Pig+Fig staff member Holly Robinson decked out to celebrate Pride. Courtesy photo
By KELLY DOLEJSI
Friends of Los Alamos Pride
Two successful Pride Weeks and one pandemic later, Pride Week returns to Los Alamos June 5-13. 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.
When asked why she supported Pride Week, Laura Crucet, owner of Pig+Fig, said, “Why wouldn’t you support Pride? Pride means being proud of who you are.”
The restaurant has catered behind the scenes for Pride staff in previous years, and will help out this year as well.
“I want to make sure that my daughter can live her adult life in a world where she is accepted for who she is and not judged,” Crucet said.
Crucet said that being public about one’s identity, during Pride Week and beyond, matters.
“When my daughter came out as trans, I told her you’re not doing anything wrong, so why keep it a secret? Let’s just talk about it and talk about it until it’s not a big deal. If I talk about it, maybe other kids and other parents will feel comfortable, too,” she said.
Crucet recently oversaw renovations on her patio, redesigning the existing patio, redoing the cement, raising the fence, and adding landscaping, including a water feature. She said she hopes this will create an even more welcoming space, particularly at a time when many are not yet ready to eat indoors.
“I feel like we’re a community center,” she said. “It’s important for me to support and make all parts of the community comfortable. I want everyone to feel welcome here.”
This series of mini-profiles aims to highlight as many gay-friendly local businesses as possible. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you own a business or run an organization and want to extend your support to Los Alamos Pride Week. Regardless of whether you own a business, follow Los Alamos Pride on Facebook here and Los Alamos Pride Week on Instagram here to learn more about upcoming events.