LCCT Presents: The Laramie Project

Hello, PFLAG Family,

The Las Cruces Community Theatre, from August 10-26 (Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm; Sun. 2pm), is putting on The Laramie Project. The Laramie Project (2000) by Moisés Kaufman and The Tectonic Theater Project is the story of the reaction to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming.

In the play, eight actors play 60+ roles in vignettes based on interviews with people in Laramie, journal entries written by the cast, and news reports.

A portion of the ticket sales on opening night, August 10, benefits Southern New Mexico Pride as they work toward hosting this year’s Fall Fest.

We hope to see you Friday at 7:30pm, but if not, be sure to catch The Laramie Project on one of the other nights in the run.

Opening Night to Benefit

Rainbow Community Initiative

PFLAG Las Cruces will be sponsoring Rainbow Community Initiative Projects supporting the LGBTQ community through advocacy, education, community gatherings, and/or the arts.  Winning projects will be granted $250-$500 in seed monies for project support and implementation.  Below is a flyer about the project and an application form for proposals.  Proposals are due by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 2.  Any organization, school, or university group working with LGBTQ individuals and families are encouraged to apply.  Contact 575-635-9455 or email pflag@pflaglascruces.org for details.

For the application (WORD file), CLICK HERE.

Rainbow Community Initiative
PFLAG Las Cruces Presents: The Rainbow Community Project Initiative, providing $250-$500 seed money to organizations planning community projects benefiting the local LGBTQ community.

Projects must impact the LGBTQ community in the following areas

  1. Protection of LGBTQ rights
  2. Celebration of LGBTQ identity
  3. Educate the public about LGBTQ-related issues
  4. Support LGBTQ artistic endeavors

Submissions using accompanying project initiative form are due by 5:00pm, Friday, March 2, 2018. 

Project winners will be announced in March.

Monthly PFLAG Family Meeting

Join PFLAG Las Cruces for our monthly PFLAG Family meeting. Many members of the community have asked for the return of the monthly PFLAG meeting, and we listened.

PFLAG Family Meeting

Family Meetings will be held on the third Monday of each month from 6pm – 7:30pm in the library at Peace Lutheran Church.

PFLAG Las Cruces Susan C. Brown Scholarship

PFLAG Las Cruces is offering two $500 scholarships to current New Mexico State University or DACC students who have had some connection directly or indirectly with LGBTQ issues.  One scholarship will be given to a student who self-identifies as LGBTQ.  For the other scholarship, the applicant need NOT be LGBTQ, but must have worked in areas that are related to LGBTQ civil rights or the LGBTQ community.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES & CRITERIA

  • You must be a current NMSU or DACC student
  • You must submit the completed application form and TWO letters of recommendation
  • Scholarship awards will not be distributed until the Scholarship Committee receives all required documentation, including copy of proof of current enrollment (a copy of your tuition bill for the current semester)

Any information provided on this application is strictly confidential and will not be disseminated for any reason other than determining eligibility for the PFLAG Las Cruces Scholarship.

For the scholarship application, CLICK HERE.

If you have questions, contact PFLAG Las Cruces at pflag@pflaglascruces.org.