First Born Program Of Los Alamos Celebrates Pride Week

First Born staff from left, Gisel Martinez, Ellen Specter, Susan Williams, Kelly Vallejo, Gauri Prasad and Melanie Dawald.  What does Pride mean to First Born Program of Los Alamos? Visit Courtesy photo

From First Born Staff:

The First Born Program celebrates all family configurations. Babies in our program might be parented by two moms or two dads, a mom and a dad, or a single parent.

First Born offers services to all parents, and we support the entire range of gender identities and sexual orientations. Our home visitors help two parent families, single parent families, teen parents, adoptive families, kinship parents and foster parents. Every first time parent needs all the support they can get.

The First Born Program of Los Alamos is a free and voluntary home visiting program for all first time families in Los Alamos. The program is relationship-centered and curriculum-based. Families who participate receive support, information about pregnancy, early childhood development, health, nutrition and safety and learn fun activities to help build brain development and learning.

Through weekly home visits, families identify personal goals, recognize challenges and opportunities for growth and build a healthy, loving, playful relationship with their child. For more information, please visit or email

Two successful Pride Weeks and one pandemic later, Pride Week runs through Sunday in Los Alamos. This year’s theme is “Coming Out After COVID”.

The first Pride march in New York City was held June 28, 1970, on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising (link). Fifty-one years later, towns and cities across the United States continue to celebrate gay pride and to advocate for LGBTQ+ people, year-round but especially in June. Many in Los Alamos are excited to share in the celebration, including many local business owners.