SQUINCH for Families Project:
Helping Family Members Become Better Advocates for their LGBTQ+ Kids

Health Equity Alliance for LGBTQ+ New Mexicans

HEAL Plus NM is a community organization that works to achieve health equity and promote wellbeing for lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirit, transgender, gender nonconforming, queer, intersex, asexual, and pansexual (LGBTQ+) people through community organizing, education, advocacy, and messaging. Since 2003, we have gathered as a network of concerned community members to develop positive health messages by and for LGBTQ+ New Mexicans.

Plus sign logo with rainbow colors on the left and center arms. In the center two hands join together. There is a black top arm and brown bottom arm.

The Plus Represents...

All gender and sexualities that diverge from the binaries.

Our vision of a world where all people have health and opportunities to thrive.

The interlocking identities that make up a human experience.

Our commitment to centering the experiences of those most marginalized in the work towards health equity solutions.

Our commitment to dismantling white supremacy, sexism, cisgenderism, ableism, classism, ageism, and oppression in all forms through honest dialogue and coalition-building.

Our Mission

HEAL Plus NM’s mission is to address risk across social determinants of health for lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirit, transgender, gender nonconforming, questioning, queer, intersex, asexual, and pansexual (LGBTQ+) people and their intersectional lives. HEAL Plus NM works to advance education, research, and support for the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ people.

Our Work

Bright Spaces, Welcome Places, a directory of mental health agencies that have LGBTQ-affirming policies

SQUINCH: Healthy Relationship Curriculum for Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSAs) clubs

Community resource directory & newsletter

Community events and member meetings for LGBTQ+ community health

Our Commitment

Connecting LGBTQ+ folks to health services and health resources

Dismantling the root causes of health inequity — intersecting oppression in our institutions and social norms

Collaborating with LGBTQ+ organizations, public health institutions, and healthcare systems to address health inequities

Creating health messaging and curriculum for LGBTQ+ folks

Educating and advising on pathways to health equity

Reducing the burden of commercial tobacco and nicotine on LGBTQ+ people

Cultivating LGBTQ+ leadership in public health

Connect with us

HEAL Plus NM Community

Only 6 emails per year

HEAL Plus NM events and network meeting informationa

LGBTQ+ community resources

Health promotion resources

Collaboration opportunities

Volunteer opportunities

Bright Spaces, Welcome Places

Only 6 emails per year

Resources for behavioral health and medical providers to best serve LGBTQ+ clients

Resources for behavioral health and medical providers to address health equity across multiple marginalized identities

Training opportunities

Directory listing highlights

Research related to health equity and LGBTQ+ community health

Best and promising practices for addressing health inequities

Gay Agenda Weekly (sponsored by HEAL+NM)

Weekly emails

New Mexico LGBTQ+ social events

LGBTQ+ music and art

LGBTQ+ history and terminology

Intersectional organizing happening around New Mexico

Resources and opportunities

HEAL Plus NM Text Messages

Queer and trans joy and inspiration


Health resources

Community events and opportunities

No more than 5 texts per month

Data rates apply

Save the date: Queer and trans family picnic
May 18th, 2024

LGBTQIA2S Mental Wellness Resources

Crisis lines, counseling, and safe spaces

Resources for Parents and Caregivers of LGBTQ Children

Crisis lines, counseling, and safe spaces