Its hardly famed for its gay scene but its certainly gay-friendly. Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in new mexico. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest. There you have it the most lgbt friendly cities in new mexico for 2020. Reach out to hundreds of thousands of potential new gay tourism & wedding customers with new mexico pride guide and gaynewmexico. Whats happening? The human rights alliance santa fe announces our 2020 outreach initiative the shoulders we stand on our proud heritage. New mexico has seen prominent advances in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (lgbt) rights in recent decades. Same-sex marriage is legal statewide in new mexico, as is adoption and donor insemination rights for lesbian couples. Same-sex couples now enjoy the same rights as heterosexual married couples. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is banned statewide. Same-sex marriage became legally recognized statewide in the u. State of new mexico through a ruling by the new mexico supreme court on december 19, 2013, requiring all county clerks to issue marriage licenses to qualified couples seeking marriage regardless of gender. Until then, same-sex couples could only obtain marriage licenses in certain counties of the state. As gay and lesbian travel go, new mexico in the southwestern u. Tends to be popular among couples seeking romance, not singles on the make. Albuquerquedespite being an overall welcoming place and the states largest cityonly has a handful of gay bars and clubs. Most of the citys gay or gay-friendly bars are in the hip nob hill section of town, which is also home to several restaurants. New mexicos love of her most prized crop, chile, sets us apart from other south-western states. We love it so much we keep almost 80 percent of the annual harvest to enjoy right here. Whether you prefer the kick of the roasted green or the smoky depth of a ripened, dried red, you can try them poured over an enchilada, stuffed and batter-fried, simmered into a piquant stew, or simply strewn. I have been told that lesbians - although they werent called that- were sent out from new england just about the time trust funds were invented- and since these daughters of these new england industrialists didnt need to marry to get their inheritance, they were sent to become artists in what was then the new place for the anglos to populate- santa fe ,new mexico. There isnt a distinctive neighborhood in the city with an overwhelming gay presence. However, the funky nob hill district, near the campus of the university of new mexico, and bisected by historic route 66, has the greatest concentration of shops, restaurants, and bars popular with the lgbt community. As the new mexico supreme court considers a decision on whether to allow marriage for same-sex couples, the williams institute, a leading research institute on sexual orientation and gender identity law and policy at the ucla school of law, released data that offers context for the decision.