Damian Garcia Opts Out Of St. Pius Ceremony: Will Be Keynote Speaker At 1st Lavender Graduation May 30th
Damian wrote about his decision on facebook “I’m fully respecting this and myself by not walking and/or attending the ceremony at all."
Damian's friend Kayla Cano commented on the ABQ Journal article "I just want everyone to know...and Damian, his seat was left empty, his classmates wanted him there and made that known..."
And indeed we do care.
The University of New Mexico’s LGBTQ Resource Center will host a graduation ceremony for Garcia on May 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. in a courtyard next to Scholes Hall on main campus.
UNM LGBTQ Resource Center presents:
1st NM Lavender High School Graduation Reception Facebook page
May 30th, 2013
St. Pius X Graduate 2013
The LGBTQ Resource Center at the University of New Mexico honors all LGBTQ & Ally High School Graduates for their academic achievements and graduating as their whole selves.
We invite all family, friends and advocates to join us in celebrating NM's LGBTQ & Ally High School Graduates.
The reception will be located near the LGBTQ Resource Center courtyard on University main campus next to Scholes Hall. If you have questions please feel free to call 505-277-LGBT (5428).
All High School LGBTQ & Ally graduates, please RSVP by calling 505-277-LGBT (5428) or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
subject line- HS Lavender Graduate
Awards/Achievements/Activities or Student Groups:
Who would you like to thank:
LGBTQ Resource Center
608 Buena Vista NE
ABQ, NM 87131
(UNM main campus, enter at Las Lomas & University)