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Old 06-23-2012, 12:41 PM
 
Location: New Mexico USA
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How gay friendly is New Mexico in general? I know it depends on the city but what's the overall vibe? And if you can, give me some specific cities that would be gay friendly.

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Old 06-24-2012, 07:35 PM
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Location: New Mexico!
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Well given the responses on this thread, i'd say New Mexico is pretty well Gay friendly 98% of the time
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:14 PM
 
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I currently live in Florida and I don't particularly love it. I'm hoping to start somewhere new in a few years. I'll be graduating soon enough. Basically I'll be a certified teacher when I'm done. English specifically.

How gay friendly is New Mexico in general? I know it depends on the city but what's the overall vibe? And if you can, give me some specific cities that would be gay friendly.

I'm obviously looking into the education field so how is that over there? Are there jobs for teachers?

At the end of the day, I want a good, safe place to raise a family. Somewhere I can call home. And I'm wondering if New Mexico can be it.

Also, I'm curious as to the cost of living. Obviously as an educator, I'm not making the big bucks. I am a person of humble means and I don't need anything fancy.

So to sum it up, if ANYONE could help me out, I would greatly appreciate it. If anyone can name a city that sort of fits all the points I hit, I would be very grateful!
My main thing is living somewhere SAFE (With all the crap that's happening in Mexico, I rather not live too close to the border or too close to the crap that's been going on). Next I want somewhere friendly!

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Englenick Mexico is no where near New Mexico. New Mexico is part of the United States. By the way, you don't need to speak spanish to live in New Mexico. I have heard some strange comments from people who no nothing about the southwest.
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:19 PM
 
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I currently live in Florida and I don't particularly love it. I'm hoping to start somewhere new in a few years. I'll be graduating soon enough. Basically I'll be a certified teacher when I'm done. English specifically.

How gay friendly is New Mexico in general? I know it depends on the city but what's the overall vibe? And if you can, give me some specific cities that would be gay friendly.

I'm obviously looking into the education field so how is that over there? Are there jobs for teachers?

At the end of the day, I want a good, safe place to raise a family. Somewhere I can call home. And I'm wondering if New Mexico can be it.

Also, I'm curious as to the cost of living. Obviously as an educator, I'm not making the big bucks. I am a person of humble means and I don't need anything fancy.

So to sum it up, if ANYONE could help me out, I would greatly appreciate it. If anyone can name a city that sort of fits all the points I hit, I would be very grateful!
My main thing is living somewhere SAFE (With all the crap that's happening in Mexico, I rather not live too close to the border or too close to the crap that's been going on). Next I want somewhere friendly!

Thanks again!
Please be aware that New Mexico is pretty, but over half of the population is living in poverty. There aren't any jobs outside of Albuquerque. If you can't find a job there you are in trouble. You should find a job there first before you relocate. I have known people to move to New Mexico looking for lower cost of living and end up either homeless or unemployed trying to get back to where they relocated from. The salaries are extremely low. That is why the cost of living is low. There are no ghettos in New Mexico, so I am not sure what the other person is talking about. There is poverty.
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:29 PM
 
Location: New Mexico USA
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Mexico is no where near New Mexico.
Mexico and New Mexico share a border, with three ports of entry....

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Old 07-24-2012, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Old Town
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Please be aware that New Mexico is pretty, but over half of the population is living in poverty. There aren't any jobs outside of Albuquerque. If you can't find a job there you are in trouble. You should find a job there first before you relocate. I have known people to move to New Mexico looking for lower cost of living and end up either homeless or unemployed trying to get back to where they relocated from. The salaries are extremely low. That is why the cost of living is low. There are no ghettos in New Mexico, so I am not sure what the other person is talking about. There is poverty.
You're forgetting the highest per capita income county in the country, los alamos. And depending on your line of work you can find good paying employment in other areas. If you were in the oil or nat gas industries you'd not want to be in Abq.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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Los Alamos has one of THE highest percentages of PhD's of any small city in the country.
Those men and women aren't working for 'tips' nor minimum wage either.


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Old 07-24-2012, 10:17 PM
 
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Los Alamos has one of THE highest percentages of PhD's of any small city in the country.
Those men and women aren't working for 'tips' nor minimum wage either.


Steve
Are you saying that Los Alamos is part of Abq? Or am i correct that there are good paying jobs in LA, which is not part of Abq. When someone specifically mentions 'salaries', they are taking professional positions. I know several people that make very good money in LA that are not Phd's. I also know many that work in SF that make a good living as well as Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, Belen and other areas.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:29 AM
 
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I did NOT say that Los Alamos was part of Albuquerque.
I DID say that the reason for the very high per capita income in Los Alamos, is because of all the PhD's living there.
Sure you can make a good living in other cities without a PhD (my wife sure does).
But owning a PhD in any of the sciences or engineering fields, generally assures you of a GREAT living.

Steve
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:36 PM
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I think it would be super helpful to have a thread dedicated to Gay Life in all four NM forums NM/ABQ/LC/SFe, since it gets asked so often.
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