A little desert city known as Albuquerque, in the state of New Mexico, would have its first Gay Pride March in 1976. This book reveals the struggles, victories and celebrations that ensured a Pride event took place every year until 2016. Albuquerque Pride would celebrate 40 years in 2016 declaring Solidarity Through Pride. However, after all the celebrating was done, and the glitter was being swept away, Albuquerque Pride and the world would experience unified together a horrific event that occurred in Orlando, Florida which happened the evening of Albuquerque Pride's 40th year celebration. This book provides a snapshot of that event and the historical movement that preceded that devastating event. The book is the first of its kind to outline a history of a Pride Movement that took place in a small city continuously for 40 years.