union, Room 208, for food, fun, games and a celebration of transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse Aggies.
  • Wednesday, April 5, 7 p.m. – Drag show, free and open to the public:
    The performance lineup features three professional performers — Harlee Qylc, Vilette Stratton and Rosita Thorne — and three student performers– Leon Neon, CeCe Knight Jones and Triple X — among others. 
    “Despite so much hostility and ignorance toward LGBT+ people in the country right now, we have three graduating performers who will help us lead this show and another seven performing – many of whom have never performed before,” said Zooey Sophia Pook, director of LGBT+ Programs. “Our community is amazing, and we are a vibrant and important part of the NMSU culture.”
  • Tuesday, April 18, 7 p.m. – Screening of the 2022 film “Sirens”:
    The Documentary,” which premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, chronicles the rise of an all-female metal band in Lebanon.
  • May 5. 12 p.m. – 2023 Rainbow Graduation ceremony:
    Honors graduates and their accomplishments and contributions to the LGBTQ+ community. Recipients will receive a rainbow stole. Ceremony to be held at the Garcia Center courtyard and feature music by the Kuban. Students must email lgbt@nmsu.edu by April 14 to participate in the ceremony and receive a stole.

For more information about Pride Season, follow @nmsu_lgbt on Instagram.