Albuquerque’s Pride ceremonies in June were officially canceled last week, the latest cancellation for the City of Albuquerque. 

The cancellation follows an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Bernalillo county. As of April 13, there were at least 440 cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico’s most populous county along with 16 deaths. 

“We are issuing full refunds and you’ll receive an email within the next 1-2 days to confirm your refund has been issued. At that point, it’ll take 5-7 banking days for your funds to be available for use,” Neil Macernie wrote in a press release about the yearly events. 

Last year, Pride gathered thousands of marchers along Central Avenue. 

“We appreciate your continued support of Albuquerque Pride’s mission to strengthen and affirm the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer/questioning community by offering education, outreach and advocacy,” Macernie said. 

Justin Garcia is the Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Lobo. He can be contacted at or on Twitter @Just516garc.