Equality New Mexico will advocate for new LGBTQ+ protections during this year’s legislative session as it celebrates 30 years as a leading advocacy organization. Kat Sanchez, chair of the board of directors for Equality New Mexico Foundation, said efforts to remove barriers that prevent gay and transgender people from thriving in life have always been the mission. She said New Mexico’s long legacy of tolerance is connected to the group’s success in advancing human rights for all.