By Lesley S King; Karl Samson
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Bryce Canyon Winter Festival, Bryce, UT. A winter celebration amid the colorful rock formations of the Bryce Canyon National Park area. Call & 800/468-8660. Mid-February. La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, Tucson, AZ. Cowboy festival and rodeo at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds, including the Tucson Rodeo Parade. com. Late February. New Year’s Day. King’s Day transfer of canes to new officials and various dances at all eight northern New Mexico pueblos. Turtle Dance at Taos Pueblo (no photography allowed). Call & 505/793-4955 for more information.
Emerginghorizons. ). org) offers trips to the Grand Canyon. The Information Center for New Mexicans with Disabilities (& 800/5528195 in New Mexico, or 505/272-8549 outside the state) has a database with lists of services ranging from restaurants and hotels to wheelchair rentals. us/gcch/accessnm) lists accessible hotels, attractions, and restaurants throughout the state. GAY & LESBIAN TRAVELERS In general, gay and lesbian travelers will find they are treated just like any other visitors in the Southwest.
To get in touch with the Phoenix gay community, contact the Gay and Lesbian Community Center, Parkway Inn, 8617 N. , Suite 135 (& 602/265-7283). In Tucson, head to the Wingspan community center, 300 E. Sixth St. org). tucsonobserver. com) is a local Tucson gay newspaper, available at Wingspan and at Antigone Bookstore, 411 N. Fourth Ave. (& 520/ 792-3715). Common Bond (& 505/891-3647) provides information and outreach services for Albuquerque’s gay and lesbian community as well as referrals for other New Mexico cities.
American Southwest by Lesley S King; Karl Samson