Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and explore an overlooked slice of New Mexico’s LGBTQIA+ history by attending “The Whistle: Screening and Filmmaker Discussion” at the New Mexico History Museum.
“The Whistle” tells the story of a secret code created by and shared among young lesbians in 1970s & 80s Albuquerque as a means of self-identification and finding community. The special whistle was hard to learn and easy to overlook–a lifeline to safe belonging. The documentary looks for the whistle’s origins and explores how the young people who used it navigated the humor and heartbreak of growing up queer and Chicanx in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The event includes a showing of the documentary and a discussion with the filmmaker StormMiguel Florez, a queer Latinx trans man who was a member of the community after coming out in 1987 at Albuquerque’s Del Norte High School.
New Mexico History Museum, Auditorium 113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501